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Warner Bros – MultiVersus

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Warner Bros – MultiVersus review by Con

Warner Brothers have some of the best IP’s out there. Characters from the likes of DC Comics, Cartoon Network, HBO, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Babera. And now they are all likely to be available to play with in one game at some stage in the future.

And then you take that and add some good old Brawl fighting and that’s Warner Brothers MultiVersus.

If that’s not enough it’s free to play, so all of my friends will be able to play it with me whatever they use for gaming. This game is amazing!!!

Not only is everyone I know going to be playing MultiVersus, everyone I know wants to be playing it. It’s going to be such a successful game.

The gameplay is incredible and it even had something to stop fight move spamming. The more you use it, the move decays to the point it causes no damage.

As with any free online game there’s plenty of iconic backdrops and characters to play with at no cost, but there are many more incredible paid for add-ons available. A personal favaourite of mine at the moment is the Animated series Batman character. I’m also a big fan of Taz from the free to play options available.

I really like that you can have every thing from Looney Tunes to a Game of Thrones character battling it out. I even hear Larry David will be entering the game at some stage.

You’ve got play this game and get playing it early so you’re good enough to take on everyone. MultiVersus will be huge!!!

Available for Free on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, XBox and PC 22/7/22 (PEGI 12) 5 Stars

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It’s full of iconic character. Incredibly good fun to play. And more importantly Free. Get excited for MultiVersus – Highly Recommended!!!

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch Sports

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Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch Sports review by Harrison

Available for Nintendo Switch 29/4/22 (PEGI 7) 3.5 Stars

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This is just the game you need for silly fun at parties. Anyone of any age can play this game and there’s guaranteed to be lots of giggling during the game. And maybe a few competitive moments from some!!!

LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga

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LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga review by Alex

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new instalment in the LEGO Star Wars Franchise. This time, the player will be able to experience all nine Skywalker saga stories with more freedom than before. Also, if you have the deluxe edition you will also be able to access extra content based in the Star Wars Universe.

Once you create your save file you are presented with an episode select screen, from the beginning you are presented with three possible starting points as follows: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode IV A New Hope and Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Once you jump into an Episode of your choosing you are presented with the classic opening of Star Wars with an overview of the plot. You will start off (depending on which episode you choose) in your character’s spaceship or on a planet.

The quest system is easy to understand as it highlights where you must go and if on the ground shows a path towards it rather than having to blindly guess where to go.

The combat system has been updated to minimise the effectiveness of button mashing and encourage combos which is displayed on the side of the screen. This helps diversify battles in order to not make them repetitive.

I enjoy the new combat system added in this game as it adds a level of strategy to the fight scenes compared to older titles. Graphics have been enhanced in the next gen versions; they seem richer and more detailed but still complement the LEGO aesthetic.

As with other games in this franchise, if you have missed collectables and want to 100% an episode you can go back and retry the level rather than having to make a new save file which throws you back to the beginning or be sent to an earlier episode due to the progression.

What I dislike about the game is that some of the menus can be confusing due to the amount of content included on them. For instance, the character menu could be simplified by only showing categories that have one or more characters unlocked or have an option to show or hide these options. Another option that I would like to be included would be an option while making the save file to say how experienced you are, and based on how you answer it (e.g., Beginner, Experienced, etc.) the less aid you will receive in game.

This game is an excellent addition to the LEGO Star Wars Franchise. From the improved visual fidelity offered by the power of the Xbox Series Consoles and the PS5, to the enhanced play style of the game. It is a must buy for both resuming players and new.

Available on XBox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC 5/4/22 (PEGI 7) 4.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is quite potentially the best LEGO Star Wars game ever. Its all there and great fun to play. Also don’t think you know for sure what you’re about to see in the story. This is everything you know with a few twists and surprises here and there. Highly Recommended!!!

Monopoly – Elvis Presley Edition

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Monopoly – Elvis Presley Edition review by Con

This is my favourite board game of all time. For someone that’s never played Monopoly the aim of the game is to buy as many properties as you can, earn as much money as you can and bankrupt everyone else as you play.

Key changes to the Elvis version is that rather than Houses and Hotels you have Stands and Stadiums. Community Chest and Chance is replaced with Rock and Roll. And instead of properties you have places of relevance to his life and key moments and music releases from his career to purchase. Aside from that it’s the exactly same game.

I love this game as I like the thrill of bankrupting the other players. Ruining everybody else’s tactics to win is part of the fun of playing it. Having someone like Elvis as part of the branding and gameplay just takes it to another level for all collectors and fans.

