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Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty Review

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New N’ Tasty

Developed by Just Add Water

Published by Oddworld Inhabitants

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The Story:

Abe is a Mudoken worker for Rupture Farms; The biggest Meat processing plant on Oddworld run by the evil Glukkon Mulloch. Abe used to think he worked at a decent job until he realizes that the new secret ingredient for New N’ Tasty is his fellow Mudoken workers. After this “Oddysee”; Abe must rescue his fellow workers and get out of Rupture Farms before he becomes the next “New N’ Tasty” treat.

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The Gameplay:

New N’ Tasty is a Cinematic Platformer title that relies quite a lot on strategy, timing and skill and thus sets it apart from numerous other platformers. The game revamps the classic gameplay from the original PS1 title and replaces all the inactive backgrounds from the original game with fully interactable backgrounds where enemy sligs can shoot at you from afar. The main goal of the game is simple; Rescue as many workers as possible using your leadership abilities and chanting powers. As Abe players have multiple choices in terms of abilities. There is the obvious directional buttons such as moving the analogue stick in a certain direction to move Abe while the face buttons have different commands which are circle to crouch, square to interact with the many objects in the world and X to jump. The game also allows you to be stealthy with the ability to creep past sleeping enemies and hiding behind objects or among smoke to avoid detection. The player also has the ability to control Abe’s interactions with characters in 2 forms. Leadership talk in which the up button allows Abe to recruit one Mudoken, The left button which makes Abe recruit all Mudokens in the area, The right button which tells them to follow your every movement (Which if you are in dangers way can be a risky command) and finally the down button which tells your friends to wait until the coast is clear. The other form of talk for Abe is gamespeak which can be accomplished by pressing (Insert R Button) and a directional button. Some of the actions which can be performed by Abe using Gamespeak include Anger, Laughing and even Farting. Abe also has the ability to use his enemies weapons against them by cooking and throwing grenades when they are available and rocks which are a default weapon for Abe. The main thing that players would have to use to get through the game is Abe’s chant which helps you in more ways than one. When Abe has recruited mudokens to escape you must find a circle of flying birds. Using chant near said birds creates a portal which allows the mudokens to escape or in some circumstances (Hidden Doors) allows Abe to teleport to another section of Rupture Farms to save the slaves. The other helpful use of the Chant allows Abe to possess the numerous enemies (Sligs) and use them to take out other enemies and commit suicide to clear the path for Abe to safely rescue his fellow slaves. All of these gameplay features together in New N’ Tasty refreshes an already brilliant and unique style of gameplay and takes what made the PS1 version so good and improves on it.

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The Sound:

The background music of Oddworld is great with it portraying the dark and gritty world that Abe lives in. The industrial style sound effects used in Oddworld are great and so is the voice work for Abe and the Sligs respectively since both give off great humor. I also like the sound effects for Abe’s actions such as his Follow Me commands, His Chant which he uses to save the numerous mudokens and of course his iconic move, The Fart in which he lets rip and giggles. All in all, The music and Sound Effects in New N Tasty are great.

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The Graphics:

The visuals on New N Tasty are great and truly help to showcase just how gritty and dangerous it is in Oddworld. One feature I liked was the inclusion of moving and interactable backgrounds so you could be walking along the main path and a Slig in the background could detect you and shoot at you. This helped add to the danger element and it looked brilliant. Another feature I liked was the gore in the game since the gore is pretty much blue in the PlayStation 1 classic where as in this HD Reboot; You see the limbs and everything fly at the screen if say you accidentally fall into a meat grinder. As mentioned above; The Mechanical world around Abe shows just how dark and gritty the world is and how dangerous it is for Abe and his friends.

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Lasting Appeal:

New N Tasty has plenty of replayability in the fact there is loads of secrets hidden within the game such as trapped mudokens that you must rescue. In addition to this, The trophies require that you rescue every Mudoken in the game while completing it in a certain time which adds great difficulty to the title since some of the puzzles to save the Mudoken’s can be challenging.

