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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Review

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

Developed by Avalanche Software

Published by Disney Interactive Studios

*See this is why we can’t have Nice Things*

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 4 Version*

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The Story:

*Please Note: Disney Infinity 2.0 has multiple stories thanks to the different playsets however the story I will be describing is The Avengers Playset which comes in the Starter Pack.*

The Avengers story see’s the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes relaxing after a successful day of crime fighting when suddenly their Headquarters is attacked by Frost Giants from Asgard. After a quick moments thought; The Avengers realize that Loki must be responsible for the attacks and sets out to take out the god of mischief and his accomplices including the menacing M.O.D.O.K.

The Gameplay:

Like the original Disney Infinity title; This is a casual family-style game in which much like Skylander’s you place a figure of your character (In 2.0’s starter case; Iron Man, Thor & Black Widow) on the game portal along with your playset piece (Level). The game plays very similarly to Skylander’s with a heavy reliance on action with the game featuring a nice variation of close and ranged combat dependent on which character you are currently playing as. Another returning feature from the previous game was the inclusion of the toy box mode which in a way kind of works like the Little Big Planet series in the fact that you essentially build the entire world around you using multiple items and toys in your toy box. Some of the things you can create include Cities, Fairytale Forests and even race tracks aswell as populating these areas with tiny villagers (In the form of mini Disney, Pixar & Marvel characters like Scrooge McDuck), Cars (like Captain America’s Motorbike) and even flying vehicles like the Recognizer from Tron Legacy.

One of the many new features which I really enjoyed was the addition of bigger worlds as it opened up a shed load more of opportunities as a player including a lot more exploration, the ability to climb walls with certain characters (The Hulk) and of course, the biggest inclusion in this game;  Flight. The Driving and Flying controls are top notch and don’t feel clunky at all making it faster and much much easier to get around bigger worlds. Another feature I enjoyed was the ability to upgrade your figures with a skill tree which earned you points every time your character grows a level which can help you to get some new abilities, combos and fighting moves. I am also proud to announce that while playing I did not encounter a single glitch however one bit I do have to criticize is the combat which for me when I was fighting the enemies; It felt that as I threw each hit, The character got slower and slower. Otherwise the gameplay is fine.

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The Sound:

To be truthfully honest; there isn’t that much of a memorable soundtrack to Disney Infinity 2.0. The few songs that I do remember were decent enough and had a very distinctive style that felt like the perfect combination of Disney and a Superhero game however these tracks after a while unfortunately started to get incredibly repetitive. One thing in terms of the music that I do have to praise Disney Infinity 2.0 for is the inclusion of Derezzed by Daft Punk (From the Tron Legacy Soundtrack) which plays while you fly around in the Recognizer. This was superb for me since I am personally a huge fan of both Daft Punk and the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and for me it helped add a bit of the music from the movies that to me make Disney so special. In addition to this; The voice acting is top notch (at least in terms of The Avengers) which brings back the cast of Disney XD show Avengers Assemble which stars well known voice actors as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes including Adrian Pasdar (Iron Man), Laura Bailey (Black Widow), Travis Willingham (Thor), Roger Craig Smith (Captain America), Troy Baker (Hawkeye & Loki), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk) and of course; Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).

All in all, The Voice Acting is top notch along with the Daft Punk track however the rest of the soundtrack feels rather lackluster.

The Graphics:

Considering the game is stylized after the toys that you put on the play pad; Disney Infinity 2.0 has really really good visuals staying with the cartoon style visuals of the toys yet somehow making them look slightly more realistic then they have in previous animated series (Think CGI style animation in the game.) The sets inside the game look amazing with bright and vivid colors (Everything you come to expect with Disney) and when playing the levels and making them; it looks exactly like an animated Disney movie. In addition to this; each character looks exactly how you’d come to expect them with each Avengers character once again taking the appearance of their Avengers Assemble outfits.

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Lasting Appeal:

Disney Infinity 2.0 has plenty of overall lasting appeal with multiple playsets available to buy including Guardians of the Galaxy & Spider-Man to name a few aswell as leveling each of your characters up to the maximum level and acquiring as many upgrades as possible. Also as the game’s main tagline is; there are infinite possibilities at the players disposal in terms of making worlds and exploring them. Also add in the fact that there is new toy box levels uploaded to the shared Disney toy box every week offering players new, fun and unique content every week however after a while the gameplay does start to feel pretty repetitive and stale. Add in the trophies/achievements again and then you’ve got plenty of hours of content.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Disney Infinity 2.0 is an extremely fun family game that combines the money making phenomena that Skylander’s has become with the almighty power of Marvel and Disney. The level design is amazing with some very unique set pieces and the whole idea of being able to create your own worlds including New York with Disney elements is incredible. The gameplay is certainly improved from the previous game however I still feel it gets repetitive and stale at times. The Soundtrack is incredibly lackluster however I feel that the voice acting and use of the song Derezzed help the sound section out a considerable amount. The visuals are pretty decent for a casual family game and the story to me is extremely reminiscent of a traditional Marvel Comics storyline. All in all, Disney Infinity 2.0 is enjoyable as not only a Disney and Marvel game but also a fun and enjoyable game for all the family.

