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PES 2015 Sydney Preview Event

PES 2015 Sydney Preview Event After the fiasco that was my first encounter with the Pro Evolution Soccer sports game series at EB Expo I felt eager to give the game a second chance. When the time came around and I was given the chance, I put my hand up eagerly to give the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 another go at its preview event in...
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Just Dance 2015 Preview

Just Dance 2015 Preview I have never been one for physical coordination, but at this year’s EB expo I decided to throw caution to the wind and try my hand at the newest instalment of the Just Dance series. Coming up to the Ubisoft exhibit at the expo I was greeted a by a cavalcade of lights and sounds. The stall had...
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Samurai Warriors 4 Preview

Samurai Warriors 4 Preview The gameplay of the Warriors series and its specific spin-off, Samurai Warriors, is an interesting combination of action hack-and-slash and strategy. The player taking on the role of heroic commander warriors as they take to the field against entire armies. Although the game setting has some grounding...
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Preview

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Preview I generally preface these articles by talking about my own experience (or lack thereof) with a given game or franchise. I am happy to say that I have had quite of experience with the Call of Duty franchise, and first encountered it when the games were still setting themselves during World War Two. I have...
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hands-On Preview

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hands-On Preview Every year, TT Games and Warner Bros. release a new Lego videogame that utilises one of its many licensed properties. From the original Lego Star Wars games to last year’s Lego The Hobbit, each new game adds new features and tidies up the graphics and are pretty typically solid gaming experiences. One of...
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Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Hands-On Preview

Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Hands-On Preview Do you love Adventure Time? How about old-school Zelda games? Then Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is literally the perfect game for you. Combining elements of Pendleton Ward’s hugely popular animated series with the solid gameplay elements of the original Zelda games (that still stand the...
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Fortress Sieging with an Elephant in Far Cry 4

Fortress Sieging with an Elephant in Far Cry 4 From one psychopath to another, the Far Cry universe has gotten a lot more eclectic over the past few years. Now, self-proclaimed king Pagan Min (who is named after a real-life Burmese king, who reigned in the mid 1800’s) is primed to make Vaas look like chopped liver by comparison. Kyrat is his...
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Impressions

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Impressions 2K Australia and Gearbox Software have travelled to the moon and back to deliver the evolution of the Borderlands series, with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While the whacky first-person shooter is set to be released on October 16, the game steered into action at EB Expo 2014 last...
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Lords of the Fallen Hands-On Preview

Lords of the Fallen Hands-On Preview The Action RPG is an ever-growing genre, and Lords of the Fallen looks to take advantage of that. Lords of the Fallen is a brand new IP from the Deck13 Interactive & CI Games and published by Bandai Namco. It takes place in a fictional world where no sin is forgiven. After long-forgotten monsters and...
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Tom Clancy’s The Division Hands-off Impressions

Tom Clancy’s The Division Hands-off Impressions Game of Show. Without question. Those were my immediate thoughts after watching a live presentation of a brand-new Tom Clancy’s The Division demo at the EB Games Expo 2014. Other rumblings I overheard: “Does it so much better than Destiny“, “Bungie is in a lot of trouble” and...
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Amiibo at EB Games Expo 2014

Amiibo at EB Games Expo 2014 I was excited to get my hands on Nintendo’s answer to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures at this years EB Games Expo with one big question I wanted answered, what exactly will these figures do apart from look awesome on my shelf ? Unfortunately, Nintendo Australia know about as much as...
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Bloodborne Hands-On Preview

Bloodborne Hands-On Preview FROMSOFTWARE have become synonymous with creating difficult, trial-and-error style action RPG’s. From King’s Field to Demon’s Souls, then Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, they have proven to be masters of the genre. Now the team is stepping it up again for the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne. Firstly the...
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Hands-On Preview

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Hands-On Preview With Ubisoft releasing two very different Assassin’s Creed titles this year and everybody’s focus being on the next-gen Assassin’s Creed: Unity, I thought I would break off from the crowd and check out Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, the game that might very well be the last we see of Assassin’s Creed on...
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Evolve Hands-On Preview

