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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition won’t affect Triad Wars’ Development

United Front Games have today revealed more details on the upcoming Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs confirming that the development of the remaster won’t affect development on upcoming sequel; Triad Wars.

Sleeping Dogs was originally released in August 2012 for the PC, PS3 & Xbox 360 and stunned numerous gamers with its mix of open world gameplay, mixed martial arts and a gripping story aswell as a superb voice cast and after going through a rough time in development at Activision; The game was instead released by Square Enix and United Front Games who showed off the city of Hong Kong as a fully explorable open world as it was home to the story of undercover cop; Wei Shen.

Recently; Square Enix revealed that United Front Games are busy at work developing a Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs for release later this year on PC, PS4 & Xbox One aswell as a sequel to the title in the form of Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars.

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While the news excited most Sleeping Dogs players; It also caused worry that the development of the Definitive Edition would halt work being done on Triad Wars. In order to put an end to this worry; UFG’s Community Manager has come forward on the community forums to reveal that the Definitive Edition of the title won’t affect the development of the upcoming sequel.

“Now I know you’re all hoping I’ll have an update on Triad Wars for you, but just to manage expectations – I don’t have any information about it myself at present as information about it is being tightly controlled (even internally) and I’m not involved with it myself. Suffice to say that it’s being worked and that the Definitive Edition hasn’t impacted its development in any way,” He reassured fans.

In addition to this news, The Representitive also went on to give out some more details on the upcoming definitive edition and revealed exactly what it will and won’t feature.

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“The DLCs included are most likely to be all DLCs released previously except for the specific boosters. All DLC content is designed to fit into the game seamlessly, so you won’t have to worry about activating any additional content as such.” He also revealed that unfortunately, there would be no mod tools for the gamers stating “I did discuss this with the dev team and everyone here is well aware of the amazing stuff the community could come up with given the tools. Unfortunately, however, this isn’t possible as part of this release in particular. I’m sorry to disappoint you on this… I know we would have loved to see what you could come up with!”.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One & PC on October 10th 2014.

So what do you think? Are you happy Triad Wars is still moving ahead as planned? Will you be picking up the Definitive Edition? What are your thoughts on the lack of Mod Tools? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article by Matt McNamee

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Report: Lego Jurassic Park Game in Development; Coming 2015

After taking on the Numerous other franchises in the world; It looks like the Lego Series has set their sites on Jurassic Park with a Video Game in development and possibly coming out 2015 alongside Jurassic World; If a recent report is to be believed.

The information comes from Jurassic Park fan site; JurassicWorld.org which revealed that 2 memos from Toys R Us show that Universal have made some deals for merchandising for upcoming Jurassic Park Sequel; Jurassic World. Among these included Lego in terms of an actual merchandise chain. What isn’t mentioned on the memos however which the fan site reports is that at this current moment; A Contract is in the works to make a lego video game adaptation of the upcoming movie. The Picture of the memo is below.

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If a Video Game actually does happen; Its unknown if it will choose to follow the story line of Jurassic World or if like most Lego games it will take inspiration from the other entries in the series but one thing is for certain; If its anything like the previous lego games it will be great. It’s also currently unknown which development studio will take it on but considering all lego games have been done by Traveller’s Tales it wouldn’t be a surprise if they were in charge of the project.

There is no official word on this yet however if it is true we can probably expect to hear something on this game soon.

So what do you think? Do you want to see a Lego Jurassic Park game? Are you a fan of the series? Do you want more Dinosaur related games? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article by Matt McNamee

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Minecraft could get Wii U Version depending on User Base & Update Process

Minecraft Console Developer 4J Studios believe they could release the game on Consoles such as Wii U as long as the user base is big enough and the update process runs smoothly.

Minecraft first appeared in the gaming world in the year 2011 for PC from Indie Developer; Mojang and over the years has slowly taken the world by storm with Merchandise and of course the move from PC to home consoles with the 360 & PS3 editions (Thanks to 4J Studios). Right now, 4J Studios are finishing off the upcoming ports to PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PlayStation Vita after the PS4 version recently failed its final test with Sony.

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In a recent interview with TotalXbox; 4J Studios’ Daniel Kaplan spoke about the title being adapted for other devices once work on the new versions are complete. “It’s mostly about platforms that make sense, we didn’t anticipate the mobile version to be that big compared to the PC, and it’s the same for consoles. People always compare it to the PC, which is supposed to be like the big original version where you get all the cool features first.” He added “But we have seen there is a massive audience on other platforms so there are still huge groups of people who don’t play on PC at all.”

