Doctor Who has long been a beloved sci-fi franchise with a dedicated fan base. And while the show has seen its fair share of successes and failures in the video game space over the years, Doctor Who: Lost in Time unfortunately falls into the latter category.
The game’s main flaw is perhaps the one thing that Doctor Who should never be, tedious. Lost in Time is essentially an energy mining game that requires the player to tap repeatedly on their screen until they’ve built up enough energy to progress. And while there are slight variations in the gameplay, the core loop is one of endless repetition.
Adding insult to injury, the game also comes with a heavy emphasis on in-app purchases. For real money or by watching ads, players can increase the automation and productivity of their various energy mines. But ultimately, the game feels like it’s trying to convince players that digging coal out of the ground with their bare hands is a fun time – and then offer to lease them a pickaxe.
The perfunctory storyline and simplistic character designs only add to the game’s lackluster quality. And worst of all, the constant notifications reminding players to play the game only serve to add insult to injury.
In short, Doctor Who: Lost in Time fails to capture the sense of adventure and fair play that fans have come to expect from the franchise. It’s a dull and repetitive game that leans too heavily on in-app purchases, and one that is unlikely to satisfy even the most die-hard Doctor Who fans.
The highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again, pushing it weeks after the launch of the next-generation consoles.
The game is now set to go on sale on 10 December.
A letter from the developers said there would be “many emotions and questions” about another delay, and asked fans to “please accept our humble apologies”.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a new franchise from CD Projekt Red, maker of the much-loved ‘The Witcher’ games, which has spawned a Netflix series starring Henry Cavill.
It was originally announced in June last year, with the internet’s boyfriend Keanu Reeves taking to the stage to huge fanfare.
It was intended to go on sale in April this year but has now been delayed three times.
Most recently, it was scheduled for release on 19 November – the same day as the UK launch of the PlayStation 5 and nine days after the Xbox Series X goes on sale. Staff had reportedly been told to work six-day weeks, in order to finish it for the release of the Next-Gen consoles.
But that led to further problems, causing another delay, CD Projekt Red said in a tweet:
Lego Group and Lucasfilm today revealed the gameplay trailer for LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, the upcoming game where players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films told through the unique lens of LEGO bricks.
Developed by TT Games in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and published by Warner Bros. Games, LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga will release in Spring 2021 for Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox Series X, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ system, PC and Mac.
The trailer gives a glimpse of the adventures that will immerse players into the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters and vehicles that will allow them to discover their own unique journey through a galaxy far, far away. Players have the freedom to start at any of the nine episodes, whether jumping straight in atStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, beginning their journey at the prequels withStar Wars: The Phantom Menaceor experiencing the saga in any order they prefer. Playable characters include favorite heroes like Luke Skywalker™, Rey™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, Finn™, BB-8™ and others, as well as characters from the dark side such as Darth Vader™, The Emperor, Kylo Ren™, Darth Maul™, and more. Unforgettable moments from the films have been re-imagined in new, fun-filled, light-hearted humour. Everything from Podracing on Tatooine and space combat above the Death Star, to battling on Starkiller Base and beyond. “LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Sagais a celebration of the heritage and future of LEGO®Star Wars™games,” said Michael Denny, Vice President and Studio Head, TT Games. “For the first time ever, players can explore the legendary adventures from the Skywalker saga in an immense, new game for everyone to play on current and upcoming platforms.” The Deluxe Edition ofLEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Sagawill feature the main game and the “Character Collection Bundle Pack” with six DLC character packs inspired byThe Mandalorian™,Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story,Solo: A Star Wars™ Story,Star Wars™: The Bad Batchand more. The physical version of the Deluxe Edition will include a collectible LEGO®Star Wars™minifigure, Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk. Fans will be able to play with the same authentic LEGO®Star Wars™vehicles, starships, and characters in real life and in the game, including these select sets with unlockable codes that can be redeemed whenLEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Sagareleases: LEGO®Star Wars™ The Razor Crest™ (75292), LEGO®Star Wars™ Resistance I-TS Transport (75293) and LEGO®Star Wars™ Death Star™ Final Duel (75291).
Young gamers can now transport themselves inside the iconic world of Doctor Who for a limited time in Nightfall, the BBC’s online multiplayer game.
Nightfall’s REM Zone 2 has been transformed until Tuesday 29 September, and it’s up to Nightfallers to work together and keep the Doctor’s most infamous villains – the Daleks – at bay.
