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Escape Dead Island Review

Escape Dead Island

Developed by Fatshark

Published by Deep Silver

“We’re not going to Banoi”

Please Note: This Review is for the Xbox 360 Version

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First Thoughts

My first thoughts of this game was that it seems very different to every other dead island for 1 reason its a third person survival mystery horror game where as the the other dead island games are first person anyway’s so far I am actually enjoying the game its very entertaining and I want to know what is going on in the story!

Story

The Story of Escape Dead Island is about uncovering the roots of the outbreak and where it started you play as Cliff Calo who embarks on this epic journey along with his two friends Linda Waterson and Devan Marvopani to uncover the secrets of the outbreak on the island of Narapela while on this journey Cliff encounters some crazy things you will also run in to a familiar which is cool if you have played the other dead island games. if you have played the previous dead island games and enjoyed the stories to them or even if you just want to find out the origins to the outbreak this will give some insight to that overall I think the story to escape dead island wasn’t to bad it will keep you occupied for the duration of the game.

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Gameplay

The gameplay to escape dead island is a third person action game. the gameplay contains very basic action mechanics 2 button attack X For light attack and Y for heavy the game also contains the use of a camera to take pictures of anything that can add to Cliff’s Story but with the camera I kind of found it pointless it gets to the point where you don’t want to take pictures as its just so boring to do so I really did dislike the whole camera plus every time you had to get the camera out it wouldn’t stay equipped so I found this very frustrating. The shooting mechanics are not to bad but again very basic there are only 2 weapons a Pistol and a shotgun you can get upgrades but the firearms still remain as those guns. The melee you come across various melee weapons but you can not upgrade them which is kind of a shame but I understand this is only a short game anyway’s the fighting mechanics are very slow and the execution is just so boring as there are only 2 different executions along with that you can sneak up on the zombies and kill them which in my opinion I think is the best. Overall the gameplay isn’t to bad and as stated seeing this is only meant to be a short game the gameplay and mechanics are pretty good.

Graphics

The graphics to escape dead island are very cartoony but I am a fan of these kind of art styles as I think they bring out a lot of the gore on certain things so to me the graphics are great also the cutscenes are like comic strips which I think is very cool overall the graphics in my opinion are very good as I like how the game looks.

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Sound

The sound to escape dead island is very basic the voice actors are not the best in the world but they are not the worst either also the firearm sounds are ok so as stated a lot of the sound effects are basic but I did not expect to go in and hear loads of great music and stuff so overall the sound is not to bad for the game.

Lasting Appeal

There really isn’t apart from trying to get all the collectibles.

Final Thoughts

Overall the game wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be and I did enjoy it for the first 2 hours then it got very repetitive and couldn’t wait to finish it but this doesn’t make it a bad game and I definitely think fans of the dead island series should check this game out.

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Rating: 6.5/10

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The Good

  • Not A Bad Story
  • Cool Graphics
  • Nice Environment
  • Voice Actors fit each character very well

The Bad

  • Very repetitive
  • Gets Boring Fast
  • No Fast Travel
  • Checkpoints are annoying

Escape Dead Island is available now for PS3, Xbox 360 & PC. Thanks go out to Deep Silver 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.

 TENACIOUSTLOGO2 Review By Tenacious Tea Gaming

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Blue Estate Review

Blue Estate

Developed by Hesaw

Published by Hesaw

“What the hell is this, Monopoly money?!”

Please Note: This Review is for the Xbox One Version

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First Thoughts

So my first thoughts for this game is that it looks great fun and it is great fun either with the kinect or controller its still very enjoyable and the game has loads to offer.

Story

The story follows two characters Tony Luciano, the psychopathic son of Los Angeles godfather and Clarence, an ex-soldier who has been hired as the Don’s hitman. The two characters will have to fight there way through various stages encountering various enemies and bosses. each character has there own missions which I think is great as it switches up between a serious and funny character perspective. Overall the story to Blue Estate is good but I wasn’t really following it that much but I think that’s because I have not read the comics but I will admit I found the story funny which I like but I think people who have read the comic will find themselves more attached and gripped to the story.

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Gameplay

The gameplay is a rail shooter but there is much more than just aiming and shooting in this rail shooter but first I will go over the shooting and aiming. first off using Kinect for this game is great every feature that you need to use is amazing and fits the game very well it will take time to get the hang of the aiming and stuff as I still ain’t got the hang of it on kinect. The game is just as great when using the controller and that’s one of my favorite things about this game is that you can play it with either the kinect or controller so if you cant be bothered to stand up and aim at the TV (Kinect) with your hand then you can sit down and aim with the analogue and shoot with the RT and takes a little less time to get use to other than that there is many other features such as gestures use will have to use the left analogue or your left hand to open doors throw back items and other random things that you will find out in the process of playing the game. Overall the gameplay to blue estate is amazing fun I really enjoyed this game everything about the gameplay seems fresh and is really fun and is definitely the strong point to blue estate.

