Capcom's attempt at an open world RPG garnered mixed opinions when it launched a few months ago and, at first glance, I wasn't sure either. A few hours into the game, though, and I was definitely sitting on the more positive side of the fence.
The story itself comes full of inconsistency, yet awesome fight mechanics and jaw-dropping boss battles kept me plodding on. Joined on journeys by various minions – called upon from another dimension to help battle the stunningly-imagined creatures of 'Rift' – Dogma's immersive mechanics keep things excitable.
Comparisons with The Elder Scrolls and Dragon's Age series were always inevitable, but aside from the fantasy RPG connection, Dragon's Dogma is an entity of its own and certainly worth investing time in if you've already grown tired of Bethesda's world of backwards flying fire-breathers.
Platforms PS3, Xbox 360
More info Capcom
Despite an influx of negative reviews, my only real issue with Inversion is the fact it feels too generic and unoriginal. Been there, done that and received several T-shirts along the way. The graphics are impressive but environments are all too familiar, with the customary dilapidated set design.
And then there's the storyline, which doesn't offer much in terms of originality either, nor does it generate the needed affinity with characters to keep a gamer gripped. I persevered, though, and it wasn't all that bad.
Apparently Inversion is the first game to arm players with the forces of gravity, but while the idea is novel, it doesn't explore the concept enough and the more spectacular moments are few and far between. Multiplayer isn't much cop either, however, if you do find yourself bored and glued to the console looking to kill time, I'd say the campaign is probably worth a tenner or so. Wait for the price to drop and get jamming on a seriously rainy day.
Platforms PS3, Xbox 360, PC
More info Namco Bandai
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I hate to be that guy, but £2k is phenomenally expensive, even for a brand new extremely high spec gaming PC if you build it yourself.
£600 will do for a good gaming PC. I realise that's still a lot of money, but I'm posting in the interests of accuracy, not sanity. My current machine was about £1300 in total, but it'll last me 4-5 years unless I get the itch to be a bit childish and go spunk more cash on it.
Are you guys allergic to giving a game less than 70%? This is another reason why I can't take you seriously on gaming (the Halo reviews aside...). You basically called several games on this list crap, then gave them 70%. And El Reg is hardly alone in doing this,
This is why I prefer the scoring of people like Angry Joe. Dude isn't afraid to mark your game down. If a game is average, it gets 50%, if it's great it gets 70%, and it has to be ball-bustingly brilliant to get 90% or above. Otherwise you can't differentiate between the scoring on the games, and you end up with a bunch of games with the same score that vary wildly in quality.
TL;DR - knock it off. Stop being afraid to give games crap scores if they're crap.
well at least playing games into your 30's has given you some experience on consoles.
Me too... then I got married had two kids and started again :)
100% Contains Nathan Drake