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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Frontier Announces Planet Zoo.

Cambridge, UK – 24 April 2019. Frontier has announced Planet Zoo. From the makers of Planet Coaster (2016) and Jurassic World Evolution (2018) comes the ultimate zoo simulation, featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first. Simulation runs wild in Planet Zoo, exclusively for PC in Autumn 2019.

See the cinematic Planet Zoo Announce Trailer here.

Planet Zoo presents the most authentic animals in videogame history. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is an individual who thinks, feels and explores the world you build around them. They care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and social needs. Nurture your animals throughout their lives, study and manage every species to see them thrive, and help them raise young to pass their genes onto future generations.

Manage your own zoo in an expressive world that reacts to every choice you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and look after the smallest details. Thrill visitors with prestigious animals and famous exhibits, develop your zoo and research new technologies, and release animals back into the wild to repopulate the planet.

Unleash your creativity with the next evolution of Planet Coaster’s best-in-class creation mechanics. Craft stunning scenery and habitats, dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, and carve tunnels and caves as you build your own zoo. See your animals and visitors respond to your creative vision, and share your designs with friends in Planet Zoo’s online community. Bring the world’s greatest designs home to your own zoo for your animals and visitors to enjoy.

‘This is the zoo management game we’ve wanted to make for many years,’ said Jonny Watts, Chief Creative Officer of Frontier. ‘We’ve challenged ourselves to build on the games we’ve made before and to carry the great legacy of classics like the Zoo Tycoon series forward. We’re taking everything we’ve learned from our past work and focusing on modern values – incredible authenticity, rich management, limitless creativity and community sharing – to make our best-ever simulation game. We hope you’ll join us when Planet Zoo launches later this year.’

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

REVIEW: FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster - Xbox One

Review: By Jon Donnis
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster perhaps is not the catchiest of titles, but it is a fair description of what is a remastering of the Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 games from the early 2000's which were released then on the Playstation 2.

At the time FFX was widely called the greatest game of all time, and received a sequel which was a first for a FF game.

So is this still the greatest game of all time? The answer to that is no, but is it one of the greatest games of all time? The answer is yes, and I suspect it will always be yes.

The thing to keep in mind is that this is not a step by step remake, it is a remastering, so it is still graphically a product of it's time, so it is never fair to compare a game from 2001 to one released today, that said the graphics are still very impressive, and this was the first FF game to be fully 3D, as opposed to backdrops being rendered separately.

The basic storyline in this is that you play as Tidus in the world of "Spira" and he is on a journey in unfamiliar places, you have a gang of good guys fighting against an evil Kaiju known as Sin trying to take over the world. So pretty standard fare there.

As you cross the various areas you will take part in many turn-based strategy combat situations against the usual hillariously named enemies.

It could be argued that this type of combat has aged badly, but as I said this game is a product of it's time.
The second game stars Yuna as it's main character and continues on well from the previous game. It also contains way more mini games which was always a favourite of mine throughout the various FF games.

Overall if you are a Final Fantasy fan and either want to replay a great game, or you want to play the first true 3D game in the franchise then this is a great game to buy and play, you will get literally hundreds of hours of gameplay which is something not many games from this era can claim.

I score this game a strong 8/10. Still packs a mean punch 18 years after it was first released.

The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Collection is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster brings both beloved titles to long-time fans of the series and a new generation of players in stunning high definition, complete with new features including new challenges, gameplay modes and more.

FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster is now available both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ and as a digital-only title for the Xbox One family of devices. Physical copies of the game for Nintendo Switch™ also include a reversible sleeve featuring beautiful art of the title’s heroes.

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League of Angels III Debuts a Third Mythic Hero

YOOZOO Games, Shanghai — 23.04.19 | Following mythic heroes Victoria and Athena’s earlier introduction to League of Angels III, Tabitha arrives in-game tomorrow (April 24). A powerful, offence-based angel, she is the last remaining descendant of the Royal Fire Dragon family and will be available in Featured Hero events, where players can seize the opportunity to obtain this new mythic hero.

League of Angels III is also set to receive a huge update at the end of April (V5.0.0). It will include a new real-time PvP game mode — Chess Hero. Here you get to build a team and form a formidable line-up. You can show off your tactics and strategy in real-time PvP battles and grab mineral treasures to score more points and get a higher rank in X-server games.

All League of Angels III players will receive a special gift code on Facebook to celebrate the update this week. These can be used for awesome rewards, allowing you to experience everything Chess Hero has to offer!

It’s not just the gameplay that’s received an update either, the League of Angels III website has been updated accordingly; and now includes a whole new section in ‘Features’ (with a description of Chess Hero and Companions). A brand new gallery has also been added, allowing players to explore high quality images and information on Heroes, Outfits, Companions, Mounts and other game features and content.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Unravel Two - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Unravel Two is out now on Nintendo Switch! Play as two Yarnys (tiny magical creatures made of yarn and joined by a thread) in a puzzle-platforming adventure.

Run, jump, swing, and solve your way through a world of natural beauty and shadowy dangers, either on your own or with a friend in local co-op.

It’s a platforming adventure game seen from a unique perspective, or two. Play as a pair of Yarnys – small beings made of yarn and connected by a single thread – in local co-op or as a single player. Run, jump and swing through platforming puzzles, foster friendship, and shed light on a world covered in shadow.

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Thursday, 18 April 2019

God's Trigger PC review

Review by Jon Donnis
As soon as I started playing this game, I was instantly reminded of PC classic "Hotline Miami".
And God's Trigger clearly takes a lot of inspiration from Hotline Miami.

At first the control system on this is a nightmare, it really is badly designed in my opinion, and I seemed to be forever pausing the game and checking the controls. This really is a huge problem, as there will be many people who will play this and give up pretty quickly. In time you will get used to it and you will forget that you ever had a problem. But this is still an annoyance of mine with some games. When creating a game, imagine that whoever playing it just wants to play, they don't want to learn how to attack, or transport through walls, etc, they just want to start the game, complete a few levels by killing everything easily, and have a feeling of accomplishment, then you can change up the controls, add new attacks and so on. This game fails in that respect as although it explains each new way of killing an enemy, it seems to be thrown at you all quite quickly, and you will find yourself dying multiple times before you have hardly got going.

That said, if you do stick with it, the game improves massively.

And because there control system has good variety, it does mean you have to really think sometimes how you will kill someone, will you use your close up weapon and go crazy, or will you use your limited longer range weapons, which may run out and leave you needing them for a later part in the level.

Sadly you don't really have any kind of health bar, so if you get shot or hit once, that's it you are dead, but there are plenty of checkpoints so it's not like you have to do an entire level again from scratch. Plus most enemies also die pretty quick, so it all seems strangely fair.

You play as Harry or Judy and can swap between the characters at will, and each have their different attacks and specialities. Which will also help you solve the puzzle elements the game throws at you.

The game is ultra violent as you would expect and you will end up leaving blood splattered everywhere.

The graphics are glorious as is the heavy soundtrack, if you are prone to motion sickness you might find the graphics a bit hard to play against, but the vast majority of people wont notice.

The game is good, I enjoyed it, but the poor control system thrown at you are the start, and some graphic glitches do effect gameplay.

I'll give this game a decent 7/10. Plenty of room for improvement.

Available on Xbox One