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The Evil Within 2 REVIEW – Bad habits remain, as well as an outstanding horror ride

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Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC Developer: Tango Gameworks Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Genre: Survival Horror Release: October 13th, 2017 Review copy provided by Bethesda Softworks (Playstation 4)  
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s someone who really enjoyed the first Evil Within, even with its potential to frustrate you through sluggish movement, combat and mediocre dialogue, i finished the game with a smile on my face enjoying the ride. The potential for greatness was there, but the game was held back in the end. So can the sequel iron out these things? Well, it does and it doesn't. The Evil  Within 2 keeps its quirks like a trademark, almost on purpose it seems sometimes and still accomplishes a genuinely good survival-horror experience.

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Prey 2017 REVIEW – A world filled with opportunity

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Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC Developer: Arkane Studios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Genre: First-Person Action Release: May 5th, 2017 Review copy provided by Bethesda Softworks (Playstation 4)  
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he Prey we see before us today has a long development process and many shifts in story and gameplay behind it. Initially developed by 3D Realms as Prey 2, this unfinished project was announced way back in 2006 and should focus on a bounty hunter called Samuels who lost part of his memory. When the rights transferred to ZeniMax Media, the game was re-announced in 2011 with changes to story, characters and a focus on a more open world. Six years later, we finally get to play a new Prey, it's Prey. The story takes place in a fictional timeline where President John F. Kennedy survived the day he was assassinated. This fuels him to fund space programs leading mankind into other worlds which attracts the attention of an alien race called Typhon. The space station Talos 1 is built to learn more about the Typhon. You start your adventure on the station as Director of Research Morgan Yu, who learns early on nothing is as it seems.

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Outlast 2 REVIEW – Horror goes very dark

Outlast 2 (Survival Horror)
Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Genre: Survival Horror Release: April 25th, 2017 Review copy provided by Red Barrels (Xbox One)  
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utlast 2 opens up its theme and the mystery buried deep underneath it right at the beginning of the game. Like its predecessor, there is a central question that screams to be answered, but here you immediately get the sense that there is much more to unravel. The game starts with the journalist couple Blake and Lynn Langermann in a helicopter on their way to investigate a story about a Jane Doe who was found dead while pregnant in the Arizona desert. Moments later Blake gets separated from Lynn finding the pilot skinned and tied to a tree. Blake wakes up in a world where religion and cults reign and a mysterious Father Knoth is the leader of a cult called Temple Gate.

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Tachyon Project Review

Tachyon Project Review (Dual Stick Shooter)
tachyon-project-cover Platforms: Xbox One (Later release on PC, PS 4, PS Vita and Wii U) Developer: Eclipse Games Publisher: Eclipse Games Genre: Dual Stick Shooter US Release: July 15th, 2015 Reviewed On: Xbox One  
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ith the release of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and Ultratron last year, the popular dual-stick shooter genre is well and alive and with Tachyon Project, developer Eclipse Games wants to not only add another clone to the table, but specifically add some new features and mix up the fun a bit. You play as Ada, a program that is designed to hack into the most secure servers on Earth. While still in testing, you are set free into the internet. Ada is conscience and wants to find out what happened to her creators, or parents as she calls them. The action on-screen and the levels you have to complete, represent her journey of hacking and fighting programs to find out the truth. In-between levels, the story is told with hand drawn comic-book-style cut scenes and gives you context to every new section of the game. As simple as it is, it's a nice touch and a unique way  to present a game in this genre. The Story mode consists of 10 levels, with 6 waves each.

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Wolfenstein The Old Blood REVIEW – B.J. Blazkowicz return to old glory

Wolfenstein the Old Blood REVIEW - B.J. Blazkowicz returns
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olfenstein: The Old Blood is a prequel to last years Wolfenstein: The New Order. It is set in 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. Once again, B.J. Blazkowicz has to put in the work and the one-liners. Presented in two parts, Wolfenstein: TOB “Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves” has you break into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates from General Deathshead’s compound.

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