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Will it Run? | Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Will it Run? | Assassin’s Creed: Unity

As part of our ongoing work with PurePC.pl to keep you informed about how well you can expect your rig to run various high-end games, here’s another in the Will it Run? series that aims to provide you with a clear answer to whether or not your PC can cope with Assassins’s Creed:Unity. In this case, however, the answer will most likely not be one you’ll like. AC: Unity was released with a multitude of functional bugs, ranging from busted controls and broken texture loading to the main protagonist clipping though the streets and into an abyss. But perhaps the most flawed aspect of the game is its performance [...]

January 23, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Hardware 1

Review: Ziggurat

Review: Ziggurat

“I wanna really really really wanna zigazig-ha!” the Spice Girls once sang, and it’s that little refrain which zips around in my head every time I load Ziggurat, a brilliant little number released late last year by the Spanish 4-man team known as Milkstone Studios. I wanted to say that the catchy, upbeat tempo of the song also perfectly fits the game, but that’s not quite right – Ziggurat’s pace is more ‘stop moving and die’ than the Spicy ones’ 110 bpm pop hit. Ziggurat casts you as one of a number of wannabe mages, all eager to join the [...]

January 22, 2015 Neurotic Reviews 0

Review: Metro 2033

Review: Metro 2033

Aeons ago in gaming terms (well, 2010) there was a game we dubbed ‘The PC Crippler’ – a game so future-proof that it can stand toe to toe with many of the big-budget games released this year. That game, my friends is, Metro 2033 (obviously, since it’s named in the title). Last year, with surprisingly little fanfare, it was given a new hair cut and a fresh pair of pants with a ‘Redux’ version. Building on already-impressive visuals, Metro 2033 Redux  improves on the original in just about every way, with superior graphics and even new gameplay mechanics, transplanted from it’s sequel, Metro Last Light. Metro 2033 is a survival-horror shooter based on the [...]

January 21, 2015 Dig Bick Impressions, Reviews, Varia 1

Review: A Story About My Uncle

Review: A Story About My Uncle

As a child, I used to like being read bedtime stories by my mother and grandma. They both knew a lot of stories, and had a fresh one on hand every time I asked. Now, I’m almost 30 years older and a dad too, so I’m the one reading the tales and telling stories to my two daughters. Even so, I still enjoy bedtimes tales a lot, even though I’m on the giving, not receiving end. So it was that I became immediately intrigued by A Story About My Uncle when I read about it for the first time some two or three weeks ago. “A [...]

January 16, 2015 Neoheresy Reviews 0

Review: Far Cry 4

Review: Far Cry 4

Far Cry 3 was amazing. A wonderful, open world, with hundreds of activities and various ways of approaching every encounter. It had an engaging story and crazy characters on top of all that, and this made it a really unique, refreshing experience. Back when it was released in 2012, we had lots of competent shooters to choose from, including Borderlands 2, a new CoD: Black Ops and the fourth Halo, and every one of them was a solid game that made money and was enjoyed by its fans. But for this reviewer, it was the third Far Cry that owned them [...]

December 23, 2014 revs Reviews 4

Day One Review: Elite Dangerous

Day One Review: Elite Dangerous

I’ve spent the last few weeks with Elite: Dangerous (since Gamma 1.0 was released to us Kickstarters), and about four problem-free hours tonight, on launch day (and I’ll be coming back here periodically as time passes and the game grows). Probably about an hour of all of that time was spent just scrolling through the key bindings, and subsequently pressing keys on my keyboard that I rarely, if ever touch. Yes, after 30 years Elite is back, and it’s already eating my life. Elite is one of the true jewels in gaming’s crown. It’s been ported from its original assembly language (assembled in the mighty BBC BASIC [...]

December 17, 2014 Neurotic Reviews 10

Review: The Witcher Adventure Game

Review: The Witcher Adventure Game

In this digital adaptation of CD Projekt RED’s own The Witcher Adventure Game board game, franchise fans will know the four selectable player characters well – Geralt of Rivia (the Witcher himself), Triss Merigold the Sorceress, Yarpen Zigrin the Dwarven Warrior, and Dandelion the Bard. Each character has unique skills and multiple ways of overcoming obstacles, but you decide what to do and when. Do you fight your way to victory, call on your charm, or try your hand at diplomacy? You can bring enemies around to your point of view with a sword as Geralt – or bribe them with gold and the threat of powerful friends as [...]

December 3, 2014 Dig Bick Impressions, Reviews 1

Preview: Dead State

Preview: Dead State

The highly anticipated zombie TBS/RPG hybrid Dead State from DoubleBear Productions is slated for released tomorrow, Thursday December 4th 2014.  This gamer is definitely stoked about this release, and I’ve already enjoyed many hours with the demo and the beta. Ok, so you figure, “What? Another zombie game?” Yeah, well I thought that too, but Dead State really sucks you in. Pretty soon you’re more worried about a mutiny and the psychological state of your group of survivors than you are about the zombies. The structure and balance of the game (from what I’ve played in the beta) are spot on. The [...]

December 3, 2014 J.J. Costello News, Reviews 1

Will it Run? | Dragon Age: Inquisition

Will it Run? | Dragon Age: Inquisition

We’re a friendly bunch at XP4T, and there’s nothing we like better than making new friends (then headshotting them in ARMA or UT when they’re not looking). Our newest friends are top Polish hardware news and review site PurePC , with whom we’ve entered an exciting partnership. (If you’re wondering how the hell an English-language gaming site works with a Polish-language site, just know that a few of us can actually speak that sinister language). As a result, we’ll be sharing PurePC’s findings on how the latest PC games perform on a wide range of GPUs (including some of the latest). We’re doing all of this with one [...]

December 1, 2014 Neoheresy Editorials, Hardware 1

RetroN 5: Relive Your Golden Years of Gaming

RetroN 5: Relive Your Golden Years of Gaming

The Retron 5 is a “clone console” that can play NES/Famicom, Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games via 720p HDMI and using their original controllers. Yeah, this is actually a real thing. Now that we are all grown up and can afford these fancy toys, shouldn’t our retro systems grow up too? With the RetroN 5, you will now be able to play all of your favorite games from nine different systems on one convenient console in full HD glory. Relive your childhood, or introduce a new generation of gamers [...]

November 25, 2014 J.J. Costello Hardware, Retro Gaming 1