Graphics

The graphics to blue estate are very detailed and I liked them a lot I liked the comic book look to it which is great each character was very detailed and the surrounding detail of the levels looks amazing as well each level design looked new and fresh for the game which I really liked a lot the graphics are a very strong point to this game and I thought they looked amazing.

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Sound

The sound to this game is great especially the sound effects and voice actors each gun has its own great sound effect that is perfect! also the voice actors are great and everything they say is great and usually very funny. also the music to the game is great but i didn’t notice it as much as i was paying attention to what each character had to say. Overall the sound to the game is great and it is another strong point to the game.

Lasting Appeal

The lasting appeal to this game is going through the arcade mode or replaying the story and try to get all the stars and also beating your own score is always good fun.

Final Thoughts

I Enjoyed every minute of this game, the gameplay is amazing! and I really found it fresh and new to play also the voice actors are brilliant my only issue is I wish there was more missions to play other than that the game is great fun.

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Rating: 8/10

The Good

  • Great Voice Actors
  • Fun Gameplay
  • Awesome Graphics
  • Hilarious Script
  • The choice to play with either kinect or controller
  • Kinect works great with the game and is enjoyable to use

The Bad

  • Very Short (Wish there was more story missions)

Blue Estate is available now for Xbox One & PS4. Thanks go out to Hesaw 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.

  TENACIOUSTLOGO2 Review By Tenacious Tea Gaming

 

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Grand Theft Auto V Review

Grand Theft Auto V

Developed by Rockstar North

Published by Rockstar

*You Make Me Want A Labotomy!*

*Please Note: This review is for the PlayStation 4 Version*

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The Story:

Grand Theft Auto V follows 3 protagonists with a huge interlinking story. Nine years after a failed Bank Robbery; Michael Townley, a former bank robber is living with his family under witness protection as Michael De Santa and is suffering from a mid-life crisis. After realizing his wife is cheating on him and that none of his kids respect him; He decides to get back into the business of stealing with his new protege; Franklin Clinton; A young car thief who meets Michael when trying to steal his son’s car. The two pull off a heist in a jewelry shop which catches the attention of Michael’s former partner in crime; Trevor Phillips who realizes his friend isn’t dead and sets out to reunite with him.

Together the 3 of them start committing some of the biggest heists Los Santos has seen in a long time as their personal lives start to spin way out of control leading them towards an ending that is worthy of applause.

The Gameplay:

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world sandbox game with many things to keep you satisfied while you wander around Los Santos. GTA V retains the series classic gameplay of basically Stealing, Racing and Gunning down anything that gets in your way to get to the big league and live the American Dream. The array of weapons and vehicles to choose from is huge and so varied that there is literally something for everyone. When your not running around shooting people or knifing them; There is plenty of activities available to the player including playing golf, watching movies at the cinema and even building a space docker which leads to some fun and time consuming mini-games. The cops in this game have also improved from their previous iterations with the crime being much more harsher and brutal in Los Santos then it was in Liberty City with the cops in this game feeling more like Robocop than Paul Blart.

The ability to switch between the 3 characters at will is simplistic yet enjoyable and can help you out when surrounded by enemies in levels. As a big fan of Dogs in general; I found the parts where you could play as Chop hilarious with some of the attacks that you could perform being great aswell as the fact the dog can get distracted very easily leading to some hilarious dialogue from Franklin and Lamar. Of course the big new feature on show for the PS4, Xbox One and (Eventual) PC releases is the First Person mode which allows you to see things from the character’s perspective which changes the whole way you look at the GTA series and while the first person mode was great; For me it just didn’t feel right with this particular series but it does make the game much better to look at. Another feature I did enjoy was the online aspect which in ways can be treated as a completely separate game featuring your own customizable character in another scenario taking part in Los Santos featuring many different competitive game modes such as deathmatch and racing which is brilliant and one of the best parts about the online is that it has a feature which keeps you safe from campers who think it’s fun to basically just kill you as soon as you respawn; saving both your character and your TV from going out the window.

