Gravity Rush Remastered Review 1

Gravity Rush Remastered Review

December 31, 2017 PTdrivers 0

If it weren't for the word “remastered” in its name, you wouldn't think that Gravity Rush Remastered is an updated, high definition version of the 2012 open-world PS Vita action-adventure game as the two games look worlds apart. The original release of on Sony's second handheld was beautiful in its own right, limited by the platform's limitations. On the PlayStation 4 however, it looks good enough to be mistaken for a game natively developed for it.
Gravity Rush has you in the role of Kat, who is a “gravity shifter”. As the name implies, Kat specialises in turning Newtonian laws upside down. It's an intriguing concept, so we were a little disappointed that the game used the well worn amnesiac hero trope; Kat has lost her memory, and doesn't know how she ended up in the floating city of Heskeville.
(Also see: The Best PlayStation Vita Games March 2015)
Over the course of the game, you will re-discover who you are, while slaying monsters and foiling a gra..

Street Fighter V Review 2

Street Fighter V Review

February 22, 2016 PTdrivers 0

If we wanted to set the record for the world's shortest review all we have to say is that unless you're a big fan of the series, you should not be buying Street Fighter V right now.
However since you're here expecting a review and not just a “tweet”, you'll need a whole lot more to go by.
Street Fighter V, as the name implies, is the latest in the long-running series of fighting games. It has an eclectic set of characters, a number of varied stages, and a more than competent soundtrack that complements some of the most addictive gameplay around.
From detailed backgrounds complete with Bollywood movie posters, to hilarious belly physics on obese (but surprisingly powerful) fighters, the production values we've come to expect and love from the series are present, for the most part. The game's single-player story mode is bookended with water-coloured panels between matches. These do a decent job of conveying the plot, but they pale in comparison to the ..

Just Cause 3 Review 3

Just Cause 3 Review

March 29, 2016 PTdrivers 0

The exploding barrel is a well-worn video game trope. Ever since we first saw these in Doom, these have been a handy way to clear rooms full of enemies with a single shot, as the resulting detonation eliminates them en masse. But what happens when an entire game world is filled to the brim with exploding barrels? The game ends up being Just Cause 3.
Taking place in the fictional island country of Medici, Just Cause 3's irreverent tone, cheesy dialogue, and goofball plot are all reminiscent of older action games and movies. It's highly derivative but enjoyable all the same. In Just Cause 3, you set the world ablaze as former special agent Rico Rodriguez, hellbent on freeing Medici from the iron grip of dictator Sebastiano Di Ravello.
With this comes the opportunity to run amok. The exploding barrel trope takes the form of transformers, satellites, and obviously, fuel tanks – almost every thing in Just Cause 3 can be destroyed in a chaotic haze of fire and smoke.
(Also se..

The Order: 1886 Review - We Played This Game So You Don't Have To 4

The Order: 1886 Review – We Played This Game So You Don’t Have To

February 22, 2016 PTdrivers 0

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) has had a year of up and downs in India and it's still to have a monster hit along the lines of last generation's fantastic Uncharted series of games, or The Last of Us. We'd mentioned that there were two games that could turn the PS4 from into a must-buy, and one of them – The Order: 1886 – is hitting the shelves on Friday.
On the surface, the premise of the game sounds remarkably cool. It is a third-person shooter in the mould of Gears of War, set in the backdrop of Victorian era London, but in a world of steampunk sensibilities replete with 19th century automatic weaponry and werewolves. The narrative borrows from Arthurian legend, placing you in the role of Sir Galahad (who here bears a striking resemblance to minor Bollywood celeb Milind Gunaji), a knight of the Order – a group sworn to keep humanity safe from werewolves, vampires and all sorts of nasty monsters that inhabit the world. There's very little not to like in that outline.
B..

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review | Black Ops three Assessment 5

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review | Black Ops three Assessment

October 30, 2017 PTdrivers 1

Listening to user feedback seems to be a recurring theme for video games this year. Be it grandiose statements from game makers at events like E3 or posts on Steam, it appears to be the buzzword of choice at the moment, on par with “micro-transactions”, “free-to-play”, and “open-world” as one of the more overused words in gaming today.
But what does this have to do with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Well, the game's developers at Treyarch have actually listened to what the fans were saying and there's no greater testament to that than Black Ops 3's campaign. Most games in the series limited the campaign to a quick five to six hour romp, meant to be a tutorial for the multiplayer, but Black Ops 3 has a much more engaging campaign for you.
(Also see: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Everything You Need to Know)
The story missions are bigger than what we've come to expect from a Call of Duty game, and our playthrough lasted 15 hours. On finishing it, we were greeted by a ..

BioShock Collection Headed to PS4 and Xbox One: Report 6

BioShock Collection Headed to PS4 and Xbox One: Report

February 22, 2016 PTdrivers 0

The entire BioShock franchise is already in development for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, but you might be able to purchase the game for both current gen-consoles if reports are to be believed.
(Also see: Microsoft Changes How Xbox One Backward Compatibility Titles Are Released)
The series found life in 2007 on Windows PCs and Xbox 360, and has since then been released for PlayStation 3 among other desktop OSes and iOS devices. But on Friday, the Ministério da Justiça – Brazil's ministry of justice – rated BioShock: The Collection as “not recommended for minors under 18” for all major video game platforms, including PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One; it was first spotted by video gaming blog VG247. What this can mean is that the series has been remastered for today's consoles, and might see release in the near future.
At the same time, one needs to be wary of any rumours regarding 2K Games and BioShock. That's considering BioSho..

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Review - Familiarity Breeds Contempt 7

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Review – Familiarity Breeds Contempt

December 16, 2017 PTdrivers 0

For many people, the Uncharted series was the deciding factor that led to their purchase of a PlayStation 3 (PS3), and who could blame them? Out of Sony's entire roster of exclusives – ranging from shooters like Resistance and Killzone to more artistic fare like LittleBigPlanet – the Indiana Jones-like exploits of Nathan Drake resonated most with a generation of gamers who wanted more than the brutal action of God of War, or the super heroic trappings of Infamous.
Even after three increasingly bombastic games on the PS3, and a solid portable outing (Uncharted: Golden Abyss) on the PS Vita, it's hard not to think of Nathan Drake as video games' everyman – a relatable average guy with no superpowers, who finds himself in a host of unlikely situations involving the occult, abominable snowmen, and at times, hanging from the end of a train bogey that's about to fall off a cliff.
(Also see: God of War III Remastered Review: Great for Newcomers, but Not Worth Revisiting)..

Far Cry Primal Review 8

Far Cry Primal Review

February 22, 2016 PTdrivers 0

We never asked for Kanye West's latest spate of rants on Twitter, and we never asked Ubisoft to make Far Cry Primal. It's crazy, bombastic, and surprisingly entertaining, and not something you'd expect from a first-person open-world game set in the Mesolithic age.
With most games taking on fantastical or futuristic settings, this seemed like a poor choice. It's a backdrop where cutting-edge weaponry means spears, clubs, and bows and arrows. It sounds weird, but it comes together in a fashion that works brilliantly.
Taking place in 10,000 BCE, Far Cry Primal puts you in the role of Takkar. You're a hunter who belongs to a tribe known as the Wenja. After a series of unfortunate events, you find yourself in the land of Oros in search of your fellow tribesmen. It's up to you to rally the Wenja and stave off attacks from warring factions – the Udam and Izila.
(Also see: Far Cry Primal Will Take You to the Stone Age)
The first thing that struck us is how goo..