I've written some really positive stuff about SFV earlier when I got my first real in-depth play of it back in beta 2, and also some of my more recent concerns from beta 4 as we get nearer to the full launch. I'd been discussing with some friends and listening to the impressions some local fighting … Continue reading V Hype or Not?
Tag: first impressions
I was able to play quite a bit in this last and final beta for Street Fighter V this past weekend, and I noticed a few tweaks and things from beta 3, but nothing too major this time around, and to be honest, it's so close to the actual release that this beta seemed very low-hype … Continue reading V-Concerns
Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts
A few weeks ago was a fantastic fighting gaming weekend for me with a new alpha build of Fantasy Strike hitting, AND getting access to the Street Fighter V beta on PC and, luckily, I had the spare time to play for hours too. First of all, SFV. Although I was able to play SFV briefly before … Continue reading Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts
Xbox One and done?
Naturally we've been following the Xbox One news closely on Agoners. Everything announced so far is barely even related to agonistic gamers' concerns, which is a bad thing in and of itself really. As we've commented on before, Microsoft has been moving on a steady track away from everything agoners care about when it comes … Continue reading Xbox One and done?
A while back I gave my first timer total newbie impressions of trying to pick up Yomi Online. It was definitely a struggle but I did manage to successfully self-teach myself the game, just by reading the rules and playing the tutorial and bots lots of times. This meant I was able to pick it … Continue reading Puzzle Stricken!
Hero Academy: Early impressions from the Academy
Asynchronous competitive multiplayer games are something I'm very interested in as they are potentially a very good fit for both my gaming tastes and lifestyle. That's why I picked out a couple at the start of last year as titles I was keeping an eye on. Skulls of the Shogun has recently been released, but … Continue reading Hero Academy: Early impressions from the Academy
Yomi: An Intimidating Introduction?
There's been precious little in the way of competitive video games that have interested me recently. Whilst I've spent time in competitive games of Halo Reach, Street Fighter 2 HD Remix, StarCraft II and even Gears of War 3 lately, none are quite perfect to my taste or are lacking in some way to my … Continue reading Yomi: An Intimidating Introduction?
Ms Splosion Man Beta Report
I'm not actually sure if I'm technically allowed to write this without breaking my NDA, but I've emailed Twisted Pixel to ask and I've had no reply, so I'm going to hope this is ok. 🙂 They can sue me later! :O I was lucky enough to get onto the Ms Splosion Man beta recently. … Continue reading Ms Splosion Man Beta Report
Uncle’s Report: My Top 10 Thoughts on the Starcraft II Beta
Yes! The other week I was lucky enough to get on the StarCraft II beta test. As you'll know if you've been reading a while, I'm rather excited about StarCraft II. Here's my top 10 bits of commentary on the beta, concentrating on things you might not hear elsewhere, in no particular order of importance: … Continue reading Uncle’s Report: My Top 10 Thoughts on the Starcraft II Beta
The Orange Box: Day 1. Well at the insistent urging of my colleague, friend & co-blogger lordnaff I eventually found a copy cheap enough to get. So to tie in with my ideas on time-based reviews and things that could be added to XBox Live, here's how I got on with Orange Box after my … Continue reading Orange.. Wednesday?