Mini Review The Entropy Centre (PS5) - Portal-Esque Adventure Rewinds Time
If I could turn back time
Waking up in a strange facility, protagonist Aria Adams finds herself a Handheld Entropy Device (HED): a gun-like entity which can bend time, and houses a sassy virtual companion named Astra. If that sounds vaguely familiar, then you should already know what to expect. It’s hard to ignore the influence of Portal in The...
News Quippy Puzzler The Entropy Centre Locks in 3rd November Release on PS5, PS4
No way home
The Entropy Centre is looking to fill that Portal-shaped hole in every gamer's heart with its dark-science setting and quippy talking gun. In an explosive new trailer, we finally got confirmation of a release date. You can look forward to diving into this one on 3rd November, on PS5 and PS4. You play as Aria, who awakens in the bowels...
News Learn the Basics of Time Manipulation in The Entropy Centre, Coming to PS5, PS4
Be kind, rewind
The Entropy Centre is a mind-bending first-person puzzler that is slated to launch on PS5 and PS4 later in 2022, and today we got a good look at the kind of gameplay experience on offer. The closest parallel to The Entropy Centre is, of course, the Portal franchise, but whereas those games deal with portals, this one is all about...
News The Last Faith Is a 2D Souls-Like Metroidvania That Looks Like Bloodborne with Magic
Comes to PS5 and PS4 in 2022
Yes, we've had a number of games attempt to capture the Dark Souls formula in side-scrolling fashion. Many of them are very good — Hollow Knight, Death's Gambit, and Blasphemous spring to mind — and this latest example, The Last Faith, shows a lot of promise. From publisher PlayStack and developer Kumi Souls Games,...
News Save Earth with a Talking Gun in Time-Bending Puzzler The Entropy Centre on PS5, PS4
Shooting its mouth off
In lieu of Portal 3 (come on, Valve), we'll happily take The Entropy Centre, a freshly announced first-person puzzle game that looks to be in a similar vein. Developed by UK-based indie team Stubby Games, it's not asking you to think with portals, but to think in reverse. Yep, this game is all about manipulating the passage of...
News PS Plus Blocks Free Mortal Shell PS5 Upgrade
It's becoming an all too familiar story: the latest lineup of PlayStation Plus titles has just become available in a couple of territories, and Mortal Shell cannot be upgraded to the native PS5 version despite advertising being able to do so free of charge. This means that the version part of PS Plus is blocking the ability to do so,...
Review Mortal Shell (PS4) - A Souls-Like for Hardened Veterans
The Stone Roses
Republished on Wednesday, 1st December, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December 2021's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. All forms of art take inspiration from that which came before, but those that do must reflect on those forms and develop upon them to stand...
News Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle DLC Is Free for Owners of the Main Game, Starting Today
Limited time offer
Mortal Shell's new DLC, The Virtuous Cycle, was announced a few weeks ago, and it looks like a meaty update to the solid Souls-like RPG. The expansion releases today for the PlayStation 5 and PS4 versions of the game. Normally it would cost £6.99/$7.99, but a special launch deal means those who already own the game can get the...
News Mortal Shell DLC The Virtuous Cycle Is a Roguelike, Out 18th August
New playable Shell, transforming weapon
The pretty good Souls-like out of developer Cold Symmetry titled Mortal Shell is being treated to a new piece of DLC on 18th August 2021 that makes it a roguelike. Named The Virtuous Cycle, it will be available for both the original game on PlayStation 4 as well as the PS5's Enhanced Edition. Check out the...
News Cutesy Deck Builder Rise of the Slime Comes to PS5, PS4 on 20th May
If you're a fan of rogue-likes, card-based games, or both, Rise of the Slime might be up your street. Like Slay the Spire before it, this indie title blends the two, with procedurally generated paths and random elements mixing with steady, strategic deck building. Playing as a slime wearing a fancy crown, you'll engage in turn-based card...
News Rise of the Slime Is a Cheerful Card-Battling Rogue-Lite Coming to PS5, PS4 This Summer
Slay the Spire is a personal favourite of this author, so news of a rogue-lite, deck-building adventure game is music to our ears. Rise of the Slime is just that — an indie title about battling your way through the land using a selection of powerful cards. As you can see in the above trailer, the game has a charming, stick puppet...
