Deus Ex Review: The Game That Started It All
With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now officially on store shelves and picking up the rave reviews that we hoped it would, it seems like a good time to take a look back at the a game that started the series. The original Deus Ex was revolutionary for its time, winning an enormous amount of ‘Game of the Year’ awards way back in the year 2000. Does it still hold up? Let’s find out.
Looking Back at Team Ico
For a while it felt like Team Ico had completely disappeared from the world of gaming. The company, which had been responsible for some of the most spectacular gaming experiences on the PS2, seemed to almost disappear entirely during the PS3’s run, with only whispers about The Last Guardian being heard. Thankfully, we now know that it is getting closer, with an October release date looming on the horizon. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the other two games that Team Ico have built their reputation on.
The Worst Launch Games in History
Throughout history, console makers have looked to release quality titles from the off in the hope of attracting new buyers. Good launch games should show off what the console can do, while also providing a stellar gaming experience. Unfortunately, not everybody gets it right, which leaves us with launch titles that can results in people lamenting their choice of console. All of the below are amongst the worst in the history of the industry.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Pokémon Red and Blue Review
It all had to start somewhere and for Pokémon that beginning came from a game that was crafted because of one designer’s passion for bug collecting and his wish to share this with others. This led to a title that was addictive as it was revolutionary, spawning a merchandising empire, television shows and movies in the process. But is it as good today as it was back in 1998, when the game finally made its way to Western shores? Let’s find out.