Dark Souls Remastered for Switch Review

Dark Souls Remastered for Switch Review

Dark Souls Remastered has, after a lengthy delay, finally arrived on Nintendo Switch. While this is really a technical and graphical polishing of the original – there’s no major new gameplay content – the Switch’s handheld mode adds an absorbing new dimension to what is, for me at least, a very familiar experience. But it also did something I wasn’t expecting: it made the return to Lordran feel oddly new. If you don’t know much about Dark Souls, here’s what IGN said when it first came to consoles… “…if you’re interested in the limits of the video game form – to see just how focused, how pure and how uncompromising in its vision a game can be – Dark Souls is unmissable. If you take the time get into Dark Souls’ mindset, to begin to understand the twisted way in which it operates and taste the rewards behind its cruellest challenges, this is one of the most thrilling, most fascinating and most completely absorbing experiences in gaming.” – Keza MacDonald Continue reading…
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Daredevil's True Strength Comes From Religion

Daredevil's True Strength Comes From Religion

A seasoned attorney. The Man Without Fear. The sworn enemy of The Hand. Daredevil wears a lot of hats, but all signs for the upcoming third season of his Netflix show point to one of his most consistent and intriguing characterizations: the tormented Catholic. It’s a tricky needle to thread — mixing religion and superheroes always is — but when it’s handled well, it’s been the source of some of the very best Daredevil stories. Maybe even the very best one of all: Frank Miller’s iconic 1986 storyline, “Born Again.” Few Miller stories were darker, but fewer still had a more hopeful, uplifting conclusion. In “Born Again,” Daredevil’s triumph comes thanks to his religious beliefs just as much as his billy club and super senses. Continue reading…
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Rockstar Grants Permission for Developers to Talk About Working Conditions

Rockstar Grants Permission for Developers to Talk About Working Conditions

Following controversy surrounding Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser’s comments on 100-hour work weeks during the development of Red Dead Redemption 2, the studio has seemingly given its employees the opportunity to speak openly about working conditions. Experiences from several current Rockstar employees lined up with Houser’s second statement, in which he claimed that only he and a select portion of the writing team “crunched” to this degree during certain points in the game’s development. Continue reading…
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Battlefield 5’s War Stories Have More Heart, Depth Than Battlefield 1’s

Battlefield 5’s War Stories Have More Heart, Depth Than Battlefield 1’s

I’ll be honest: I didn’t care for Battlefield 1’s single-player vignettes – dubbed War Stories. Sure, they were fairly well-received in 2016, but I thought they were too short to convey any sort of real emotion or have any meaningful impact on the player, and instead they fell into stereotypical buckets like “tank level,” “airplane level,” etc. Hats off to Battlefield 5, then, because after playing one full War Story and pieces of a few others (on the PC version), it’s clear that developer DICE also thought that the ceiling on its solo Battlefield campaign was much higher.   The tutorial, which I’ve been asked not to spoil, does a good job of setting expectations for what Battlefield V’s solo mode will deliver. It moves briskly and confidently without overstaying its welcome, but what I really want to talk about anyway is the first full mission, Nordlys. Set in the harsh Norweigan winter of 1943 during World War II, it follows the story of two women from the Resistance who uncover a nightmarish plot by the Nazis to fuel an atomic weapons program. The early parts of the mission both support and encourage stealth gameplay, including the stash of a half-dozen knives you carry that can be used to silently take out potentially noisy – and definitely lethal – Axis scumbags. Continue reading…
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Preorder Red Dead Redemption 2 for under £33 When Using This Trick

Preorder Red Dead Redemption 2 for under £33 When Using This Trick

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for the latest deals. Looking for more deals? Find out everything you need to know about Black Friday 2018 here Continue reading…
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Early Black Friday Deals Begin: Red Dead Redemption 2 under £47, Save up to 25% on Amazon Devices

Early Black Friday Deals Begin: Red Dead Redemption 2 under £47, Save up to 25% on Amazon Devices

Welcome to IGN’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 page, your source for all the best deals in the UK. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. I’ll be updating this page with the best deals as soon as they come out, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back more than once. For a more comprehensive guide to the best Black Friday deals, check out Blackfriday.co.uk. Black Friday officially begins on 23/11/2018 but we’re predicting a whole month of crazy dealsContinue reading…
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Secure Your Internet Browsing with These Cheap VPNs

Secure Your Internet Browsing with These Cheap VPNs

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. IGN has reached out to partners to offer readers the best deals on VPN subscriptions for October. VPNs are useful in many situations. For example, you can use a VPN to get access to American Netflix in the UK. Read next: You Need a VPN, and Here’s Why CyberGhost VPN £3.10 p/m Continue reading…
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Fortnite Week 4 Challenges – Shooting Gallery Map and Doorbell Locations

Fortnite Week 4 Challenges – Shooting Gallery Map and Doorbell Locations

Check our locations list and maps for all of the Week 4 Challenges of Season 6, including those for the ringing doorbell and shooting gallery challenges.
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The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review

Beautiful, brutal and frequently bizarre, The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer that has cult hero game director Hidetaka Suehiro’s (aka Swery’s) fingerprints smudged all over it. Yet amidst the schizophrenic tonal shifts and fantastical, deathtrap-strewn settings, The Missing manages to tell a surprisingly human story that builds to an emotionally powerful payoff at its conclusion. Its execution may be a little rough around the edges compared to genre champions Limbo and Inside, but it brings plenty of its own unique personality that allows it to shine despite the slight lack of polish. Continue reading…
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Randy Marsh Fuels a Hilarious South Park

Randy Marsh Fuels a Hilarious South Park

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. If for some reason you’re not a fan of Randy Marsh, this season of South Park is shaping up poorly. This is the second Randy-focused episode we’ve gotten in the past month, suggesting more than ever that the main Stan/Kyle/Cartman/Kenny quartet are falling out of favor. I can’t even remember the last time Kenny has had a significant line, come to think of it. But considering that the two Randy episodes this season have been the standouts, you really can’t blame Trey Parker and Matt Stone for putting so much weight behind him. “Tegridy Farms” is definitely the high point of Season 22 so far. It really plays like classic South Park in all the right ways. It’s vaguely topical without being overly beholden to the current news cycle. It leans heavily on Randy being a gigantic dork while still finding room to allow Cartman and friends to get into some hijinks. And where some episodes suffer from plot threads that never quite come together in the end, the climax really tied the whole thing together this week. Continue reading…
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