Dying Light is an odd game. Its story is rubbish, and its scripted missions are even worse, frequently railroading you into combat against men with machine guns when all you have is a bloodied table leg. But there's something to be said for the systems underpinning the game's world. Ignoring the script and going off-piste and just having fun with all of Dying Light's bells and whistles is actually a lot of fun. Ignore the clunky framing, and there's a wonkily brilliant sandbox to much around in, stuffed with the undead and things to climb.
Not that you see much of that in the game's opening scenes. Let's just say that it takes a little while to get going.
Nonetheless, here's a look at the game's introduction and the scene setting and instruction that comes with Dying Light's first half hour or so. The video above is bereft of commentary, but you can click here to see and hear me take on the game's first hour too if you like.
I actually think NBA 2K14 plays a slightly better game on the court than this year's instalment in the NBA 2K series. If you're not too bothered by rosters, and just fancy plunging into MyCareer and throwing down some fat jams on unsuspecting fools, this is definitely worth a look. Cheers Pete1993!
It's time to pull on those dancing shoes, folks. Just Dance 2015 is now just £17.99 on PS4 and Xbox One over at Amazon.
To be honest, it's probably best to go Xbone over PS4 for this one if you have the option, with Kinect proving rather better at tracking body movement than the PS4 camera, though you'll still have fun with either. Cheers scatman69!
Resident Evil 6 is pretty balls if you're looking for a classic survival horror experience (buy The Evil Within instead). However, for less than £3 it might well be worth picking up if you fancy a bit of cathartic shooting-zombies-in-their-ugly-faces.
And at least it's better than Resident Evil 5, right?
Read our Resident Evil 6 Review here. Cheers greyfox112 for the tip!
The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Starter Pack, includes Toy Box 2.0 three Marvel figurines (Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow), a Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel's Avengers Play set Piece, a Disney Infinity 2.0 Web Code Card, and the USB attachment that allows you to use all of these things. Thanks wonkey!
Jon was impressed by Disney Infinity 2.0's figurines and sandbox mode, but criticised the playsets in our full review. Click here to find out why!
Solve your storage problems with a Western Digital 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for £55 from Tesco. Click here to buy >>
Need something for housing your rapidly-expanding Steam library? Or perhaps you're getting into game capturing and need somewhere to store your video files? Whatever the reason, Tesco have slashed their price for the Western Digital 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (thanks to nickc74 for the tip!). It's mains powered, so it should work with Wii U consoles as well, and Nintendo lists the MyBook range amongst compatible units.
It's worth noting that you don't necessarily need a mains-powered HDD for the Wii U. I prised the hard drive out of my defunct, 8-year-old laptop and used a Y-cable and it works perfectly.
Heads up, RPG fans! You can grab Dragon Age: Inquisition from £19.85 in the ShopTo Pay Day Sale on last-gen systems. Bear in mind, too, that this listing also includes the Flames of the Inquisition armour exclusive DLC.
DAI is an excellent, enormous RPG. I've been playing it for well over 100 hours now, and I'm still yet to finish my first playthrough. You can read Carl's Dragon Age: Inquisition review here.
You can buy Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition from £14.50 on PS4 / Xbox One from The Game Collection, but if you fancy spending a few more pennies, you can actually get special metallic effect packaging and a digital artbook thrown in too with the Definitive Edition Limited Editio... you get the idea.
It's creeping ever lower. CDKeys have dropped the price again by a few more pennies. Now ACU is down at £12.59 for the moment, but you can knock an extra 5% off with their voucher code to get it for £11.99.
Add in the voucher code JANSALEDAY5-7 at the checkout to get it at this price. If you're fed up of Rakuten, you can get a £50 Xbox LIVE gift code for £43.60 from CDKeys. Just remember to get your 5% off voucher code from the Facebook app first.
You'll need to use the voucher code JANSALEDAY5-7 to get it at this price. However, if you've splurged with your voucher code already and don't fancy going through the pains of setting up yet another account with Rakuten, ShopTo are doing the game with far less hassle for £24.85.
UPDATE: Amazon have price matched ShopTo. Click here to buy for £24.85 from Amazon >>
ShopTo are holding a massive sale today if you hadn't realised already, and Bioshock Infinite is now just £4.85 on PS3/Xbox 360.
Though perhaps not quite as breathtaking as the original game, Bioshock Infinite still has a lot going for it as one of the most thought-provoking FPS titles of the last generation, and it's super cheap right now.
One for fans of the original film, the Nostromo Edition includes bonus DLC that sees the original crew reunited aboard the Nostromo. Ash, Lambert, Brett and Kane are dead, and it's up to you to try and stop the Alien as either Dallas, Ripley, or Parker.
Make sure you use the voucher code JANSALEDAY5-7 to get it at this price. You can also click here get the standard game (without Nostromo DLC) for £16.10 on Xbox One.
£21.21 is a bit of a steal for a new copy on a new-gen console for Destiny. Make sure you use the voucher code JANSALEDAY5-7 to get it at this price. Although I haven't been wooed back into the fray yet, Jon certainly has, and you can find out exactly why in his article "Forgiving Destiny: why my Biggest Disappointment Of 2014 is winning me back."
I've got a lot of love for Pix the Cat. In my review of the PS4 version, I called it "a joy to play -- a heady, thrilling mix of bitesized, speedy, spatial puzzling that'll keep you coming back time and time again." You can snap it up on the cheap if you head over to Green man Gaming and punch in the voucher code 20PERO-FFDIGI-GAMESX, which has been extended until Monday at 4PM.
Along with the blocky adventures of the Caped Crusader, there are savings to be had on other LEGO titles too:
Dino D-Day is a game featuring machine-gun-toting dinosaurs. And Nazis. And Nazi dinosaurs. Shotting things to bits.
It's the sort of high-concept affair that we rather enjoy here on Dealspwn, although if you're somehow not sold on "gunning down a Dilophosaur with an M1", you'll be pleased to know that the game is free to play for the next handful of days over the weekend.
Because we all know that the true hero of the Second World War was, in fact, a Protoceratops named Trigger.
Tesco are doing the Wii U 8GB Basic package for just £99 right now! That means you should probably get one. If you love games, you'll get one. £99 is the perfect price for The Second Console In Your Home... and that's exactly what the Wii U wants to be. It doesn't have third-party games (but that's not a problem), or a decent YouTube capture policy, but what it does have is a smorgasbord of Nintendo excellence, two of the finest multiplayer titles of new-gen, and it has Bayonetta 2.
And it'll have new Zelda, new Star Fox, new Xenoblade, and a host of other things too this year.
Once upon a time, I too felt that the Wii U did not deserve my time or money. I was so very wrong. Now I find myself sitting on a throne made from the Amiibo I drunkenly pre-ordered and forgot about, playing some of the best games currently available.