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Final Thoughts:

All in all, Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee: New N’ Tasty is a fantastic HD Reboot and A great way to revisit a classic title. The Visual and Sound improvements are definitely noticeable and help improve on a classic. The Audio is slightly improved with the speech used by both Abe & The Sligs being more clear and understandable while the Story has been left alone to keep the nostalgia of the original title. All in all, One of the best HD Remakes around.

My Score – 10/10

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The Good

  • Fantastic Storyline
  • Great Humor
  • Easy To Use Gameplay
  • Lovely Visuals
  • Enjoyable Sounds
  • Improved On A Classic
  • Still Keeps The Nostalgia
  • Farting

The Bad

  • Nothing

Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee: New N’ Tasty is available now for PlayStation 4 and is coming soon to Linux, PC, OS X, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U & Xbox One at a later date. Thanks go 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 & YouTube.

Review by Matt McNamee

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KickBeat Review

KickBeat

Developed by Zen Studios

Published by Zen Studios

” Have You Ever Heard of The Sphere of Music? ”

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What is KickBeat?

From Zen Studios, the creators of Zen Pinball and CastleStorm, comes KickBeat – Special Edition, an innovative rhythm game with a kung fu theme, fully 3D characters, and high-energy music! KickBeat – Special Edition features a full-length single player campaign, beautifully hand-drawn animations and a unique art style.

The Story:

The game’s story revolves around a love-struck and unlikely hero drawn into a battle for control of the world’s music. Lee and Mei are the story’s protagonists, guided by Master Fu, the leader of an ancient, secretive sect of monks called the Order of the Melodic Fist, who have been the guardians of Sphere of Music for centuries. Lee is the unlikeliest of heroes, but he is chosen to fight to reclaim the music that has been stolen by Radio Earth, led by Mr. Halisi, owner of Entertainment Earth and the nefarious overseer of those who seek to use music for power and control.

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The Gameplay:

KickBeat’s Gameplay Is Based all around the MUSIC Every Song to ever Attack is in sync and is done very well the game its self in gameplay wise runs very smoothly on (Xbox One) The Controls are simple to getting use to as it is based on 6 Buttons in total A,B,X,Y And RT And LT (You Can Use RB AND LB If You want to they do the same thing) and what you need to do is hit the correct buttons at the correct time (In Time With The Music) the gameplay is amazing and is very Enjoyable!

The Graphics:

With Rhythm Games I personally think Graphics Don’t matter as most of the time I DOUBT You will be concentrating on them but this games graphics in my opinion look great especially the Cut scenes as stated above each cut scene is a hand drawn animation which I thought was great and gave awesome effect to the game and made me want to watch every cut scene PLUS THE STORY IS WORTH WATCHING TOO.

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The Sound/Music:

Seeing this is a Rhythm game Music Matter a lot and in my opinion the MUSIC / SOUNDTRACK in this game is AMAZING!! Each and every song goes with the game also there was many songs i have heard before on there Here are the songs
KickBeat – Special Edition Song List:
· Pendulum – Self vs. Self, Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Remix)
· Celldweller – Switchback, I Can’t Wait
· Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
· Shen Yi – War Dance
· POD – Boom
· Papa Roach – Last Resort
· Blue Stahli – Takedown, Scrape, Ultranumb
· Southpaw Swagger – It’s Showtime
· Pre-Fight Hype – It’s Goin Down
· Voicians – Fighters, The Construct
· Rob Zombie – Scum of the Earth
· Styles Beyond – Nine Thou
· Pre-Fight Hype & Southpaw Swagger – Tug-O-War
· enV – Destination, RPM, Vee, Shakestopper, OCP, Bloom

Lasting Appeal:

This game has so much for you to do once you finish the story You can go and play Survival Mode And A Free Play Mode or if you want to try and get 5 STARS On Every Song On Every Difficulty You can do that So I think this game has a lot to do when finishing the story.

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Final Thoughts:

This Game is going to Last FOREVER I’m Hoping For Sequels That follow the same kind of story and I found it very enjoyable I want TONS Of DLC with different tracks as this game is that fun I don’t want it to STOP This game is definitely worth getting Like I Said I Enjoyed it ALOT! If Your a fan of Rhythm Games then this is one you should get without even THINKING ABOUT IT!. I Would of gave this game a 10/10 but after playing the game I say for hours maybe even WEEKS on end depending on how much you enjoy Rhythm games me I thought this game is AMAZING But I’m hoping for DLC AND MORE TO THE STORY As that’s what i enjoyed once again this GAME IS AMAZING AND SHOULD BE TRIED OUT!!