My Score = 8/10

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The Good:

  • The Story felt like a Traditional Marvel Story
  • Gameplay was fun and simplistic
  • Bigger Worlds and Flight
  • Upgradeable Skill Tree
  • Voice Cast is Superb
  • Use of Derezzed from Tron Legacy Soundtrack
  • Visuals are decent
  • Plenty of Replayability

The Bad:

  • Gameplay does get repetitive and stale after a while
  • Sometimes during combat; Character gets slower as they hit
  • Soundtrack is very very lackluster

Disney Infinity 2.0 is available now from all good retailers for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U & PC. Thanks go out to Disney Interactive Studios for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee

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Slender: The Arrival Review

Slender: The Arrival

Developed by Blue Isle Studios 

Published by Blue Isle Studios 

Please Note: This Review is for the Xbox One Version

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First Thoughts
So straight away playing this game it is creepy and very dark which is what you expect from a horror game and this game is also very enjoyable and ill go over what I like and don’t like about Slender The Arrival in this review.

Story
The story to slender the arrival starts with Lauren (The Character you play) going to visit her friend Kate and her home. When Lauren arrives at Kate’s home she finds the door has been left open but Kate is nowhere to be found Lauren then investigates Kates home finding weird markings and drawings on the wall Lauren then finds her way to Kate’s room where there are more MUCH MORE drawings on the wall, while in the room Lauren hears a scream come from the forest Lauren then goes to investigate the screams.

I like the fact that they have integrated some sort of story to this game as it balances the game out a lot more other than just collecting 8 pages like the original Slender game (Slender The 8 Pages. I think it was called) Overall I think the story is a great addition to the game even though you may not pay attention to it most of the time it does make the game have more of a purpose to playing it.

Gameplay
The gameplay to Slender The Arrival is a FPS Horror Adventure when you have to find things such as notes, pictures and generators the game is a very slow paced horror game which is always good as I personal think this builds up the tension in the game and makes you fear what is coming next. the game has very basic controls that you can learn in a matter or seconds, the gameplay is dark gritty and creepy which is good as this again makes the horror to the game stand out a lot. Overall the gameplay is the strong point to this game as it is very horror orientated.

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Graphics
The graphics for Slender The Arrival are very dark and creepy which is great the environment fits the game very well and the buildings look great but if your looking to play this game and see the best graphics that is not what you will get the game has enough detail to keep you entertained and enough graphics on the environment to make the scenery still feel scary overall the graphics to slender the arrival are good but nothing to special.

Sound
The sound to Slender The Arrival is Great the sound effects of walking and also the noise of rustling bushes really adds to the creepiness of the game without the sound effects and soundtrack Slender The Arrival would not be as scary as it is. Thats why I personally think the Sound to slender the arrival is amazing.

Lasting Appeal
Slender The Arrival does not have much of a replay value after finishing the campaign unless you want to try it on harder difficulties.

Final Thoughts
Slender The Arrival is a great horror game and will keep you occupied for the duration of the campaign and even longer the game has creepy level designs and decent sound effects and soundtracks that keep you even more frightened of what’s coming next Overall slender the arrival is a fun game and is worth checking out if your a fan of the horror genre.

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Rating : 8/10

The Good

  • Great Soundtrack
  • Good Sound Effects
  • Creepy Level Design
  • Can be scary depending on what you find scary
  • Fun game

The Bad

  • When slender is not around the screen sometimes goes fuzzy I find this aggravating at times (This does not effect the score)

Slender: The Arrival is available now for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 & PC. Thanks go out to Blue Isle Studios for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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Rumor: MediEvil coming to PS4; Leaked Screenshots *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* Sad News for all you MediEvil fans out there; The footage has been confirmed as a fake fan-made demo. Sad Times for fans of Fortesque in deed. =(

A Recent Rumor has started to circulate online suggesting that Sony is gearing up to resurrect their Action/Adventure Horror series; MediEvil on the PS4.

Very recently, A slew of new images have circulated online which seem to suggest that PS1 Action/Adventure series MediEvil is making a comeback on the PlayStation 4. The images come from twitter user BLUE_EYES (@RIESGOYFORTUNA) which seem to show off Protagonist; Sir Daniel Fortesque and some of the scenery of the supposed MediEvil title which is being hinted at getting an official reveal at E3 next month. The images are below;

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In addition to this the same Twitter user posted 2 videos showing supposed footage with each video lasting a few seconds each.

As previously stated, None of this has been officially confirmed by Sony as of this point and so you must take this with a huge grain of salt however this wouldn’t be the first time a Sony exclusive has been leaked before an event with Bloodborne being leaked around this time last year (Under the name Project Beast) and of course, Street Fighter V before PlayStation Experience in December.

MediEvil was a video game series that primarily only saw release on the PlayStation 1 and was set in the time of knights in Britain in a small town called Gallowmere. The games revolved around Sir Daniel Fortesque; A Supposed Hero knight who due to his heroics being a lie is brought back from the dead to combat the evil sorcerer Zarok who brings back an army of the dead to wipe out Gallowmere once and for all. The series has since had a remake of the first game released on the PSP aswell as Sir Daniel Fortesque appearing in Sony Mascot Brawler; PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale back in 2012 however other than that; the series hasn’t received much credit.

As mentioned above; All of this is rumor at this point and you should take it with a huge grain of salt however if  the news is true then we could be seeing the return of a classic. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the original 1998 game below.

