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First Impressions: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is an Addictive Monster Raising RPG

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is an Addictive Monster Raising RPG

Gotta hatch 'em all

We've spent around five hours with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PlayStation 4, and we're tempted to say that we're already addicted. Admittedly, the game's first hour or so is a bit humdrum as you're shown the ropes of cyberspace and introduced to several main characters, but it wasn't long before we were hatching digimon...

First Impressions: The Division Shows Promise on PS4, But There Are Worries

The Division Shows Promise on PS4, But There Are Worries

Our thoughts after five hours with the beta

Every time that we have something good to say about Tom Clancy's The Division, there's a 'but' at the end of the statement. Maybe we're just miserable gits, or perhaps we're just wary of Ubisoft's ability to con us into thinking something's really good when deep down, it's actually pretty unremarkable...

First Impressions: Is Arslan: The Warriors of Legend Princely on PS4?

Is Arslan: The Warriors of Legend Princely on PS4?

King me

We've had our eye on Arslan: The Warriors of Legend for quite some time, and that's mostly because Omega Force – the developer behind almost every Warriors-esque game under the sun – has a solid track record when it comes to merging already existing properties with its trademark hack and slash action. The likes of Dynasty Warriors:...

First Impressions: Taking Cover in Uncharted 4's Multiplayer Beta on PS4

Taking Cover in Uncharted 4's Multiplayer Beta on PS4

Irresistible relic?

Few things in life derive more pleasure than the following: sex, chocolate, matching with other players in the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta on the PlayStation 4. Despite being a rather cynical promotional ploy, Naughty Dog's server stress test is living up to its namesake, as you'll spend more time staring at...

First Impressions: Need for Speed Fails to Hit First Gear on PS4

Need for Speed Fails to Hit First Gear on PS4

Sick

When you're forced to recycle old subtitles, you know that it's time that your brand got a reboot. EA Games' long running Need for Speed series has been securing podium finishes for almost as long as we can remember, but despite there being a movie in the interim, the publisher resisted the temptation to churn out a 2014 sequel to PlayStation...

First Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Continues to Grow with a Sequel on PS4

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Continues to Grow with a Sequel on PS4

Green hill zone

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 focuses on expanding the original title, which was already such a great success. For those living under a rock, Garden Warfare is a third-person shooter where the plants and zombies from the popular mobile game go head-to-head in order to defend their homelands from each other. We gave the first...

First Impressions: Forcing Our Way to the Front Line in Star Wars Battlefront on PS4

Forcing Our Way to the Front Line in Star Wars Battlefront on PS4

Everything is proceeding as foreseen

Fans of sci-fi video games have been waiting for a new Star Wars Battlefront ever since the outstanding previous instalment in the series, Battlefront 2, was released all the way back in 2005. For loyal followers of the franchise this previous title feels like it deployed "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far...

First Impressions: Just Cause 3 Grapples for Glory on PS4

Just Cause 3 Grapples for Glory on PS4

Scorpio strikes again

The sequel to popular open world action title Just Cause 2, creatively named Just Cause 3, brings Rico Rodriguez – codenamed Scorpio – to an entirely new fictional setting: the Mediterranean archipelago of Medici. The new map is the exact same size as the previous instalment's gigantic world, clocking in at a massive 400...

First Impressions: Shadow of the Beast Is Bloody Brilliant on PS4

Shadow of the Beast Is Bloody Brilliant on PS4

Stepping out of the shadows

One of the quieter demo stations that we saw this year at EGX was for the reboot of eighties gaming classic, Shadow of the Beast. Now, this wasn't much of a surprise, especially since its announcement a couple of years ago at Gamescom was met with a resounding "huh, never heard of it" from anyone under the age of...

First Impressions: Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Is a Monster Masher That Shows a Lot of Promise

Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Is a Monster Masher That Shows a Lot of Promise

It's looking goo-d

Square Enix has been somewhat adamant in proving that Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below isn't just another Warriors game. Developed by Omega Force - the Japanese studio behind just about every musou title in existence - this hack and slasher definitely bares similarities to Koei Tecmo's franchises...

First Impressions: Breaching the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Beta on PS4

Breaching the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Beta on PS4

Breaking down barriers

Here at Push Square we've been checking out the closed beta for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on the PlayStation 4 – and boy has this game been kept under a rock since its first announcement at E3 last year. There's been a distinct lack of interest in the title since its reveal, but it finally appears to have found its...

First Impressions: Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pixar Movie Brought to Life

Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pixar Movie Brought to Life

Lookin' nuts

Remember when Sony famously said that the PlayStation 2 would be capable of powering Toy Story-esque visuals in realtime? We've been waiting a long time for it to deliver on that statement. But with Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation 4, developer Insomniac Games may have finally succeeded, as this is one of the most visually...

First Impressions: How Well Does Assassin's Creed Syndicate Run on PS4?

How Well Does Assassin's Creed Syndicate Run on PS4?

London's not quite burning

After Assassin's Creed Unity launched in shameful condition on the PlayStation 4 last year, there's been much discussion over how 2015's follow up, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, will run on Sony's home console. After the beating that Unity took, you'd assume that Ubisoft would do its best to ensure that Syndicate performs...

First Impressions: Reflecting on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst PS4

Reflecting on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst PS4

Smooth round the edges

Mirror's Edge Catalyst is a reimagined story set before the events of the first title and has built upon the free running and combat system of the original to bring a totally fresh and more fluid experience. With upgraded visuals that look stunning on the next generation consoles and are especially sharp on the PlayStation...

First Impressions: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Is PS4 Gold

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Is PS4 Gold

Greatness from not-so small beginnings

You didn't think that Sony was going to treat its flagship franchise poorly, did you? A lot's been said and written about the PlayStation 4's exclusive lineup this Christmas, but Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is no slouch. The remastered compilation of Naughty Dog's iconic adventuring trilogy looks...

First Impressions: Destiny: The Taken King PS4 Marks a Clear Improvement

Destiny: The Taken King PS4 Marks a Clear Improvement

Taking us back

Year two of Destiny is well and truly under way with the release of The Taken King – the shooter's largest piece of downloadable content to date. We still struggle to call The Dark Below and House of Wolves 'expansions', but there's no denying that this newest add-on fits the bill. You'd expect this, of course, from an expensive...

First Impressions: Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Tactical espionage excellence

It's night in Afghanistan, as the soldier known as Big Boss surveys a Russian outpost from afar. Soldiers, searchlights, and machine gun emplacements pepper the settlement, making his mission to rescue a prisoner held there even more difficult. The question is: what approach should the legendary soldier take? Should...

First Impressions: Bashing Our Brainnns Against PS4's Zombie Vikings

Bashing Our Brainnns Against PS4's Zombie Vikings

Thor you should know a little more about this title

Arriving digitally next week is hack-'n'-slash adventure Zombie Vikings – unsurprisingly a game about undead vikings slicing their way through numerous enemies in a side-scrolling quest. We were lucky enough to play a short preview build prior to release to see how this comical adventure is...

First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Lean, mean, cybernetic machine

With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...

First Impressions: Eyes-On with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Project Morpheus

Eyes-On with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Project Morpheus

An early look at exclusives London Heist and RIGS

We've known about Project Morpheus – the PlayStation 4's proprietary virtual reality headset – for what feels like an eternity now, so we're definitely reaching that point where it's time for Sony to stop talking about the possibilities for the peripheral, and start proving why it's so...