SoulsBorne

Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

My hands were aching, I’d been playing for a couple of hours when I (finally) killed the first boss I’d come across, a giant horse headed beast, when the realisation hit me that this was just the tutorial zone, an event punctuated by the game flashing a late logo screen at me up post-fight. (Oh Fuck Yooooouu!)   The game is Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition on Steam (released 5t...[Read More]

5 Of The Best Souls-Borne Bosses

I haven’t always been a fan of the Souls-Borne games, in fact the first time I played one (Dark Souls 1) I bounced right off it. Maybe it was the way the game introduced combat, maybe it was the controls or (and I think this is the main reason) it’s because I took a right and ended up in skeletal buggery hell. As it turns out, this area was a late game area and I was supposed to go left, but after...[Read More]

Mortal Shell

Ever since FromSoftware created the beloved Soulsborne series there have been many imitators, determined to replicate their success. And while some have been better than others, none have truly captured what made the Soulsborne games so great. But with the Dark Souls series wrapped up and no sign of a Bloodborne sequel, those of us hungry for another bollock buster of a video game are forced to lo...[Read More]

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]