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The Sound:

The Sound segments of GTA V are brilliant with a phenomenal soundtrack that comprises of some fantastic songs from artists like The Chain Gang of 1974 (Sleepwalking), Queen (Radio GaGa), The Five Stairsteps (O-o-h Child), Kenny Loggins (I’m Free) & many many more from the original soundtrack but with the new generation comes even more new songs featuring artists like Gorillaz, Maroon 5, Creedance Clearwater Revival and of course my personal favorite; Carry on Wayward Son from Kansas. The score for the game echoes the soundtrack with an intense composure that really immerses you in the world of Grand Theft Auto and feels like another staple in the series’ long running continuity for great composed music. The Voice Acting in the game is brilliant aswell with a cast mainly comprising of unknown voice actors with Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke & Steven Ogg leading the cast as Protagonists; Franklin, Michael & Trevor respectively along with many other brilliant voice actors and actresses who should be proud of being a great part of a great game.

The Graphics:

Grand Theft Auto V if anybody can still remember when it came to the PS3 & Xbox 360 in 2013 had and still has some of the best visuals for both of those consoles so as you can expect the current gen versions look good and very much like The Last of Us: Remastered; This game’s visuals look stunning with their improved upgrade enhancing an already incredible looking game and making Los Santos look like a Murder filled Paradise. The characters looked amazing with a few of the characters reminding me of other media like Michael who reminded me of Dead Rising’s Frank West & Trevor who reminded me of Jack Nicholson. Another thing that can’t be forgotten is the games many visual references including the likes of the Xenomorph from Alien, Bigfoot and even Jesus Christ. All in all, the Visual elements are spot on.

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Lasting Appeal:

As you can imagine; A game of GTA V’s caliber means there is literally hours and hours of fun to be had (and that’s just the campaign) but of course there is more to this game than just the campaign with plenty of activities to take part in plus the plethora of Side Quests available. Then of course you have the pretty much never-ending Grand Theft Auto Online which also has side quests and competitive multiplayer and of course there is trophies/achievements available for trophy/achievement hunters to collect.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Grand Theft Auto V is a fantastic port of an already fantastic game bringing many new things to the table; some things worked while others didn’t. The game rarely has any bad points really for me apart from the first person mode not feeling right with GTA, The Cops pursuing you like Predator, Sometimes the game got a little bit boring now and again aswell as some of the other players on GTA online being absolute douches and camping like crazy  but otherwise yet another fantastic addition to Rockstar’s Resume.

My Score = 9.5/10

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The Good:

  • Brilliant Story
  • Very enjoyable characters
  • Superb Voice Acting
  • Phenomenal Soundtrack
  • Chop
  • Gameplay is great
  • Graphics look stunning
  • GTA Online

The Bad:

  • Game sometimes gets boring
  • Cops pursue you like RoboCop
  • First Person Mode just doesn’t feel right with GTA
  • GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto V is available now from all good retailers for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 & Xbox 360 and will be available on PC in March. Thanks go out to Rockstar 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.

EP43121207040_7D67F00BE500592C9EAB_L Review by Matt McNamee

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The Crew Review

The Crew

Developed by Ivory Tower & Ubisoft Reflections

Published by Ubisoft

“I’ll work my way through the Ranks”

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

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The Story:

The story begins with the main character Alex Taylor being pursued by local law enforcement near Detroit. During the chase, he receives a call from Harry who wants him to participate in a race in the city. After losing the cops, he finds the Camaro that Harry loans him. Harry explains to him that Alex’s older brother Dayton, the founder of the 5-10 motor club, wants to speak with him. Alex participates and wins the race. After his win, Dayton arrives and orders Alex to drive him to the bridge. Once there, Dayton tells him to keep his head down. A vehicle pulls up, Dayton goes and talks with the driver before walking back to the Camaro; however before he can get there, the driver shoots him and drives off. Alex rushes to Dayton’s side as the police arrive. The police restrain Alex as Dayton dies. Alex is charged and later convicted of Dayton’s murder by FBI Special Agent Coburn and is sent to prison.

5 years later, an FBI agent named Zoe finds Alex and informs him that the new leader of the 5-10 motor club, a man named Shiv was the one who killed Dayton and that Coburn in collaboration with Shiv framed Alex for Dayton’s murder. Zoe offers Alex a chance to get Shiv behind bars if he helps her get evidence against Special Agent Coburn, Alex takes the offer.

The Gameplay:

The game starts off pretty slow as the game is teaching you everything you need to know in the first main mission in which you can finaly buy your first motor and at first you can choose between a selected few cars not great cars but not bad. The game has a few bugs in that can have two outcomes; it can make the game unbearable or in my case makes the game more fun like what happened to me during a race on an open straight road, A car tapped another racer and sent my car flying across the map. The overall controls are really easy to master and the game works perfectly but be careful on who your car bumps into because you could fly across the map or just be attacked by the player you crashed into by accident.

