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Bloodborne Review | Hunt. Die. Learn. Grow.

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Brendan Griffiths
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Action RPGs, Bloodborne, From Software, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games

Bloodborne Review | Hunt. Die. Learn. Grow.

Weeks after my first night in Yharnam, it's time for a verdict on my adventures in Bloodborne. Well, a number for the experience so far at least. Fresh tales about From Software's new title are appearing online every day. This is a game that nobody can really claim to have mastered yet. Secrets are still being unearthed, much of the lore has yet to be agreed and rumours whisper through the net about everything from werewolf modes to hidden boss fights.

One thing's for sure though, Sony has done very well for themselves by nailing Bloodborne down as a PS4 exclusive. As enjoyable as Infamous, DriveClub (eventually) and Killzone were, they never rode such a continuous wave of hype after release. Bloodborne's appeal won't be a surprise to fans of From Software's Demon's Souls or the Dark Souls series, but what is surprising, is that it's pulling in people who aren't fans of the Souls games. People like me.

After playing Demon's Souls, I stayed clear. Unresponsive combat and the relentlessly hardcore attitude to death just rubbed me all sorts of wrong. But ever since playing the Alpha and Beta versions of Bloodborne, I started to think that maybe it was time to have another crack at From Software's games, which had become much more than a cult game -something that hit home when I saw the diverse and incredibly long line of gamers waiting to play Dark Souls II at an Expo.

Bloodborne Review | Hunt. Die. Learn. Grow.

Bloodborne is still maddeningly difficult, but the most notable improvement for me is the aggressive combat. Heavy weapons and charged attacks aside, swings of your cleaver (if you choose to start with one) are quick and can be relied upon to attack your opponents when you want, rather than the sluggish eventual sword swinging that drove me insane in Demon's Souls. There are inconsistencies in how attacks interrupt enemy strikes though, which can be very frustrating when they take damage but continue to attack straight through your play.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin's cheapest PC price only £17.95 or $26.69

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Brendan Griffiths
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Action RPGs, Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin, PC games, Survival Horror Games

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin's cheapest PC price only £17.95 or .69

You can now download Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PC for just £17.95 in the UK or $26.69 in the USA. That's the cheapest price we've seen yet. don't forget to use their 5% discount code by clicking their facebook banner at the top of their page.

This edition comes with all three DLC expansion packs and a brand new world in the shape of the frozen landscapes of Eleum Loyce. Online features have been rebalanced and tweaked too. Jon's currently working his way through a review and is slowly becoming a new fan having been eased into things with the excellent Bloodborne. Keep an eye out for our gaming deals to get more hot prices.

Brendan's Bloodborne Hangover - A Dark Souls virgin's first night in Yharnam

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Action RPGs, Bloodborne, Gaming articles, Opinion piece, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games

Brendan's Bloodborne Hangover - A Dark Souls virgin's first night in Yharnam

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.

Brendan's Bloodborne Hangover - A Dark Souls virgin's first night in Yharnam

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.

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Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition from £18.95 on PS4/XO

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Brendan Griffiths
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Alien: Isolation, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition from £18.95 on PS4/XO

The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on for PS4 and Xbox One, with prices starting at a tasty £18.95. This deal is even cheaper than the regular version at most sites!

Stock is low for the PS4 version. If it runs out, try here for £19.95.

Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. The Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

The Evil Within on XO is only £14.95

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Brendan Griffiths
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Survival Horror Games, The Evil Within, Xbox One Games

The Evil Within on XO is only £14.95

Xbox One gamers can now pick up The Evil Within (inc. Fighting Chance DLC) for just £14.95 (save £7).

The Evil Within is a return to traditional survival horror values with an unforgiving difficulty curve and a serious lack of ammo. Sounds harsh? That's the way the Resident Evil games used to be yanno (before all the zombies got motorbikes and machine guns). If Dark Souls was your introduction to tough gaming, you'll get a kick from The Evil Within, be sure to check out the HD remake of the original Resident Evil too.

Thanks to preparationiskey.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 4 – Metamorphosis Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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PC games, PS4 games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 4 – Metamorphosis Review

Missed the earlier episode reviews? Use these links to get to Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3. Unlike the previous episodes, I’ll be putting a score at the end of this one that reflects the complete Season Pass / retail release.

This is it then, the finale to what has been a very encouraging episodic series debut from Capcom and the Resident Evil series. This is where we find out what happened to Claire and Moira as they make their way to the top of the tower and we’ll find out if Barry and Natalia can catch up with them and get some answers of their own.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 4 – Metamorphosis Review

Last week we were pleasantly surprised to see both parts of the episode last almost twice as long as previous episodes. So, it was a massive kick in the teeth that Claire’s ‘half’ of the final episode lasts about 15 minutes. And there are some incredibly annoying ‘platforming’ sections that will more than likely result in a few cheap deaths to mess with your overall stage rating. Fortunately, Barry’s is closer to two hours, but it’s incredibly frustrating as Claire’s piece lacks any real sense of closure.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 3 - Judgement Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 3 - Judgement Review

Missed the previous episode reviews? Here you go: Episode 1 | Episode 2

Capcom's penultimate episode to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 edges us ever closer to what has so far been a very successful experiment for the series as it tries out an episodic model with four episodes over as many weeks.

