Playstation News: An Overview Trailer for ‘Dragon Quest Heroes’

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By royal decree, His Majesty King Doric of Arba has authorized the release of his Dragon Quest Heroes royal overview trailer! Let the king himself take you through all the heroes of the Dragon Quest series that you’ll meet, new details about skill trees and Monster Medals, and the dastardly villain, Velasco!

A dark cloud has fallen over the city of Arba, driving the once peaceful monsters into a frenzied rage. As either the hero, Luceus, or the heroine, Aurora, the player joins forces with an iconic cast from previous DRAGON QUEST titles to bring the rampaging hordes of monsters to their senses and restore order to the kingdom.

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Xbox News: HALO ‘The Fall of REACH’ Animated Trailer


Get Halo: The Fall of Reach in Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition. Relive the origin of the legendary Master Chief and the Spartan program in this animated adaptation of one of Halo’s most beloved stories.

Kidnapped as children and conscripted into a brutal military training and augmentation program, the Spartans were designed to be the ultimate weapon against chaos and insurgency – but when a dangerous alien alliance known as The Covenant declares war on humanity, the Spartans might be our only hope.

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition is available October 27, 2015, exclusively on Xbox One.

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Video Game News: LEGO Marvel Avengers Trailer Shown at NYCC


Today at New York Comic Con, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest trailer for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, showcasing key cinematic moments from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as content based on additional Marvel Studios blockbuster films, including Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier—all of which will be available in game! This explosive new gameplay video was revealed in front of a packed house during today’s LEGO Marvel’s Avengers NYCC panel, where TT Games and Marvel Games gave fans an inside look at this upcoming Super Hero adventure, all told through the LEGO® lens with a splash of classic LEGO ® humour.

Bricks will fly when LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers releases in the UK on 29th January 2016, available for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Nintendo’s Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ and PC.

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Playstation News: Black Ops III ‘Friday Annoucements’ Launches Today


Black Ops Fridays are here! Starting today, and taking place every week until the end of October, Activision will be revealing brand new, never-before-seen content from Black Ops III, live on YouTube.


Tune in to the first livestream tonight at 20:00pm BST where we’ll be unveiling the 9th Specialist, a new Multiplayer map and hosting a fan Q&A:


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Playstation News: My Review of ‘Broken Sword 5 – A Serpent’s Curse’ for PS4

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I grew up with point and click graphic adventure games such as ‘The Secret of Monkey Island’, ‘Full Throttle, ‘Grim Fandango’ and so many more. I was in love with the story telling and humour but most of all the puzzle solving of investigating a location, looking for clues and working out what found items could be used to clear an obstacle. Since those days the genre has evolved into the episodic style of TellTale games series ‘The Wolf Among Us’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ where player choice helps blend the tradition gameplay of point and click games into something new. 

One series that dates back to the 90s has always stuck to the original format and now releasing on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, is ‘Broken Sword 5: A Serpent’s Curse’ from Revolution who made one of my favourite titles ‘Beneath a Steel Sky’. But can its old school gameplay style still appeal in 2015?

It was first released as two episodes for PC back over 2013/14 and has been merged together for its console release with some improvements made to audio and animation. The story sees series main hero characters George Stoppard and Nicole Collard reunited by a chance meeting in a Parisian gallery which the Insurance company George works for is covering. All of a sudden a man dressed as a pizza delivery guy bursts in, steals a painting and shoots the gallery curator dead before escaping with Nicole giving chase. The mystery begins!


With painted backdrops and 3D character models, visually Broken Sword 5 sticks to what is instantly recognisable from the series which fans were in distant on during the Kicksarter process. As a result the player is eased gently back into its world. Each location you visit is beautifully drawn and encourages you to explore every aspect both to look for clues but to also appreciate the level of detail the game artists have drawn into the game. The character models are also very meticulously drawn to embody their personality even before you interact with them, the animation can look a little clumsy at times but this is all part of the traditional point and click game style so whilst it did not bother me, new players to the game may find it a little odd.

The voice acting keeps the original talent for George and Nicole and their personalities remain the same with Nicole determined and brave whilst George is charming and prone to add some sarcastic humour to situations and dialogue. However for the other characters you come into contact with through the story, the quality can be hit and miss with some of the delivery feeling very cliché and over the top which for me compelled me to skip lines of conversation just to get it over with.

What was a surprise to me was just how natural the control system felt on a controller as very used to a mouse and keyboard. The left analogue stick controls the cursor used to interact with the environment and the right stick will move the screen to show more of the area. Two simple options of Examine or use make the interaction smooth and simple whilst the inventory showing collected items is quick to access for puzzle solving. It also makes clever use of the DS4 touch pad which can also be used to control the cursor much like a Laptop touchpad.


Of course the bread and butter of any point and click game is the puzzles. Broken Sword 5 has a mixture of puzzle styles from the traditional find correct object(s) to solve it or through dialogue exchanges with characters to learn information that will help find the solution. It is key to explore every inch of a location by moving the cursor around to find what can be interacted with, which can be time consuming. This is also a factor when puzzles involve dialogue exchanges which can be long and drawn out with some of the voice acting making it feel like a real drag at times. If you find yourself stuck on a puzzle, the game has a great hint system that will give you clues to the solution and will give more of a hint the more you ask until finally revealing what you need to do if really lost. This allows the player to always move forward in the game.

Broken Sword 5: A Serpent’s Curse is a nostalgic revisit to a genre of gaming rarely seen this days with its nods back to an era where taking your time with a game was key to the experience. However it’s slow pace may be off putting to players now used to having some action thrown into the mix such as QTE events in episodic games. The story is rich and problem solving rewarding but the drawn out character dialogue and cliché characters can impede the flow at times.

This is a game that requires time and patience and will appeal to fans of the series and those who perhaps grew up with this more traditional genre. I enjoyed revisiting this style of play but did find that the pace did test my resolve at times. The adventures of George and Nico still have a place in this generation of gaming!

*A review copy was provided for PS4, also available on PC, Xbox One and mobile devices

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Playstation News: TRANSFORMERS Devastation Out Now!

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Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today released TRANSFORMERS: Devastation. This new third-person action-brawler rolls into battle with Hasbro’s classic Generations designs and developer PlatinumGames’ renowned flair for slick visuals and free-flowing, high-speed combat.

TRANSFORMERS: Devastation moves at a breakneck pace: rocket through danger in vehicle mode before bursting into robot mode to unleash a barrage of close-quarters combos and blaster fire. Tackle the game’s gripping single-player campaign and 50 highly challenging bonus missions with any of five playable heroes – OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK. Each of these characters can be evolved with new abilities, unique talents and more than 150 upgradeable weapons.

Brought to life with bold, cel-shaded artwork,TRANSFORMERS: Devastation features legendary TRANSFORMERS voice actors like Dan Gilvezan as BUMBLEBEE, Frank Welker as MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE, Michael Bell as SIDESWIPE, Gregg Berger as GRIMLOCK, and Peter Cullen as OPTIMUS PRIME. As the fates of Earth and Cybertron collide, the noble AUTOBOTS must face off against the DECEPTICONS’ most ruthless champions in an original adventure from veteran TRANSFORMERS writer Andy Schmidt that expands the series’ ongoing Combiner Wars story arc.

TRANSFORMERS: Devastation is now available on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC via Steam. For more information, please visit

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Star Wars News: New Trailer for ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2


In this special Star Wars Rebels Season Two trailer from NYCC 2015, the Ghost crew is back — but they’re not alone. 

Get a first look at new allies, new starships, new Inquisitors, and much more as the fight against the Empire continues, and watch the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels on October 14, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT!

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