We described Kid Icarus: Uprising as "a triumphant and emphatic return to form for Nintendo" in our 9/10 review. "It contains more innovation, more personality and more unabashed fun than we've seen over the last two years from the beloved company; creating a unique, gorgeous, unfailingly competent and staggeringly replayable portable epic."
"Uncomfortable controls stop Uprising from securing perfect marks, but be in no doubt, this absolutely has to become part of your collection."
Seeing as you can now buy Kid Icarus: Uprising for £19.85, there's no excuse.
As far as Dark Souls goes, you'll struggle to find anyone at Dealspwn that dislikes it more. But here I am, working my way through Bloodborne. From Software's latest title is essentially a spiritual successor to the incredibly tough Souls series. These are the joys of being the only full timer with a PS4 (until Jon bought one today!).
But screw it, I almost enjoyed the Alpha and Beta versions I played in recent months. So perhaps the tides were turning and I was going to start warming to the infamous brand of hardcore gaming that has built up such a large following since the early days of Demon's Souls. Incidentally, that game was the last one I played.
There are plenty of reviews and reports from seasoned players, but we thought we'd provide a perspective from a relative newcomer, as we imagine there are a few of you out there that didn't fancy (or flat out disliked) the Souls series, but are keen to see what all the fuss is over the PS4's biggest exclusive yet. So here I am, recovering the day after the oh so bloody night before. Here's how I earned my Bloodborne Hangover.
The first thing you'll do in Bloodborne is create a character. I didn't spend much time on this, as I figured I'd be covering them up with as much armour as possible the first chance I got. When selecting body build, I went for the slimmest option as it doesn't affect any stats. I figured the less of me there was to hit the better.Click here to read more...
Titanfall is still a magnificent shooter. Accessible yet deep, ridiculously fun and empowering, mechanically peerless, it's well worth getting into even if the player count is now admittedly rather low. It's also an incredibly important game, directly responsible for the rush to include exciting vertical mechanics we see in most next-gen FPS titles these days.
If you want to get involved, you can buy a new Xbox 360 copy for £14.86. Remember that the DLC is free to download!
Alternatively you can buy Titanfall on Xbox One for £11.99 used.
If you are a fan of torches, creepy enemies and some location in America called Arizona then you will just love Alan Wake's American Nightmare (it also helps if you like the name Alan).
The story is pretty simple, you are Alan, you have awoken in some weird altered reality and you are in pursuit of the bad guy, in this case Mr. Scratch (cue laughter).
Anyway, at £1.09 using Greenman Gamings current 22% code 22SLIC-KDEALS-EXCLUS I personally feel it's a must have for anybody yet to try it.
We are honestly seeing some really good prices for PC gaming today (well we do most days), Earlier we saw Skyrim dropped to only £2.00 over at Greenman Gaming, and equally on par as one of my best games of recent times Funstock Digital are now offering us Tomb Raider : Survival Edition for only £3.35 using the code #FUNISHOT.Click here to read more...
Ready to unleash your creativity? LittleBigPlanet 3 is now £16.00 pre-owned on PS4.
Use XV Marketplace voucher code 20XVMOFF for the 20% discount!
A cracking game, if not quite the generational leap for the series that we might have hoped for, LBP 3 is brimming with potential, with oodles of charm, and a much more accessible approach to creation. Plus, if making things isn't your bag, there are millions of pre-existing levels from all three main LBP titles just waiting to be explored.
Read our LBP 3 review here!
XV Marketplace are running a new voucher code that knocks 20% off videogames and movies.
Evolve is about to receive its first major DLC in the form of the Behemoth monster. This massive bruiser weighs more than twice as much as an Easter Island statue, can roll up into a ball of death and can throw up massive rock walls to trap its prey.
The DLC is released on March 31st, and you can get ahead of the curve by buying Evolve and the Monster Expansion pack for just £27.85 on PS4 and Xbox One.
Before you do anything, though, make sure you read our Evolve review because I can't wholeheartedly recommend buying it.
It's well worth a look, as there are savings aplenty, but the standout bargain has to be Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry. This standalone expansion casts you as an escaped slave seeking justice, vengeance and freedom over three worthwhile hours. £11.99 was silly, but for £2.99 we say go for it!
Zavvi are currently running an absolutely enormous anime and manga sale. It's a great opportunity to load up on DVDs and Blu-Rays of some utterly much-watch films, series and OVAs, from Akira to Ghost In The Shell and more niche viewing like the fantastic Kill La Kill. You can also start working on your Naruto or One Piece collection if you're made of money and in for the long haul.