Kaplan also spoke about how once the PS4 & Xbox One versions are done; Most of the intended platforms for the game are covered however some consoles such as the Wii U are still unaccounted for. “With the release of PS4 and Xbox One I think we have fulfilled most of the needs for now. There aren’t many platforms left to release on. We’ll see, whatever makes sense and if the platform has the user base for it. We won’t release on the platform is the base is very small because it’s much too big of an effort.” In addition to this; Minecraft needs a smooth update process since 4J are always releasing patches to bring new content to the game to keep it up to scratch with the PC Version. “The whole point of Minecraft is that you get updates all the time. If you release somewhere you want to make sure that we will be updating rather than, ‘Oh yeah, we only sold 1000 copies on that platform so let’s kill it off’. That’s not the way Minecraft has been developed.”

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At this point it’s unknown if Minecraft will see release on Wii U but it is set to release on PS4, Xbox One & PS Vita later this year and is available now on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 & Mobile Devices.

So what do you think? Should Minecraft be released on Wii U? What have you built on Minecraft so far? Are you a fan? Be sure to let me know what you thought of the preview in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube. In the meantime be sure to check out the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Trailer below.

Article by Matt McNamee

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf Review

The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf

Developed by Telltale Games

Published by Telltale Games

” Bloody Hell Bigby, Is that you? ”

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The Story:

After the thrilling conclusion to In Sheep’s Clothing; Bigby has finally confronted The Crooked Man but as his meeting with the mysterious man begins; Chaos ensues and soon after Bigby is on the hunt for those responsible for the death and suffering caused to Fabletown. As he confronts the many criminals he has encountered including The Crooked Man, Georgia Porgie & Bloody Mary, Bigby will have to determine the true mastermind behind the murders and may find something out that will change the fate of Fabletown forever.

The Gameplay

Cry Wolf once again utilizes the traditional Telltale point and click gameplay which is used to find clues and attack enemies however Cry Wolf features one of the best boss battles of the year featuring Bloody Mary & Bigby’s True form. This boss battle felt fluent and fun while also keeping the serious and gory tone that the season has built up. It also did as all Telltale titles do in the final episodes by taking all of your actions throughout the previous episodes and bringing them back to haunt you. This happens during the trial of The Crooked Man scene towards the end of the game when you are trying to judge his fate and each of the members of fabletown compare Bigby’s Actions to The Crooked Man.

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The Sound:

As I have stated in all the previous Wolf Among Us reviews, The theme tune for the game is as fantastic as ever and listening to it in this episode gives off the feeling that its hard to believe its the last episode in Season 1. The Voice acting is at the top of its game and once again praise goes to Adam Harrington, Erin Ashe, Dave Fennoy and all the other highly talented voices behind Fabletowns Residents.

The Graphics:

As with the other entries in The Wolf Among Us Season 1; The game utilizes the art styles of the Fables comic book which like most Telltale titles truly does suit the style of the game and while having a comic book vibe is dark and gritty like you’d probably expect to see in a Batman comic. The design on some of the characters is fantastic; In particular the true forms of both Bloody Mary & Bigby Wolf which look phenomenal on screen and from the boss battle gives you a sense of knowing the end is nigh.

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Lasting Appeal:

Cry Wolf like the other entries in The Wolf Among Us has plenty of different reasons to play it such as collecting all of the Book of Fables entries and of course the multiple choices you can make to affect the overall outcome of the story. Plenty of Replayability.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Cry Wolf was a stunning ending to a phenomenal Telltale series and while I had a different opinion at the time of playing, The more I think about it; This shows that The Wolf Among Us is possibly the best Telltale series to date just slightly beating the first season of The Walking Dead. Well Done Telltale and for the love of god make a Season 2.

