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Indie corner: Hard Reset Redux

Flying Wild Hog released “Hard Reset” in 2011 and it was a decent shooter that could live alongside popular shooter series like Painkiller and Black. The remastered version of Hard Reset is named Hard Reset Redux and it goes back to that “Hardcore FPS” era, where there’s only one goal: survive the first wave of enemies by shooting everything to smithereens and on to the next one.


Indie Corner: Kick & Fennick

When you say platformer in combination with Wii U, you automatically think about Super Mario. It makes sense since Mario is the father of the genre but there are way more platformers out there. Kick & Fennick is such a platformer and it looks rather generic at first. After a couple of missions you’ll start to understand and appreciate the innovation this indie brings to the genre.


Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has seen quite some incarnations across all kinds of media. What started out as a small comic book blew up big in he 90’s when it got its own Saturday morning Cartoon. Since then it has seen movies, a live-action show, multiple incarnations of the cartoon show and naturally video games. Throughout the 80 till now companies have been pumping out video game and it seems TMNT has seen some better success back in the day. The arcade Beat ’em ups from Konami are still considered as some of the best Beat ’em ups ever made. Fast forward to today where TMNT games aren’t doing so well anymore. But the people at Platinum shine a ray of hope onto the franchise as their licensing team gets the opportunity to take on the legendary franchise. Sadly what had the potential to be an amazing game turned out way worse than anyone could have expected.


Review: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Fire Emblem Fates is an interesting chapter in the Fire Emblem franchise since it features two different games and stories, Birthright and Conquest. Now, a couple of weeks after the original release, a third arc has been added to the story. Revelation is the third and final piece of the Corrin puzzle and offers more of the same yet in a different way.


Review: Dead Island: Definitive Collection

Five years ago, one of the best trailers ever created emerged on the internet. Dead Island promised to bring back the forgotten zombie genre and if we could believe the trailer, it would do so in a very emotional way. The actual game dropped the emotional idea and gave us a great zombie slayer in paradise. The game sold well and got its sequel. Now both games and the retro arcade spin-off are bundled in the Definitive Collection with improved graphics. Is it worth playing or should we continue our wait for Dead Island 2?

playstation VR

Hands-on: PlayStation VR

I was invited today to check out Sony’s Virtual Reality headset. This was not at E3 and so the demos I played aren’t any E3 demos and are a bit older. With the HTC Vive and The Oculus Rift finally on the market, VR is now an official commercial product. People can actually own a VR headset if they own a relatively high-end PC. But for those of us who don’t own a PC and want to experience VR will have to wait until Sony releases their VR headset. In the meantime, I got to check out The Deep, The Heist, Battlezone and Until Dawn Rush of Blood.

So did Playstation VR convince me or after finally using the headset, do I think it’s just a gimmick?

Planet Coaster

Preview: Planet Coaster Alpha 2

Roller coasters, they are the reason we go to theme parks. The excitement of going superfast, the screams when going up-side-down and the sensation of walking in a “real” Wild Western town. As a kid, I loved every visit to the theme park. My parents a bit less because those visits were expensive. So you can understand their happiness when I received the game “Roller Coaster Tycoon (RCT)” from my grandparents. A game where I can make my roller coasters and manage my very own theme park. It was the perfect win-win situation! Some time ago, I received early access to Planet Coaster, the next roller coaster game. It was time for me to go back to my youth and make a new theme park!