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PlayStation 5 – Helldivers 2

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PlayStation 5 – Helldivers 2 review

Helldivers 2 is the long awaited sequel to a game that was released nine years ago! In this time, the world of Helldivers has been relatively peaceful. Super earth had almost completely defeated the Terminids and as such, the Helldivers had been retired. Although the Terminids managed to begin colonising the planet again, leading to the Helldivers being brought back to fight once again against the Terminids. 

This game uses an awesome variety of weapons, as well as a totally unique gunplay style which together provides a really enjoyable gaming experience. When you land on the planet you don’t get overwhelmed by the Terminids instantly, yet they do build up if you don’t kill them quickly, which adds a level of pressure to get the missions.

The stratagems are also a fun tool that can be used to resupply your character, bringing back teammates or gain massively powerful weapons to devastate enemies and your teammates indiscriminately. The graphics in this game also look really good, there’s a clear art style they’re going for, whilst still having it look very realistic. And one of the most important things about this game is its multiplayer aspect, which both works well and fast so you can load up your friends or random players with great convenience. And at a price point of just £35, it’s a great game for a group of friends to buy and play together. 

The only problem with the game is sadly quite a prevalent one. The maps all feel really similar, and the missions have very little major differences between them. This means personally I couldn’t really play this game for more than half an hour at a time without the repetition getting to me. 

So if you want a new multiplayer game to play with friends, this might be that for you. But without a proper story mode or any real differences, it does become a little repetitive after a while.

Available on PlayStation 5 and PC 8/2/24 (PEGI 18) 3.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is a fun game that’s clearly inspired by the movie ‘Starship Troopers’, with a great multiplayer mode. Alas the story mode does become a little bit repetitive after time. But the Multiplayer mode is awesome!!!

Hot House Games – Hit Send

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Hot House Games – Hit Send review by Con

Available from all good retailers (17 Years +) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is a game that is very much aimed at Teenagers and Students looking for a night of chaos and controversy. If you’re one of those people who worries what people will think, it’s probably not the game for you. BUT…..if you have nothing to lose and up for a night that you’re likely to talk about for years to come – get a group of like minded people together for a night of laughs. And………Good Luck. You may need it!!!

RoboCop – Rogue City 

By GAMES

RoboCop – Rogue City review

Robocop fans around the world can rejoice when I say this game is everything a robocop fan could ever want. There’s even a return for Peter Weller in his most iconic role ever!

The game follows a very simple story. Robocop is busting a hostage situation, caused by a gang that distributes the drug Nuke. Whilst doing this, he suffers a fall which causes old memories to flood back into his brain, yet only in small fragments. And so he must take down the gang and stop the illegal drugs from being distributed whilst dealing with his malfunctions.

The gameplay has a very Cyberpunk 2077 and Goldeneye feel to it, with it being a first person shooter, and an assortment of different guns you can use, as well as a brutal melee attack. The movement and gunplay feels very slow and rigid, which in most games would be a downside. But seeing as it’s a Robocop game, it works incredibly well. This is paired with a very high durability, even whilst on the higher difficulties which allows you to fully embrace the Robocop all fans want to be.

The accessibility of this game is really good as well. It’s very much a pick up and play game, with simple enough story so you won’t be left confused after playing it again for a while. As well as having a really useful map guidance, even if it doesn’t necessarily tell you exactly what you need to be doing. And finally the difficulty scaling feels incredibly effective, catering to all audiences who will would want to play the game.

The only one fault this game suffers from, is the graphics. Whilst in play the graphics are fine. But the game has such a reliance on well lit cut scenes and that side of the games graphics let the Robocop: Rogue City down. These scenes don’t stand up to modern next gen games, and not even most PS4 games. That said the game is so much fun, and really enjoyable to play – so the cut scene graphics can be easily ignored.

I really enjoy this Robocop: Rogue City and think if you are a fan of the movie franchise or enjoy first person shooters, you will love this game too.

Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC 2/11/23 (PEGI 18) 4.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

We really love this game. Is it perfect? No. But, it plays so well and it’s really good fun, so the limitations to some of the graphics can be easily ignored. Goldeneye meets Cyberpunk – Highly Recommended!!!

Con with Robocop and ED-209 from the ‘RoboCop: Rogue City’ Live Action Trailer at MCM Comic Con!!!

Five Nights At Freddy’s

By CINEMA, HOME ENT

Five Nights At Freddy’s review by Con

In Cinemas 25/10/23 (15) 4 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

If you are either new to the horror genre and want to ease in slowly, or you’re a HUGE Five Nights At Freddy’s fans – you’re in for a massive treat. Ticks every box for a fun popcorn horror movie!!!

Con at the Five Nights At Freddy’s Screening Party!!!

PlayStation 5 – Spider-Man 2

By GAMES

PlayStation 5 – Spider-Man 2 review by Con

Available of PlayStation 5 20/10/23 (PEGI 16) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is easily one of the most highly anticipated video games of 2023, and it massively delivers. The Adventure continues and there’s lots of excitement along the way. A must play for Marvel fans – Highly Recommended!!!

