Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4)

My first five hours with Mass Effect: Andromeda weren’t just disappointing, they were flat-out bad. I rarely went ten minutes without encountering a glitch such as floating enemies or huge frame rate drops. The characters were dull and their dialogue cringe-inducing. My mission log filled up with pointless fetch quests, and the user interface seemed…

Battlefield 1 (PS4)

DICE has done something new with its Battlefield franchise and it isn’t about to let you forget it. On booting up Battlefield 1 for the first time, you’re thrown straight into a horrifying single-player prologue that sees you struggling—and eventually failing—to survive against an onslaught of enemy soldiers. It’s a not-so-subtle attempt to demonstrate the…

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)

Crystal Dynamics gave the Tomb Raider series a much-needed shot in the arm with 2013’s Tomb Raider. Truth be told, it didn’t feel much like the Tomb Raider games I remember from the late nineties, but given the countless failed attempts to move the franchise into the 21st Century, that is perhaps for the best.…