Available of PlayStation 5 20/10/23 (PEGI 16) 5 Stars
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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!!!
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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One of the best PlayStation games of recent years has just become even better. Horizon Forbidden West is a huge game and beautifully constructed. If you’ve already completed the original game, ‘Burning Shores’ will be a much enjoyed extension to the adventure – Highly Recommended!!!
Available 19/4/23 for PlayStation 5: Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC!!!
Batman is dead and Gotham is distraught. The only people who can protect the city are the Gotham Knights!
The main story follows the Gotham Knights (Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and Red Hood) as the attempt to figure out what Batman’s final mission was and how they can complete it. However in doing so they have to question many iconic Batman villains. This allows for the story to have a fun main story whilst still being able to create a variety of side missions that don’t feel forced. Along with this, the Court of Owls (Villains in the game) are incredibly menacing and appear to be almost undefeatable.
The cut scenes for this game are amazing and help with the narrative of the story. And the side quests are either random crimes or side story mission. The side story missions are lots of fun as they create further story, so there’s more gameplay – but you don’t need to finish them to beat the game.
The gameplay for Gotham Knights is absolutely incredible. All four of the Gotham Knights characters are available to play and they all have unique move sets. Robin is a stealth expert, Nightwing is fast and agile, Batgirl is a 1-on-1 brawler and Redhood a long ranger gunsman. This provides interesting gameplay given as you and your friends can co-op using your choice of the character.
Along with this, every character has special moves. There are different moves between the four characters meaning there’s thirty two in total. These provide high damage or simply just guarantee someone will lose most of their health.
Gotham Knights is created by Montreal Games unlike Arkham Knight, so there are some major UI and gameplay changes, however there are many customisable options that will allow people to experience it in the way they did with the Arkham series. Along with this, there are many missions that you may complete, without feeling that they are repetitive.
The Gotham map itself, is massive and traversing is incredibly good fun, especially after completing the knighthood challenges.My only major problem with Gotham Knights is the parkour which is both lackluster, and simply put you have to go out of your way to do it, which I believe shouldn’t be the case in a Batman game. Also Gotham Knights isn’t a console cross-play game, nor is it ‘Last Gen’ which means you’re a little bit limited on who you can play with online at the moment, which is a slight flaw for the initial release.
Overall, the story mode and gameplay is incredible and really interactive, especially as the dialogue changes, depending on the the character you play with. This game is ridiculously well put together.
Available on PlayStation 5, XBox Series X and PC 21/10/22 (PEGI 16) 4 Stars
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This is a great game and must play for all DC Comic fans. It’s sad that there’s no console cross-play – hopefully that will change in the future with an update. Highly Recommended!!!
This game is absolutely astonishing. ‘The Last Of Us’ is a much loved game series, yet over time the graphics became less on par with much of the modern game releases. Until this new version was created.
The game follows Joel as he attempts to complete a simple mission to help a 14 year old girl called Ellie to a research facility, which quickly diverges into a vast journey through many zombie infested towns and human conflicts in an attempt to save the world from a zombie virus. Along the way players will meet many characters, some friends, some foes, and ultimately attempt to save humanity.
The Last of Us part 1 looks absolutely breathtaking. The graphics and animations are so realistic it’s like you’re just watching a TV show. Also what’s impressive, is the little extra details they’ve added into the new version of game that weren’t in the original, such as Ellie and Joel getting wet when it’s raining or when they fall in a pool of water. The combat is incredible too, with many upgrades and weapons so you’re able to beat the game in your own unique way. And finally it has incredible pacing. This is a very long story, but it does it feel like it was dragged out, nor does it feel too rushed while working through the story.
If I have any problems with the game, it’s that the human fight scenes became a bit repetitive at times. But even then, they were still very enjoyable.
Overall this is without a doubt one of the best games of all time, and it’s remake only makes it better. Anyone who enjoys playing solo adventure games needs to play this, and even if you’ve played the original, it’s well worth checking it out the new updated game to see the amazing changes.
I would easily give this 5/5 stars and recommend you try it out as soon as you can!!!
Available of PlayStation 5 2/9/22 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars
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This isn’t just a touched up version of the original game, this is a complete remake for PlayStation 5 with bundles of new features. It’s a magnificent gaming experience from start to finish!!!
Rebuilt for the PlayStation 5: Completely rebuilt from the ground up using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5™ engine technology with advanced visual fidelity, fully integrated DualSense™ wireless controller features and more.
A faithful remake: Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, and explore the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever in the critically acclaimed prequel chapter, Left Behind.
All-new experience: A total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay mechanics, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Feel immersed in improved environmental storytelling, effects, facial animations, and enhanced exploration and combat.
The Last of Us Part I includes a new Speedrun mode, which enables an in-game timer that tracks your current and best playthrough length. The timer pauses during cinematics and scene transitions. After an initial completed playthrough, this mode can be enabled when starting a new game. Speedrun mode displays a small UI element in the top right of the screen that shows:
Available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 4/3/22 (PEGI 3) 4 Stars
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It’s yet another must own game for 2022 if you’re car mad. As Harrison said, the graphics are beautiful and leave very little to the imagination. With the gameplay – it is updated, but if you’re a Gran Turismo fan you’ll know what to expect and wouldn’t want too much changed in the game. Highly Recommended!!!
PlayStation 5 – Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Review
Originally being released last year on PlayStation 4, Ghost of Tsushima (GOT) provided gamers with the highly anticipated feudal Japanese open-world adventure, responding to the years of requests to Ubisoft which had gone unanswered. However, through following our main character and lord of the Sekai clan, Jin, players were able to slash apart Mongols, bandits, traitorous monks, and everything in-between to their heart’s content extinguishing that need for any other franchise to dip into the Feudal Japanese setting due to the sheer amount of excellence this game presents it with.
The main story takes players on a quest to rescue Jin’s uncle and free Japan from Mongol tyranny, helping and finding allies along the way to help on our crusade. The game is now back with directors promising to expand and develop on all the issues directly brought up by fans.
The beauty of this game is unmatched leaving me with a feeling of awe as I rode around which never left even after playing the game for over 60 hours, something I find near impossible with most open-world games.
The simplicity of its story really allowed it to flourish, with the setting and characters taking a front seat. I loved Jin prior to the ‘Iki Island’ expansion but found myself enjoying his character even more in this new addition of his journey. Providing a further 17 hours of content, the expansion sees Jin once again fighting of Mongols, but this time being led by the fearsome Eagle. This antagonist is far better than any in the main game, not to say they were bad, with the Eagle utilizing fear and poisons to intoxicate the player both literally and metaphorically.
The new skins are somewhat lackluster, with the sword skin being particularly disappointing, but it gives players far more incentive to grind to get more flamboyant skins if it is their first play-through rather than sticking with the same sets throughout the entire game. On the topic of playthroughs, if you first played it on the PS4, GOT does a great job of simplifying data transfer, making it really easy for returning players.
Overall, the new director’s cut has only perfected an otherwise amazing game. Please, PLEASE play it if you haven’t, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Available on PlayStation 5 20/8/21 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars
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It’s not often you can use the words ‘Elegant’ and ‘Bloodthirsty’ is one sentence – but they’re the best words to description the new updated version of ‘Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut’ on PlayStation 5. And the use of light and shadows is like nothing I’ve ever seen in a video game before – genuinely a masterpiece in digital animation. Easily one of the most beautiful and exciting games we’ve ever played before. Highly Recommended!!!
PlayStation 5 review by Harrison and Con CLICK HERE!!!