In 1992 Chinese born Hong Kong film director John Woo released his magnum opus. He had directed Kung-Fu action film “The Young Dragons” starring legendary Asian actor Jackie Chan in the 70s and had replicated his success with comedy film “Money Crazy“ shortly thereafter, yet in the mid-80s he began to suffer repeated commercial failures with somewhat generic gangster films. As his passion for directing … Continue reading Is little-known Indie title Maximum Action the Perfect Gun-Fu Game?
Oxenfree is a 2.5D mystery horror graphic adventure game that leaves me wanting more each time I finish it. If you’re like me and love a good graphic adventure like Inside and Firewatch, Oxenfree is the game for you. Oxenfree is the debut game for developer and publisher, Night School Studio, and follows Alex, a teenager visiting an island with a group of friends for … Continue reading Awesome Unknown: Oxenfree
Released back in September 2015, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was set to be the next big couch co-op. When the game released it gained eights and nines from most of its reviewers and was launched as part of the ID@Xbox scheme. With this sort of launch and public reaction you would expect this game to have swept the nation and been in all family homes. … Continue reading Awesome Unknown – Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Welcome to Dubai, the real star of the show with Spec Ops: The Line. An unusual setting for a military 3rd person shooter, Dubai offers a sense of personality not always present in the genre, and is the biggest reason why this game is worth a shot, even five years after launch. Spec Ops: The Line was a game released in 2012 for Xbox 360, … Continue reading Awesome Unknown – Spec Ops: The Line
The genre of superheroes has always felt like a missed opportunity in the gaming world. Until now. Introducing Megaton Rainfall, a first-person superhero simulator that puts players in control of a cosmic powered superhero responsible for stopping an alien invasion of earth. Completely invulnerable, this hero doesn’t have a health bar but if too many lives are lost in the invasion then it’s game over. Players aren’t limited to saving the Earth though, with … Continue reading Awesome Unknown: Megatron Rainfall
It may be weird to choose a digital version of a 100-year-old game but I can’t recall a recent time where I had anywhere near as much fun. Monopoly Plus doesn’t add anything new except for a 3-D board. It is still the century-lasting, hair-tearingly frustrating game but it was the social aspect which made it spectacular. It was a couple weeks into university and … Continue reading Awesome Unknown: Monopoly Plus
Fighting games have been a cornerstone of video games since the age of arcades, with legendary titles such as Street Fighter 2(1991) and Mortal Kombat (1992) dominating arcades globally. In the 90s, fighting games were all the rage. Legions of developers rose to the occasion by creating dozens of new games such as Weapon Lord (1995) and Primal Rage (1994) in an attempt to meet … Continue reading Awesome Unknown: Skullgirls