Western Final Fantasy fans have had to wait years to get their hands on the former PSP-exclusive, but now Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is out on PS4 and Xbox One for just £28.60 via the discount code. This is the cheapest price we've seen post-launch too. Why so much, for a HD port of a PSP game though? Because it comes with a huge demo for Final Fantasy XV. Find a review of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae here.
Type-0 is a more action-orientated title in a similar vein to the excellent Crisis Core on PSP. Here's a sample of Jon's review: The fact that Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD is enjoyable on PS4 and Xbox One proves how magnificent the PSP original must have been. Its fantastic real-time battle system holds the entire game together, while the ending more than makes up for the confusing mess of jargon that precedes it.
A rough start isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it leads to some sweet discounting and DriveClub is now available for just £11.99. This is for a preowned copy, saving you nearly £10 over a new copy.
Sony and Evolution Studios have been hard at work since launch and the game's online issues (it was practically impossible to get online for the first two weeks) have been patched, meaning this is much closer to the driving game that was originally promised. The track design is exceptional both in terms of layout and visual class. Loading times for the single-player races are super fast too. The handling can be a mixed bag and the penalty system takes a while to adjust to, but this is well worth a look and setting online challenges for other users is competitive bliss. Recent patches have also included rainy weather effects (I've never seen better) and there are a few extra events and vehicles available for free in the store too. Sony recently reaffirmed that the PlayStation + version was still on the way, but seeing as it will only give you the India tracks and a few cars, we'd rather stick £11.99 down for the full thing.
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Seven weeks is far too long to wait between episodes. Episode 1 was a fantastic opener, but the initial six-week wait between episodes became seven after a small delay. Considering Capcom recently released four episodes in four weeks for their episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2, it would seem to make much more sense to follow their model by finishing development of a game and then releasing it, rather than frantically trying to meet deadlines every six weeks.
More to the point, with story-heavy content like this, it can be difficult to remember just what the hell is going on. The major events stuck in my head easily enough, but some of the interactions with smaller characters were much harder to recall. That said, checking Max's diary and her character bios was a big help, and for the most part, I felt like I was up to speed enough without needing to replay the first episode. Naturally, if you're holding off until every episode is out, you're not going to have a problem.
As we learned in Episode 1, Max has discovered that she can rewind time, giving the player an enormously satisfying skill of rewinding conversations, testing out multiple dialogue trees and carefully choosing what to say to people. Actions can be rewound too, which is something this episode plays with more as Max shares her skills with Chloe (the girl with the striking blue hair).Click here to read more...
Seen the new TV spot trailer above?. A bit rubbish wasn't it? Fear not, the game itself is looking hella strong.Mortal Kombat X marks the long running series' debut on PS4 and Xbox One and you can now reserve your copy (including Goro DLC) from £32.94 via Rakuten. PC gamers can get a sweet deal too by ordering for just £15.95 if they use the facebook code available through the link on CD Keys' page.
We've got high hopes for this one as the studios' last game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, was a great brawler. Expect loads of depth this time as each character has multiple variants that give them unique attacks, specials and even different weapons. We've just learned there will be optional easy Fatality moves so more casual fans can enjoy them too (about time!). The training challenge towers have been improved for each character and the online options now include factions to side with. Expect those brutal X-ray shots as you smash the bones of your opponents too.
Bloodborne is finally out in the UK and terrorising gamers across the country. If you're ready to enter Yharnam and join the cavalcade of brutality, you can now grab a copy for £39.91. Use voucher code MARCHSALEDAY6.
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 actually bought a PS4 just to play it!
Brendan, meanwhile, has been getting involved - here's what happened on his first day. When I asked him to describe his weekend in three words, he made a guttural moaning sound and scampered into the shadows, whispering about swords that turn into bigger swords and ridiculous ghost pigs. I think he said "Explore Die Repeat" at one point, so I guess that's something.
Fancy getting your preorder down early for Lego Jurassic World? We don't blame you if you've seen the Lego Jurassic World trailer. The PS4/XO deal will save you £7 over the next best deal and there's a saving on the PS3/360 versions too. 3DS owners can get it for £20.99, saving over £11!
