Showing posts from December, 2014

A Look At: Secret Ponchos

It’s the cartoon spaghetti-western third-person shooter you never knew you needed, until now. Secret Ponchos. “Secret Ponchos takes place in a dramatic Wild West setting, full of tension, stylization and attitude reflective of a graphic-novel. In a town crawling with bandits, murderers and bounty hunters you are an outlaw with a bounty on your head and everyone is gunning for you. In order to survive you must be the best and to gain notoriety you must defeat your opponents–claiming their achievements as your own. How many you kill and the rewards you collect define your legacy.” – first thing that strikes you about the game is the art style. Put shortly it’s awesome, and Switchblade Monkeys have definitely got this right as it fits the setting and makes Secret Ponchos very nice to look at.

But how does it play? The answer is quite good, actually. You play as an outlaw of your choosing, each with their own style, which you can customise to some extent as you then se…

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Announced

A remake of Dark Souls 2 is on the way in the form of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, and will arrive in 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will include numerous changes such as improved graphics on PS4 and Xbox One thanks to the hardware, and will feature additional content, as well as all of the previously released DLC. All versions will include:•         Additional NPCs for an improved story experience. •         Parameter adjustments for improved game balance. •         Improved Online matchmaking. •         Augmented item descriptions.
PS3 and Xbox 360 players will receive these changes as part of a patch, so if you already own the game there isn't much of a case for buying it again, especially if you have purchased the Crowns DLC like me.
One of the flaws of the game I thought was the lack of NPCs, prominent in the DLC. The story is still compelling, however if the addition of more NPCs can bring with them more clarity and a better overall st…