The free-to-play game gives players the chance to claim new outfits and style their Nightfaller as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, or as one of the Doctor’s long-standing enemies, the Cybermen. Once they’ve unlocked the outfits, they’ll be able to keep them forever.
In Nightfall, players control a version of themselves that exists in their dreams – a Nightfaller. Their purpose: to work with other Nightfallers and defend the Dream from Nightmares, made up of worries from the waking world.
The Doctor Who takeover of REM Zone 2 is one of five REM zones available within the game, hosting up to 20 players across them at a time. Nightfall is being continuously updated and this time-limited feature is the latest in a series of collaborations with BBC brands, with more coming soon.
Rachel Bardill, executive editor, BBC Children’s says: “Nightfall puts collaboration before competition, and this new Doctor Who zone is an exciting addition, transporting children inside the world of the Doctor to unite and take on the Daleks together. It’s especially important now for kids to connect when they’re apart from friends and classmates, and Nightfall is bringing them together in an online dream world to help defeat Nightmares.”
The Doctor Who zone is available until Tuesday 29 September. Download Nightfall now for iOS, Android and Amazon devices, or play online here.
Warner Bros. Games and DC today announced Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, a new genre-bending action-adventure shooter that can be played solo or with up to four players in online co-op*. Based on iconic DC characters and developed by Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League combines the studio’s signature character-driven story gameplay with third-person shooter action to deliver a gaming experience unlike any other. The game will be available worldwide in 2022 on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X and PC.
Featuring an original narrative set in the DC universe, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League takes place in a richly detailed open-world Metropolis. The story follows Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark who must take on an impossible mission to save Earth and kill the world’s greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League. Restrained with lethal explosives implanted in their heads, all four DC Super-Villains have no choice but to band together and carry out this untenable assignment as part of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X. Fans can tailor their experience, whether playing on their own as a single player, switching between characters at will, or teaming up with friends in multiplayer co-op*.
“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leagueshowcases Rocksteady Studios’ ability to combine masterful storytelling and compelling gameplay based on well-known DC characters,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “The team is creating a genre-defining experience that brings the formidable Suicide Squad to life in a way that has never been done before.” “Our team is excited to officially announce Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leagueand provide a glimpse into our latest project,” said Sefton Hill, Creative Director and Co-founder, Rocksteady Studios. “We’re introducing an original take on the Suicide Squad that combines the rich, character-driven storytelling Rocksteady is known for with innovative gameplay features to create a unique gaming experience.” The playable characters featured inSuicide Squad: Kill the Justice LeagueareHarley Quinn(a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel), the mistress of mayhem;Deadshot(a.k.a. Floyd Lawton), the most dangerous marksman alive;Captain Boomerang(a.k.a. Digger Harkness), Aussie assassin extraordinaire; andKing Shark(a.k.a. Nanaue), the demigod humanoid shark and rightful ruler of the seas. Each squad member has their own unique moveset with enhanced traversal abilities to freely explore the dynamic open-world of Metropolis, along with a variety of weapons to customize and skills to master. To learn more aboutSuicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, visitSuicideSquadGame.comor join the community conversation on Twitter (SuicideSquadRS), Instagram (SuicideSquadRS), YouTube (SuicideSquadRS), Twitch (Rocksteady), Facebook (SuicideSquadRocksteady) and Discord (SuicideSquadRS).
Warner Bros. Games and DC today announced Gotham Knights, a brand-new open-world, third-person action RPG videogame in development from Warner Bros. Games Montréal. Gotham Knightsfeatures the Batman Family as players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death.
Introducing an original story set in DC’s Batman Universe, Gotham Knights offers a dynamic and interactive Gotham City where an exploding criminal element has swept through the streets. With the Belfry as their base of operations, this new era of heroes will solve mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history and must defeat notorious villains in epic confrontations. Players must save Gotham from a descent into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own version of the Dark Knight.
Gotham Knights is playable either solo or as a two-player, online cooperative experience and will be available in 2021 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox Series X and Xbox One X and PC.
In Gotham Knights, players can explore the open-world action of Gotham and patrol the dark streets of the city’s five distinct boroughs using a variety of traversal abilities and heroic combat moves, as well as the iconic Batcycle.
As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robinprogress, their distinctive gameplay skills will evolve, along with a growing arsenal of weaponry and gear. Revealed in the Gameplay Walkthrough video, Gotham Knights features rich storylines for players to investigate, including face-offs against some of the most infamous DC Super-Villains, such as Mr. Freeze, who is set on engulfing Gotham City in ice.