My Score – 9/10

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The Good

  • Big Fan Of ALL THE SONGS ON THE GAME THERE WASN’T ONE SONG I DIDN’T LIKE!
  • Story Is Amazing
  • Story Is Fun And Easy To Follow
  • Great And Simple Gameplay

The Bad

  • NONE!

KickBeat is available now for PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One, PC & Wii U. Thanks go out to Zen Studios for 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 Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Review by Tenacious Tea Gaming

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Review

Developed By Nippon Ichi

Published By NIS America

” SARDINES!!! ”

The Story

Disgaea 4 follows the story of Valvatorez, a vampire who was once feared as a tyrant but now has an average job in Hades, where the souls of dead humans are sent to be transformed into Prinnies, alongside his loyal servant, Fenrich. When the government orders the mass extermination of all Prinnies, Valvatorez and Fenrich decide to put a stop to it and, disgusted by the corruption of the government, Valvatorez plots a rebellion.

Once again like many Disgaea games a Promise Revisited doesn’t have the most interesting plot but what it does is give you some of the most wonderful characters you can possibly have in a game, all of which are funny and most importantly likeable.

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The Gameplay

Disgaea 4 is a Strategy RPG game, now there is A LOT of different gameplay features so I’ll try and list as many as possible, starting with the battle system. Battling enemies in Disgaea 4 takes place on a 2.5D plane where you’re tasked with defeating the enemy, now it seems simple but Disgaea 4 always throws different challenges at you such as putting the enemy on a higher platform, requiring you to pick up your allies and throw them up to reach them, or there could be Geo panels, areas that enhance enemies ( and sometimes your ) abilities. you as always have physical attacks and skills to rely on, some skills can have different ranges and effects, you also have magic which can really be helpful as it will deal massive damage to your opponents. You can build up a very large team to help you in battle, different classes and weapons help your team deal with pretty much any situation, be it a Healer, Warrior, Thief, Mage as well as different monster characters such as Zombies and even Prinnies. There are different types of Armor, Weapons and Accessories to equip which all have different attributes to them such as increasing attack power or HP, eventually you can also pass bills so the shops gain more expensive gear, which is a lot stronger.

To put it bluntly Disgaea has a TON of stuff crammed into it, seriously the max level is 9999, to be honest it can be quite intimidating to new comers but stick with it the experience is definitely worth it in the long run.

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The Sound

The Soundtrack in Disgaea 4 is very similar to the other games in the series, for example the shop theme has pretty much remained the same only with an updated feel to it, regardless the music of Disgaea has always been a pleasure to listen to and this particular game is no exception. The voice acting is also very well, done with Troy Baker once again leading the charge as Valvatorez, and of course everyone else also does their job well by giving a very energetic and charming performances.

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The Graphics

Disgaea 4 doesn’t do anything special in terms of Graphics, the same Graphical style as the other games in the series is present here, a sort of 2.5D style, from a top down perspective, on the other hand the Anime style drawn characters all look great and the Anime opening also looks fantastic.

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The Lasting Appeal

The Disgaea series is well known for having a lot of content, this game is no different, with game time that can span over 100 hours and as previously mentioned your teams levels can reach 9999, Disgaea 4 is a game that can keep you entertained for months on end.

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Final Thoughts

Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited is a great addition to the Disgaea franchise, with combat that is always challenging and well done, to the incredible characters and Soundtrack, unfortunately the story isn’t the most interesting and the game can be very hard to adapt to for new comers to the series.