Like previous episodes, you'll control Claire and Moira for the first part and Barry and Natalia for the second. Given the ending of the last episode, you may be desperate to find out what happens to the latter pair, but you'll just have to wait.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 3 - Judgement Review

Both parts are very action heavy this week. A little hint, be sure to carry as much ammo as possible for Claire's section in particular - you're going to need it for some of the boss fights. For those of you playing in local co-op, the secondary characters feel a bit more involved this time. Moira's flashlight skill to briefly blind enemies buys vital time for Claire as she reloads or lines up a careful headshot. Laying into enemies with the crowbar should be working better for you now as you'll no doubt have built up some decent BP currency to upgrade your stats.

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Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.95 on XO / £18.95 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Alien: Isolation, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.95 on XO / £18.95 on PS4

The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on Xbox One again, with the price sitting at a tasty £16.95. This deal is even cheaper than the regular version! PS4 owners will have stump up £2 more, but £16.95 is still a nice price. Or they can opt for a preowned copy of the regular edition for £14.99.

Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. This Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.

Thanks to Sensination.

Sinister shadow sleuthing title White Night only £11.99 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, White Night


White Night landed on PSN store this week and game are selling download codes £2 cheaper for £11.99 online and in-store.

White Night is a survival horror title, but with a unique film noir/jazz age aesthetic that we just can't get enough of. The black and white graphic novel visuals are more than an artistic choice as you'll only be able to make your way through the huge mansion setting by finding sources of light, be it from matches or the glow of the moon through the window. Light is also helpful for keeping what's lurking in the shadows at bay. Take a peak at the trailer above and dive into one of the best-looking games we've seen this year.

Thanks to wyldecaveman.

Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.99 on XO / £18.99 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Alien: Isolation, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.99 on XO / £18.99 on PS4

The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on Xbox One again, with the price sitting at a tasty £16.99. This deal is £5 cheaper than other outlets and is even £4 cheaper than the regular version! PS4 owners will have to look elsewhere, but they can get it for £18.99 at the below link.

Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. This Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

Here's a link to our review of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 - Penal Colony

After a hugely promising opening episode, I couldn't wait to get into stuck into the next one this week. It looks like the new series has some staying power as Capcom have delivered again with the episodic model looking like an increasingly natural fit for the series.

Again, the episode is split in two with the first half following Claire and Moira and the second continuing from where we last left Barry and Natalia. Claire and Moira come across another group of survivors and they team up to find some helicopter parts to make an escape attempt. Nothing's ever that easy, especially when a hoard of infected lay siege to your safe house. It'll be very familiar to Resident Evil 4 fans and is a fantastic scene as you defend multiple windows while the hoard attempt to smash through.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

The skills menu where you can buy upgrades at the start, intermission or end of the episode is starting to come into better use now that you may have built up a few more points. Make a beeline for the one that allows Claire/Barry to fire their weapons while you're controlling Moira/Natalia. This is particularly effective for siege situations and the like. And best of all, any ammo they use, doesn't come out of your supplies, although they do cause less damage. Overall, though, this is a fantastic option and a clear improvement over the days of giving Sheva some spare bullets in Resi 5 and sighing as she unloaded them all into your back.

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The Evil Within: Limited Edition is £21.99 (PS4/XO) or £14.99 (PC)

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Brendan Griffiths
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PC games, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games, The Evil Within, Xbox One Games

 

The Evil Within: Limited Edition is £21.99 (PS4/XO) or £14.99 (PC)

The Limited Edition of The Evil Within is now available for same price as the cheaper offers for the standard edition. PS4 and Xbox One gamers can now pick up The Evil Within: Limited Edition for £21.99 and PC gamers can go even cheaper at £14.99.

The Evil Within is a return to traditional survival horror values with an unforgiving difficulty curve and a serious lack of ammo. Sounds harsh? That's the way the Resident Evil games used to be yanno (before all the zombies got motorbikes and machine guns). If Dark Souls was your introduction to tough gaming, you'll get a kick from The Evil Within. Be sure to check out the HD remake of the original Resident Evil too and the new Resident Evil Revelations 2.

Thanks to westcountryblue.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 - Penal Colony Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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PC games, PS4 games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 - Penal Colony Review

Episodic titles have proved to be a big success for games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and more recently, Life is Strange. But how will the episodic model fare with a genre like survival horror? Well, if Episode 1 of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is anything to go by, it could go rather well.

Unlike the aforementioned episodic titles, Revelations 2's four episodes will be released weekly instead of every six weeks or more that we're used to seeing. The benefits of this are obvious to everyone involved and it keeps the episodic/TV ideology plausible.

