It’s sometimes hard to write a review for a game that so closely resembles another without constantly referring to the obvious. It’s obvious however that Urban Trial Freestyle is trying very hard to be the Playstation version of the very popular XBLA title Trials, (even mockingly using “Trail” in its name) and there’s no denying it. So for Urban Trial Freestyle to be hit it needs to do one of two things: either do something unique or be as good as or better than Trials. Read on to find out if Tate Interactive manages to pull it off, or send this Playstation exclusive crashing awkwardly into a wall. Continue reading →
When Borderlands first released we were all a bit sceptical about the ideas being put forward, the promises made and the choice of artistic direction. Well as we now know Borderlands turned out to be one of our favourite games this gen, delivering or exceeding all of the promises made and certainly blowing our expectations out of the water.
Angry Birds is a franchise that needs no introduction. The bird-catapulting physics puzzle game skyrocketed to success soon after its release and its characters became a craze among kids and adults, spawning everything from toys to pencil boxes. How was developer Rovio going to live up to the success of it’s Angry Birds games with something fresh, something new, while still being instantly recognizable? Well, by creating Bad Piggies of course.
The word game genre has exploded over the last few years, mostly thanks to the quick on-the-go gaming that mobile platforms have created. Today we review the latest game in the genre called Words in 30 Seconds.
Bike Baron is not an original concept, at first glance it looks just like Joe Danger and anyone should be forgiven for making that mistake. In this case originality is not necessarily what we may be after because Mountain Sheep have taken a successful game mechanic and polished the to the hilt resulting in a game that is great fun to play.
Driver began its road raging life as a sibling of GTA. The game was seemingly inspired by the 1978 film “The Driver” where an astute driver must prove his driving skills to a bunch of gangsters. It’s been 12 years since the game arrived to our consoles and has always had inspiration from 1970′s car chase movies at it’s heart.
Understanding the relationship between Driver and GTA explains why the title has been stuck in it’s shadow for so long. GTA innovated while Driver desperately tried to keep up. 12 years later the developers at Ubisofts Reflections studio dropped the whole “chase” thing and decided to invent their own pie all together.
What would the gaming world be without Zombies? It seems that over the last 4 years or so the general gaming public has gone ga-ga over mutilating already mutilated corpses. Somehow, brutally killing an already dead human doesn’t seem to bother anyone and so we have seen no end to Zombies in games. Personally I’m getting pretty tired of zombies and yet here I am about to praise another zombie filled frag-fest.
Here at 8BitBot we are pretty relaxed about reviewing games; rarely will we review something we have no interest in. Unfortunately the world of Motorcycle racing falls into that bracket. With this in mind it seems unfair to even attempt to review a game from this genre as it’s on the back foot from the get go. So we did the best thing we could; we handed the review over to someone who not only loves to game, loves racing games, but also races bikes in the real world. Makes sense to us. So read on to find out the thoughts of our guest reviewer Teegan O’Donnell.
Warhammer 40K Kill Team has been promoted heavily on the PSN store these last few weeks and with the recent slurry of twin stick shooters making their way onto our consoles it’s becoming a little difficult to tell them apart from one another.
For those of us who are new to the Warhammer world (myself included), let me bring us up to speed. Set in space amidst a power struggle between the human space marines and other races like the ferocious orks as they all struggle for control. The space marines are few in numbers but highly skilled and with technology on their side they battle against the Orks who choose the strategy of quantity over quality. It’s a violent battle drenched in blood but as we all know, blood usually means fun.
Whenever I’m faced with the choice, I always find myself rooting for the underdog – the weaker one, the smaller one (or fatter one in this case) and it’s the underdog who stands almost no chance of success. It’s because of this character trait that I find myself completely in love with Tiny Wings.