You can save an extra 10% if you buy any two items, and get a further discount using voucher code VOUCHC5.
But why are we, a games site, posting about it? The fact that I love anime is no secret around these parts, but there are also plenty of videogame tie-ins on offer, including Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva and... Street Fighter. Well, someone will enjoy it.
Got some gaps in your LEGO library? It's time to fill them on the cheap courtesy of Bundle Stars' LEGO Weekend Sale!
Here are some of the savings on offer:
I've got to give some props to FantasyDeals here, who was quick off the mark!
It's a corker. We've already run the massive savings on Skyrim: Legendary Edition, but that's just scratching the surface. Highlights include:
You can then save an extra 20% using voucher code JBTBG5-7GVTE8-W2YXRV. For example, Fallout: New Vegas becomes a ridiculous £2.00!
It's actually amazing how some deals can make you both ecstatically happy and saddened somewhat at the same time, on one hand we have the beautiful feeling that for anybody yet to play this brilliant game (if I may refer to it as a game?) they can grab it for the silly price tag that Greenman Gaming currently have it for, yet I can't help feeling that it's an injustice that a game of this calibre has been widely made available at such a cheap price (you would pay this for Aliens: Colonial Marines, just to put it into perspective).
Anyway what will be will be so head on over to Greenman Gaming where you can get either the standard base game for only £2.00 or for £5.44 Greenman have also got the Legendary edition.
Remember to use their current (20%) discount code : JBTBG5-7GVTE8-W2YXRV
You can't really go wrong when you are only paying £21.85 for a whole years worth of Xbox Live Gold membership, taking into account all the free games we are offered every month, which incidentally has been doubled for April.
CDkeys currently have on a weekend long deal an Xbox Live 12 month subscription for only £21.85 on the assumption you give them that mandatory like on Facebook you have probably already done a dozen times this month to receive the extra 5% off.
All in all I don't really think you can go wrong taking into account the free games and movies currently on offer, you can even scream Mum jokes to your mates on Xbox Live as you play CoD if that thing floats your boat. Make sure to bookmark our Xbox Live deals guide for the cheapest ways to top up your Xbox Live account!
If you've never played Dead Island, perhaps it's time to take the plunge with GamersGate's weekend deal.
People whine about games being graphically 'downgraded' all the time. To be honest, we tend to tune it out these days. So when we heard a few gamers alleging that GTA V had suffered a visual hit on Xbox One and PS4 following the latest update, I must admit to being rather dismissive.
But they're only bloody right!
GTA V's graphics have noticeably worsened with the release of update 1.08, and Rockstar are actively investigating.Click here to read more...
Several UK retailers have been offering massive discounts on PlayStation TV today, which we originally put down to happy coincidence and stock clearance. However, we have now exclusively learned that Sony has officially slashed the RRP of the device in half, presumably in order to start shifting some units.Click here to read more...
Or alternatively titled: GOG recycle the same Topware and Night Dive sale they always run every few weeks.
Still, worth a look. There are plenty of genuine and niche classics on here including Earth 2150, Septerra Core, Wings and Rocket Ranger, all at rock-bottom prices. The Two Worlds titles are especially cheap.
Normally we'd be all "oh my gawd System Shock 2 best game ever gush gush gush," but it's currently in the All Stars Bundle.
Happy Bloodborne Day! Okay, so 'happy' might be a less appropriate word than 'harrowing' or 'punishing,' but there's no denying that Bloodborne is excellent. If you didn't pre-order, never mind, because you can now grab a copy for £39.99.
Dark Souls fans are already champing at the bit for this dark, complex and moody experience that drips with atmosphere, but even those who didn't get on with From Software's previous efforts have a lot to look forward to. Hell, I don't actually like Dark Souls and I can't wait. Find out why here.
In fact, to be completely honest with you, I just bought a PS4. This PS4, to be precise.
Halo Online has been officially announced by Microsoft Studios as a free-to-play PC shooter, and it looks... pretty good.
Relatively speaking, of course. There looks to be plenty of maps, it runs on the prettied-up version of the Halo 3 engine and there will be a bevy of armour customisation options. Halo Online will soon be going into closed beta, though unfortunately, only in Russia.
Let's watch the trailer and get things rolling.Click here to read more...