Played through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy this evening. It’s a captivating title, produced to the standard I’ve come to expect from Naughty Dog. But, above all, it’s a masterclass in pacing. From intense combat to quiet story moments, it’s all strung together beautifully.
After spending 40+ hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s hard for me to remember another game that evokes the same sense of exploration. No matter what you do, you’ll likely be sidetracked by a new quest, a quaint village, a new gameplay mechanic or just the beauty of the open world.
I’m hesitant to call this the best game I’ve ever played, but it’s not far off. I haven’t had this sense of childlike discovery in over a decade.
Fired up Diablo III during the weekend and went on to spend four hours with it. It really is the best podcast game: pop on your headphones, put on the Giant Bombcast, and go slay some demons.
The end of one era and the start of another.
Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.
I’ll buy this, if only for the fact that the controllers are compatible with the Wii / Wii U.
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.
This was first announced at Gamescom last year; a bit more was shown at this year’s E3. One of the most stylish games I have ever seen.