The Surge is an action adventure game from studio Deck13 Interactive, the studio who previous had a similar styled gameLords of the Fallen. This latest title has a very different setting from the previous outing, where players are not fighting mythological beasts in a fantasy setting, instead fighting man made constructions in a futuristic setting.
Outlast 2is a single player experience which follows the found footage style of gameplay from the original. Following the mysterious murder of a young pregnant woman, you play as investigative journalist Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn set out to solve the mystery surrounding this seemingly random murder.
Whilst not a direct sequel toRed Barrelsprevious gameOutlast,Outlast 2is set within the same universe and shares the same survival horror mechanics that madeOutlast(and itsWhistleblowerexpansion) the unique horror games that they became.
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is a brand new action 3D platformer developed by Right Nice Games and published by Grip Digital, which throws us back to the days of Banjo Kazooie, Spyro and Ratchet and Clank. This brand new story game aims to be a passionate homage to 3D platformers of the past, with a story, characters, environments and objectives that manage to do just that. You play as Skylar Lynxe, a feline with a cool robotic arm and on your journey you meet a friendly bird named Plux Owlsley, who will help guide you through the different terrains and achieve your ultimate goal, to defeat CRT and stop him turning your new-found home into a wasteland.
This Is The Policeplaces you into the shoes of Freeberg City Police Commissioner Jack Boyd. Boyd as you learn in the introduction has 180 days left before he is due to retire. How he leaves his legacy is based on your actions through these coming 180 days!
The story has many twists and turns and kept me guessing through most of it. Cutscenes are presented via a comic strip inspired format. Some of these scenes can be interacted with via conversation choices and your answers with change the way that the story is played out.
I'll admit, I never played Of Orcs and Men, where Styx made his first appearance or Styx: Master of shadows, Styx's first main game, and one I've had in my library for a little while. I've always enjoyed stealth games, games that require you to sneak around, have done since i played Metal Gear Solid for Playstation. I was never particularly great at them, but the thrill of trying to reach your objective without being spotted and if you are, having to then fight your way through or flee. Needless to say I was rather excited to get my hand on on Focus Home Interactive's latest title, Styx: Shard of Darkness and see what this game was all about. Despite having no previous experience in Styx's universe, I thought i would be perfect for this job as it means i can judge the game not only on how it plays, but how easy it is to access for newer players.