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My Score – 10/10

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The Good

  • Fantastic ending to a Fantastic story
  • Great Voice Cast
  • Likeable character
  • Familiar Gameplay
  • Great Soundtrack
  • Great Visual Style
  • Possibly Best Boss Battle of the Year

The Bad

  • N/A

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf is available now from all digital outlets. Thanks go to Telltale for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review by Matt McNamee

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Outlast: Whistleblower Review

Outlast: Whistleblower

Developed by Red Barrels

Published by Red Barrels

” Sorry if I scared you but my darling Bride needs a Bridesmaid ”

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The Story:

Outlast Whistleblower is set just before the events of the main game and puts you in the role of Waylon Park; A Software engineer working at Mount Massive Asylum who sends the anonymous email to Outlast Protagonist; Miles Upshur. When Waylon is caught sending the email to Miles; He is subjected to torture by the head of Mount Massive Asylum. Now armed with nothing but a Camcorder and his gut instinct, Waylon will have to escape from this nightmare asylum once and for all but with the Murkoff Corporation, A Cannibal & A Serial Killer trying to hunt him down; Will he make it out alive?

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The Gameplay:

Much like the original game; Outlast: Whistleblower is a first person survival horror title in which you mainly have to rely on Stealth and running for dear life. One of the many features of Outlast Whistleblower like the actual game is the fact that the game does not feature actual combat thus you cannot attack your pursuers which adds to the difficulty of the game aswell as the horror aspect since you know immediately that there is no way you can fend for yourself and that its essentially survival of the fastest. Another slightly useful item in the game is the camcorder which also features Night vision so you can locate your enemies in dark spaces however if your batteries run out you have to search every small crevice for a battery otherwise you have to brave the game in the pitch black darkness which just makes the game all that more scary. All in all, the gameplay is identical to Outlast and is perfect for that reason.

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The Sound:

Outlast: Whistleblower has some great sound effects but remains silent through most parts of the game which adds to the horror element since it puts you on edge so that when you hear the slightest sound you jump to high heaven. The soundtrack features a composure of some of the creepiest music to grace a video game in a long time. The little bit of voice acting that is in the game is decent but nothing to memorable.

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The Graphics:

Outlast: Whistleblower has fantastic graphics which showcases the dark and brutal world of Outlast with excessive amounts of gore all beautifully showcased with PlayStation 4’s graphical capabilities.The enemies and inmates of the game look truly horrifying with different disfigurements such as stitched up mouths, certain body parts missing, etc… and they sometimes look like creatures from the Silent Hill series. One scene in particular in Whistleblower had me (as a man) cringing like I have never cringed at a game before and showcases just how crazy the people inside the asylum are.

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Lasting Appeal:

Outlast Whistleblower like the original game has documents and notes which the player can collect by finding files or recording certain locations/people in the asylum respectively. Other than this however the only other reason to return to the game is the higher difficulties and if you play on the highest to start with then there isn’t really much else in way of replayability.

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Final Thoughts:

All in all,Outlast: Whistleblower is a great expansion with some terrifying moments and great suspenseful gameplay however there is no replayability factor and the voice acting isn’t exactly memorable which lets the title down.

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My Score – 8/10

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The Good

  • Great Story
  • Familiar and Suspenseful gameplay
  • Creepy Background Music
  • Brilliant Graphics

The Bad

  • Voice Acting Isn’t Too Memorable
  • Not Much in Terms of Re playability

 

Outlast: Whistleblower is available now for PC, PS4 & Xbox One. Thanks go to Red Barrels for supplying the game and assets used in this review.  Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review by Matt McNamee

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Metro Last Light Redux Review

Developed By 4A games

Produced By Deep Silver

” That’s the way to do it, bro! Just like the three Musketeers, eh? ”

WARNING THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

The Story

Metro Last Light continues from the ending in 2033 where Artyom destroys the Dark Ones nest with missiles, ever since launching the missiles Artyom who has been made a Ranger has been suffering from nightmares, after waking up he is greeted by Khan who informs him that he has found a remaining Dark One at the ruins of the nest but only a baby, Artyom and Khan inform Miller of this discovery but Miller orders Artyom to kill the creature and sends along a sniper with him named Anna, shortly after Artyom and Anna make it to the nest of the Dark Ones and find the baby, Artyom corners the baby but it manages to knock him unconscious with it’s powers, when Artyom finally wakes he realises he has been captured by the Nazis, it is here that Artyom meets Pavel a Red Line soldier who helps Artyom escape the Nazi prison, during the escape Artyom overhears that the Dark One baby has been moved to another location, so with Pavel he sets out to find the baby Dark One and fulfill his mission.