So what do you think? Would you like to see MediEvil return on PS4? What other PS1 classics would you like to see return? Have you played any of Sir Dan’s previous adventures? Be sure to let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Article by Matt McNamee

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DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Review

Developed by Ninja Theory

Published by Capcom

*Ebony, Ivory, I missed you girls…*

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 4 Version*

Story:

DmC: Devil May Cry is a reboot to the original Devil May Cry series and features many different things that set it apart from the other games, the overall premise is still the same; you play as Dante a half angel, half demon hybrid who is frequently being hunted by the demonic forces of Mundas, a demon king, who holds power over most of the world, soon after the game starts, Dante meets Kat, a member of a group named The Order who have been trying to mount a resistance against Mundas and the demons, Kat insists that Dante meets her leader, initially hesitant, Dante eventually agrees to meet with The Orders leader, it is here that Dante meets Vergil who reveals that he is Dante’s Brother and tells Dante his origins, Dante decides that he will help Vergil in the fight against Mundas to help free humanity from the Demon Kings grasp.

The story of DmC is certainly an interesting one, it’s a much more realistic setting, which is pretty interesting, it’s a refreshing concept for older fans of the series like myself, of course dramatic changes such that this game brings also brings its share of controversy, these complaints/annoyances are mainly directed at Dante’s new character change and design, now first of all, Yes I do think that the older Dante is a lot more fun and likeable, however this new version is still a sarcastic smart ass, just like the older one, however Vergil on the other hand is a change that I am definitely not happy with, Devil May Cry 3 is my personal favorite in the series and the Vergil in that game is Heartless, Powerful and just plain Badass, this one on the other hand seems cowardly and honestly pretty weak, it’s a shame and I would’ve liked Vergil to have more of a Anti Hero kind of role.

So overall I do like the story here, while the characters are different and the writing isn’t as witty as the older titles, it’s definitely a great experience. I should mention that this game also includes the Vergils Downfall DLC, however going into details would be giving away spoilers, but I can say that the DLC, while short is an interesting look into Vergils character, which is great.

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Gameplay:

Devil May Cry has always been known for its fast paced and exciting gameplay, this game is no different offering the same basic style of gameplay while adding in some changes to give the game its own special feel. As I said this game is basically the same as older titles in regards to how you fight, Triangle and Circle being used for your physical attacks and Square for your guns, the basic premise is to proceed through the games various missions defeating the enemies in your path as stylishly as you can (using different moves and avoiding damage) as well as traversing the occasional platforming segments. Something that’s a little different in this game from previous entries is the inclusion of Angel and Demon mode which basically means if you hold L2 or LT then Dante will use an Angel weapon which can be used for crowd control but doesn’t do much damage, Angel mode can also be used for the games platforming segments as a grappling hook (this also applies to enemies, dragging you towards them), Demon mode is the opposite delivering more heavy hitting weapons in exchange for attacking more slowly, and again the same applies with traversing the environments except Demon mode functions more like a whip pulling things towards you (And yes that also include most enemies) these modes are honestly fantastic and feel brilliantly easy to use, there is literally hundreds of combos that you use if you use both modes as well Human mode (Dante’s basic fighting style) all together.

DmC also has upgrades that you can purchase by defeating enemies you get white orbs which all add up to a kind of ” Experience bar” which when filled can net you different upgrades like using a long-range charging stab attack, which can be further be upgraded to attack more times after that, you can also upgrade your guns but honestly the guns are pretty much useless apart from the Shotgun which has its uses, defeating enemies will also give you Red orbs which for anyone who has played Devil May Cry will know is your currency, admittedly though there aren’t many uses for Red orbs apart from Health upgrades, Devil Trigger upgrades and buying Items, Personally I’d like to see a return to Red orbs being used to buy moves, upgrades as well as items, as it makes you decide whether you want more health, a new move or a recovery item.

In this game you can also play as Vergil in the Vergil’s Downfall, really there isn’t much to say about Vergil, he plays exactly the same as Dante except his moves are different, for some reason playing as Vergil seems much more difficult for me, I have no idea why though, maybe I just can’t get used to his attack style, he just doesn’t seem as good as Vergil from DMC3 Special Edition who I used all the time.

Possibly the best addition to this game is Turbo mode and Hardcore mode, these modes both make the game feel more reminiscent of older DMC games, with Turbo mode making the game much faster than it was before and Hardcore making it more difficult to hold a stylish rating as well as making enemies more dangerous and adding in other tweaks.

I should mention as well that the boss fights in this game are pretty poor overall, mainly because they were too easy, in the older games (Apart from 2 obviously) the boss fights were very intense and mostly just plain hard and these bosses are simply not, bosses don’t do anywhere near enough damage and don’t attack frequently enough, I would like more boss fights like DMC3 very difficult and intense but they give you that feeling of euphoria when you finally defeat them.

Honestly I’m struggling to think of more things to say about this game from a gameplay perspective, it’s pretty much perfect, the only thing I can complain about is the guns being really underpowered and that the bosses are way too easy, that’s pretty much it, this game lives up very well to the older games and is a fantastic look to what I hope future DMC games will use.

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Sound:

The soundtrack for Devil May Cry has always been one of my favorite things about the series, however this game does not hold up when compared to Devil May Cry 1 or 3, I just don’t like the music, simple as that, the vocals are too quiet in-game or are drowned out by the music, most boss themes are non-existent they just don’t even hold a candle to songs like Devils Never Cry from DMC3 or Super Ultra Violet from DMC1, I’m honestly struggling to find even 1 song that I like or even remember fondly. Voice acting is good overall, Tim Phillips does a pretty good job as Dante, however he still doesn’t compare to Reuben Langdon who I consider the true voice of Dante, Kat and Vergil are good as well, I personally prefer this voice for Vergil over the nasally one from DMC 3, the best performance in my opinion is Louis Herthum as Mundas, despite not having as many lines as Dante, Kat or Vergil, his gritty voice always sounds brilliant, honestly though it’s a great performance from everyone.

