Crangle

5

Okay

State of Decay 2

The first thing that came to mind while playing this game was that it isn’t going to win any beauty contests, it’s not awful, it just seems to lack a certain polish. A perfect example of this is the vehicle design, while the cars themselves look great smaller details like the taillights or petrol caps look like they were an afterthought.  If this had been the only instance of graphically cut corne...[Read More]

6

Average

Fortnite Battle Royale

  Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play (which immediately put it on my radar) battle royale game. It features up to 100 players, all with the same objective. Eliminate all other competitors on the battlefield and be the last player standing. And you must achieve this while staying within a continuously shrinking safe zone lest the unblinking eye of God turn his gaze upon you, burning you...[Read More]

7

Good

NBA 2K18

I decided to test out my skills against the computer A.I in an exhibition match before I attempted anything as insane as online or local co-op. I was up against The Cleveland Cavaliers for my inaugural match and knowing essentially nothing about basketball I opted to play as The Boston Celtics because I have vague memories of them being quite good in previous NBA titles. While the Boston Celtics m...[Read More]

Into the Unknown: Part 2 Out of The Frying Pan

Welcome to part deux of the Kevin and Crangle’s adventure blog series, for those of you that are unfamiliar with the happenings so far check out part one. We begin this chapter with a more cautious approach than before, to begin we have concealed our weapons and blended in to our surroundings like a fart in the wind.  I parachute from the plane and make my way to the old abandoned hospital where I...[Read More]

6

Average

Pure Farming 2018

Yes, surprisingly there is an actual story, believe me I am as shocked as you, it is centred around a city boy who, after spending many a summer on his Grandfathers ranch, is impassioned with a love of rural living. So, when the chance to take over the family farm presents itself the young man leaps at the chance, though the Grandfather had to die for this to happen, yeah, another surprise I didn’...[Read More]

Into the Unknown: Part 1

Player Unknown battleground (or PUBG) is still, at time of writing, in development for Xbox One gamers, so I will explain to the best of my ability what I have encountered so far, and hopefully that will help you in your pursuit of a tasty chicken dinner. What am I doing here and what do I do? I booted up the game and was greeted with a standard menu home screen, I hit start and up comes 3 differe...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia

Stop me if you’ve heard it, a disgruntled wrestler so close to breaking into the big time, only to be denied when he’s inches away, a promoter choosing ratings over the wrestlers’ thoughts and desires, nothing new for wrestling fans perhaps, but a perfect insight into the world never the less. The opening few panels do very well to establish the foundation of the story and what we as the reader ar...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Start Again

Our story is set in the city of Leeds, it opens in a happening night club full of revellers dancing, drinking and engaging in other forms of merriment, followed by a frustrated clubgoer named Ajay charging into the bathroom only to learn that he has in fact barged into the Ladies room and not the Gents. An embarrassing mistake but made more so by the fact there was someone using the toilets at the...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Gung Ho

The opening of Gung Ho begins with the main character aboard a plane in, shall we say, difficult circumstances, the plane is on fire and he is doing battle with a robotic madman who has just kidnapped the worlds most lovely actress.  Cliché though it may be, what with the whole damsel in distress theme, but it is an exciting start, and already the reader is grabbed and thrust straight into the sto...[Read More]

6

Average

WWE 2K18

Not wanting to waste any time I started off with a simple singles match, no cage, cells or rumbles just yet. I decided to go for Finn Balor as my superstar and Sami Zayn for my opponent, just to take the game for a test drive. It wasn’t too long into the match before I had quickly worked out how to grapple, run and Irish whip my opponent into the ropes and turnbuckles, so for the returning player ...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Wildlands is the first Ghost Recon game to be granted an open world setting, which is a significant departure from the Norm. It follows the adventures of a small, quiet and of course deadly US special forces unit, set in a location so high up you may experience actual vertigo while playing. Though I would check the user manual just to be sure. (“Fuck this!”)   The opening cinematic tre...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

The Wicked Righteous: Issue 1

The prologue to The Wicked Righteous begins with heart-break, sadness and a wave of emotion that hits the reader like a ton of bricks from the word go. The first panel is of a sickly, gaunt and haunted looking married couple, dying from an unknown illness, clinging onto life as well as each other. The artwork in the opening frames struck me as dark and intense, a mere taste of what I was getting i...[Read More]

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