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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:
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Arbios
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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.

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.

Gameplay

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.

Sound

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.

Graphics

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