Graphics:

I feel like DmC was going for a more realistic look and a darker setting, it certainly got the darker part right, but I personally hate the color palette, especially when compared to DMC4 which was incredibly colorful and gorgeous whereas this game looks just incredibly dull and uses and incredible amount of brown, the models however in this game do look very nice, but for some reason I just can’t enjoy the visuals, the best thing I can say is the design of Limbo which is the world Dante gets sent into when fighting the Demons, all environments look incredible in Limbo, not necessarily because of the visuals themselves, but just basically because the design of the levels are incredibly creative and appealing.

As a little side not as well this game does feature some different costumes, basically all of the DLC costumes from the previous gen game are included as well as a Special DMC1 Dante and DMC3 Vergil costume, just felt like I should mention this.

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Lasting Appeal:

DmC will keep my attention for a long time, the Devil May Cry series has always had a lot of re playability thanks to its multiple difficulty levels and unlockables, this game doesn’t have that many unlockables, as they’re already available, however most levels have to be revisited in order to obtain all the collectibles, plus all of the combat upgrades will take quite a number of playthroughs in order to acquire, the game will generally take about 6-8 hours to beat, added in is the Vergil’s Downfall DLC, which is another campaign but admittedly isn’t too long, around 1 hour, which also includes its own set of upgrades and collectibles for Vergil, there is also a full set of trophies and achievements to obtain, so I feel like this game includes enough content to validate a purchase.

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Final Thoughts:

DmC was already a fantastic addition to the series, this version is in my opinion the best version to own, the gameplay has been revised to make it a more authentic Devil May Cry experience, especially when coupled with Turbo Mode and Hardcore mode, the story of DmC is always enjoyable despite being very different, there is quite a bit of content included, the only things I can say that I don’t really enjoy are the visuals which haven’t received a very significant upgrade and the soundtrack which is very poor when compared to the older games in the series.

Overall though I would definitely recommend this game to any hack and slash fan, or if you missed out on this game, there isn’t any better time to try it out than now.

Final Thoughts

My Score = 9.1/10

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The Good:

  • Fantastic Gameplay
  • Well Told Story
  • Great Voice Acting
  • Loads of Content
  • Very Re playable
  • TURBO MODE!
  • HARDCORE MODE!

The Bad:

  • Soundtrack Is Poor
  • Graphics Haven’t Really Been Improved
  • Vergil plays incredibly poor compared to Dante
  • Boss Fights Are Incredibly Easy

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is available now for PS4 & Xbox One. Thanks go out to Capcom for supplying the Game & Assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

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Grim Fandango Remastered Review

Grim Fandango: Remastered

Developed by Double Fine Productions

Published by Double Fine Productions

*Oh, man. Did I come in on a Saturday again?*

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 4 Version*

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The Story:

Grim Fandango follows Grim Reaper Manny Calavera who works for the Department of Death which works like a Travel Agents. Manny’s career soon takes a turn for the worse however when he accidentally gives a client the wrong package to the Ninth gate of the Underworld, He must travel with the assistance of some new allies through the land of the dead in search of his client to prevent her from suffering the horrors of the land of the dead.

The Gameplay:

Grim Fandango is an Adventure game from well known game developer Tim Schafer that takes place during the Day of the Dead festival. Grim Fandango highly revolves around finding items related to your quest/current objective and using them to progress on your journey deeper into the land of the dead. In many ways, Grim Fandango has very familiar gameplay to the Telltale Games (Primarily because Grim Fandango helped to popularize the genre) with the player having huge maps to explore, As I mentioned above; Objects to interact with in order to progress and plenty of characters to interact with to get hints, humorous conversation options and also to occasionally progress into the story. The puzzles in the game are brilliant yet frustrating at times however as a newcomer to the game; I liked this aspect of the game as it really made me use my brain and think about how I was going to continue further into the game and these days not many games make me do that. Another thing that I did like about the game was the ability to change the style of controls between Analogue controls and the original Tank controls that the original version of the game used to run on. All in all, the gameplay of Grim Fandango Remastered is top notch.

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The Sound:

As a newcomer to the game, I have to say that I absolutely adored the music score in Grim Fandango as it used a type of music which is very uncommon in games these days which is Big Band and it suits the games visual style, feel and the storytelling perfectly with the music complimenting the game with a bit of Jazz, Blues and more to truly  help get the point across that it is a dark and gothic noire style tale. The voice acting is brilliant and when matched up with the script is hilarious with the voice cast including Tony Plana, Maria Canals-Barrera & Alan Blumenfeld.

The Graphics:

The visuals on Grim Fandango Remastered look great considering the title is a remaster of the 1998 game with a smoother look on the characters and environments which just goes to show that a lot of love and care went in to making sure this remaster looked amazing. Granted, the game is cartoony but like Telltale games, this adds to Grim Fandango’s charm and makes the game more interesting and fun to look at. The worlds are amazing and feels very Noire-ish and at times feels as though it has come straight from the mind of Tim Burton. Another thing which I absolutely adored in terms of the visuals is the ability to switch between the Remastered visuals and the Original’s visuals as it really helps people see just how much of a difference there is with the game in all with my only concern being that on only one point in playing the game, a slight visual glitch happened when I interacted with a lever in which when I moved an object; Manny moved with it however he was levitating and was a short distance from the actual item I was pushing however it doesn’t affect the game that much since it was only 1 slight instance at only a certain point in the game.