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The Sound

The music in the game is brilliant and sound quality from the cars are near enough perfect I have had no problems with it. Only thing I would say is the game could do with some more songs as after a while the same music is playing from the radio and for most people that would be fine but while I race I love blasting music. Even if they allowed for people to put their own music on their game it would make this game a God.

The Graphics

There is some issues with graphics but its to do with the server not the game as the server needs to individually place the player in each part of the map and different people with different internet speeds can often make the graphics glitch a bit but only for a brief second and then it sorts its self out. Overall the graphics are just like the release trailer and you can see how much detail has gone into the game mapping each individual road and city and put that much care into placing it into the game is brilliant.

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Lasting Appeal:

What keeps me wanting more is that it’s a very addictive game always wanting to be the best like trying to beat freinds personal best like life you always want the best in life and the only way to do so is to try try and try again the three t’s always help.

Final Thoughts:

So overall the game has ups and downs but that’s a game that has had loads of open beta’s which I was apart of only problem for me alone the beta took longer to install then the actual game which I still couldn’t meet my friends online for not installing it completely and the work you done on the beta meant nothing as the game was wiped and you had to start again from the beginning even though it’s not that hard to level up in the game it’s collecting the cash that’s the annoying part.

One thing I would say is when giving the game a go to be open minded. Don’t take other people’s thoughts when having a go because a game is good to you no one else even though I am telling you about it I just tell the truth try to give people an on the fence look at the game so if your into racing games pick up a copy if you are not a fan of them then that’s ok to me also folks don’t forget to comment below if their is something I missed on the game that you think is important and if you want me to try and get a review out of anything please inform the editor and chief thank you and good night.

Score = 6/10

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The Good: 

Great fun
Beautiful landscape
Awesome weather conditions
Missions are decent
Multiplayer
Co-op
Hidden trophies

The Bad:

servers not that full or stable

People on the game are not that friendly to meet

if you leave to do something your kicked from the server

The Crew is available now from all good retailers for PS4, Xbox One, PC & Xbox 360. Thanks go to Ubisoft for supplying the assets used in this review. Also folks don’t forget to comment below if their is something I missed on the game that you think is important and if you want me to try and get a review out of anything please inform the editor and chief 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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Destiny Review

Destiny

Developed by Bungie

Published by Activision

*It Is Known As The Traveller, Guardian*

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

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The Story:

Destiny takes place in a universe where Humans have colonized on multiple planets across the solar system however an event known as “The Collapse” saw these colonies dissolve and civilization on the brink of extinction. The only known survivors of “The Collapse” are those that live on Earth since they were rescued by The Traveller; A White spherical celestial body that hovers above the last safe city on Earth known as The Tower. Earth however is under attack from multiple Alien races who are intending to wipe out Humanity for good leaving it up to the Guardians of the city to defend what Humanity has left using an unknown energy from The Traveller only known as “The Light”.

In all personal honesty; the story for Destiny is actually rather weak considering how the plot sounds however the story does still have its moments.

The Gameplay:

Destiny is rife with gameplay content to stick your greasy mitts into with the game borrowing features from many great games such as Borderlands & Halo while also adding it’s own unique style. The always online element to the game is brilliant allowing you to hunt and interact with other players from around the world in Destiny’s huge maps which not only leads to a great co-op experience but can also lead to an easier time on tougher missions. The exploration element to Destiny is incredible with each of the huge worlds having many hidden secrets and tasks to indulge on with loot caverns, survival challenges and plenty of space to just roam around on your vehicle. The ranking up system on Destiny is great aswell borrowing from the RPG elements of Borderlands with certain objects and items not being available until reaching a certain level which gives you incentive to keep playing and get to the maximum level. The multiplayer modes are also exceptional with traditional death match and capture the flag modes to name a few.

One thing I do have to say about Destiny’s gameplay however is that after playing the game for quite some time; it starts to feel extremely repetitive and boring which definitely brings the game’s score down.

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The Sound:

The score in Destiny is beautifully composed with many of the tracks ranging between peaceful and tranquil music to fierce and intense battle music. The sounds you hear exploring the caverns and buildings on the world have a real ominous feel to them which helps to create the atmosphere of Destiny. The soundtrack was composed by longtime Bungie collaborator; Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson and even former Beatles member; Paul McCartney. The Voice Cast for Destiny is incredible aswell featuring an all-star cast of very well known Actors and Actresses including Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean), Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) and even Mal Reynolds himself; Nathan Fillion (Firefly). All in all, The Sound Sections of Destiny are incredible and certainly the games highlight.

