Jude Trainor

Jude Trainor

"Lifelong gamer turned writer. Loves Kickboxing, Gaming and Kung Fu movies. Favourite heroes are Batman and Spider-Man. Favourite game is Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion but enjoys many other RPGs and open world games."

Best Games of 2019: Jude’s Top 5

5) Crash Team Racing Nitro Fuelled My first choice was an easy one. Although 2019 hasn’t been a great year, with only a handful of big releases, there is comfort in revisiting the classics that are brought up to the modern age. This brought back some very good memories, and getting to see a game from my childhood get a new paintjob for current-gen consoles is certainly a treat. There is a lo...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

I can’t believe I am considering a PlayStation 1 game “retro”, but here I am, 29 years of age and calling the PS1 an old school console. When I think of something retro I would picture a dust covered joystick, 8-bit graphics and arcade music, but here we are in the modern age where 12 year old kids have supposedly had intercourse with my mother and consider me a grumpy old bastar...[Read More]

8

Great!

AVICCII Invector

Much like the game, this review will be quite short. It was created in support of the man himself, DJ Avicii, or Tim Bergling, after his death was felt across the world. I later found out that he was actually involved in its production, which was then completed and released to honour his memory, with the proceeds being funded to help support suicide awareness causes. This was very touching. It con...[Read More]

8

Great!

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Now that I have your attention with the first line, one that would be classed as crossing the streams of two rival franchises, enough to cause Nerdmageddon, let me begin by saying that Jedi Fallen Order is fantastic. EA believed that single player games were dead, with the current generation of players preferring recycled multiplayer, battle royale kind of games. Well, they have proven themselves ...[Read More]

8

Great!

Nioh 2 (Beta)

Before we begin I need to confess something; I never actually played the first game, at all. I am a fresh-faced noob to this series so my experiences here are very new. However, I think that it works in my favour because I can then learn all the controls from scratch and get a fresh perspective of the gameplay without being swayed from any influence from the first game. The first thing I got to do...[Read More]

6

Average

Close to the Sun (Console Review)

Since it is the spooky season of Halloween it is only fitting that I try out games that fir the theme of this time of the year. Close to the Sun certainly fits the bill and I got to experience the first three chapters of this somewhat short story. Now, three chapters is not long, so of course it would seem short, but the first two chapters were exceptionally brief. Imagine if an 800m race turned i...[Read More]

8

Great!

Joker

He is quite easily considered one of the most iconic comic book villains from the DC universe, a human with no super powered abilities whatsoever, that can be a challenge to anyone because of his insanely devious mind. I love this character. He is one of my most favourite bad guys for many reasons but mostly because he usually makes me laugh, which is not always a trait associated with an evil meg...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

The memories of my time playing this did not take long to come flooding back. Set to be re-released on current gen consoles on 24th September this year, I thought it would be a good idea to dig this game up and reinstall it on my laptop to play through it again and consider buying it for my PS4. It wasn’t a good idea, it was fantastic idea, the best I had that day. I jumped straight into the singl...[Read More]

7

Good

Star Wars Battlefront 2

This may have been released almost two years ago, and if I reviewed it back then the score would have been much lower, but EA has surprised me with their second instalment into the revamped franchise. When this first launched it received a lot of deserved criticisms for not learning their lessons after the reception of the first Battlefront game, released in 2015. They looked and sounded the part ...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

IT: Chapter 2

No, I didn’t crap myself but please read on anyway. Much of the story we already know because this is classed as a remake from the original IT that was released in 1990. What I do love about the remake is that the movie was separated into two chapters. I can understand that many people watching the first chapter would always be drawing comparisons, and who wouldn’t? I typically don’t like remakes ...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Red Dead Redemption 2

As we know, Rockstar Studios love to surpass all our greatest expectations and bring nothing short of near perfection to our screens. Try and imagine if all the greatest Westerns were put into one game, times it by a thousand, and you have RDR2. It may have been released last year but I have taken my time in playing this game and enjoyed every waking moment of travelling around the expansive lands...[Read More]

7

Good

Batman Arkham Collection

Now, I know what some of you may be thinking; “Jude mate, it was released last year, so how would it be celebrating the 80th year which would be in 2019?”. Excellent question. Last year the digital copy was released at the end of November and was available to be purchased and downloaded via the PS Store and on Xbox Live. Now, we will be given the opportunity to buy the physical copy this September...[Read More]

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