Mini Review Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (PS5) - Souls-Like Gets a Deserved Second Chance
Time to shell out for an upgrade
In an era where Souls-like games have become increasingly popular, Mortal Shell on PlayStation 4 gained a cult following for its expansive world and dedication to its Dark Souls roots. As The Foundling, your goal is to defeat The Unchained and the many difficult bosses in your way, all while inhabiting new shells and...
News Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition Is Real, Coming to PS5 Next Week
Free upgrade for PS4 owners
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition has now been officially confirmed for PlayStation 5 by publisher PlayStack after the Trophy list leaked its existence last week. It isn't too far away either, with a release date of 4th March 2021 revealed in the announcement trailer above. If you already own the game on PlayStation 4,
News Mortal Shell, Hunting Simulator 2 Prepped for PS5 Release
Trophy lists confirm next-gen ports
One thing we’ve noticed since the turn of the year is that PlayStation 5 ports are popping up out of nowhere. You’ll recall The Sinking City launching on Sony’s next-gen console in New Zealand this week – before it was even announced by developer Frogwares. Now, two Trophy lists have emerged: Mortal Shell...
News Mortal Shell Scratches Your Dark Souls Itch, Er, This Month
Out in just over a week
Deathly gloomy Dark Souls-inspired action role-playing game Mortal Shell will start using its stamina from 18th August, and there’s a disgustingly macabre trailer to celebrate the fact above. Developed by Cold Symmetry, we’re going to describe this as an homage rather than a copycat because, well, we’re trying to be...
News 'Tough-As-Nails' Action RPG Mortal Shell Still Set for 2020 on PS4, Gets New Gameplay
See you in shell
A quick update on Mortal Shell, the supposedly super tough action RPG from developer Cold Symmetry: it's still due to release in 2020 on PlayStation 4. The game reappeared as part of IGN's Summer of Gaming livestream, and got a decent chunk of new gameplay footage thanks to the 16-minute developer interview that we've embedded...
News Mortal Shell Is an Unforgiving Action RPG Coming to PS4 in 2020
And it looks great
If you're hankering for a new game in the vein of Dark Souls or Bloodborne, you should probably take a look at Mortal Shell. Newly announced from developer Cold Symmetry and publisher PlayStack, the game is a hardcore RPG that looks mightily impressive in its debut trailer. Check it out above. On the face of it, Mortal Shell...
Mini Review Doctor Who: The Edge of Time - A PSVR Game Only Whovians Could Love
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey
It's always felt like BBC's campy sci-fi show should be a home run in video games, but it's rarely translated well to an interactive format. PlayStation VR adventure Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is an effort to change that, but it's ultimately a bit flat, leaning a little too heavily on fan-pleasing moments instead of...
News Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Brings a Dalek Invasion to PSVR This November
PlayStation VR's release schedule seems to have somewhat dried up as of late, but maybe that's because every other developer is getting out of the way of a forthcoming invasion courtesy of the Cybermen and the Daleks. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time has confirmed that the TARDIS will come to PSVR's rescue next month on 12th November...
News First Doctor Who: The Edge of Time PSVR Gameplay Is Very Brown
We're not impressed
The first slice of footage for Doctor Who: The Edge of Time has just hit the internet, and we can't say this is the most impressed we've ever been by a trailer. Take a look for yourself in the clip above. It's all incredibly brown? We see the player first collecting items while a voiceover plays from what we assume is Jodie...
News Pilot the TARDIS in Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Coming to PSVR in 2019
Doctor Who has had a pretty rocky relationship with video games. The most recent on PlayStation was 2011's Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, and it was a pretty big disappointment. However, with refreshed interest in the storied sci-fi series, mostly thanks to Jodie Whittaker, it makes sense to revisit the idea. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time...
News Cross-Platform Co-Op Stars in PSVR Sequel Dick Wilde 2
Buddy up with PC players
Dick Wilde was a pretty harmless PlayStation VR shooter, perhaps notable for featuring PSVR Aim Controller support during the peripheral’s early days. Playstack has now announced that a sequel is on the way, and it’ll feature cross-platform co-op across the PlayStation 4 and PC, as the titular red neck and his pair of...
Hands On Tackling Dick Wilde with the PlayStation VR Aim Controller
Sony doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to supporting peripherals, but here we are a day into the PlayStation VR Aim Controller’s life and it’s already got a new game: Dick Wilde. This was, of course, all pre-planned to coincide with the accessory as we already knew it had pledged support for t