Available from all good retailers (8 Years +) 5 Stars

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If you love Elvis and Monopoly is you favourite game you’re in for a real treat. We’re huge Monopoly fans and the Elvis inspired board and rules are a fun touch to the classic game. Highly Recommended!!!

Elvis in Cinemas 24th June!!!

Nintendo Switch OLED

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Nintendo Switch OLED review by Con

Inside the box!!!

Available from all good retailers (PEGI 3) 5 Stars

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The new Nintendo Switch OLED has a Vibrant OLED screen, Larger 7.0 inch screen with slimmer bezel, Battery life of approx. 4.5‑9 hours, Twice the internal storage (64 GB), Onboard speakers with enhanced audio, New dock with wired LAN port, HDMI port and two USB ports and a New wide stand with adjustable viewing angle. This is a must own Games Console – Highly Recommended!!!

Kidzcoolit Nintendo Switch Game Reviews CLICK HERE!!!

Elden Ring

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Elden Ring review

The most ironically difficult franchise has had another installation with Elden Ring. This is an open world game which allows you traverse the lands searching for the shards of the Elden Ring in order to restore it and become the Elden Lord.

The class system in this game allows you to choose from a variety of different classes including but not limited to Samurai, Bandit and Warrior. There are ten different classes which all have a unique set of skills which adds variety to there attacking, defending, agility and of course weapons. The weapons are varied between classes with some being able to use bows and others being able to use daggers, being advantageous in different scenarios. Also along with this, there is also vast character customisation. You can make the characters similar to your likeness or switch it up with other wacky combinations.

The gameplay is very perfectly rounded. It leaves beating the game entirely up to you and doesn’t set any strict instructions for you to do so. As is very well known amongst the gaming community this game is very difficult, although it being a dark souls game that isn’t surprising. The combat consists of mostly rolling, blocking and attacking however there Is the magic abilities that you can use depending on the weapon. For some it is rather simple, the shield for example will allow you to repel attacks as long as your ok with expending a small amount of your Focus points. However other weapons such as the Reduvia which you can obtain very early on in the game, fires blood at enemies at mid to long range. These attacks are different between each weapon. Also your steed , torrent is very useful. He runs fast jumps multiple times and doesn’t affect your stamina gauge allowing you to use it without any drawback.

This game does what it wants to do and it does it very well. I absolutely love the fighting style as it really provides a challenge and the weapons system is incredibly fun. The bosses that you may come up against in the game are deadly and provide a real challenge which is refreshing as most games don’t want to gamble with making a game this difficult yet in dark souls games it clearly pays off. My absolute favourite aspect of this game is the inclusion of multiplayer. Now we all are aware of normal online co-op, of which I should add this game does do, and does it well. However a really good fun and interesting feature is the inclusion of messages and blood stains. When you join a game of Elden Ring you are added to a server of many other people of which for the most part you never see each other. However if you die the other people in this server can look at the blood stain near where you died and see exactly how you died. This game also allows you to leave tips or notes on the ground which other players can read and appraise or invalidate it . The reason why I claimed you don’t see each other for the most part is due to the fact that in random occurrences you can see other people fighting there own battles or just simply walking around. Now this happens for short period of times so it has no overall impact on gameplay but it’s quite nice to interact with someone whose stuck on the same section as you.

This game is nigh perfect, although I personally believe it could be more accessible with easier payable mode settings. I love challenging games but the greater public aren’t as skilled at video games as those who can beat a Souls game, and by that reasoning I personally believe a mark of 4.5 stars is appropriate. I love this game and will definitely be playing it regularly, so if you are a skilled gamer you need to check it out as it is going to be a must play for 2022 and beyond.

Available on PlayStation 5, XBox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC 25/2/22 (PEGI 16) 4.5 Stars

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It’s another must own game for 2022. Stunning Next Generation graphics, fun combat mode and a vast amount of customise options. Absolutely love how you can communicate with other players around the world, leave messages/tips and see where they died and where they’re playing in the game live. Highly Recommended!!!

PlayStation 5 – Horizon Forbidden West

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PlayStation 5 – Horizon Forbidden West review by Harrison

Available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 18/2/22 (PEGI 16) 5 Stars

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If this is the game launch you’ve been looking forward to most in 2022 – you won’t be disappointed. Its a huge game and beautifully constructed. One of the best next generation games so far – Highly Recommended!!!

