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Injustice 2 Review

Most fighting games I find a little bit ‘meh’ but the ones I really do like are the ones made by NetherRealm who had great success rebooting Mortal Kombat and with the previous Injustice game featuring DC Superheroes using a similar fighting system. What’s great about these games is the seamless transition between cut-scenes and the fighting action. This isn’t just some disjointed voice over and animation over a short series of fights for each character, but a properly thought out story where you play as the characters as they are introduced and have to fulfil their part of the...

Injustice Gods Among Us

Injustice Gods Among Us review

I first saw Injustice at last year’s E3. Behind closed doors we were treated to a demo of Superman fighting The Flash and I liked what I saw. Developed by NeverRealm, the same dudes behind Mortal Kombat, the game looked promising and thankfully, it’s delivered now it’s available to play properly. So the question is, what would happen if Superman decided to turn bad and take over the world? Well, thanks to a parallel world story this is a possibility in Injustice and turns the tables on who is good and bad, resulting in some genuinely unsettling moments when Superman is...

Soul Calibur V

Soul Calibur V review

I’ve always liked the Soul Calibur games because they offer something different to the usual fighting systems of games such as Street Fighter. The vertical and horizontal attacks mixed with the ability to dodge and run around opponents in 3D space works well and the characters are pretty cool to boot, my favourites being the pirate Cervantes and Voldo, the undead dude who looks like he enjoys fetish clubs. Soul Calibur V refines this fighting system even more with some gorgeous graphics and animations and a guest character in the form of Ezio from the latest Assassin’s Creed games. As...

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 review

When I was first sent this game I thought Capcom had made a mistake and sent me the Marvel vs Capcom 3 Fate of Two Worlds game I’d reviewed months ago. Then I realised the word ‘ultimate’ at the beginning of the game and realised it’s almost the same game but might be worthy of your pennies if you’re a serious and want some more modes to play with. So what’s the story? Well, the good guys and bad guys from both universes decide to have a bit of a barney and then for good measure along comes Galactus with...


Skullgirls artwork

After the release of the Skullgirls Cerebella and Filia trailers last week, another trailer has surfaced in the form of a mini documentary from Revenge Labs detailing the art process for Skullgirls’ wonderfully whimsical character design. The beat em up Skullgirls will be out late 2011 for XBLA and PSN.   Related: Super Street Fighter IV 3DS review, Skullgirls trailer

Dead or Alive Dimensions

Dead or Alive Dimensions review

I like beat ‘em ups on handhelds. With a couple of exceptions I always feel I’m wasting my time playing them on consoles so having a quick fight on the move works well with me. So far Street Fighter 4 is my favourite game on the 3DS so what’s Dead or Alive Dimensions like? Well, the good news is it’s a solid fighter which is easy to pick up but with just enough nuances to make it more complex if you dig a little deeper. Chronicles mode tells all the DOA stories so far and of course expect to see...