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Game of the Month: February 2015

February 2015

Stupid game names, robots, Goku, and pottery

February's always an interesting month. We begin to see titles trickling through into the market, signalling the start of the inevitable spring rush that's on its way – either that, or these games are just desperate to avoid being crushed by the encroaching onslaught. Regardless of their reasons for...

Reaction: Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell

Hot and cold

After a year of token statements without much substance, we suppose that it made sense for Sony to return to the scene of its virtual reality reveal with new information about Project Morpheus. Speaking as part of a private press conference at the Game Developers Conference this week, the Japanese giant announced that its ambitious...

Feature: What Project Morpheus Games Has Sony Brought to GDC 2015?

What Project Morpheus Games Has Sony Brought to GDC 2015?

That future feeling

Sony brought an updated Project Morpheus to the Game Developers Conference this week, and it sounds like a vast improvement. In addition to a new OLED screen – of which is larger, clearer, and more responsive than ever before – the overhauled headset's also packing a trio of additional lights, ensuring enhanced positional...

Guide: Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Just dropping in

As we wrote in our review, Helldivers is a great downloadable game. Taking the fight to aliens across a multitude of different planets, there's little more satisfying than taking chunks out of big beasties with a barrage of bullets. Sadly, not everyone can adapt to the life of a Helldiver so easily. Starting out can be tough, even...

Push Rewind: Dragon Ball XenoVerse, March PlayStation Plus Delays, Spring Fever

Dragon Ball XenoVerse, March PlayStation Plus Delays, Spring Fever

On fire

And so an absolutely enormous week on Push Square comes to a close. There were tons of highlights this time, but Dragon Ball XenoVerse and the ongoing PlayStation Plus saga have to come out on top. For those out of the loop on the latter story, Sony's still yet to announce March's big Instant Game Collection update – despite the new...

These Are the Players: A Conversation with YouTube Game Reviewer Caddicarus

A Conversation with YouTube Game Reviewer Caddicarus

Caddick addict

Here at Push Square Towers, we're constantly blithering on about the most famous game developers and designers, but there's always been a hole in our coverage: the players. We're talking about the fans – the people that love the brand as much as we do. Ultimately, we're referring to folk just like you. In this new series, we'll be...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

A big one

And so marks the end of another long week. With the weather looking dismal – certainly in our neck of the woods, at least – video games seem like the perfect antidote for your winter blues. The big question is: what will you be playing this time around? Fortunately, we have a column designed to get to the bottom of just that. Sammy...

Guide: Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

No anti-gravity training required

It can be tough being a Dragon Ball fan, can't it? Not every licensed game's good enough to scratch that insatiable itch for Akira Toriyama's action packed creation, but thankfully, while not perfect, Dragon Ball XenoVerse is actually pretty great. As such, we're sure that many of you have already rushed out and...

Interview: We Talk Tactics with the Producer of Dynasty Warriors

We Talk Tactics with the Producer of Dynasty Warriors

Cultural differences, future crossovers, and the Western fanbase

Dynasty Warriors is one of those franchises that has an incredibly loyal Western fanbase, but will likely never replicate the success it enjoys in its native Japan overseas. As such, it's not often that we hear from the people behind the long running hack-and-slash series, but we've...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath of Fire IV?

Split personality

Another PSone game that was released around the same time that the PlayStation 2 hit store shelves, Breath of Fire IV got a little lost among the initial transition. And that's a real shame, because we reckon that Capcom's final numbered Breath of Fire title is right up there with the best role-playing games on Sony's first...

First Impressions: Is Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Rotten or Ripe on PS4?

Is Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Rotten or Ripe on PS4?

Claire's accessories

Resident Evil: Revelations faced a tough test when we reviewed it on the PlayStation 3 a couple of years ago. At the time of its release in May 2013, this author had already played a meaty chunk of The Last of Us, and Jill Valentine's oceanic romp failed to really live up. In hindsight, it was perhaps a little unfair to expect...

Out This Week: Dragon Ball XenoVerse, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Dragon Ball XenoVerse, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Over 9,000

This edition of Out This Week may be fashionably late again, but boy are we bringing the heat. Well, technically, we're not bringing anything – but, er, what we're trying to say is that a lot of good games are due out over the coming days. These include Dragon Ball XenoVerse, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and more. It's also worth...

Interview: We Cross-Examine Danganronpa's Producer in Lightning Fast Time

We Cross-Examine Danganronpa's Producer in Lightning Fast Time

Under pressure

Interviews are something that we're trying to do more of here on Push Square. Hearing directly from the personalities behind our favourite games is always going to make for an interesting read, but unfortunately, we don't always get a lot of time. In this instance, we managed to pin down Danganronpa producer Yoshinori Terasawa just...

Round Up: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 PS4 Reviews Are a Sight for Sore Eyes

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 PS4 Reviews Are a Sight for Sore Eyes

You've got Redfield on you

With so many games adopting different pricing models and release structures these days, it's becoming increasingly difficult to figure out a review strategy that makes sense. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 really takes the biscuit, though, launching on a disc in March – but also as part of four weekly episodes on the...

Opinion: How Reviews Can Colour a Game's Reception

How Reviews Can Colour a Game's Reception

Good and bad

There's a growing sentiment among the gaming press that sites like this one are an outdated concept. Apparently, people no longer want to read a considered critique of a game – they'd rather watch a playthrough on YouTube or Twitch, with some commentary from a popular personality. It's something that's constantly on this author's...

Push Rewind: The Order: 1886, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

The Order: 1886, PS4 Firmware Updates, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Better late than never

Finally. After several slow weeks in the PlayStation Nation, the New Year finally feels underway. This was an action packed seven days at Push Square Towers, as we penned tons of reviews, conducted a couple of interviews, and reported on lots of interesting news. Don't worry if you missed anything, because we've compiled all...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

Hobnobs

It's a brief WAYP this week, as everyone at Push Square Towers is too busy actually enjoying their weekends to talk about it. This editor may have to resort to new tactics to encourage further engagement – perhaps the promise of office Hobnobs will do the job? We shall see. Sammy Barker, Editor: It's a mixture of all sorts for me this...

Feature: Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Four Ways Ready at Dawn Could Make a Much Better The Order: 1886 Sequel for PS4

Rebuilding London

No one wanted The Order: 1886 to succeed more than this author. If you go back and listen to our EGX 2014 discussion, you'll hear your humble host staunchly defend Ready at Dawn's alternate history escapade after an early hands-on demo failed to live up to the expectations of some members in the Push Square team. Reviewing the...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

A rogue's legacy

What was then Japanese developer Level-5's biggest ever project, Rogue Galaxy remains a brilliant action role-playing game. A sci-fi tale of adventure, space pirates, and, of course, an evil empire, it's full of memorable characters, boasts a great battle system, and is set across some gorgeously diverse locales. As far as RPG...

Out This Week: The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive 5 PS4, Q*Bert Rebooted

The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive 5 PS4, Q*Bert Rebooted

Antique action

Ah, another belated edition of Out This Week – will we ever publish this column on time? While you ponder that, we'll move swiftly on and point out that this week is a real humdinger, especially if you're a PlayStation 4 owner. Highlights include The Order: 1886 and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, but there's something for everyone...

Interview: We Compare Power Levels with the Producer of Dragon Ball Xenoverse

We Compare Power Levels with the Producer of Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Development, new storylines, and Dragon Ball's future

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is now approaching its 27th February release date at supersonic speeds, and it's safe to say that we haven't seen a Dragon Ball game drum up this much hype in quite some time. The upcoming brawler takes the fight online with an MMO-like structure where you can team up with...