PlayStation 5 – Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

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PlayStation 5 – Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review by Harrison

Available on PlayStation 5 28/1/22 (PEGI 16) 5 Stars

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Some classic games need to be updated for a modern gaming audience and this is one of them. Looks absolutely stunning and a must play. Highly Recommended!!!

PlayStation 5 – Call of Duty Vanguard

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PlayStation 5 – Call of Duty Vanguard Review

It’s time for yet another instalment of one of the greatest video game series of all time. And by that of course I am talking about Call of Duty Vanguard.

Call of Duty is globally enjoyed by millions and is pretty much the father of all first-person shooter games. Vanguard comes with two versions, the ultimate edition which though may be more expensive is very good as you get a loads of weapon cosmetics as well as a night raid PPSH skin to use in Warzone and Cold War. This newest game is based around the Second World War and includes historical events of heroic efforts made to show the lesser known stories of diversity in that war.

The main character for this latest release is Arthur Kingsley and like every Call of Duty iteration there are brand new weapons, notably the assault rifle STG44, the KAR98K is back and the MP40. These weapons also come with updated features such as the addition of being able to hold up to ten attachments per weapon which really changes the gameplay and adds a lot more customisation and uniqueness when gaming. Along with this comes many new maps, notably as of November 2021 there is Berlin, Decoy, Castle (which looks absolutely stunning with the next gen graphics) and Desert Siege; though there are many more coming plus the returning community favoured map ( Arriving on November 17th which is a good sign for what’s to come).

However, the maps aren’t the only exciting part of the new game. There are also three very important additions to the gameplay. Console gamers can now utilize the newly added FOV Slider, meaning console players can now see more of their surrounding and are in a better place to go toe to toe with the PC players.

Also, the new mechanic added to mounting allows players to strafe whilst mounting allowing them to dodge being hit easier. Finally, the new Blind Firing mechanic is very beneficial and really good fun to use as it works very well and is an incredibly feature while in combat with other players.

Within the Multiplayer mode there are also new addition to Zombies game. As a big Call of Duty Zombies fan, I found the changes to this mode very interesting. To start with, some positives are that the new map (Der Anteing) is very entertaining and is one of the better Zombies maps. The new Perk System is very useful of which (for those who are unaware) you now get the first level of the Perk for free and can level it up with points at a later point. This is an excellent idea as it means you can gain the effects of your favourite perks early on, instead of waiting until a leter point.

I do have a few problems with the latest incarnation of Zombies. Firstly, the new map feels a little small and after a bit they become very repetitive, especially since there are no round based maps. Although this will probably be updated soon as Activation are pretty good at addressing problems, especially seeing as the previous game Cold War had my favourite version of Zombies. Also, it feels like all of the new weapons are very multiplayer based and none of them seem particularly effective in Zombies. Although overall I do enjoy the new Zombies and itching to see future updates for the game mode.

I’m in a very early stage for the new Call of Duty story mode, but from what I’ve played so far it’s very good. The story is set towards the end of the Second World War, with the Nazis discovering that things are no longer in their favour and they are very likely to lose the war.

The British Intelligence send in Lieutenant Arthur Kingsley, (Based loosely on a highly respected historical black serviceman named Sergeant Sidney Cornell) to work alongside Polina Petrova (Also based loosely on a highly respected female Ukrainian sharpshooter called Lyudmila Pavlichenko). These characters are integral to the new story mode, which has been really refreshing to see as it’s one of the first times diversity has been so well represented in a mainstream video game franchise. The gameplay feels very smooth, especially so with the added movement on mounting which really helps players to get through and beat many elements of the game.

Overall, I really enjoy Call of Duty Vanguard and know I will have lots of fun unlocking Camos like the new Atomic Weapon Camo, which looks very clean. Future updates will massivly add to the overall gameplay of Vanguard, but as of release I would rate it 4 stars with my favourite part being the new Blind Fire mechanic which has really assisted with winning many online games already. Although the new FOV slider is very useful too.

This game will not disappointed in the slightest.

Available on PlayStation 5 5/11/21 (PEGI 18) 4 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

If you’re a Call of Duty fan you wont be disappointed. It’s action packed, has some great new characters/ weapons and upgrades like the FOV slider really add to the gameplay. There are some elements like the Zombie’s section that could do with some enhancements, but I dare say that will be looked at by Activision with future updates. Overall this is a great edition to the Call of Duty Franchise!!!

PlayStation 5 review by Harrison and Con CLICK HERE!!!