Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag review

Yo Ho a pirates life for me

Assassins Creed 4 left a lot to be expected after playing through Assassins Creed 3. The previous game really was the black sheep of the entire franchise, suffering from so many issues and just overall not being much fun. It is not just me that thinks that, many a fan of the Assassins Creed franchise agree that 3 was not as good as it could have been, and that Black Flag had to be the game that redeems the franchise. While I will say that Black Flag has many issues of its own it does redeem the franchise and turns out to be a good new entry.

The first matter of business in this respect, was ensuring the main character wasn’t as boring as Haytham or Conner. The person you play as, is often very important in whether you will enjoy a game or not, that was half of Assassins Creed 3’s problem, it had pretty boring characters, for Assassins Creed 4 we see an entirely different character to what we have seen before. Edward Kenway is not out to do things for honour or even revenge, all Edward wants is money, and throughout the entire length of the story he often goes on about money and the right price, but still this doesn’t make him a bad character his dedication to the pirates and his ambitions are what help to drive the game.

For the full review of Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag click here.

 

 

 

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo coming overseas

Earlier this week a demo for the upcoming Pokemon remakes was announced and released in Japan and with this demo special things are going to happen that affect your full game when it releases this November. Of course when this demo was announced there was a number of people outside of Japan who were hoping this demo would arrive outside of Japan and I can officially say that it has been confirmed.

Here is all the details you need to know about the demo:

Start your next Hoenn region adventure early with a special demo version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This demo features gameplay that you won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this adventure, you’ll be surprised to encounter familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve! What’s more, you can bring this Pokémon into your full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game. You can even bring over the reward items that you obtained during your Special Demo Version adventure. Stay tuned for details on how to bring the Pokémon and items into your full game.

You can play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version as many times as you like. Look for special scenarios that occur if you play every day.

Stay tuned for details on how to get a code that will enable you to download the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from Nintendo eShop. Don’t miss this chance to start your adventure in Hoenn and discover Mega-Evolved Pokémon you’ve never seen before!

Here’s hoping we get the details within the next week or two.

Smash Brothers for 3DS is destroying some players circle pads

3DS owners beware the upcoming Super Smash Brothers for 3DS could do more harm for your system then good. Earlier this week Super Smash Brothers for 3DS launched in Japan and as we know a lot of Japanese gamers have bought and are currently playing the game however they are currently experiencing a number issues with the 3DS. Now this isn’t to do with the systems inner workings it instead is the fact the game is doing harm to the circle pad, I believe this is a case of the stress a lot of players are putting on the system. According to reports this issue is mostly affecting the original model of 3DS, there have also been a few reports of similar things happening with the XL model, as it stands though there have been no reports about the 2DS facing the same issue. The problem the game is apparently causing is that the circle pad rubber top is being destroyed from over use or from rough play and has been disconnecting itself from the console. There have also been reports of the plastic part underneath the rubber component of the circle pad coming off also. So if you are planning on buying Super Smash Brothers on the 3DS heed caution and be as careful as possible with the circle pad while playing and don’t be to rough.

Of course it is a good thing these reports are coming out now so that we can be cautious with the game, however I also feel this could possibly hurt sales of the game because of this issue but only time will tell.

The Last of Us Remastered review

Platform: Playstation 4

Developer: Naughty Dog

Score: 10

A great game becomes even greater for the next gen

 With the Last of Us recently released on the Playstation 4 what better time then to talk about the game and share my thoughts. I will let you know before this that I am talking about the game as a whole and not just this version of the game. I know what you are most likely thinking – why should I care about the Playstation 4 version of the game when I have already played the Playstation 3 version and still own it? Is the game worth playing again on the new console? The answer to that is yes.

The story of The Last of us is a story of love and loss in a world thrown to the brink of chaos because of creatures known as the infected. This threat has made the world dangerous and has crumbled society right down to its core. Fear and evil are truly the only things that characterize this tale and the story of desperation is literally noticeable through the Last of Us. You play as Joel, who gets tasked with helping smuggle a young girl out of the city of Boston and transport her to a group known as the Fireflies. At the start of the game this seems like an easy task but things happen and the journey becomes a challenge that ties together the destinies of Joel and this young girl Ellie. These two characters that draw you into the game, as we see them struggle through their awkward relationship and go on a cross country journey. They work together to prove there is hope for a dystopian society.

The world of the Last of Us is certainly not a peaceful one. This is evident from the moment you first start properly playing, but it gets even more real as you continue to make your way through this world. You see struggles and things that truly make you think about yourself and how you would react in these characters’ situations. The world is no place for a kind heart and it is kill or be killed. For some this may be a turn off but it is in these themes that the Last of Us shines as it forces you to face your morality and carefully consider how far you are truly willing to go. This mainly comes down to a sense of responsibility you are tasked with caring for Ellie. Naughty Dog has finely crafted this idea of these two characters and their growing bond as the games main premise to urge us on even when things get tough.

For the rest of this review please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest issue of Coro-Coro reveals three new Mega evolutions for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire plus other details

What news is better then Pokémon news and as it is that time of the month again we have the latest details coming out of Coro-Coro. The images suggested by this month mostly relate to Mega Evolution and in fact we have three new mega evolutions confirmed for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Coming from this month we have three very exciting Pokémon confirmed as Mega Evolutions and quite frankly before we go on I must say good job to Game Freak for improving Pokémon that needed improving and also say I think the new updated designs look really cool.

So coming from Coro-Coro this month we have confirmation of Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt getting a mega evolution. Mega Sharpedo has the Strong Jaw ability and Mega Camerupt has the Sheer Force ability. As it also appears we will see the trainer Wally with a Mega Gallade. Good choices, don’t you agree? They are each different and what I find funnier is that now both Gardevoir and Gallade both have a mega evolution.

By a further look at Coro-Coro this month it also appears both of the title legendary Pokémon also appear to e receiving new abilities. Apparently Primal Kyogre has something to do with spouting the brand new Land of Beginnings and Groudon with Land of Endings. Both will trigger an effect known as Strong Rain and Strong Sunlight though it’s unknown what implication this will have on gameplay. I do wonder might this be how in each game we will get new areas to visit based on how these affect add to the world when they happen. This just all leaves a lot to theorize and imagine and here’s hoping we will see the reveal of more new mega evolutions such as Slaking in the future.

The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker HD review

Set Sail for a glorious HD remake.

Platform: Wii U

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Score: 9.5

Remakes are often a great thing for the gaming industry, they allow developers to provide an experience that has been previously enjoyed by many before but also fill space between major releases. A better part about these remakes is that new players get to experience the game for the first time and receive the best version of the game. Developers also get to use this chance to fix any issues that both the developers themselves and the general public had with the game and add anything that they feel could improve the game, as is the case with Wind Waker.

The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker was already an amazing game on the GameCube with plenty of features going for it that just made it fun. Arguably one of the most iconic features of Wind Waker was its presentation, the beautiful mixture presented by the cel-shaded cartoon-like characters mixed with the beauty of the cel-shaded landscape that existed upon the great sea. It was hard to believe it could get any more beautiful but yet this HD remake has added so much to the look and feel of the game. The skies and the oceans have never looked better, providing beautiful blue textures to the world. Most of the time it was almost impossible to not just stop and sweep around to look at the beauty of the world’s many islands, flowing oceans and fluffy clouds.

For the full review head over to Gameluster.com, you can find more reviews, news and opinion pieces by myself and a series of far better writers for you to read there. Or to more precise you can find the full review of this game here.