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Lasting Appeal:

In terms of replay value, unless you like the game so much that you want to replay it again and again; There is not really much of a reason to revisit Grim Fandango Remastered. The game does have Trophies/Achievements however they are easily achieved and you can pretty much get all of them in 1 playthrough (If you decide to use the Tank Controls). This is possibly my biggest problem with Grim Fandango.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Grim Fandango Remastered is an incredible game and as a newcomer to the title; I now understand why the game has such a following. The story is remarkable with a very funny script and a great voice cast that pulls it off. The gameplay is easy to get to grips with and the puzzles are very well thought out providing a challenge while the score and visuals suit the style of game that Grim Fandango aims to achieve. Really my only problems with the game would be that it has no real replay value, The puzzles can occasionally be a bit too hard and as I mentioned under the visual section; that slight glitch but otherwise; Grim Fandango Remastered is an absolute masterpiece that I urge everybody to play.

My Score = 9.5/10

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The Good:

  • Remarkable Storytelling
  • Gameplay is easily accessible to newcomers
  • Script is Hilarious along with the Voice Cast
  • Score is brilliant with Big Band Music
  • Visuals look great and add to the games charm
  • Likeable Characters
  • Puzzles really make you think
  • Ability to choose different Movement and Visual options

The Bad:

  • Puzzles can sometimes be a little too difficult
  • No Real Replay Value
  • 1 Slight Visual Glitch

Grim Fandango Remastered is available now via the PlayStation Store and Steam. Thanks go out to Double Fine for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee

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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! Review

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!

Developed by Just Add Water

Published by Oddworld Inhabitants

“That’s me my name is Abe”

Please Note: This Review is for the Xbox One Version

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First Thoughts
So to start off I remember playing some of this game back a long time ago but never did get far as I found it extremely difficult at the time and i thought this game is going to be a challenge and yes it still is so far Oddworld is amazing the game looks great and is very challenging cant wait to see what more it has to offer.

Story
Abe’s Odysee or Oddworld New N Tasty starts off with Abe (Mudokon) Employee of the year at rupture farm he was one night while on duty of waxing the floors he realises that Molluck has an evil plan to put Mudokons in the New n Tasty product so Abe needs to escape and try and save his fellow Mudokons you will go through various level battling various species and discovering you own abilities. The adventure to this game is amazing and very amusing, overall the story to New n Tasty is amazing and if you enjoy a great and interesting story then New n Tasty is definitely worth checking out.

Gameplay
The gameplay to Oddworld is a side scrolling puzzle adventure the game features very difficult scenarios such as sneaking past sleeping enemies, distracting enemies, jumping to platforms (Sounds much easier than it is) the gameplay of Oddworld takes a while to get use to esspecially understand your surroundings knowing where the enemies will be and also knowing how to advance sneaking is always the best option but it very slow so this game takes a lot of thinking. at the start you may find the gameplay very difficult to get use to, but you will get use to it after a few tries. the overall gameplay is very fun and amusing and puzziling i definitely think that the gameplay to oddworld is one of the strongest parts to the game.

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Graphics
The graphics to oddworld are very good the colour scheme is brilliant the way each level is very creepy and dark looking I personally think this adds to the effect of the game and makes each level design seem fresh and new I also like the character design because the way each character is made they look very different from each other. The graphics to this game are amazing and overall I personally think its one of the strongest parts to this game .

Sound
The sound to this game is good the soundtrack fits each level very well but I think overall the best part to the sound is Abe’s voice its just amazing everytime I hear Abe’s voice i just laugh to myself as I think its brilliant also the sound effect to movement and the surroundings are awesome the sound to Oddworld is definitely a strong point.

Lasting Appeal
Going through this game on every difficulty and trying to save all of the workers that will add to the difficulty and will definitely make the game last longer.

Final Thoughts
Oddworld New N Tasty is amazing and for any people who played the original game should definitely jump at getting this ive really enjoyed this game and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a game with a challenge.

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Rating : 8.5/10

The Good

  • An Enjoyable Story
  • Funny Characters
  • Awesome Level Design
  • Challenging Gameplay
  • Great Voice Acting (Abe)

The Bad

  • Annoying Controls
  • I Found that the game can get boring at times especially when retrying certain parts over again.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! is available now for Xbox One, PS4 & PC. Thanks go out to Oddworld Inhabitants for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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Rumor: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess set for 3DS port

A Recent rumor has appeared online that may suggest that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess may be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS.

The recent rumor which recently appeared on website; Nintendo Enthusiast seems to suggest that the well loved Zelda title could be making it’s way to the 3DS after a 3DS user received a weird streetpass which showcases the title as “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D”. Check out the image of the odd streetpass below.

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While it would certainly be surprising; It’s also worth mentioning that should this rumor be true, this will not be the only Wii title to be ported to Nintendo’s 3D handheld with successful Wii RPG title; Xenoblade Chronicles recently making the jump exclusively to the New Nintendo 3DS and so far it has been receiving rave reviews.

For those that do not know; The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released with the Wii in November 2006 as a launch title and followed Link one century after the events of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask in which he gets pulled by a Shadow Beast into Twilight where he becomes a Wolf and is imprisoned. Here he meets Midna; An imp like creature with whom he sets out to save the day by restoring the light spirits.

As of right now; All of this is merely a rumor so you must take it with a grain of salt however we will reach out to Nintendo for clarification and see if they can comment however until they announce anything officially this is nothing but a rumor. In the meantime check out a trailer for Twilight Princess below.