It would seem that Capcom have made the full game and then set out a decent release schedule, instead of frantically trying to put each episode together on the fly - which is probably why Episode 2 of Life is Strange has been delayed recently and everything coming out of Telltale is riddled with bugs.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 - Penal Colony Review

The story takes place between Resident Evil 5 and 6, but if you're not up-to-date with the series, you'll be fine. I'll not delve into the story too much, but you're essentially stuck on an island in a facility packed with, you guessed it, zombies!  For one half of the episode you control fan-favourite Claire Redfield and new girl, Moira, daughter of the original Resident Evil's Barry Burton. For the second half of you'll finally get to play as Barry himself, with a little girl called Natalia.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 only £14.96 on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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PC games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Survival Horror Games

Resident Evil Revelations 2 only £14.96 on PC

This latest offer sees the Resident Evil Revelations 2 Season Pass going for just £14.96. Episode one is out now, with a new episode landing each Tuesday for the next three weeks.

The last Revelations game surprised us all by providing a classic take on the Resident Evil series and had much more in common with the original trilogy than the mutated mess of genres last seen in Resident Evil 6. Is an episodic format a good fit though? Early reviews have been positive and I'll tell you myself soon, as I'm going to get stuck in tonight -as soon as it gets  dark that is.

Price drop! The Evil Within now scarily cheap at £17.99 on Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Survival Horror Games, The Evil Within, Xbox One Games

Price drop! The Evil Within now scarily cheap at £17.99 on Xbox One

The cheapest price for Mikami's latest horror game has now fallen even lower as Base.com knocks another two quid off their already-cheap deal.

Meaning that you can now get The Evil Within for £17.99 on Xbox One.

The Evil Within is an odd game, one that highlights both the best and worst aspects of classic survival horror games. Though full of gory and disturbing imagery along with plenty of shock moments, it also fails to really summon up the sense of cloying dread that the very best horror games can sum up. As such, it's a romp of a haunted house, but the new breed of indie survival horror designers might have left the old guard behind.

Still, there's no arguing with £17.99 on Xbox One! Thanks for the update, Buzz.

 

Resident Evil Revelations from £11.69 on PS3/Wii U/360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Resident Evil Revelations from £11.69 on PS3/Wii U/360

Fancy a bit of Resident Evil Revelations HD from just £11.69? We've got you covered.

Revelations is a more of a traditional outing for the series, so a little bit clunky, but with more horror than action. But at least it's not drawn out into a never-ending borefest like Resi 6. This HD port has given the game a serious graphical boost over the 3DS original, making this the definitive edition for your underfed survival horror needs. With an episodic sequel out soon, this is great price to catch up on the story, although the two are independent of each other really.

The Evil Within pulls no punches at £19.99 on XO

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Brendan Griffiths
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Survival Horror Games, The Evil Within, Xbox One Games

The Evil Within pulls no punches at £19.99 on XO

Xbox One gamers can now pick up The Evil Within (inc. Fighting Chance DLC) for just £19.99 (save £4).

The Evil Within is a return to traditional survival horror values with an unforgiving difficulty curve and a serious lack of ammo. Sounds harsh? That's the way the Resident Evil games used to be yanno (before all the zombies got motorbikes and machine guns). If Dark Souls was your introduction to tough gaming, you'll get a kick from The Evil Within, be sure to check out the HD remake of the original Resident Evil too.

Alien: Isolation - Nostromo Edition £14.99 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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Alien: Isolation, PS4 games, Survival Horror Games

Alien: Isolation - Nostromo Edition £14.99 on PS4

The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on PS4 again, with the price sitting at a tasty £14.99. This deal is £6 cheaper than other outlets and is even a tenner cheaper than the regular version!

Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. This Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.

Dying light on PC is now just £23.95

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Dying Light, Games deals, PC games, Survival Horror Games

Dying light on PC is now just £23.95

Dying Light on PC is currently £23.95 - Click here to buy >>

Slowly but surely, retailers are chipping away at the price for Dying Light, with this listing from The Game Collection the best we've seen so far for the PC version. In our review we called Techland's latest "a diamond in the rough that really empowers you to revel in the design aspects of its zombie-infested sandbox," so to grab it for under £25 isn't too shabby.

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Dying Light Review | Fight or Flight

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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Action Games, Dying Light, PC games, PS4 games, Sandbox games, Survival Horror Games, Techland, Xbox One Games, Zombie games

Dying Light Review | Fight or Flight

I'm being chased by men with guns, which seems particularly unfair given that all I have is a loose piece of plumbing equipment being gently warmed by a battery duct-taped to one end. But Dying Light isn't really a game that wants you to fight very often; it would much prefer that you run.

So off I tear, racing down side streets and narrow alleyways, gently nudging the right bumper to kick off towards nearby ledges, scrambling over fences and rooftops, and dodging legions of the walking dead, occasionally sliding between the festering legs of these shambling zombies to deliver the odd crunchy powerslide attack... because it feels good. I race to the top of a high building and realise that I've inadvertently solved my earlier problem. The men with guns are now being ripped to shreds by the undead masses.

The sun is going down, and the vision below me is captivating. Gory, disgusting, and peppered with sickening squelchy sounds, but undeniably beautiful to me with my slim sliver of health.

Dying Light Review | Fight or Flight

I'm really enjoying this game, and that's not something I really thought much during my first few hours with Dying Light.

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