Open world action-adventure game face off

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This Month has seen the release of a number of BIG games.  Titles such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Super Smash Bros and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be popular on plenty of people’s Christmas lists.

Games featuring “open worlds” are growing dramatically in popularity.  They afford their players large worlds to explore, enjoy and usually offer a hours of content.  Of the various genres of open world titles that are available it’s the action adventure titles traditionally attract the most sales.

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This Christmas the most popular of these open world action-adventure games are Assassins Creed: Unity, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.

The question is, if you’re a fan, which one of these is the game for you to spend hours exploring.

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Phonics fun with Biff, Chip And Kipper update

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Following my previous post of first impressions HERE we have continued to enjoy playing with Phonics fun with Biff, Chip And Kipper on our 2DS.

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Moo has played through the initial Stages 1 games and activities that focused on sounds and is now beginning on stages 1+ and 2 which are more focused on simple phonetic words such as “bug, Dad and pot.”

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Assassins Creed Unity and Rogue

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The Assassins Creed series has steadily been bringing out new titles since 2007.  They have become some of my favourite games and are possibly the longest running series of games that I have brought and played through every release.

This year though the series splits it’s releases into two titles, both being released at the same time; Unity for PC, Playstation 4 and the Xbox One and Rogue for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Both games look absolutely amazing and continue the long running battle between the Assassins and the Templars.

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5 reasons Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is worth your attention

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I don’t like Call of Duty.  For years I’ve watched the annual iterations come and go, occasionally dipping my toe in but ultimately not being able to really get into it.

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Earlier this week however a surprise copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare arrived, it was surprising because I was not expecting a copy and because when I started it up I couldn’t believe how good it was!

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Evolve Alpha impressions

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Evolve is a game that caught my attention quickly when I read previews of it and saw trailers showing off its unique take on cooperative multiplayer.

Evolve sees two “teams” go up against each other.  On one team is a group of 4 hunters made up of a medic, a trapper, an assault and a support.  The other is a monster!

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The monster is a one player team that goes up against the four hunters, as you’d expect that monster is very powerful but with good teamwork the hunters are able to take the Monster down.

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Nintendo 2DS impressions

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Last week I received a Nintendo 2DS.  It’s a handheld gaming console, very similar in style to the 3DS but offered without the ability to display games in 3D, hence a smaller price tag.  Every 3DS game works on the 2DS, it is a budget version of the more popular 3DS.

The device is well built and feels solid to hold and use.  My 2 year old has got hold of it a couple of times and I have at no point felt concerned that she could break or damage it.

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The user interface is wonderfully straightforward to use, packing a lot of information and options into a small space.  The two screens are really well utilised in the menus and allow you to find whatever you want quickly and easily.

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