The Graphics:

In terms of Graphics; Destiny is a visually stunning game with huge atmospheric environments that really make you believe that you have just set foot on a desolate planet. The visuals look immense and beautiful which really help towards committing you to the world which Bungie have created. The images look extremely sharp and the colors vivid which makes the game watchable instead of being a dark and gritty eye sore like most games these days.

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Lasting Appeal:

Destiny is pretty much a never ending game with plenty of missions available in the game with all missions being replayable once completed. The Multiplayer also provides enough reason to return to the game aswell as the trophies/achievements and the leveling up system to get to maximum level. The big question is how often you will want to return to the game as like I mentioned in the gameplay section; The game gets very repetitive really quickly. Otherwise; You get plenty of replay value out of the game.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Destiny is a good game in many aspects however I can’t help but feel that the game is a disappointment when you consider all the hype. The main problems for me with the game is that there is pretty much no story there whatsoever aswell as the fact that the game gets extremely repetitive very very quickly making the game feel boring and dull. The Graphics & Sound are both incredible and help Destiny get a higher score aswell as its replay value. All in all, the game is worth trying at the very least.

My Score = 7.5/10

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The Good:

  • Visuals are Stunning
  • Map & Level Design are top notch
  • Great Gameplay Elements
  • Voice Cast is great
  • Score is Beautiful

The Bad:

  • Pretty much no Story
  • Game gets very repetitive and boring

Destiny is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One & PC from all good retailers. Thanks go out to Activision 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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Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Review

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Developed by Voltion and High Voltage Software

Published by Deep Silver

“Put that toy down Mr. Gat”

*Please Note: This Review is of the Xbox One Version*

First Thoughts
My first thoughts of Gat out of hell was this is going to be awesome!! and the game is great being in the depths of hell flying around causing havoc is a tremendous amount of fun and it still keeps the great saints row humour which I think is one of the best parts of the saints row games so far this game is very fun.

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Story
So the story starts off with a story book then a cutscene showing Kinzie’s Birthday party within this cutscene They end up all playing a game on the Ju Ju Board (Basically a Ouija Board) while this is happening a portal open’s and sucks the boss into hell Then Gat and Kinzie follow into the depths of hell to save The Boss. On this epic journey into hell you will also encounter some old faces from the Saints Row Series and some new faces. The story to Saints Row Gat Out Of Hell is great but it is very short and doesn’t seem much like a full story but overall will keep you entertained through out the game.

Gameplay
Saints Row Gat out of hell is a third person free roam action game very similar to the other saints row games in the series if you have played a saints row game before you will realise things have not changed much especially if you have played Saints Row IV as Saints Row Gat out of hell contains very similar features from the previous game in the series such as powers and upgrades each power has its own advantage and disadvantage which you will come to learn while playing the game as you will find out which power best suits the enemies you are up against. Each power is very useful and you will come to rely on them a lot. The powers vary from turning enemies into stone to summoning imps there is also a stomp power that when used you will damage anyone in the radius and aura which can damage any enemies near when activated. And another new thing in Saints Row Gat out of hell is that you can fly, the flying in the game is amazing and feels so new and I really do enjoy just jumping off the top of a building and flying through the sky and its gets better and better once you learn how to fly as it may take you a while to get use to but once you get the hang of it you can fly for ages without touching the ground which makes getting from one area of the map to another much easier than before. Having all these different powers and upgrades and the ability to fly in Saints Row Gat out of hell definitely makes it feel like your playing a whole different game which I think is great, as it adds so much more for your to do and more ways to cause havoc. The gameplay to Saints Row Gat out of hell is a very strong feature in the game and I think without all these new features this game wouldn’t be as fun so if you want a game that has very enjoyable gameplay then Saints Row Gat out of hell is definitely worth checking out.

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Graphics
The graphics are very similar to Saints Row IV but this time your in HELL!! so there is a big difference to the environment such as lava pits, burnt cars , different enemies and much more but other than the environment i cant say the graphics have improved or changed that much which isn’t a problem But again don’t go and play this game expecting to see a whole new style of graphics because you wont get that. But what you will get is brand new awesome looking environment which i personally think looks great!.

