Tag: Preview Archives | Broken Joysticks

May
23

Hands-On Preview: The Elder Scrolls Online – Summerset Isles Expansion

The total playable area of Tamriel grows larger with the early access release of the Summer Set Isle expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. Bethesda provided me with a closed beta code which allowed me to venture onto the once closed island belonging to the High […]

May
02

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Preview PT 2: Every Beginning Has An End

This is Part 2 of my comprehensive preview of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider based upon an hour long play session and interviews at last week’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal event. Square Enix USA covered my […]

Apr
27

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Preview: Redefining Gameplay

This preview focusing on Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s gameplay systems and their evolution between games is part one of a two part hands-on preview. A second part focusing on the plat revealed thus far, trailer and hands-on demo gameplay […]

Apr
13

Hands-On Preview: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Written By: Jeb Wrench “Problematic Punch Man” If ever the phrase “Problematic Fave” was to mean something, it would be to describe Sega’s Yakuza series. The acclaimed series of intense action, crimes, and large men being lumpy and glowering at […]

Jan
30

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.2 Impressions: Sigmascape

Raids in Stormblood – Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion – have been split among the wings of Omega and an on going plotline involving the Garlean Empire, the land of Ivalice and a theatre troupe. Patch 4.2 “A New Son […]

May
14

Quake Champions Open Beta Impressions

The Quake franchise was once a multiplayer staple during the early 1990s and while the franchise has tried to reinvent itself twice in the mid-2000s it has been almost a decade since we heard from this formally prominent frag fest. […]

Feb
06

The Intro To Torment: Tides of Numenera Has Me Hooked

In a pleasant surprise today, inXile provided me with an Early Access key to Torment: Tides of Numenera. I have to admit, it’s taking a LOT of willpower to not just get back into the game and ignore my regular […]

Jan
28

“Arms” Surprises As One Of The Best Games At Switch Press Event

We’ve all seen the footage from the Nintendo Switch Reveal. Gamers have questioned just what was going to be worthwhile with this new console. Was it going to be the big new thing? Then there’s all that footage of that […]

Jan
18

Rising World Is A Fun Minecraft Alternative To Explore

There are tons of Minecraft like titles out there and it’s hard to tell what isn’t just more of the same. Back in the earlier days of the series, many indie titles filled the gap of similar games on Xbox […]

Sep
11

Exclusive: 15 Minutes of Footage From The English Localization of World of Final Fantasy

At the 2016 Penny Arcade Expo Square Enix allowed select press to not only meet the director of World of Final Fantasy – Hiroki Chiba – but also get some hands on time with the upcoming RPG. Without further delay I’m happy […]

Aug
31

The Elder Scrolls Legends Open Beta Impressions

Impressions By: John Edward Bridgman Follow Him On Twitter @JEBWrench The Following Impressions Were Based Upon The Open Beta of The Elder Scrolls Legends. You can sign up for the Open Beta on their official website if you’ve enjoyed these impressions. Ideally, I would prefer […]

Aug
26

World of Warcraft: Legion Pre-Launch Patch Impressions Part II

So a couple weeks ago I published a story outlining all to be had at the time for the Legion Pre-Launch content. Since then I’ve found a few things I’ve missed, a few things I’ve learned, and what to do […]

Aug
09

Talent Not Included will launch on August 30

I love a good platformer. Talent not included looks like it coudl be my next major obecssion.  Set in the fantasy land of Notthatmuchfurther, Talent Not Included tells the story of three monsters: Zordok, Derp, and Kevin, all three huge […]

Jun
24

Elite Dangerous With Top Tier Gear Is A Whole New Galaxy of Fun

At E3 developers at Frontier and representatives from Thrustmaster invited me to check out the  manufacturer’s upcoming hardware refresh for their high-end HOTAS line with a convention exclusive demo version of Elite Dangerous. As I’ve written before, Elite Dangerous is one of my […]

Jun
19

E3 2016: Tekken 7 Xbox One Preview

As a fan of Bandai Namco’s Tekken series since the launch of the 3rd game back on the original PlayStation, I’ve followed the series through four numbered installments, several spin-offs, numerous guest characters and three console transitions. Somehow, against all odds, Namco […]