Tagged "Darksiders"

Apr 04
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads No Comments

Things are a rather quiet on PS4 and Xbox One this week, with Borderlands: GOTY Edition being the only major new release. Jolly camp Nintendo is a whole lot busier, thankfully.

As per usual, the system gains another batch of belated conversions. From THQ Nordic comes the Zelda alike adventure Darksiders Warmastered Edition, which reportedly not just holds up well despite its age, but performs smoothly on Switch. Perhaps not a huge surprise, seeing even the Wii U had a competent version.

Then there’s Hob: The Definitive Edition, from the creators of Torchlight and its sequel. This conversion comes from specialists Panic Button. The first review to appear is an 8/10 from Nintendo Life. “Hob: The Definitive Edition retains all the qualities of the original, with only a reasonable downgrade in its visuals serving as a caveat. With a cel-shaded art style helping negate the effect of this aesthetic sacrifice and all the improvements genuinely helping elevate Hob’s overall quality, Hob becomes the latest 3D platformer to secure a well-earned place among Switch’s most exciting new additions,” they said.

As for newer titles, there’s Mechstermination Force – a colourful boss rush shooter from the creator of Gunman Clive. Nintendo Life also awarded it an 8/10, although warned that with Cuphead around the corner you may want to wait.

Nintendo Insider opted for a 9/10, meanwhile: “It may not have the usually expected run-and-gun Metal Slug action to fill the gap between boss fights, but when those boss fights are this good it doesn’t really need them.”

We’re also pleased to report that competitive airship shooter Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing is worth a look, gaining an 8/10 from TheSixthAxis. They did however note that Pro Controller support isn’t due until a later date. [“…despite the game’s origins as a VR game, this is a sci-fi battler that will likely draw you in without too much trouble,” was their verdict.

You’ll find the full list of new Switch releases and pre-orders below. Who’s up for some Donkey Kong 3? Stanley the Bugman is always welcome round these parts.

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Jan 11
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

It’s Monday, which means it’s chart time here on GamesAsylum. Let’s see how Bayonetta and Darksiders did, shall we? Yes!

It certainly looks like THQ’s decision to hold Darksiders back until after the Xmas rush was a wise one – it has managed to get to #8 in the all formats top 40. Sega’s Bayonetta does even better, dashing in at #5.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still #1, which makes it the 9th week running. Chart Track also point out that it has already become the third best selling game in the UK ever. I’m willing to bet that within the next six month it’ll end up being either the second best, or possibly best ever. Brain Training on DS and GTA: San Andreas hold the first and second positions, if you’re wondering.

The rest of the top 10 has had a good old shuffle this week – the rubbish Just Dance is up from #7 to #3, Wii Fit Plus is up from #5 to #2, Assassin’s Creed 2 drops from #2 to #7 while Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games also slides all the way from #3 to #11.

Jan 07
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

This Week’s Games

EA’s The Saboteur features tits and guns and hasn’t sold very well. Sega’s Bayonetta also features tits and guns, but with 10/10 reviews from just about everybody it’s bound to do well in the chart next week. If you haven’t read any reviews yet, it’s a bit like Devil May Cry only with a far superior combat system and an excellent musical score.

If you like a bit more adventuring in your third person action games then THQ’s Darksiders might be the one to go for instead. Reviews have also been strong, including an 8 from Eurogamer and a 9 from 360 Gamer magazine. The press have described as a mixture of Zelda and God of War, which seems like a fair comparison.

Next week: Army Of Two: The 40th Day, Dark Void, Winter Sports 2010: The Great Tournament and the stupidly elongated Vancouver 2010: The Official Videogame Of The Olympic Winter Games.

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