Sound
The sound to Saints Row Gat out of hell is awesome with the sound effects but the only issue i have is there is no music to listen to when you drive or run around which is a shame because i enjoy listening to the music that they put into the game but I suppose its not a big issue other than that the sound effects are great the voice actors are amazing! and the soundtrack is also very good. But the best part of this game is by far the musical cutscene it is hilarious and is so un expected but perfect and makes you wish that there was more musical cutscenes in this game. Each vocal from each character sounds unique and new and it is probably one of the best moments in any saints row game. All in all I think the sound to saints row gat out of hell is great and is definitely a strong point to the game. Especially the voice actors they are great and as stated above when they sing the musical cutscene it is just amazing also everything each character says is great and every voice actor is amazing and very talented so the sound to the game is great especially if you listen to what every character has to say.

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Lasting Appeal
After finishing the quests/missions there is much to do such as collecting clusters , upgrading everything, collecting tomes, and much more this game has loads to do and is very enjoyable all the way through.

Final Thoughts
My final thoughts to Saints Row Gat out of hell is that this game is amazing its funny its action packed and there is so much to do. This is another great instalment to the saints row series and cant wait to see what they come up with next.

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Rating: 8.5/10 

The Good

  • Great Voice Actors
  • Awesome Story
  • Loads To Do
  • Funny Game
  • Amazing looking graphics
  • Great flying mechanics
  • Awesome Musical Cutscene

The Bad

  • Very Short if you don’t plan on trying to 100%
  • No Car music (Radio music in the car)
  • Missions don’t change

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is available now from all good retailers for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One. Thanks go out to Deep Silver 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.

Review By Tenacious Tea Gaming

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Game Of Thrones Walkthrough By Tenacious Tea Gaming

UPDATE 1 – Episode 2 now added to the Video Playlist.

Hello everyone and welcome to the Video Walkthrough of Telltale Games ‘Game Of Thrones The story focuses on the new founded house. The house of forrester and there story within the game of thrones universe ‘. This video was uploaded by our friend and UGNN editor; Tenacious Tea Gaming who kindly lets us use his walkthroughs so we may help him get realized more by gamers who wish to see walkthroughs for all the big hits. Anyway getting back to the title at hand, This is a 5 Part Walkthrough that will be updated as the episodes are released from Game Of Thrones including all cutscenes. Anyway I hope you enjoy this walkthrough and any feedback regarding this walkthrough would be most appreciated by both me and Tenacious Tea. I will include a link to our facebook page & Tenacious Tea Gaming’s YouTube channel at the bottom of this post so you can be up to date on the most recent news, reviews and walkthroughs.

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Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron From Ice Review

Developed By Telltale Games

Published By Telltale Games

“You’re quite the brave lord, aren’t you? I don’t want a brave lord. Far too much trouble.”

Warning this review could contain some minor spoilers

The Story

Iron From Ice follows 3 characters: Gared a squire loyal to Lord Forrester who is one of the lords under Rob Stark, Ethan Forrester who is the third born son of Lord Forrester and finally Mira Forrester who is the eldest daughter of House Forrester and the Handmaiden to Margaery Tyrell. So for anyone who hasn’t watched or read Game of Thrones before, chances are you will be completely lost at the beginning, now unfortunately I can’t really go into detail about the story as even the beginning of the game contains some pretty big spoilers, all I can really say is this game does definitely capture the style of the HBO show, as for the multiple playable characters, I would say Gareds sections are more action filled and short, Ethans on the other hand have no action at all, however it is a lot more based on story telling, finally Mira’s campaign is probably the worst of the three, it is pretty much identical to Ethans, except without the sense of urgency, however she does get to speak with 3 characters from the TV Show which is great. Overall though I should just say that the story is pretty good so far, it’s a great setup full of very interesting characters and even a twist or two, I’m looking forward to how this will all play out.

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The Gameplay

So for anyone who has played a Telltale game before, they know exactly what they’re in for, the same quick time events and point and click style adventure game from the previous games that Telltale have done is present here and it’s still just as good as it was before, for me it isn’t getting old, however it’s hard to comment on a game that relies as heavily on storytelling as this one does. as stated above this game does have multiple characters included, and they do seem like they can really differ in terms of gameplay with Gared being more based on Quick time event fights where as Ethan and Mira are completely based on talking to various characters and setting up the story and the choices that will carry over to the later episodes, I can’t really comment on how the choices work as I haven’t seen ay of the outcomes, but what I can say is I felt these choices were pretty meaningful and I like that element and hope Telltale can keep this up for the future. So overall the gameplay is exactly the same as the previous Telltale games, if you loved the gameplay before you’re gonna feel the same way here, and if you’ve never liked Telltales style then again you won’t like it here.

