Thu, 01 June 2023
DEAD SPACE REMAKE
Verdict: A visceral, frightening horror.
WHAT IS IT?
Dead Space is a survival horror game and a remake of the 2008 game of the same name. Set in the 26th century, the story follows engineer Isaac Clarke, a crewman on a repair vessel assigned to the USG Ishimura, a massive planetary mining ship that has gone silent.
Players navigate level-based sections of the Ishimura, completing narrative-driven missions, solving physics puzzles within the environment and fighting monsters called Necromorphs. These enemies appear from vents or awaken from corpses scattered throughout the ship. Isaac can access multiple weapons throughout the game to combat the Necromorphs, which can only be killed by severing their limbs.
The game retains the same story and structure as the original but features redesigned assets, character models and environments. The latest consoles have allowed the developers to present the game as an uninterrupted sequence shot, absent of loading screens. The game’s original visceral atmosphere is maintained but enriched with new musical elements and cues.
Mysteriously transported from New York City, Frey Holland finds herself trapped in the breathtaking land of Athia. A magical, sentient bracelet is inexplicably wrapped around her arm, and Frey discovers the ability to cast powerful spells and use magic to traverse the sprawling landscapes of Athia and defeat powerful monsters.
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY
One Piece Odyssey is a grand RPG in which you play as One Piece anime protagonist Luffy and his pals as they’re swept up in a wild storm and transported to a strange island filled with mysteries. With towering enemies and other deadly challenges now in their path, it’s up to the Straw Hat pirates to survive their trip, discovering new items and locales along the way.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE COSMIC SHAKE
Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick … what could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the universe together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favourite sponge can’t handle – with the right cosmic costume! Explore seven distinct worlds and don more than 30 cosmic skins to rescue the universe.