Final Thoughts

My Score – 8.5/10

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The Good

  • Challenging and Rewarding Gameplay
  • Great Soundtrack
  • Fantastic Cast Of Characters
  • TONS OF CONTENT

The Bad

  • Simple Story
  • Learning Curve For Newcomers

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited  is available now for PlayStation Vita from all good retailers. Thanks go out to Reef Entertainment 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 Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Review By Jonnie Dixon

 

 

 

 

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The Chart – Week ending 20th September 2014

Hello everyone and welcome to The Chart; where we take a look at the movers and shakers in this weeks UK Top 40 video game chart so lets begin. As expected retaining its position at 1 and remaining dominant is Bungie’s latest sci-fi shooter Destiny as more players are powering into battle every day and speaking of powers; comes a brand new entry this week for 2nd place in the form of Disney Infinity 2.0 which brings the might of the marvel universe with it giving players the chance to own figures (playable characters) of all their favorite heroes such as The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy & Spider-Man. Also slashing its way into 3rd place this week is another brand new entry as the stunning Legend of Zelda series gets a Dynasty Warriors makeover (& Scarfs) in Hyrule Warriors. There are plenty of other titles in this weeks chart but those are your top 3 games. The rest of the chart is below. Be sure to let me know your thoughts 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. In the meantime, Check out the trailer for this weeks winner; Destiny below.

  1. Destiny – Bungie – Activision 
  2. Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes – Avalanche Software – Disney Interactive 
  3. Hyrule Warriors – Omega Force – Nintendo 
  4. Watch Dogs – Ubisoft Montreal – Ubisoft 
  5. The Sims 4 – The Sims Studio – EA 
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – 4J Studios – Microsoft 
  7. Call of Duty: Ghosts – Infinity Ward – Activision 
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – 4J Studios – Sony Computer Entertainment 
  9. The Last of Us: Remastered – Naughty Dog – Sony Computer Entertainment 
  10. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – Popcap Games – EA
  11. The Lego Movie: The Video Game – Traveller’s Tales – Warner Bros. Interactive
  12. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar North – Rockstar
  13. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo – Nintendo
  14. Titanfall – Respawn Entertainment – EA
  15. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – Blizzard Entertainment – Activision
  16. Sniper Elite III – Rebellion – 505 Games
  17. TheatRhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call – Indieszero – Square Enix
  18. Terraria – Re-Logic – 505 Games
  19. Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Traveller’s Tales – Warner Bros. Interactive
  20. Metro: Redux – 4A Games – Deep Silver
  21. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Ubisoft Montreal – Ubisoft
  22. Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – 1st Playable – GSP/Avanquest
  23. Skylander’s Swap Force – Beenox – Activision
  24. Skate 3 – EA Black Box – EA
  25. NHL 15 – EA Canada – EA
  26. Infamous: First Light – Sucker Punch – Sony Computer Entertainment
  27. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – CyberConnect2 – Bandai Namco
  28. Madden NFL 15 – EA Tiburon – EA
  29. Battlefield 4 – Digital Illusions – EA
  30. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo – Nintendo
  31. Wolfenstein: The New Order – Machinegames – Bethesda Softworks
  32. Pokemon Black Version – Game Freak – Nintendo
  33. Rayman Legends – Ubisoft France – Ubisoft
  34. Lego The Hobbit – Traveller’s Tales – Warner Bros. Interactive
  35. Forza Motorsport 5 – Turn 10 Studios – Microsoft
  36. Pokemon White Version – Game Freak – Nintendo
  37. Fifa 14 – EA Canada – EA Sports
  38. Just Dance 2014 – Ubisoft France – Ubisoft
  39. Need for Speed: Rivals – Ghost Games – EA
  40. WWE 2K14 – Yuke’s – 2K Games
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GoD Factory: Wingmen Review

GoD Factory: Wingmen

Developed by Nine Dots Studio

Published by Bandai Namco

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First Thoughts:

So When i Was asked to review a flying game my first thoughts where NO but looks like i had to do it anyways so lets get Started I will refer to this game as GoD through this review so lets begin at the first opening you get to choose 2 different species from 4 different species these are:
Human
Guantri
Arbios
Charion

Each different species have different abilities which will help you during the game so at first I thought this was a great aspect and seemed new in a way now onto the gameplay.

