The early year launch schedule looks great compared to most years. Rugby 15, Dying Light, The Order 1886, Bloodborne, Evolve, Battlefield Hardline, Resident Evil Revelations 2. All in the first 3 months of the year....
So as we start a new year it's nice to look back at the best games of 2014. For me the most enjoyable game I played was "The Wolf Among Us". Gameplay is what you expect from TellTale Games with superb art style and a head melt twist at the end, I think Destiny is way better than the critic reviews and comes in at number 2 for me. If you were expecting Halo you would probably by disappointed as it played out more like an FPS version Diablo. I'd have to choose Wolfenstein The New Order at number 3 which is like playing a Tarantino movie. It's a twin gunned stomper with great jump scares, super soundtrack and over the top villains.
Upgrading your Playstation 4 HDD is pretty easy. The trickiest piece is really making sure you find the correct FW upgrade file on Sony's website. I went big on it though and upgraded to a solid state drive and it is totally brilliant. Different games respond differently but I would say on average load times are cut by about 1/3rd.. I thought it would be most noticeable on games like GTA V where initial boot up goes from about 1.5minutes to under a minute but weirdly it's more satisfying on games like FIFA where things like hospitality settings and menu selection becomes instantaneous. That all said is it's so pricey(320 euro for a 1TB SDD roughly) it is hard to recommend to anyone but I love it.
The Kaos Trap situation is totally mad. Wallop as a Trap Master isn't much better. Basically what happens is you buy a tray/box of Traps or Trap Masters but there is only 1 in 12 that are Kaos or Wallop respectively. There are multiple of the other characters of traps. This of course makes them more rare and drives demand and unfortunately some Christmas disappointment. We are so sorry for anybody who doesn't get their traps or masters in time for Christmas.
Certainly one of the most anticipated games launched since we opened the store. That's mostly due to the repeated delays though. Nonetheless it's HERE NOW! Minecraft on XBOX ONE.
With all the launches this week I still find myself playing Unity most. I'm not a big Creed fan and maybe that helps. It's not ground breaking by any means but I think it's an improvement off both AC 3 and Black Flag. Story is compelling enough. Co-Op is good when you get stealthy partners. Gameplay is much the same but the assassination scenes seem to have been given some more thought and better design that previous iterations. The Graphical glitches are real though. Most are probably overstated online but the Frame-Rate drops are obvious particularly in cut scenes.... blame it on glitches in teh Animus code and it all makes sense :)
We'll be opening late on Monday the 17th of November. You'll be able to purchase both GTA V and Far Cry 4 at 12 midnight. Hope to see you there.
We'll be taking on some of our wholesalers live on Twitch this Thursday in a Pro Evolution 15 Playstation 4 challenge to celebrate the game launch. We'll post the Twitch link here when we have it. Jump on and have a look at us owning them!!!
Check out platinum trophy guides delivered by one of our friends and customers TrueRockNRolla. He just picked up Lords of the Fallen so I guess we'll see a walkthrough soon. His Shadow of Mordor guide is particularly useful.
Welcome to our new blog. We will be posting gaming news, events and opinion here. We'll mainly be letting you know what we are playing and if it is any good and welcome comments and feebdack. We'll also be sharing game news and letting you know what game events we will be attending.