Early Access Review: Old World

Civilization finally has not one but two serious rivals in launching 2020, with Old World currently in Early Access and Humankind releasing in 2020 sometime during 2020, its a great time for fans of the 4X genre.

Competition leads to innovation and having played every Civilization title and expansion pack I am excited to see how the presence of two new contenders for the 4X crown will benefit the genre as a whole. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC

Review: Population Zero

Refreshing Twist on the genre… In theory.

Population Zero on paper is a refreshing twist on the survival genre, with a greater focus on MMO-lite features such as questing and offering a defined endgame scenario.

In reality, Population Zero is one of the worst survival games to launch into Steam Early Access, and without a miracle and massive refactor of the core gameplay experience will die before it has a chance to recover. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC

Review: Streets of Rage 4

A sequel 26 years in the making.

Twenty-six years ago, I was seven years old, and only months away from receiving my first games console ( a Sega Master System on clearance sale). At the same time, I had previously played an hour or so of Streets of Rage 2 on a relatives console, I would not experience the series again until May 4th 2020, with Streets of Rage 4. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC Playstation 4 XBox One

Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

Controversy has followed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 since its original release in 2009, so its a surprise to no one that the 2020 Remaster has brought its share of controversy to the table.

Is it only half a Game?

Yes and no, Call of Duty Modern Warfare is a franchise spanning title, with maps inspired by the entire Call of Duty franchise slowly making their way into the title. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC Playstation 4 XBox One

Review: Gear Tactics

Gear Tactics is an authentic Gears of War game that will be immediately approachable to fans of the franchise, an abrupt change of genre in no way distracts from the core gameplay mechanics or narrative, an exceptionally well put together game that basks in polish and attention to detail.

An Authentic Gears of War Narrative.

Anyone who has ever played even a few minutes of any Gears of War game will notice two underlining themes that are everpresent, one of which is every single male character is built like a barn and talks like they are 90% testosterone and 10% beef steak, the other is the earth government is cold, unfeeling and at times commits acts of unspeakable genocide for good reasons. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC

Is Battlefield V Worth Playing in 2020?

The End of the World…

In June 2020 the last of Battlefield V updates will be released, Covid 19 combined with a hateful and immature campaign raged by certain subreddits have brought about an early demise to Battlefield V, originally believed to be supported with new content until late 2021, due to the lack of a new Battlefield release in 2020. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC Playstation 4 XBox One

Pulse Check: Realm Royale

Welcome to Pulse Check, every edition we check out a different game that is widely believed to be “dead” to see if there is any sort of development or community activities, for our seventh game lets take a look at Realm Royale.

Developer Activity.

Developers continue to update Realm Royale, while progress is far slower than Fortnite Battle Royale, the activity and crossplay of Switch, Pc, Xbox One and Ps4 ensues it still seems some attention from Hi-Rez. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC Playstation 4 XBox One

Review: Predator Hunting Grounds

Predator Hunting Grounds is a bog-standard co-operative shooter that is elevated by its IP and the Predator mechanics.

Let’s be honest.

Without the Predator IP this game would never see the light of day, the graphics while impressive do not make up for the fact it’s a bog-standard co-operative shooter with very little in the way of unique locations or originality. ....  Read Full Article

Platforms: PC Playstation 4

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