The Gameplay:

The Gameplay of this game runs smoothly and looks great; only issue is there isn’t as many explosions as I thought there would be in a 4v4 based FLYING SHOOTING GAME also when you crash your ship into something it doesn’t explode it bounces off which I found very dull as i was hoping for an awesome explosion when I crashed.

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The Graphics:

The graphics to this game aren’t half bad they look good and very colorful the surrounding is OK seeing as your in space there isn’t really many different things to stand out but the games graphics with being able to customize your ship species it pretty cool and I suppose if the game is for certain people they will find the amusing.

The Controls:

OK I’m going to be honest here the controls for keyboard and mouse IS AWFUL I couldn’t control the view of the games with my mouse as it didn’t seem to want to move in the game so that was annoying seeing this is a PC game I expect the keyboard and mouse to be the best way to play but I heard in chat that people where using controllers.

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The Sound:

It was very dull the soundtrack I didn’t hear anything amazing nor anything that made it stand out so that was a shame on the other hand the sound of the ships moving fast and the guns shooting this did sound awesome and thought it went great with the game shamefully there wasn’t enough explosion sounds so that was a let down.

Lasting Appeal:

For me this game has no lasting appeal I mean I might give it ago once in a blue moon but it isn’t a game where I will want to level up but for people that are fans of these type of games then there is a big lasting appeal that ranges from leveling up and customizing your ships and stuff so there is much to do but I can see a game like this getting repetitive as do many online shooting games but like I said this is coming from a perspective of someone who is not a fan of flying games.

Final Thoughts:

The Game itself could be great if its your type of game and I’ve tried to give this a fair review and I personally think I have and I do think if I enjoyed flying games this would be a great game but sadly I dont like flying games but I’m going to imagine I do and give this a fair rating.

My Score – 6/10

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The Good

  • The game looks great from the start
  • I like the idea of different species
  • Lots of customization
  • The guns and ships sound great

The Bad

  • Not enough explosions
  • No decent music
  • Will get repetitive

GoD Factory: Wingmen is available right now on Steam. Thanks go out to Bandai Namco 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 Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Review by Tenacious Tea Gaming

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Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition Review

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition

Developed by Bossa Studios

Published by Bossa Studios

” Time to Operate ”

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The Story:

In Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition you play as a Surgeon named Nigel Burke in a hospital set somewhere in the United Kingdom as he has to perform various surgeries on an unfortunate patient named Bob. Soon however as things are starting to look better; Nigel is called to operate on an Alien to truly declare himself “Best Surgeon in the Universe”.

The Gameplay:

As the name of the game suggests; Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is a surgery simulation title in which you have to perform numerous surgeries on different patients. The various surgeries include Heart, Eye & Brain which are pretty difficult to perform and thus make the game enjoyable in the fact that like an actual surgeon; its going to be difficult if you don’t have a real idea as to what you need to do. The game is unfortunately terribly glitchy with your hand going through certain objects (Sheet covering the patient) and quite a few of the trophies are rather glitchy with some of them not unlocking when you achieve the task. Also while it adds to the hilarity, The controls are really awkward and really let the game down along with the glitches. The variety of tools at the players disposal however are great with the player being able to choose from numerous options such as hacking at the rib cage with a saw or caving it in with a hammer.

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The Sound:

The backing sound for Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is poor and lets the game down since it is not memorable at all however the lack of backing sound is made up for with the great sound effects of the actual surgeries such as when you crack the bones open to operate and remove organs, the blood splattering and most importantly; the heart monitor. All in all, The background noise is poor but the sound effects are great.

The Graphics:

The Visuals on Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is OK with it being done in a cartoony style however I feel the visuals on the game could have been a lot better and could have looked more realistic.Unfortunately it is the graphic style that lets this game down and it looks rough around the edges in some parts.

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Lasting Appeal:

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition has plenty of replayability since you can perform the surgeries in the game whenever you feel like it plus the trophies on the game are actually pretty difficult with their being quite a few different timer trophies in which the player must complete a surgery in a certain time limit. All in all, Apart from the glitchy gameplay this is one game you could easily return to again and again.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition isn’t the greatest game out there thanks to the glitches, awkward controls and more however it makes up for it with the humor, difficult surgeries and replayability. In my honest opinion; Its not the best game out there but its worth a try for Simulator fanatics and fans of humorous games.

