Tagged "WipEout: Omega Collection"

Feb 06
By Jake In Blog No Comments

Remakes, remasters, reboots, re-releases – they go by many names, but thrusting an old game back onto physical and digital shelves is proving both common and lucrative these days.

Sony have arguably been the most enthusiastic purveyors of that sort of thing this generation, the PlayStation 4 release schedule at times has looked like the PlayStation 3’s greatest hits. Their latest recycled fruit, Shadow of the Colossus, is out this week, and everyone’s pretty jazzed about it.

The critical reception has been outstanding, celebrating the fact that it faithfully retains the feel of the PS2 original – as Polygon put it, “warts and all”. Is this really something to be celebrated?

Disclosure: I’ve not played the PS4 version, and I’m not going to. And this is for why: I played the PS2 original, but quickly gave up, frustrated with and bored of the camera and controls. Polygon’s review of the PS4 version talks of having “battled with the camera and controls” – and goes on to slap a 9.5 score on it.

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

Being a Bethesda-published title and all, we didn’t expect to see reviews of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind prior to release. It so transpires critics received ample time to play it, with a handful of reviews available online in time for yesterday’s launch.

IGN found it to be a neat nostalgic trip, awarding it an 8.0. “The addition of the Warden class gives new and returning players alike a fresh and versatile way to play through the 25 hours of content” they claimed.

PC World (not that one) enjoyed it too. “For anyone who played The Elder Scrolls III, who yearns for Morrowind and the island of Vvardenfell, being able to revisit even the shadow of those memories is a treat,” they beamed.

We also have a double-dose of two very different racers – the less-than-full-price WipEout: Omega Collection, and Codemasters’ DiRT 4.

Wipeout

Many had concerns about WipEout, being a mere amalgamation of WipEout HD and 2084 by a little-known developer (Clever Beans Ltd), but the Manchester-based studio has delivered the goods. The Metacritic currently stands 85%, with scores including an 8/10 from The Metro and 9/10s from both GameSpot and God is a Geek. It also gained Eurogamer’s ‘Recommended’ badge: “There may well be other, better futuristic racers out there – but there are none that can boast this much style.”

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