Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Saints Row IV

Post-Launch Review
Saints Row IV
(PC)
Developer: Volition
Released: August 2013
Played: story complete with 96% world progress in 21h

About

Following the successes in Steelport, the leader of the Saints has been elected president of the United States... just in time for an alien invasion. The Saints are abducted and trapped within simulations, at the mercy of the galactic warlord Zinyak. Hacker Kinzie Kensington and vice president Keith David are the first out. They rescue the Boss, who immediately launches a campaign of destruction and revenge to save his/her crew and all of humanity.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Transistor

Post-Launch Reviews
Transistor (PC)
Developer: Supergiant Games
Released: May 2014
Played: story complete in 8h; 100% complete in 13h:12min

About

A man dear to popular singer Red lies dead with a sword called the Transistor in his body, but his consciousness has been taken into the Transistor. Pursued by the mysterious Camerata who stole her voice and robotic entities called the Process, Red races through Cloudbank to discover why she was targeted and why the Process are re-shaping the city.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Dishonored

Post-Launch Review
Dishonored (PC)
Developer: Arkane Studios
Released: October 2012
Played: story complete in 12h

About

The empress is assassinated and her bodyguard, Corvo, is framed for her murder by a faction of conspirators intending to use the empress' young daughter Emily to control the throne. Corvo is broken out of prison by a group of loyalists, armed with custom equipment by their scientist and granted mystical powers by the Outsider. Using his new gear and abilities, Corvo sets out to end the conspiracy, clear his name, and save Emily.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

FarSky

Post-Launch Review
FarSky
Developer: Farsky Interactive
Released: April 2014
Played: Adventure mode complete in < 2hours; some survival mode

About

With his submarine destroyed and his pressure suit too heavy to swim up, Nathan is trapped at the bottom of the ocean. He'll need to gather resources and upgrade his equipment to explore the seabed and find the broken pieces of his submarine, all while being hunted by dangerous ocean predators.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Far Cry 3

Post-Launch Review
Far Cry 3 (PC)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Released: November 2012
Played: story complete with most extras in 19h

About

Jason Brody, his brothers, his girlfriend, and some friends are skydiving while on vacation and land on the wrong island. They're captured by a group of violent pirate slavers led by a charismatic but crazy man named Vaas. Jason manages to escape and is initiated into the native Rakyat tribe. Given a mystical tattoo and guidance to develop his skills as warrior, Jason sets out to save his friends and defeat Vaas.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Legend of Korra

Post-Launch Review
The Legend of Korra (PC)
Developer: PlatinumGames
Released: October 2014
Played: story complete in 4h:42min

About

Between the events of the show's second and third seasons, avatar Korra is ambushed by chi blockers and a mysterious old man, who somehow manage to take away her bending. With no time to stop and figure out what they've done to her, Korra must regain her bending on the run and fight off chi blockers, triad, and mecha tanks as she attempts to discover the identity and objective of the old man.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Post-Launch Review
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC)
Developer: Airtight Games
Released: June 2014
Played: complete in 7h:12min

About

Ronan O'Connor, a police detective with a rough past, is thrown out a window and shot to death while investigating the serial murderer known as the Bell Killer. Trapped in Salem as a ghost, Ronan has no choice but to find and stop his killer before he'll be able to move on and reunite with his wife.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Post-Launch Review
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC)
Developer: 2k Marin / Australia / China
Released: August 2013
Played: story complete in 10h:38min; Hangar 6 complete in 2h:10min

About

It's the height of the Cold War in 1962. A covert American organization known only as the Bureau is investigating a mysterious pathogen when an alien attack destroys a military facility and exposes CIA agent William Carter to an unknown artifact. Recruited into the Bureau, Carter leads a team of field agents investigating and combating the alien threat, hoping to keep the war covered up and discover a vulnerability before the aliens take over the world.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Alien: Isolation

Post-Launch Review
Alien: Isolation (PC)
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Released: 7 October 2014
Played: story complete in 15h:30min

About

15 years after the disappearance of the Nostromo, Amanda Ripley is still trying to find out what happened to her mother. After all that time a real lead turns up on the remote decomissioned space station Sevastopol: the flight recorder from the Nostromo has been found. But that's not the only thing that's been found. Amanda barely manages to make it on to the severely damaged station to find it in lockdown, with half the population dead and the other half terrified of what's lurking in the shadows. Amanda will find out what happened to her mother, but not in the way she'd hoped...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Post-Launch Review
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC)
Developer: Firaxis Games
Released: October 2012
Played: 7 hours of Enemy Unknown; Enemy Within complete in 17h

About

Alien invasion! Humanity's only hope against the overwhelmingly advanced threat is XCOM, a secret organization dedicated to researching and defeating the aliens. XCOM's commander struggles to balance technological and biological research, facility expansion, training and recruitment, and global panic while deploying squads of soldiers to repel attacks and seize research material.