L.A. Noire is still an interesting game to play if you haven't yet played the 2011 thriller. But its remaster can't hide the poorly aged mechanics and animation work, which really shine through this time.
154 BC, the expansion of the Roman Empire into Hispania continues. The city of Segada begins reinforcing its defensive walls, an act that Rome sees as a violation of a treaty established twenty years prior. Despite claims by Segada that no violation occurred, Rome prepares for war and deploys a massive Roman force to Segada. In response, the people of Segada, their walls not complete, sought refuge with the Arevaci. Shortly afterwards, they successfully ambush the main Roman force, inflicting thousands of casualties on both sides. The Arevaci are victorious, leaving the Romans humiliated and giving pause to their advance. They assemble at the town of Numantia, known for its strong natural defenses, and prepare for the inevitable Roman retaliation.
All ages gameplay, a colourful world to explore and a platforming mascot who has some potential to join the legends of the genre in the years to come. Super Lucky’s Tale won’t push your skills too far when it comes to its imaginative level design, but it’ll still be a cathartic way to wrap up the year thanks to its nostalgic focus on the past.
A tale of two galaxies apart, Star Wars Battlefront II is a big stride forward in the right direction that's yanked strongly backwards by overly complicated and predatory business decisions.
If you love choose-your-own-adventure games, Hidden Agenda is compelling enough to make for an evening’s entertainment, especially given its price – but it feels more a glimpse of what could be enabled by mobile-connected games in the future, than a showcase of them at the moment.
It’s a simple well-presented trivia game’s perfect for quick, bite-sized casual gaming for the whole family. Its questions aren’t nearly as varied or interesting as the ones you’d find in You don’t Know Jack, but they definitely have broader appeal. If trivia’s something you enjoy, and you miss games like Buzz, Knowledge is Power is lot of fun.
It wasn’t meant to be like this. Slipstreaming off the success of 2015’s successful reboot of the Need For Speed franchise (after a few months of patching, much to the chagrin of fans who pined endlessly for the return of a pause button), Need For Speed: Payback should have been a winner. It should have been a V8 heart-stopper in …
It’s definitely fun in short bursts, and is perfectly suited to the Switch with its casual, light-hearted multiplayer. That said, it’s just not especially engaging or memorable. As far as rhythm games go, this one going to be a bit like Marmite. As a rhythm game. it’s not nearly as quirky or interesting as something like Rhythm Heaven - and as a sports game, it can’t top Wii Sports. As a combination of both, it’s unique, but the sum isn’t as good as its parts.
Cat Quest’s combat can get stale and the lacklustre dungeon design definitely hampers exploration, but the surprisingly entertaining story and cool loot system is enough to keep you engaged to see it through to the end, if, you’re playing in short bursts.
Bigger, bolder and brighter than ever, the LEGO formula remains unchanged in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. While evolution isn’t a building block for this latest entry, fan service, gorgeous visuals and an absurd amount of content certainly is.