Evolve Hands-On Preview After their huge success with Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios are back and teaming up with 2K Games to bring us Evolve; a squad based 4 v 1 multiplayer game that has four humans teaming up to take down one ever-evolving monster. The humans need to use teamwork and cooperation to take down the monster...
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Hands On Preview

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Hands On Preview Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS is finally out on store shelves and is a huge hit here at EB Games Expo 2014 with everyone and their dog whipping out their 3DS to collect as many StreetPass’ as possible and get into the 4 player Smash action. However I am one of the rare few who are not delving in early...
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NBA 2K15 Hands-on Impressions

NBA 2K15 Hands-on Impressions Dear readers, you may have noticed from some (/all) of my previous articles covering the EB Expo that I am not really a console gamer by any stretch of the imagination. I am noticing that this is turning out to be quite a problem when providing coverage at this expo as most of the games being showcased are...
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Hands-on Impressions

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Hands-on Impressions This game is perhaps the hardest I have ever had to play. It might not be because the gameplay is particularly difficult, although I have read that Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2015 does pride itself on being a very technical game which players can gain mastery over slowly. My main problem was simply that I...
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Alien: Isolation Hands-off Impressions

Alien: Isolation Hands-off Impressions The Creative Assembly’s, Alien: Isolation is just as frightening as the 1979 sci-fi phenomenon, ‘Alien’ by Ridley Scott. The video presentation by the creative lead, Alistair Hop at the EB Games Expo over the weekend, showed the first gameplay demo of the survival horror title. And let me...
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Until Dawn Hands-on Preview

Until Dawn Hands-on Preview Poor Ashley…or Chris. In Until Dawn, difficult choices are given to the player, ones that will determine the shape of the story moving forward. Sound familiar? It’s a philosophy that started – at least to this extent – with Indigo Prophecy and continued with Heavy Rain, both...
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WWE 2K15 Hands-on Preview

WWE 2K15 Hands-on Preview “FINALLY!” We get to go hands-on with WWE 2K15! Having skipped the prior two entries in the WWE video game franchise, I have suffered from withdrawal for quite some time now. I started watching professional wrestling when I was 6 years old. I used to purchase every game for every damn console!...
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Dead Island 2 Hands On Preview

Dead Island 2 Hands On Preview Deep Silver have returned from the bloody shores of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide with an appetising follow-up, that is set to be released in spring next year. While the survival horror franchise was originally developed by Techland (Dying Light), Dead Island 2 is the making of Yager Development...
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Mortal Kombat X Hands-on Preview

Mortal Kombat X Hands-on Preview To all my Mortal Kombat brethren, I must apologise. You see, ever since Mortal Kombat X was revealed, we MK fanatics have been scrounging around for any information on the tightly-sealed story of the tenth entry in the iconic fighting franchise, and our best shot at gleaning any details of said story is...
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The Order: 1886 Hands-on Preview

The Order: 1886 Hands-on Preview The Order: 1886 has been receiving a lot of flak since, well, first gameplay footage was shown. While the fluidity of the blending between cinematic and gameplay was what impressed me early on, others seemed to hate the apparent focus Ready at Dawn has placed on the cinematic element. Unfortunately, those...
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Splatoon Hands On Preview

Splatoon Hands On Preview Splatoon Developer: Nintendo Co. Ltd Publisher: Nintendo Format: Wii U (Previewed) Release Date: TBC Splatoon may just be the craziest upcoming Nintendo title to date, a platoon of colourful warfare over turf that will splash onto the Wii U console next year. The unique third person shooter is more...
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity Hands Off Impressions

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Hands Off Impressions Ubisoft Production Manager, Jeffrey Spicer demoed Assassin’s Creed: Unity at EB Games Expo Sydney this weekend. The demo that was originally featured at Gamescom this year, takes players into the first ‘black box mission’ for the single-player campaign. During the French Revolution in...
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Hands-on with Battlefield Hardline’s Hotwire Match Type

Hands-on with Battlefield Hardline’s Hotwire Match Type Battlefield Hardline represented Electronic Arts Australia’s biggest offering at the EB Games Expo 2014, which isn’t much of a statement when considering that the already released EA Sports FIFA 15 was the only other EA-published title on show. But, it was also one of the most popular, highly...
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