Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a loose adaptation of the sixteenth-century Chinese novel, Journey to the West by Wu Ch’êng-ên. However, the humour and action of the game shares more in common with the excellent Japanese TV series from the 1970s, Monkey. There’s even a bonus ‘Classic Monkey’ unlockable outfit which strongly resembles Monkey’s … Continue reading Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for PS3 – Behind the mask
The year is 1997, included with my copy of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine is a demo of the first Tomb Raider game. I hated it. From the very start of the demo you are ambushed by a pack of wolves, and if you survive that you what awaits you is a whole lot of … Continue reading Tomb Raider for PS3 – New beginnings
I tend to judge Star Wars games by a much higher standard than other types of game. I think it is because there are so many great Star Wars games that I have enjoyed playing - Republic Commando, KOTOR, Jedi Academy, Battlefront II (2005), to name but a few - that I expect each entry … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for PS3 – Pressing my buttons
The Warriors (1979) is one of my favourite films and I had been meaning to give the game a try for a long time. I had originally bought it as a game my brother and I could play, but he refused because the graphics are too bad. While he may have a point, this is … Continue reading The Warriors for PS2 – Can you dig it?
Okami is a stunningly beautiful game, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. It’s combat is fluid and original, and yet it becomes repetitive and monotonous. The dialogue is sweet and charming, although it can be long-winded and, at times, unnecessary. This is a game that I am in two minds … Continue reading Okami HD for PS3 – Love/hate
I have recently been revisiting some games I’ve played before. In particular, ones that I’ve not got many trophies in. For The Last of Us, I had achieved only 3% of trophies, so I decided to have another go. I felt hesitation at playing this game again. Not because I didn’t enjoy it first time … Continue reading The Last of Us for Playstation 3 – Trophy hunter
Batman: Arkham Origins was the first game I played on the Playstation 3; it was my introduction to the next generation of game console. Once I had sorted out the settings, I was blown away by the look and feel of the game. I recently revisited the game to try and earn a few more … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Origins for Playstation 3 – Strength of character