When we originally tackled Sony’s release of The Sly Trilogy on PS3
back in 2011, the whole HD repackage was a fairly new thing. Now it’s older
than, erm, hat. But if the games are good, we say keep them coming, and
mercifully nothing’s been broken as Sly, Bentley and Murray have been shrunk
down to teensy form so that they can fit inside our Vitas. We hear that it’s
quite cosy in there...
There’s not really much that we can say about Chess. Well, there’s nothing
particularly constructive that we can add to any conversation about it. Except,
perhaps, to say that this PS4 outing of Pure Chess looks pretty and
doesn’t break anything from the PS3 and Vita releases. Mind you, it also doesn’t
add anything either, so those craving decent online head-to-head are left
wanting, still stuck with snail-like, staring contest you move/I move
play-by-mail. Still, ooh shiny!
If you dig on physics there are plenty of games to get, erm, physicsal with.
King Oddball may not be the prettiest, but damn if it isn’t one of the most
addictive. Nothing’s really changed – although the grainy, almost old
cartoon-looking background which was almost imperceptible on Vita is now rather
obvious. Our best summation upon revisiting? We played it right through again
when we just meant to have a quick look...
Just when we thought that Dynasty Warriors 8 couldn’t get any more
extreme, or ‘Xtreme’ as the case may be, it has. As if the original release
didn't have enough slashtastic action to keep even the most avid sword-wielding
maniac’s bloodlust sated, now there are five extra warriors, more attacks, a new
story mode – plus additions to existing ones - numerous gameplay tweaks and more.
But, sadly, still no Carringtons...
Hey, nice hat! Often an opportunity to revisit a game that you’ve not played for
some time can result in a different opinion from that which you formed on your
first date. This value-bulging crossbuy release of Fez, which lands you
PS4, PS3 and Vita incarnations all for one pocket money price, is no exception.
We actually think that, despite its often obtuse fiendishness, we undermarked
this absolute delight with a mere 8.5. Take from that what you will...
It was a bastard last year and it’s a bastard now – but possibly the most
enjoyable bastard that we’ve ever encountered. Now spreading its wings to the
PS4, not only are the original 80 levels here to break your bonce, a whole 40
more are squeezed in via two expansion packs, bringing new heights of utter,
utter bastardry. It may not be easy, but your brain will thank you for the
chance to stretch its synapses. Bastard...
The best handheld game of 2013 is back, and we're not sure who's in for more of
a treat, the Vita and PS4, or those who own them, as this cross-buy wonder looks
amazing! Fabber than ABBA, acer than Base, warmer than The Cardigans and
deserving of more high fives than The Hives, we still think that this must-have
digger is Sweden's best export since flat-packed Volvos...
EDF! EDF! EDF! If this chant means nothing to you then, well, it’s treat time.
Assuming that you like saving the Earth – and if you don’t like saving the Earth
then you must be a terrorist. We’re dobbing you into Jack Bauer...
It was our game of the year for 2013, and now that it’s gone all PS4 it looks -
well, pretty much the same, as it already boasted 1080p goodness on the PS3. Read what
we had to say originally about limbless legend Rayman’s latest outing. Hint: We loved it and
strongly suggest that you get it. But
you probably twigged to that from the “game of the year for 2013” bit that we
started this intro thingy with...
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