So what do you think? Would you like to see Twilight Princess on 3DS? What other Wii games would you like to see in 3D? Have you played Xenoblade Chronicles 3D yet? Be sure to let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Article by Matt McNamee

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution Review

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Developed by CyberConnect 2

Published by Bandai Namco

*I Won’t Let Them Kill Him*

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 3 Version*

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The Story:

The first of three original animated stories, “Creation of the Akatsuki”, reveals the origins of the new group’s membership. After the events that lead to Yahiko’s death, Obito appears in his Tobi guise before Pain and Konan after the former killed Hanzo and gain control of the Hidden Rain Village. Obito tells them to rebuild the Akatsuki’s ranks with a membership of ten as he instructs Pain and Zetsu to recruit Kakuzu while Konan drafts Sasori. At that time, Obito personally recruits Itachi and then Kisame. Later, Orochimaru manages to attract the Akatsuki’s attention to join their ranks for his own purposes. After the recruitment of Deidara by Itachi and Hidan by Kakuzu and Orochimaru, the Akatsuki’s ranks are complete as they begin their mission to find and capture the tailed Beasts. The second story tells of Shisui Uchiha at the time of his death. It begins with Shisui and Itachi fighting which Shisui wins. They later start talking about the Uchiha’s coup. while the third, “The Far Reaches of Hope”, depicts Kushina Uzumaki interacting with a young Obito and the rest of Team Minato.

In addition there is the Mecha-Naruto  story mode which is detailed below:

Set not long before an upcoming tournament to determine the world’s greatest ninja, Naruto and Hinata discover a robot mech on the island the tournament is set to take place. Upon further inspection they both realize that the mech has been designed to look like Naruto in every single way when the mech awakens and is taken back to Naruto’s hometown. Going under the alias Mecha-Naruto; He soon realizes that every person in the village is judging him causing him to do a role reversal with Naruto (Ginyu Style) turning Naruto into Mecha-Naruto while the robot wreaks havoc in Naruto’s human body. Leaving him with no other choice; Naruto as the robot must win over his friends and family once again to enter the tournament and teach the robot a lesson while also taking back what is rightfully his leading to a climax that nobody (Unless they are fans of the show) will be expecting.

The Gameplay:

Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution plays like an all out free for all fighting game that plays similar to previous entries in the series with each stage featuring a huge open space in which players can plan out attacks using tactics or do what I primarily do and run straight in and kick the living snot out of your opponent. Instantly from picking the game up for the first time, It was noticeable that the game is very easy for newcomers to the series to access and control with very simplistic controls which while good for newcomers to fighting games makes the game just a bit too easy for veteran fighting game players. The combo’s at the players disposal are great with a decent range on how to perform certain combo’s with each combo being different from the last and not being too easy yet not being too hard.

The amount of characters for players to choose from is great with a huge variety of characters from the Naruto universe at the players disposal allowing fans and players to experiment each moveset and experience the power behind some of Anime’s most well known characters. The game also features Guard Breaks and Counter Attacks which work extremely well especially when being attacked from multiple positions and certainly helps when trying to get out of a tight situation. Finally each team/character has 3 different styles that you can choose from to help give you advantages in battle; The Ultimate Jutsu type allows players to unleash extremely powerful super attacks on their opponents which can often result in deadly blows while the drive type which locks the battles with a sealed barrier which always activates the support drives which also help to provide assistance in which you can call other members of your team into the fight to either assist in attacking the opponent or defending you depending on the situation in which the character is called forth and then there is the Awakening type which can use Instant Awakening from the beginning of the match. Instant Awakening is accessed by tilting the right analog stick. It lowers your maximum chakra rapidly but powers you up. When the Storm Gauge is full by having full chakra you can enter True Awakening. You gain a huge power up and become OP in True Awakenings, some characters completely change into something else. But True Awakenings have a time limit and can’t be used for a while once it wears off.

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The Sound:

The composed music in Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is beautiful and truly sounds like it has come straight out of an anime with the game featuring a nice combination of both peaceful and action filled music. Considering the Naruto series follows Ninja’s and Martial Arts; it is worth noting that said music also feels authentic to that style of media. The voice cast is also on top form featuring many of the voice actors/actresses from the anime series including Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey, Quinton Flynn and many more aswell as the Japanese voice cast for those who prefer the original Japanese cast. All in all, the music is top notch.

The Graphics:

The overall visual look of Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is what brings some of the best appeal to the game for me with the worlds, characters and attacks going for the cel-shaded route  which in turn makes the game look more like the actual anime which to me makes the game bright and colorful and genuinely a pleasant game world to look at. Each character looks exactly as they do in the show and look as though they have literally been hand drawn in game. Overall, the visuals are perfect on this game.

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Lasting Appeal:

In terms of lasting appeal; Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is a fighting game and so remains pretty much an endless title with the multiplayer and online modes available to those who just want a game in which they can beat the living crap out of each other however the gameplay does get repetitive after a while and starts to feel like a generic button masher fighting game. Obviously for Trophy/Achievement hunters; They return to add a little bit more challenge to the game however these are pretty easy to achieve 100% but should pretty much give you a few extra hours.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is a decent title and granted while it may not be the best title out there; It sure does give you a fun ride when you are playing it with beautiful visuals, great music and vocals, An enjoyable story and some decent gameplay however as I mentioned under the lasting appeal section; there is times when the gameplay starts to feel more like a generic button masher and that unfortunately brings down my opinions but overall a decent game.

