The colourful and diverse world of Marvel Comics is simplistically recreated in the New Ultimate Alliance game. At your disposal is a whole host of visually arresting superpowers, from electro webbing, to kicks from shapeshifting feet and insectoid energy attacks that are available to the player at the touch of a button – or eight of them rather.
Pity those with power, yet lacking the experience to use it wisely. Perhaps a key appeal of Blizzard’s long running action-RPG series is understanding something rather fundamental about what it means to be gifted with incredible talent and abilities, and wise enough to appreciate them
Devolver Digital’s somewhat cerebral 2D ninja game encourages you to battle and rage against the seemingly inevitable outcomes of a violent life, to refuse to succumb to madness itself by embracing the idea of being a noble ninja, even if just a man in a bathrobe, in an imperfect world.
There was more to coin-op games than chunky buttons and joy-sticks. As such, home consoles can only ever do so much to recreate a pure arcade experience.
If you stripped away Dark Soul’s humongous dragon, murderous ghosts and most definitely its plant demons, you might find the game’s slow-burn approach to progression and character growth feeling agonisingly and satisfyingly like real life
On Saturday March 30, 2019, real life attempted to mirror the appeal of a videogame by bringing together athletes that were some of the greatest players of their age.
How then does a real-life ‘dream team’ compared to their pixel perfect, ageless avatars?
Tetris 99 serves to show us that no gamer is an island – that every choice we decide or refuse to take reverberates all around us in sometimes unexpected and unintended ways.