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The Sound

So the soundtrack for Iron From Ice is great, all of it has a medieval style feel to it, and really that’s all there really is to say about it, the music fits very well into the genre of game that it is, but I should also mention that I am delighted to see that the Game of Thrones theme is included, I had a bad feeling that it wouldn’t be here and thankfully it is. Voice acting overall is pretty good, there isn’t really any standout performances to be found here, it’s just your typical British sounding voice cast, and they do there jobs just fine, this game does also feature a few characters from the Show all includes with their respective actors voicing them so that’s a really nice addition to this game.

The Graphics

Telltale has pretty much had a distinctive style for most of its games, however Game of Thrones goes for a more realistic style setting, which actually does fit the game very well, there are however some occasions where the background and models can be pretty blurry, however this doesn’t distract me too much however I think it should definitely be toned down in later installments, finally I should also say that the models of the actors from the show are spot on, great job on Telltales part right there.

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The Lasting Appeal

As this is only 1 episode in a 6 episode series, it isn’t incredibly long, you should beat it within 2 hours, having said that you can go back through and choose different choices and see what outcomes will occur within the later episodes.

Lasting Appeal

Final Thoughts

As a big fan of Game of Thrones, I was delighted when Telltale announced they were doing a series based on the franchise, after playing the 1st episode I can say my confidence was well placed, it’s a great start to what I hope will be a very successful series, but I will once again say that it is pretty much the same as other Telltale games in terms of gameplay but the Story so far looks to be a great one.

Final Thoughts

My Score – 9/10

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The Good

  • Great characters
  • Familiar fun gameplay
  • Appealing Soundtrack
  • Your choices feel like they matter
  • Good setup for later episodes

The Bad

  • Some blurry textures
  • Mira’s sections

Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron From Ice is available now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One. Thanks go out to Telltale 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.

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Review

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Developed by Voltion and High Voltage Software

Published by Deep Silver

*Who the F**k is Jezebel?*

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

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The Story:

In Saints Row: Gat out of Hell; The Saints are celebrating Kinzie’s birthday when they decide to mess around with a Juju spirit board to contact the dead; All of a sudden the boss (The Player character in the series) is dragged into hell by Satan to marry his daughter Jezebel. Not letting his best friend suffer; Johnny Gat decides to go to hell and murder Satan to save The Boss to which he is joined by Kinzie (Because it’s her birthday). Once in Hell, Gat & Kinzie must unite with old and new friends to defeat Satan and ultimately take over Hell.

The Gameplay:

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is a third person action sandbox game that takes the gameplay what makes the Saints Row series so good and puts a (Pardon the Pun) Devilish twist on things. The game borrows many elements from Saints Row IV including the return of Powers which in this game gets a pretty decent little twist with the return of 3 of the original powers (Blast, Stomp & Aura) aswell as a new ability called Summon. The Blast ability in this game allows you to take on enemies by turning them into concrete giving you enough time to strike back aswell as the ability to fire Souls and the darkness of the Shadows. The Stomp powers in this game include Force which like in Saints Row IV is capable of creating a generic Earthquake; Vacuum which sucks in all enemies in a nearby radius to take out more enemies at any one time and of course my personal favorite and the most powerful power in the game; The Holy Stomp which if fully upgraded can kill most demons in the game with one hit aswell as taking off considerable damage for the harder to kill enemies. The Aura Powers allow Gat or Kinzie to unleash an energy which surrounds them and does nearby damage to enemies in range with the Coldfire, Vamp & Worship abilities on offer for this hard to master skill. Finally; The new power which is Summon allows you to spawn your own demons to fight your battles for you (Much like Overlord) with the ability being open to 3 enemies you can summon. First up is the imps which can be sent in multiples (If upgrades are purchased) who relentlessly attack and bite your enemies until they die however the imps can also be used as frag grenades of sorts due to the fact you can summon them and blow them up to dispatch of large groups; Next up is the Titan enemies which are powerhouses and can take on the tougher enemies at once and are so powerful when fully upgraded that they can even take on a Tank (Trust me I saw it with my own eyes). Finally, the last summon is the spire which allows you to summon a small tower to support you by taking out not only the large groups of enemies on the grounds with penetrating spikes from the ground but also taking out airborne enemies with missiles which fire every few minutes until the spire is eventually destroyed.

