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First Impressions: Furi Is a PS4 Indie You Shouldn't Ignore

Furi Is a PS4 Indie You Shouldn't Ignore

Hell hath no Furi like a prisoner scorned

It's disappointing, but it's become a dirty word, "indie". Take a cursory glance at the PlayStation Blog or even this very website, and you'll find readers ragging on forays that have been developed on slimmer budgets than a Whopper meal. Curation plays a part in that: there's some real tosh on the...

First Impressions: Reflecting on Our Time with Reflections

Reflecting on Our Time with Reflections

The mirror reflected

Have you ever really wanted to decide what colours to paint a house and then actually paint? Have you ever had a very strong desire to take the time to fix the plumbing for your kitchen sink in a digital world? Or maybe you just really wanted to go to a local pond and skip stones? All of these things and more can be your...

First Impressions: RIGS Brings AAA Future Sports to PlayStation VR

RIGS Brings AAA Future Sports to PlayStation VR

Jumping through hoops

Following the colossal success of Rocket League, future sports are back in a big way. RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, the latest from Medievil and Killzone: Mercenary developer Guerrilla Cambridge, is in essence a mech-based deathmatch experience – but with a twist. Unlike other first-person shooters, your objective in this...

First Impressions: Flapping Through the First Hours of Rocketbirds 2 for PS4, Vita

Flapping Through the First Hours of Rocketbirds 2 for PS4, Vita

Cluck, cluck, goose

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution is set to release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on 26th April, and we've received the chance to test out what the game has to offer so far. Playing through the game's first chapter and a bit of Rescue Mission mode, here are our initial impressions. Taking place after the events of its predecessor,...

First Impressions: Battlezone on PlayStation VR Will Blow Your Mind

Battlezone on PlayStation VR Will Blow Your Mind

Tank you very much

Holy moly, virtual reality is truly mind blowing stuff. We were recently invited out to legendary developer Rebellion's headquarters to get some eyes-on time with Battlezone on PlayStation VR – and we've talked about little else since. This is only phase one for the fledging medium's return to the mainstream, and already it's...

First Impressions: Sniper Elite 4 on PS4 Seems On Target Yet Again

Sniper Elite 4 on PS4 Seems On Target Yet Again

Murder in the Mediterranean

For many, Rebellion's successful Sniper Elite series is a gaming guilty pleasure. Seasoned soldier Karl Fairburne has been busting balls since the heady days of the PlayStation 2, and now finds himself slinking into battle for a fourth time. Continuing the property's theme of depicting unexpected but engaging World War...

First Impressions: Hitman PS4 Brings the Franchise Back to Its Golden Years

Hitman PS4 Brings the Franchise Back to Its Golden Years

Our thoughts from the beta

It's safe to say that a lot of people were feeling quite nervous about the annoyingly named Hitman. Its episodic release schedule worried many people, and tensions were high after the disappointing Hitman: Absolution – would Square Enix mess up again? After playing the beta for many hours, however, it seems that...

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...