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The Gameplay

Metro Last Light Redux is a First Person Shooter, Survival Horror game with a heavy emphasis on stealth, there isn’t a lot of differences between this game and 2033 Redux as the gameplay is the exact same engine, but if it’s not broken don’t fix it, the only real difference I can think of is that there are a lot more Human enemy encounters than 2033, once again you are tasked with fighting off mutants, scavenging ammo and surviving post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro Last Light does have quite a few DLC additions included with the game with my favorite being Kshatriya where you are a soldier in a base, that has to venture up into the wastes above to collect artifacts from the old world, which you can trade for money to buy better equipment, filters and medkits so you can go further into the ruins to get better artifacts and fight stronger enemies, the others weren’t anything special just being normal campaigns where you have to get from point A to point B.

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The Sound

Last Light Redux pulls the same sound design as 2033 Redux all be it actors, gunshots as well as other things so really there isn’t much to comment on since the same laws apply to this game, like the silly accents, but luckily Pavel is one of the best companions to have in a post apocalyptic world since he is very cheerful and voiced brilliantly, as I forgot to mention in my previous review there is an option to change the voices to Russian but I prefer to hear things in my native language.

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The Graphics

The original Metro Last Light was an already fine looking game, so unlike 2033 there wasn’t a complete graphical overhaul, there however there has been a major upgrade to the lighting, detail and pretty much everything else to the game, making Redux in a whole one of the best looking PS4 games yet.

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The Lasting Appeal

Metro Last Light Redux has quite a bit of content packed in compared to 2033, the campaign alone is about 12-15 hours but there is also quite a few DLC packs tucked in which add another 2-3 hours content to the package, they aren’t too interesting apart from Kshatriya which was very fun to play but other as weren’t that special but they add content to the package so I cant really complain, once again there are new trophies to acquire so this game could keep you busy for a while.

Final Thoughts

Metro Last Light is one of my favorite games ever and when I heard it was getting a release on PS4 I couldn’t resist the temptation of playing this masterpiece on PS4, with Fantastic Graphics, some of the best Gameplay ever in a First Person Shooter all rounded off with a load of content and a Wonderful story, Metro Last Light alone is a game that everyone must experience, especially now that it’s also on Next-Gen consoles. Seriously Play It.

 

My Score – 10/10

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The Good

  • Wonderful Story
  • Great Gameplay
  • Lots of Content
  • Beautiful Visuals
  • Pavel

The Bad

  • N/A

Metro Last Light Redux is available now for PS4 & Xbox One. Thanks go to Koch Media for supplying the game and assets used in this review.  Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review By Jonnie Dixon

 

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Metro 2033 Redux Review

Developed By 4A Games

Published By Deep Silver

“If it’s hostile – you kill it.”

The Story

Metro 2033 is set in a time after a nuclear war, forcing humanity to take refuge underground in the subway tunnels as the whole upper land is now uninhabitable due to radiation and mutated creatures roaming the lands. You take control of Artyom a 20 year old man living down in the Metro tunnels in a settlement named Exhibition which recently has been under attack by strange creatures known as ” Dark Ones ” which can destroy a mans mind causing a slow death, Artyom’s father Alex’s friend Hunter comes to visit and to see these Dark Ones for himself, after learning of what they are capable of Hunter goes to search for the Dark Ones instructing Artyom to go to his commanding officer Miller in a station far away should he not return, after a day passes Hunter does not return so Artyom sets off on his journey to find Miller and ask for his assistance with the Dark Ones.

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The Gameplay

Metro 2033 is a First Person Shooter Survival Horror game, where you are tasked with fighting off mutants, scavenging for ammo and filters for your gas mask and traversing the post apocalyptic world of Moscow. If you have played the original Metro 2033 on Xbox 360 then you will notice huge, improvement’s to the gameplay with stealth being the major change, in the original 2033 when you were spotted the enemy seemed to constantly know where you were, thankfully this is not present in Redux with the stealth being very simple and easy to do with your silenced weapons, throwing knives and up close and personal takedowns, the gunplay also feels a lot better with new weapons and the gameplay just plain feeling better, another major difference is the game runs at a solid 60 fps to which I experienced no frame drops. The game mixes it up with different encounters such as Watchmen that hunt in packs and swarm around you and Human enemies that admittedly don’t have the smartest A.I but can still hurt you pretty bad. There are also 2 choices of play style, Spartan and Survivor, the first being the more straight forward FPS experience with ammo being pretty plentiful, Survivor on the other had has a lot less ammo to give you, pressuring you into maintain a stealth oriented playthrough, which was my preferred style of play.

