Mass Effect 3 will be hitting the shelves in a couple of weeks. Bioware’s epic space saga will end, bringing the story of Commander’s Shepard to a close. Will Shepard save the universe, or die trying? We’ll all have to wait until the game’s release before we can answer that question. Fear not Bioware have released a Mass Effect 3 demo that we can wet our appetites with until the game’s release.
Is Mass Effect 3 the gaming equivalent of the second coming, or have Bioware finally run out of steam? I’ve played and completed the single player demo several times so read on to find out what I thought of it all. Read more
I’m still on the hunt for a new MMO, so I’m now trawling my way through the ever-increasing array of free-to-play games, available to download for absolutely nothing. Which does get my mind thinking about the new trend for Free-to-Play games.
It’s certainly a model that I couldn’t imagine would ever exist a few years ago. A few years ago, the mentality was very much around ‘you get what you pay for’. If a game was free, it was easy to dismiss it as not as good as something you’d pay £40 for. Read more
Well that sucked! I think it was almost guaranteed that as soon as I started a 7 day trial for something, that every single second of my day got sucked up by doing what felt like every other thing. So the original estimate of around 24 hours of play time actually transpired to be around 5 in total.
Those 5 hours were still enjoyable, but I feel I have only just scratched the surface.
I did get to experience more of the game though and here it is in all it’s brief glory.
I’ve started hearing a lot of buzz about RIFT, and after hearing about a free seven day trial that you can download, I was more than up for giving it a go.
With time being what it is, seven days of trial only actually works out at around 24 hours worth of real play time after all those other little life annoyances are taken into consideration. With that in mind. I’ll chronicle what I can about my experiences in the land of Telera. Who knows maybe RIF would fill the MMO gap that World of Warcraft has left; Lord of the Rings Online hasn’t managed to fill it.
Although this is only a trial so if I did want to continue playing this, I would have to pay for the game itself costing around £40, and then there’s the monthly subscription to pay on top of that.
Without any more pre-amble, here’s day 1. Read more
Quite honestly, I think it is and it doesn’t do a terrible job. The fundaments of Dungeon Keeper remain, and it’s been made all shiny and pretty.
Bullfrog made Dungeon Keeper and its sequel Dungeon Keeper II sometime in the late nineties, and for its time it was pretty mold-breaking. Rather than playing the bold and dashing hero, entering dark and dangerous places looking for gold and treasure, in Dungeon Keeper you’re cast as the Lord of the dungeon itself. It was up to you to dig out the rooms and passageways, attract the monsters and create the traps that would kill any hero who was foolish enough to enter. All rather clever and unique really, it’s a shame that Bullfrog were never able to make Dungeon Keeper 3, I’m sure it would have been pretty special. Read more
If you can’t wait until Diablo III is out later this year; you’re bored of Diablo II and you’re looking for something new and cheap that can fill that spot? ‘Torchlight’ may just be worth a look.
Torchlight is a dungeon crawling RPG created by Runic Games and released around October 2008. There is more than a passing similarity to arguably the most popular dungeon crawler series; Diablo. Though this is explained by the fact that the game was co-designed and developed by Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer who worked on both Diablo and Diablo II. Read more