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News: The End of the World Awaits in Life Is Strange: Episode 5

The End of the World Awaits in Life Is Strange: Episode 5

Mad Max

This is it, then, Arcadia Baes: the brilliant Life Is Strange is hours away from a conclusion. Square Enix has sent out a trailer for Episode 5 – which is named Polarized – but it does warn that there are some spoilers inside. This author will be going on a media blackout for the rest of the week – avoiding plot details is going to be...

News: NieR's PS4 Sequel Is Being Built Almost Entirely by Platinum Games

NieR's PS4 Sequel Is Being Built Almost Entirely by Platinum Games

Does that studio ever sleep?

Platinum Games must be the busiest developer in the industry right now. Not content with having just released Transformers Devastation, the Japanese studio is working on about a billion other games – all of which are due out on various platforms and being made for several different publishers. One such high-profile...

News: Square Enix Is Bringing Everything but the Kitchen Sink to Paris Games Week

Square Enix Is Bringing Everything but the Kitchen Sink to Paris Games Week

Well, probably no Final Fantasy VII Remaster either

There's never really been a big platform holder presence at Paris Games Week before, and we think that that's prompting some people to underestimate just how busy the coming weeks are going to be in the PlayStation Nation. Sony's said that it will be holding a Gamescom-esque press conference in...

News: Dragon Quest Builders' Box Art Is a Bit of a Bust

Dragon Quest Builders' Box Art Is a Bit of a Bust

Cheap and cheerful

Dragon Quest Builders is going to sell a frightening number of copies in Japan when it launches early next year on every viable PlayStation platform, but its box art is a bit rubbish. Gematsu spotted the artwork on a Japanese product page, which sports a mixture of awesome main character sketches and a ClipArt-esque villain. It...

News: Play Dragon Quest Heroes on Weekends and You'll Get Bonus Experience and Rare Items

Play Dragon Quest Heroes on Weekends and You'll Get Bonus Experience and Rare Items

Weekend heroics

Arguably this week's biggest PlayStation 4 release is Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below. The action role-playing game is a charming and very well executed title that we've come to adore, and the good news is that there are plans in place to keep you coming back to its colourful world slime and slime...

Review: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)

Prime slime

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is a name that we don't want to write more than once in this review. It's also the name of a very fun action role-playing game that sees the massively popular Japanese franchise step away from traditional turn-based battles and adopt a gameplay approach that's more akin to...

News: Watch Square Enix Explain the Many RPG Elements of Dragon Quest Heroes

Watch Square Enix Explain the Many RPG Elements of Dragon Quest Heroes

It ain't all about pushing square

Contrary to often popular opinion, Warriors titles aren't strictly button mashers. Alongside their hack and slash action, all of Omega Force's properties feature numerous role-playing game elements, and Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is no different. Such mechanics are a snug fit...

Round Up: PS4 Exclusive Dragon Quest Heroes Reviews Beat the Snot Out of Slimes

PS4 Exclusive Dragon Quest Heroes Reviews Beat the Snot Out of Slimes

Goo-ing for gold

Well, the time has finally come: there's once again a Dragon Quest game on a PlayStation home console - and it's actually pretty darn good. Early reviews of the Omega Force developed action role-playing release are now going live around the 'net, and the slime slaying simulator is getting a lot of positive attention. It's also...

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...

News: PS4 Exclusive Dragon Quest Heroes' Best Trailer Tells You Everything About the Game

PS4 Exclusive Dragon Quest Heroes' Best Trailer Tells You Everything About the Game

Details characters, RPG elements, and story

We can say with confidence that this is Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below's best trailer yet. Clocking in at about five minutes, it's informative, entertaining, and full of gameplay. Plus, you've just got to love King Doric's rousing narration. Detailing all of the playable...

News: Hitman PS4 Just Got Even More Needlessly Complex

Hitman PS4 Just Got Even More Needlessly Complex

Two versions of the same game announced

At this point, Hitman's model is so convoluted that we're struggling to think of where to begin with this article. For those out of the loop, the already confusingly named Hitman on PlayStation 4 will launch in an 'unfinished' state. However, the term 'unfinished', according to Square Enix, doesn't describe...

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...

News: World of Final Fantasy Looks Super Pretty in New PS4 Screenshots

World of Final Fantasy Looks Super Pretty in New PS4 Screenshots

A world that's worth a look

World of Final Fantasy hasn't really garnered too much internet hype since it was unveiled at E3 earlier in the year, but there's no denying that it looks very, very pretty. Bringing a couple of different art styles together in order to create a varied visual experience, it's a title that comes across really well...

News: Hitman PS4 Whacked Until March 2016

Hitman PS4 Whacked Until March 2016

Blood worry

The reveal of Hitman's reboot won't go down in history. The confusing announcement made during Sony's big E3 2015 conference only got more baffling when it was confirmed that Agent 47's revival would be released piecemeal. IO-Interactive's sticking with that approach, but it's at least decided to bide its time, and put the release on...

News: Dragon Quest Heroes Looks Jolly Good in 15 Minutes of English PS4 Gameplay

Dragon Quest Heroes Looks Jolly Good in 15 Minutes of English PS4 Gameplay

Smashing

You'e going to be hearing a lot of quirky British accents while hacking and slashing your way through Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below, as evidenced by the 15 minutes of gameplay that we've embedded in this article. Courtesy of Square Enix's let's play series, we get to see a lengthy endgame battle that's...

TGS 2015: You Can Ride Chocobos and Go Fishing in Final Fantasy XV

You Can Ride Chocobos and Go Fishing in Final Fantasy XV

Angling for some interest

With office weeaboo Robert Ramsey still sulking over the state of Final Fantasy XV, the responsibility falls upon this author's broad shoulders yet again to bring you the latest on Square Enix's long overdue role-playing release. Fortunately, this update's a fun one, as yesterday's Active Time Report brought news that...

TGS 2015: Dragon Quest Builders Crafts a PS4 Gameplay Clip

Dragon Quest Builders Crafts a PS4 Gameplay Clip

Minecraft made afresh

Clones can be pretty darn shameless, but Dragon Quest Builders is not your ordinary rip-off – primarily because it actually looks better than Mojang's $2 billion mega brand, Minecraft. Of course, it's utterly bereft of originality – it's a copycat, after all – but what it lacks in innovation it more than makes up for in...