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The Sound

The sound effects in the game have been much improved upon with the gunshots and explosive sounds as well as the sounds of monsters sounding a lot more clear. The voice acting in the game has not received much improvement apart from Artyom, but in all the Voice acting in the game is still a mixed bag the voice acting is good here and there but a lot of the time the characters voices just sound very silly since the voice actors are trying to fake a Russian accent.

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The Graphics

Anyone who has played the original 2033 will immediately notice the vast improvements in Redux, some character models have been replaced by their Last Light counterparts such as Khan, the attention to detail is very well done with a lot of the areas especially the world above which looks incredible, admittedly there are a few graphical glitches like when I use the Lighter occasionally I see a orange box around the flame, lighting effects are also great, the dark areas really add to the atmosphere, and finally the monster designs are also fantastic with the Librarians and Demons being my favorite.

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Lasting Appeal

Metro 2033 has a solid campaign that spans around 8-10 hours, as mentioned above there are a choice of play styles and difficulties as well as a new set of trophies/achievements which could keep you busy for an extra 20 hours.

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Final Thoughts

Metro 2033 Redux is an improvement of a already great game, with gameplay enhancements, graphical upgrades and Trophies/Achievements to collect there is no better time to invest in this stunning post apocalyptic experience.

Final thoughts

My Score – 9.5/10

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The Good

  • Well Written Story
  • Perfect FPS Gameplay
  • Fantastic Visuals
  • Well Done Stealth
  • Re playability

The Bad

  • Some Graphical Glitches
  • Silly Accents

Metro 2033 Redux is available now for PS4 & Xbox One. Thanks go to Koch Media for supplying the game and assets used in this review.  Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review By Jonnie Dixon

 

 

 

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The Last of Us Remastered Review

Developed By Naughty Dog

Published By Sony Computer Entertainment

” I’ve struggled a long time with survivin’, but no matter what you have to find something to fight for. ”

The Story

The Last of Us Remastered is set some time in the future after a fungal virus outbreak begins to spread causing everyone afflicted to attack the nearest person and anyone they bite becomes one of them, sounds very familiar I know. You play as Joel a survivor tasked with smuggling a 14 year old girl named Ellie over the country to a group of people known as the Fireflies. The overall story doesn’t sound very complex or interesting but what makes The Last of Us so good is not the goal but the journey to reach that goal and the characters that support you along the way. The relationship between Joel and Ellie is one of the best in gaming history, think The Walking Dead with better gameplay.

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The Gameplay

The Last of Us Remastered is pretty basic when it comes to combat you have your simple 3rd person gunfights but your best course of action is to sneak through every encounter as the stealth gameplay is very simple yet incredibly well done, you have items like bottles and bricks to lure away enemy’s whether it’s to move them out of the way for you to sneak around or into a corner to strangle them, the former is very important when dealing with the more dangerous enemies in the game most notably the Clickers which will instantly kill you once they grab you. Ammo is in very low supply especially on the harder difficulties which will have you dieing….. a lot. The game also has a crafting system albeit very simple, you can craft med-kits, Molotov’s, Smoke bombs, Nail bombs and Shivs which all are helpful and can help you out in a pinch.

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The Online modes are Supply Raid, Survivors and Interrogation with the only poor one being interrogation which is a mode where you have to down someone with gunfire or melee attacks and then execute them enough times to get a password then open there safe to win the round, I found this mode to be quite boring and really repetitive and plus it was hard to get a game probably since no one was playing it. Supply Raid is a basic Team Death match mode where each team has 20 lives and the first to deplete the opposing teams lives wins, this mode is a lot more fun than Interrogation but it can also take a while and finally we have Survivors which was the main mode I played and my favorite, it is a basic mode where each team has 4 survivors and no re-spawns so once you’re dead there’s no retries until the round finishes, this may put some people off but I liked the idea of if you did poorly then you die and then you have to wait prompting you to do better, first to 4 rounds wins. There are lots of customization items such as better weapons, skills and clothing items also.

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The Sound

The Last of Us has little in terms of Soundtrack but this just adds to the emotion. the sounds of the Infected especially the Clickers will be drilled into your head and will leave a lasting impression on you. The voice acting is some of the best with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson having some of the best interactions in gaming history, very rarely does a game bring out as much emotion in me as this one does.

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The Graphics

As this is a ” Remastering ” of The Last of Us you would go into the game expecting there to be visual enhancements and I’m pleased to say there definitely are especially with the environments which have been enhanced making the smallest of details look crisp and gorgeous. The facial animations are still stunning with Joel, Ellie and especially Tess being the stand out picks.