Lego Jurassic World is set to be a comprehensive title featuring not just the events from the new Jurassic World movie, but the original trilogy too. That's a lot of collectibles to look forwards to. Expect voice-overs from the movies along with playable dinosaurs and recreations of the most iconic scenes from the series like the T-rex chase, the cliffhanger trailers and many more.
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Project CARS has been tempting and taunting us over the last few months, sliding back from Christmas to May in order to sort out all the versions. Thankfully, this track racer is also shaping up to be utterly gorgeous, boasting a fantastic driver-honed handling model too. If you want to get involved, you can pre-order the current-gen versions for just £33.96 apiece.
While you wait, why not read our Project CARs hands-on preview and watch our video interview with tamed racing driver Oli Webb for more details?
The Order: 1886 is gorgeous, short and barely interactive in parts, but at least you can get a copy for £27.99 on PS4.
You need to be aware that the price does come with a caveat: this is the Spanish version, so UK resale value will be limited. However, the game itself runs perfectly in English.
The Order: 1886 is visually astounding throughout, but the actual game is crushingly average -- and that's when it lets you play it! That said, the shooting sections are fun and the Thermite Rifle is superb. Brendan reckons that the level of detail elevates what could have been a terrible game into one that's worth checking out so long as the price is low enough. £27.99 is a good start, though we'd prefer £18.88. Read our The Order: 1886 review for more details.
Oh who are we kidding. You're already playing Bloodborne, aren't you?
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...
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!
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.
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...
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.
Haven't got into Far Cry 4 yet? Zavvi have got more stock in and boast the cheapest price around. You can pay £24.98 for Far Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, which is a seriously good price for a seriously impressive sandbox.
Hot stuff, and exploding elephants galore. You might be able to use voucher code VOUCHC5 for an extra saving (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), or WELCOME if you set up a new account.
Tesco Direct seem to be pulling out all the stops today. Grab FIFA 15 for PS4 for only £16.00 with free delivery! (or free C&C if you need some eggs or milk).
"FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation.Click here to read more...
Wow, we didn't see this coming did we? Not 100% sure if this is the price Tesco Direct are intending to sell us the next gen version of Grand Theft Auto V, but if you are looking to buy this game what better time than now?
"When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other."Click here to read more...
Gamestop currently have a limited time offer where you can grab either the white or black PS4 with Bloodborne for only £288.97.
"From Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware—creators of the legendary action roleplaying games Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 2—comes Bloodborne, an all-new Action RPG brimming with unforgiving, unrelenting terror, developed exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive."
With a little mix of Warhammer and a touch of American Football, Blood Bowl 2 gives us both humour and brutality, As a sequel to the original 2009 offering Blood Bowl 2 boasts a whole new graphics engine and all new features, You can preorder this May 29th release from 365Games for only £29.99 on both Xbox One and PS4.
I have to hand it to Telltale – releasing Episode 3 with absolutely no build-up via the usual channels was a very welcome surprise, but then again having to wait extended periods between releases is probably the reason why. I just hope that, with the TV show returning soon, it doesn’t become an excuse to drag out the wait (something Tales from the Borderlands’ players have had to suffer with.) Anyway, before we dive into our review for The Sword In The Darkness, here’s some links to our reviews of Episode 1: Iron From Ice, and Episode Two: The Lost Lords. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Despite some moments of progression, I felt that Episodes 1 and 2 were more about the setup of the story than anything, building up the world of Westeros before things inevitably come crashing down. While Episode 3 still continues that trend to a degree, there is definitely a sense of moving forward this time around. Choices appear to be more diverse, and actions from previous episodes are finally coming back to haunt the player. Perhaps most importantly, while the other episodes have done a great job in replicating the feel of the show, Episode 3 is the closest Telltale have come to nailing it perfectly, all of which makes The Sword In The Darkness the best instalment so far.
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Battlefield Hardline is about to kick off a month of in-game festivities known as Battlefest, starting with a double XP weekend! We've got the full schedule below, and make sure to mug up on our Battlefield: Hardline Multiplayer Tips guide to make the most of the opportunity!Click here to read more...