The playable characters in Gotham Knights include:
Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation, she is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.
Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting and hopes to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff and skilled in a variety of stealth techniques, Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.
A year after its initial release, Mortal Kombat 11 has been given a major update. Mortal Kombat: Aftermath gives players new characters, some new stages, a new story, and some very exciting surprises.
The story picks up right where Mortal Kombat 11 left off. Shang Tsung is attempting to convince the other heroes, that he should be sent back in time in order to retrieve Kronika’s crown and save the space-time continuum. This is more or less, what you’d expect from NetherRealm. The studio has set themselves up as the top-tier storytellers, in fighting games. The three new characters are; Fujin, Sheeva, and, Robocop. Robocop’s inclusion makes no sense, but this is Mortal Kombat. Nothing makes sense and that’s where the joy lies.
And Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath contains a lot of joy, that will please new and old fans alike. There’re loads of obscure references and Easter Eggs, that will go over the head of new players. But please long-time aficionados.
Much like with Mortal Kombat 11, the graphics are incredible and gory. This is not a game for the faint heart. However, I feel I must mention the price. It’s pretty hefty, You can get the original game with Aftermath for £50 (or Aftermath plus the Kombat Pack for £40), which is a pretty decent deal, but at £40 for a couple of extra hours gameplay and a few extra characters, you’re essentially paying the price of a new game. But, if the price doesn’t bother you and you’re itching to play as Robocop, then you’re in for a fun time.
Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11can purchase the Mortal Kombat: Aftermath expansion now digitally for £34.99 / €39.99 (SRP) or the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath + Kombat Pack Bundle digitally for £39.99 / €49.99 (SRP).
For the past five years, Star Wars has been unavoidable, with its triumphant return to the big screen and a new TV show on Disney+. However, video game adaptations have been lacking, with EA’s Star Wars Battlefront releases falling short, and a number of promising projects being cancelled. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, released six years after securing the license, is EA’s first single-player, story-focused game in the franchise. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, it is one of the best Star Wars titles ever made.
The game’s open-ended structure, where players can choose where to go next, is a standout feature. The five different planets in the game are huge, sprawling environments that reveal secrets as players accrue further force powers. Learning various abilities opens up new pathways, rewarding investigative tendencies, and uncovering obscure pickups. Engaging in combat is a big part of the game, with mechanics similar to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, where well-timed parries, dodges, and blocks are crucial to success. Heavy attacks and force powers add depth, while a flashy system of moves, counters, and abilities encourage experimentation.
Meditation points, which act as checkpoints and allow players to restore health and stock up on supplies, seem heavily influenced by bonfires in Dark Souls, and the game’s use of vertical traversal, with wall running and climbing, feels reminiscent of Uncharted. Despite this, the combat feels unique and enjoyable, while the game’s open nature makes exploration a pleasure. The superb narrative follows Cal Kestis, a Jedi-in-hiding, on a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, and takes place just after the prequel saga.
One of the standout elements of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the performance of Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis. Monaghan brings a nuanced depth to the character, portraying him as a complex individual struggling to come to terms with his past and his place in the world.
Throughout the game, Monaghan delivers a powerful and emotional performance that truly brings Cal to life. From his moments of self-doubt to his heroic acts of bravery, Monaghan portrays Cal as a fully-realised character with a wide range of emotions and motivations. He captures the essence of a Jedi. His delivery of Cal’s dialogue is imbued with a sense of quiet strength and determination, and he effortlessly conveys the sense of wisdom and serenity that are the hallmarks of the Jedi way.
Monaghan’s performance also shines during the game’s more action-packed moments. Whether he’s engaging in lightsaber combat or using his force powers to take down hordes of enemies, Monaghan brings a sense of physicality and athleticism to the role that is truly impressive. Its a nuanced portrayal of the character that adds depth and emotional weight to the game’s story.
Overall, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order borrows heavily from successful titles, but does enough to differentiate itself in the areas that matter most. It offers a unique and enjoyable combat system, an open-ended structure, and a superb narrative that connects everything together.
In this day and age, it isn’t easy to motivate yourself to go for a run. So along comes Zombies, run!.
It’s an episodic audio story, that turns your run into a game. It uses your iPhone’s GPS to track your pace. If you slow down, the moans and groans of the walking dead get louder. At £5.49 it’s cheaper and more fun than a gym membership.
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