 

The Score – 5/10

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The Good

  • The Humor
  • The surgeries are pretty difficult
  • Plenty of replayability

The Bad

  • Loads of glitches
  • Controls are awkward
  • No real storyline
  • Soundtrack isn’t memorable
  • Not the best graphics

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition is available now for the PlayStation 4. Thanks go out to Bossa Studios 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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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Developed By Spike Chunsoft

Published By NIS America

” I’LL SHOOT THROUGH THAT CONTRADICTION ”

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The Story

You assume the role of Hajime Hinata, a student who has been enrolled into Hopes Peak academy, a school for brilliant young minds who all have advanced knowledge in a certain field, Cooking, Mechanic, Nurse, etc, soon after arriving at hopes peak academy they meet their teacher a rabbit stuffed animal named Usami who sends Hajime and his classmates to Jabberwock island and asks them to perform a special trial which is to simply live peacefully on the island, when the students start to come around to the idea, they are interrupted by Hopes Peak academy principal Monokuma, a Bear who is outraged at Usami because of the task she gave them, Monokuma decides instead to give the students a different and more ” fun ” task, he orders one of the students to murder another class member and try to conceal the fact that it was them, and if they are not caught they are free to leave Jabberwock island and the rest of the class are executed. This is as far as I’ll go into the story aspect of this game, if I go on it will pretty much just be spoiling the game.

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The Gameplay

DanganRonpa 2 plays like a murder mystery visual novel/simulation game. The game splits into 2 different gameplay styles, Daily life and Deadly life, the first being a simulation game similar to the Persona series where you build relationships and get to know the other students, this allows you to get skills which you can equip to use in the class trials which leads into the second part of the gameplay where a student has been murdered and you must find the culprit, this eventually comes down to class trials where you have to find out flaws in the students stories similar to the Phoenix Wright series, another little addition is the pet mini game in your inventory where you take care of a little virtual pet, very reminiscent of Tamagochi’s.

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The Sound

The music in DanganRonpa 2 goodbye despair is a mix of Techno, Rock and other different types that I have no idea what category they would fall into, the best of the soundtrack is definitely the main title theme which unfortunately I don’t know the name for. Like a lot of Spike Chunsoft games DanganRonpa likes to save it’s voice acting for certain moments in the game usually ones that mainly feature Monokuma, who just sounds fantastic with his high pitched voice and sadistic nature it’s very interesting hearing something that looks like a children’s toy talking about wanting people to murder one another.

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The Graphics

The game has a pretty diverse style of graphics, you have a 3D style done in a first person perspective, a 2D style used when traversing the island, and finally a chibi 8 bit style used for the menu’s and the virtual pet game, these styles really bring out a certain charm in the game and not one is done poorly, the characters are all drawn well with great expressions and poses, it really makes it more enjoyable for a game when you’re not stuck in menu’s all the time like some other Spike Chunsoft games, particularly Conception II.

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The Lasting Appeal

DanganRonpa 2 is a pretty long game for it’s type, I finished it at around the 29 hour mark but it definitely would have taken longer if I’d have chosen a harder difficulty, another mode the game has after you’ve beaten the game is the Island mode where all you do is build a relationship with students and live on the island peacefully kind of what Usami wanted you to do in the first place. The game also has a lot of collectibles available as well as unlockables and Trophies so it could keep you busy for quite a while.

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Final Thoughts

DanganRonpa 2 Goodbye despair is an incredibly fun murder mystery game with plenty of twists and fantastic events that will keep you playing the find out what happens next, even your favorite characters will die so prepare yourself, the only complaints about the game is that it takes a while to get started and the music isn’t the best compared to some other games of this style.

Final thoughts

My Score 9/10

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The Good

  • Great Story
  • Very Diverse set of characters
  • Lots of visual styles
  • Your favorites will die
  • Loads of content

The Bad

  • Music could have been better
  • Slow opening

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is available now for PlayStation Vita from all good retailers. Thanks go out to Reef Entertainment 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 Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Review by Jonnie Dixon

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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.

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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