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The Lasting Appeal

The Last of Us Remastered has a TON of content packed into the game with a main campaign that usually takes between 12-15 hours, multiple difficulty options, the Left Behind DLC which adds another 2-3 hours and not to mention the brilliant online mode which I spent many, many hours on, you will definitely get plenty of content for your purchase here.

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Final Thoughts

The Last of Us is one of my favorite games ever, anyone who missed this masterpiece on PS3 have a chance to redeem themselves now and pick this up. With incredible yet simple gameplay, breathtaking voice acting and graphics and a unbelievable amount of content shoved in The Last of Us Remastered is a must play especially if you missed out on PS3, but just beware you may experience some bad glitches while playing through.

My Score – 9.9/10

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The Good

  • Incredible story
  • All characters are memorable
  • Smart A.I
  • Very Well Done Gameplay
  • Best Graphics on PS4
  • Multi-Player
  • Left Behind

The Bad

  • Glitches

The Last of Us Remastered is available now from all good retailers. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

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Review By Jonnie Dixon

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Preview: Hands-On with Destiny

With us only 2 Weeks away from the launch of highly anticipated Bungie title; Destiny. We have an in depth preview of the title after we got hands on with the game’s Beta.

So to get started off the Destiny beta had me creating my own badass guardian out of 3 different character classes; The Hunter which seemed to be the generic Soldier class which relies on Technology and weaponry, The Titan which worked like a Brute Character with powerful melee attacks aswell as good gun tactics and finally; The Warlock which if it were a Skyrim like game would work like a Necromancer using technology to their advantage and for the players who would like a more Strategic approach. Next I got to choose from 3 different species; Human (Generic looking Human Soldier), The Awoken (Which looks like the Engineers from Prometheus) & Exo (Which is more of a cyborg race) aswell as Gender, Skin Color, Face Shape, Etc..

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I was soon after thrown straight into a level set in Old Russia where I had to find a spaceship to survive. The game inside of levels takes on the perspective of  a first person shooter with multiple attacks and skills on offer depending on your class of character. The gameplay ran extremely smooth and felt fluent between melee attacks and gunfire. The beta also featured a leveling up system and upgrade points which could be used towards purchasing new skills to perform devastating new attacks.  After this, My Guardian arrived at the The Tower where I got to socialize with other players in a third person perspective where I could also purchase new items and weapons for my guardian.

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After arriving at The Tower for the first time; I ventured into an actual level and what made the game so great was that the game is essentially a first person shooter meets open world with multiple players being able to join the same level as you and unlockables in the level such as hover vehicles and credits. The exploration of Destiny is great  with huge maps to explore properly to find all the hidden objects and truly discover the remains of these ancient places and the graphics help make this look even more stunning with a realistic feel to this quite obvious piece of Science Fiction. The Beta also included the PvP mode which was called Crucible in which players go up against each other in battle across Destiny’s huge maps. All in all, Destiny after getting my hands on the beta astounded me with its exploration and shooting mechanics and if the beta is anything to go by; Then the full game could very well be a contender for game of the year 2014.

Destiny is set to launch worldwide on September 9th 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One. Thanks go out to Activision for supplying the Beta Code & Assets used in this preview. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the preview in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube. In the meantime be sure to check out the Destiny Launch Trailer below.

Preview by Matt McNamee

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Tales of Xillia 2 gets a Metal Case Close Up Video

With only a few weeks left to go before release; Bandai Namco have released a video to get hardcore fans of the Tales series excited.

Tales of Xillia 2; The most recent entry in the Tales Series sees its release in just a few short weeks and to get fans excited, Bandai Namco have revealed a video to show off the special metalpack case which is only available in the Day 1 edition. The Video shows off the special case which contains a selection of Original tracks from the game made by the talented development team which was not even released in Japan.

Check out the Video below featuring Tales of Xillia 2’s Producer; Baba-San as he gives fans a close up of the beautiful case.

Tales of Xillia 2 is available to buy from the 22nd August exclusively on PlayStation 3. The Day 1 Edition can be pre-ordered from the following retailers:

ShopTo

GAME

Amazon

So what do you think? Will you be buying the Day 1 Edition? Are you a fan of the Tales series? Have you played Tales of Xillia? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article by Matt McNamee