My Score = 8.5/10

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The Good:

  • Decent Stories
  • Simplistic yet Technical Gameplay
  • Lush and vibrant visuals
  • Well composed music
  • Great Voice Work from the cast

The Bad:

  • Sometimes feels like a generic button masher
  • Trophies/Achievements are too easy to achieve

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is available now from all good retailers for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Thanks go out to Bandai Namco who supplied the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee

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Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Review

*Please Note: This Review May Contain Spoilers for Saints Row IV*

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Developed by Voliton and High Voltage Software

Published by Deep Silver

*Huh, It’s like I’m in a Video Game, Wink*

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 4 Version*

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The Story:

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected sees the leader of notorious gang; The Third Street Saints (The Player) annihilating a threat posed by long time enemy Cyrus Temple which after saving the planet gains the leader the right to rule as President of the United States of America however these celebrations are short lived as 3 months later, the planet gets invaded by an alien race known as the Zin who with their leader Zinyak destroys the earth after abducting all the humans who they deem worthy of keeping. After escaping from the Alien spaceship, The President with the help of Kinzie, Keith David and the rest of the Third Street Saints set out to get revenge for the planet and maybe even reunite with long lost friends.

The Gameplay:

As with the previous version of the game on PlayStation 3; Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is an open world third person shooter/action game that takes the wackiness of the highly successful Saints Row The Third and cranks it up about 10 notches. One highly notable new addition to the game is Superpowers which inside the reality matrix created by the zin grants the player numerous different elements such as Fire, Ice, Electricity, etc… which they can unleash in multiple ways. There is the Blast power which allows the player to shoot different energies from their hands to attack or even stun multiple enemies. The Telepath ability allows the player to move objects, enemies and more with their mind using the power of telekinesis which can lead to some rather fun outcomes. The stomp ability is probably by far my favorite since the player can stomp the ground with an element of their choice and wipe out numerous enemies and vehicles in the wake of the move. Finally, there is the aura ability in which the player bursts with elemental energy causing said energy to catch on to enemies and shields upon close contact. Other superpowers at the characters disposal is of course super jumping, flight and even super speed.

The game once again features all of the staples of the Saints Row games including side activities involving Tanks, Insurance Fraud, Mayhem and of course, that twisted cat; Professor Genki who returns with Mind Over Murder and Superpowered Fight Club. In addition to this; All the stores require the player to hack into the store’s mainframe which involves a pretty fun pipe mini-game. One thing I will say about this Port of what I considered a great game on PS3 is that it runs a lot smoother than the PlayStation 3 version of the game which at times did have a tendency to lag, unfortunately however I did encounter some similar glitches to the PlayStation 3 version of the game which I encountered such as my character falling through the ground into a never-ending abyss (Until I restarted from the checkpoint by pausing), My character’s hair disappearing randomly at times in cutscenes and the worst of the 3 which I was hoping wouldn’t happen with Re-Elected; My PlayStation 4 crashing at least twice while running the game however it did only happpen a few times and the game has run perfectly fine since however as this is a review; I must make note of everything.

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The Sound:

As with the PlayStation 3 version of the game; Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has one of the best voice casts I’ve seen in a video game in a very long time with the game featuring the heavy hitters Troy Baker, Laura Bailey and Nolan North all being voices for the player character (Once again customization is available) aswell as Yuri Lowenthal, JB Blanc and even some big name celebrities such as Keith David, Terry Crewes, Neil Patrick Harris and Roddy Piper. The game also has one of the best soundtracks I’ve seen in a game in a long time with songs from big name artists such as Aerosmith, Nero, Thin Lizzy, Ludwig Van Beethoven and a lot more. The sound section of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is truly one of my favorite aspects of the game.

The Graphics:

While Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is a port; The visuals are still not quite as up to scratch as they could be considering the game’s competition in the port market (In particular; Grand Theft Auto V) however the visuals on the game have been upscaled so even though the game is not as good looking as it could be, you can definitely see the difference between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions. As I mentioned under the gameplay section, There is a recurring glitch from the original PlayStation 3 version in which my characters hair decides to vanish during cutscenes and even when the character has his/her hair coming out of the simulation; The model on the character looks a little bit jagged. As I said, I wasn’t expecting visuals like The Last of Us or even Grand Theft Auto V for that matter however I do think they could have been altered a lot better.

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Lasting Appeal:

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has so much replay value with the many collectibles in the game’s open world of Virtual Steelport plus add in the insane amount of side activities and missions, mini-games, the actual story missions and then of course the trophies/achievements for the hunters out there and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has well over 4o+ hours of content for you to enjoy. Even then, if you were to finish up anyway, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is just an insanely fun game to run around in anyway making it an enjoyable experience you won’t really want to put down plus the DLC missions help to enhance the enjoyment; especially since 1 mission involves riding a raptor that sings Walk The Dinosaur in a Gollum voice.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is just as enjoyable as it was on the PlayStation 3 with the fun and familiar gameplay; the plethora of content to divulge in and of course, the music and it all runs smoother to boot however the game really should have got rid of the glitches and problems that it had on the PlayStation 3 and so unfortunately brings the game down but otherwise a great port and a fun game which Saints Row fans can be happy about.