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The game is also unique in it’s way of continuing the story with the game removing mission waypoints and set markers to replace them with takeover missions like the previous Saints Row games aswell as the fact that if you want to progress into cutscenes within the game you basically just need to cause as much chaos as possible to become the thorn in Satan’s side to get him angrier in your quest to save The Boss. This is a great element since it blends the best of both the older more Grand Theft Auto style takeover games with the fun and wacky nature of the recent Saints games. In addition to causing havoc you also have to get partners on your side to help you in your battle against Satan; These partners come in the form of Blackbeard, William Shakespeare, Vlad The Impaler & The DeWynter Sisters. Like Saints Row IV; The Upgrading menu is simplistic and easy to maneuver with the lost souls you pick up being used to upgrade your multitude of powers and abilities while your Cache ($) are used to purchase health upgrades, damage, weapons and more. The one thing that I need to praise this game for is its flying controls which are possibly the best flying controls I have experienced in a game with them not only being technical but also easy for beginners to pick up on.

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The Sound:

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell doesn’t have as good a soundtrack as it’s predecessors with the great choices of music being switched out for a dark and gritty style which in my honest opinion doesn’t suit the Saints Row series; especially considering the hell setting could’ve lead to some hilarious song choices such as Bat out of Hell (Which I’m guessing is the titles influence), Highway to Hell and while its not related to hell,I feel a song that would have suited this game is Raise the Flag by Airbourne which was used in the trailer for Twisted Metal (2012). The voice acting in Gat Out of Hell was brilliant with Daniel Dae Kim and Natalie Lander leading the cast reprising their roles of Johnny Gat & Kinzie Kensington respectively. Joining them along for the ride is an incredible supporting cast including Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, Matthew Mercer, Yuri Lowenthal, Various Voices for president depending on your choice in Saints Row IV (Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Nolan North) and even a special appearance from Nathan Fillion as God. Before I finish on the Sound Section; I can’t not mention the Musical Number in this game which is not only hilarious and well crafted but also a really good nod at Disney Movies where the characters just kind of break the story and burst into random song and dance which when given the adult nature of Saints Row and in particular; Johnny Gat’s characteristics lead to one of the funniest scenarios I’ve ever witnessed in a Saints Row game.

The Graphics:

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell has some decent visuals however they are nowhere near the best visuals on the current gen to date. The game does however make up for this with some brilliant set pieces such as the lava flowing beneath your feet and all the demonic statues and altars all over the place. The character models do look extremely improved over the models in Saints Row IV however the characters do still look rather cartoony (although that adds to the series’ charm). The overall look of the weapons are great with the Sloth weapon Armchair-A-Geddon not only looking like a fun weapon but in fact being the best weapon in the game.

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Lasting Appeal:

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell’s replay value really just depends on how much time you decide to spend on the game. With me I played the game non-stop for quite some time and managed to get all the collectibles in the game extremely quickly which pretty much left me with the challenges left to do before I even completed the final mission. There is Trophies/Achievements to get in this game however most of them are really easy to get and from my personal experience the only area where you are likely to be seeing some issues is the Torment Fraud missions which can be pretty difficult at times.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Gat Out of Hell is yet another brilliant entry in the Saints Row series however the music could definitely use some improvement and the graphics could definitely be improved however the game makes up for that with a brilliant story and brilliant gameplay and is definitely worth buying for both newcomers and long time Saints fans.

My Score = 8/10

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The Good:

  • Brilliant Story
  • Very Well thought out Gameplay
  • Flight is incredible
  • Weapons & Powers are fun
  • Fantastic Voice Cast
  • Visuals are an improvement
  • The Musical Number

The Bad:

  • Score is more dark & serious compared to the other games
  • Not much in terms of replay value
  • Graphics still look pretty cartoony
  • Torture Fraud

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is available now from all good retailers for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One. Thanks go out to Deep Silver 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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Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen Delayed until Next Patch

Today; CI Games have revealed that the Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen has been delayed to be released alongside the upcoming patch.

Ever since it’s launch back in October; Lords of the Fallen has had multiple issues in terms of gameplay including game breaking bugs and complaints of optimization not being up to scratch on the PC and while the major issues have been fixed; Developer, Deck 13 have promised that the upcoming patch would fix some of the remaining problems. When CI Games revealed that Lords of the Fallen would be getting the DLC in January 2015 which caused numerous complaints that the developers should focus there time on fixing the problems before releasing additional content.

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Well from the looks of it; CI Games & Deck 13 are taking that on board by delaying the content until the new patch releases. At this moment in time; The patch still has no release date however it is highly expected that the Patch and DLC will be going live sometime this month with a date to be revealed by Deck 13 very soon.

Lords of the Fallen is available now from all good retailers for PC, Xbox One & PlayStation 4. Check out the trailer below.

So what do you think? Are you glad Deck 13 are delaying DLC to work on fixing the game? Have you played Lords of the Fallen yet? What do you think is harder; Lords of the Fallen or Dark Souls? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this news 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