Mortal Kombat 1

By GAMES

Mortal Kombat 1 review

The Mortal Kombat franchise is now at its 12th installment, yet this game isn’t like any of the others. Long-time Mortal Kombat fans who have played and completed the MK11 story, and will know that this game resides in a completely different timeline from the previous games..

The last Mortal Kombat story left off with Liu Kang resetting the timeline to how he sees fit, with many major differences. This is because, unlike Kronika in MK11, he didn’t seek to perfect the universe and thus let it play out organically, with the exception of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, both of whom they were meant to be unable to learn any magic and live their lives as simple men. However, Kronika is somehow back and has altered their paths, and Liu Kang must find a way to stop them before they take over both the Outerworld and the Earthrealm.

The story plays extended cutscenes and then puts you into 1-on-1 fights with set characters, the character of whom changes every Four fights. This means that the story is perfect for beginners who aren’t familiar with the game, as it allows you to play with every character and learn all of their various moves and decide who to continue the game with as your favourite.

This story is filled with a lot of twists and is really entertaining. Pair that with the “Test Your Might” section being back, where you spam buttons to complete sections in the game. This is a part of the game I love to play and find really entertaining to watch others play too.

The combat, of course, is spectacular. Mortal Kombat strives to be one of the most violent video game franchises of all time, and this one is no different. The iconic fatalities and brutality of the final finish moves are still in the game. And there’s more gore and carnage than ever before.

Mortal Kombat 1 introduces Kameo fighters, of which you can push a button to have them use a move in the game. These Kameo fighters can perform fatalities as well as fatal blows, massively adding to the new games variety during combat (Sorry Kombat). And while talking about the variety, I can’t not mention the amazing arsenal of characters this game has to offer.

Unlike the previous games, many of these playable characters are brand new. However, we see the return of many old favorites we haven’t seen in years, and even some very exciting characters from other franchises like Omni-Man or Homelander that are entering in the game at later stages.

Another staple of Mortal Kombat is the additional game modes. These come in the tower, which lets you choose a character and play through an arsenal of enemies to unlock a secret ending for your character. Invasions, which lets you fight between modes, unlocking items for your fighters. And finally as I mentioned earlier, Test Your Might which has you spam buttons to unlock usable items in the game. Now, add these to the local and online play, and you’ll find yourself with plenty to do and play – it’s unlikely you will ever be left to feel bored!

Finally, as with most games nowadays, the variety of cosmetics also includes an item shop, which refreshes periodically and allows you to customise your characters to your liking. An essential option for the modern gamer!

In general, there aren’t many negatives in this game, other than minor balancing issues between characters that seem slightly weaker than they should be and some fighters that seem almost a bit too strong. In general, it’s very much a “play your way” type of game in the sense that every character can become a force to be reckoned with, when you become good with them. My only minor problem with the game, is that you can no longer choose who you want to play as in the Mortal Kombat story mode.

However, in general, this game looks gorgeous, plays amazingly, and has an incredible story mode. It’s easily a must own for both new and old fans of the franchise!!!

Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC , Nintendo Switch 19/9/23 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

The Mortal Kombat Universe has reset (Hence the Mortal Kombat 1 and not Mortal Kombat 12) and all of our favourite fighting characters are back. All new story mode, characters and obviously grossly brilliant finishing moves. Perfect fun and escapism – Highly Recommended!!!

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate review by Con

Available for Xbox and Microsoft computers (1-12 months Available) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is an essential add on subscription for the die hard XBox Gamer. There are hundreds of games to play in the library, making it a cost efficient way of owning a games console!!!

Con talks C-Smash VRS with Director Jörg Tittel

By GAMES, INTERVIEWS

Con talks C-Smash VRS with Director Jörg Tittel!!!

Con with Jörg Tittel!!!

C-Smash VRS Launch Day Gift for Con!!!

Limited to 500 Posters!!!

Signed by C-Smash VRS music composers Ken Ishii and Danalogue!!!

PlayStation VR2 – C-Smash VRS Demo review by Con CLICK HERE!!!

Kidzcoolit: Con at the PSVR2 C-Smash VRS DEMO Launch Event CLICK HERE!!!

C-Smash VRS Available for PlayStation VR2 23/6/23!!! 

Nintendo and Illumination – The Super Mario Bros Movie

By CINEMA

Nintendo and Illumination – The Super Mario Bros Movie review by Con

In Cinemas 5/4/23 (PG) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

Mario fans will love this movie – it’s a perfect celebration of decades of Mario Bros gaming. A must see for all generations of Super Mario Bros fans!!!

Con at The Super Mario Bros Movie Screening Party!!!

Pokémon Day 2023

By EVENTS, GAMES, HOME ENT

Pokémon Day 2023 (Pokémon Reviews CLICK HERE!!!)

New Announcements for 2023!!!

New Pokémon Go Plus + for Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sleep!!!

Pokémon Sleep app game!!!

New Pokémon Stadium Sets!!!

New Netflix ‘Pokémon Concierge’ Show!!!

New Pokémon Trading Cards!!!

Pokémon World Championship Japan Logo!!!

New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC’s!!!

Pokémon anime style Portraits!!!

Pokémon Center Products!!!

Pokémon Goodies!!!

Full Pokémon Day 2023 Presentation!!!