My Score = 7.5/10

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The Good:

  • Hilarious Story
  • Great Gameplay
  • Phenomenal Voice Cast and Soundtrack
  • Plenty of Replay Value
  • Game runs a lot smoother

The Bad:

  • Glitches
  • Graphics sometimes appear jagged
  • Insurance Fraud

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC from all good retailers. Thanks go out to Deep Silver for supplying us with the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee

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Evolve Review

Evolve

Developed by Turtle Rock Studios

Published by 2K Games

“The Hunt is On”

*Please Note: This Review is of the PlayStation 4 Version*

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The Story:

Evolve is set in the future on the planet known as “Shear” in which humanity has moved to and started colonizing. The most established colonies on the planet Shear (The Most Valuable ones) start to get attacked by gigantic malevolent extra-terrestrial Monsters. Leaving Humanity with no other choice; Former planet tamer, William Cabot is brought out of retirement to wipe out the threat and evacuate the remaining colonists. In response, Cabot assembles a small army of Psychopaths, Professionals, War Veterans and Expendables to fight back against the enemy.

The Gameplay:

Evolve is a team based shooter with a difference. While the game at first may seem similar to games like Left 4 Dead; Evolve brings in it’s primary selling point which is the 4 v 1 Multiplayer in which 4 players take on the role of a different class of soldier while 1 player takes to the arena in the form of the very overpowered Monster which deals some pretty big amounts of damage depending on how hard you strike. Each class has 3 different characters/Monsters to choose from with the 4 different classes being Trapper, Support, Medic and Assault. I will go into better detail about that shortly along with the modes but before I talk about these elements to the gameplay; I’m better off mentioning that the game does have offline gameplay in which the computer controls either the Hunters or the Monster depending on your choice of character however trying on every difficulty; it doesn’t really matter which you choose since the CPU is pretty overpowered. After playing both offline and online, I have to say that the Online mode is a lot more enjoyable than the Offline mode.

As I said a little while ago; The game does have different classes in terms of the hunters with the Trapper being the tactical member of the group setting traps to catch the Beast aswell as tracking the monster to find out a location to attack which as I said adds tactical elements to the game and really makes you  think carefully about your attacks. As you can probably guess the Medic class is used to help heal and revive fellow hunters in the midst of combat while also being able to take out opponents from a far range with the Sniper Rifle. The Support works like Demolition with the support heavily utilizing Explosives and from my personal experience seems to deal some of the heaviest damage among the hunters. Finally out of the hunters, The Assault class is possibly the most OP of the Hunters being the primary hunter to choose if you want to go at the monsters all guns a blazing. Personally out of the hunters, My personal favourite was the Trapper since while the game still felt like a generic fps; The Trapper class added something different to the familiar and generic gameplay and really made me think about the way I would progress towards taking the monster down. There was also 3 different styles of Monster to choose from in which each different Monster (Goliath, Wraith and Krakken) has 4 different abilities to choose from however you can make the already monsters more powerful by killing the many creatures in your environment to feast on to help your monster evolve into a bigger and deadlier badass. This also helps the monster to rebuild it’s armour after taking damage aswell as restoring all of it’s health. While this was certainly one of my favourite aspects of the game I also really enjoyed the fact that the monster gameplay was in the Third Person however after a while both the FPS and Monster gameplay got extremely repetitive.

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The Sound:

The Soundtrack for Evolve has an eerie and dark science fiction type feel to it which suits the game perfectly with it’s Giger(ish) environments and dark eerie settings but you can hear the futuristic influence in the music aswell making Evolve’s Soundtrack one of the best things about the game. The voice acting is great aswell in terms of the hunters with the game featuring some big names including JB Blanc (Saints Row IV), Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil 6) and Courtney Taylor (StarCraft 2) to name just a few aswell as loads of great work from more lesser known voice actors. The Sound effects on the monsters are also great and help to give off the effect that they are menacing beasts that will stop at nothing until everything is destroyed. All in all, The sound is one of the best aspects of the game.

The Graphics:

The visuals in Evolve are not the greatest considering some of the titles out there these days however the visuals help Evolve to get its point across that mankind is in a dark situation in terms of it’s Monster problem. The environments and maps are highly detailed and look both beautiful and gritty at the same time however at times the whole look of the game is sometimes to dark and bleak for its own good. The models on the monsters are brilliant and make them truly look menacing and some of the parts of the environment really have a H.R.Giger type feel to them. Overall the visuals are decent but as I said not the greatest considering some of the games out there on the consoles but the environments and Monsters are truly visually appetising enough.

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Lasting Appeal:

Considering all the online multiplayer modes and the fact that Evolve is a First Person Shooter (With third person elements); The game is pretty much never-ending however it would all depend on your personal thoughts towards the game and if you find it to repetitive otherwise it is a great game to play. The Trophies/Achievements add a lot more replay value to the title but once again it depends if you want to go for the full set. All in all, Evolve has a decent amount of replay value depending on your feelings towards the game.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Evolve is a great shooter and has brought a fresh new idea to the table with the 4 v 1 idea behind the hunters and monster with an ok story, good visuals and an eerie futuristic soundtrack and great voice cast which help to show off the type of world that the developers were aiming to create in terms of effect however at times, the game does seem slightly OP and at times the gameplay does get repetitive.

Score = 7.5/10

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The Good:

  • Story is OK
  • Gameplay is unique
  • Voice Cast are great
  • Fantastic Soundtrack
  • Dark and Gritty Visuals

The Bad:

  • Gameplay gets repetitive
  • Game can be Overpowered at times
  • Graphics aren’t the best

Evolve is available now from all good retailers for PS4, Xbox One & PC. Thanks go out to 2K Games for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee