Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: What’s the most surprisingly good video game you’ve played?

Dark Souls Remastered - prepare to wait

Dark Souls – not love at first sight

GameCentral readers reveal the times they were surprised by a game they thought they wouldn’t like, from Dark Souls to Monster Hunter.

The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Gannet, who asked what game or games you were convinced you wouldn’t like but ended up loving Why did you think you wouldn’t enjoy the game and what was it that turned you around?

As you’d expect the most common reason for being surprised was not having played any similar games before – or not having enjoyed them. But many classic titles eventually found a… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Good taste in video games, Star Wars games on May 4th, and PS4 Pro out of stock

Agents Of Mayhem - better or worse than Saints Row?

Agents Of Mayhem – apparently someone liked it

The evening Inbox asks whether the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller is worth it, as one reader admits Platinum games make him dizzy.

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No accounting for taste

I would just like to add to some of the inbox discussions taking place this week. First of all, backwards compatibility. I don’t remember this being such an issue last gen. No one seemed to go on about how great it was to play PS1 and PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Best Platinum Games game, PS4 Pro shortages, and Ape Escape remaster

Bayonetta 2 (NS) - tomorrow is hers

Bayonetta 2 – Platinum’s best game?

The morning Inbox argues in favour of Microsoft’s stance on backwards compatibility, as one reader discusses his favourite video game endings.

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Platinum all-stars

I know there are a lot of Platinum Games fans around these parts, but I’d somehow never managed to play one of them up till now. But after getting myself a Switch I decided to pick up Bayonetta 2 and came away very impressed. I then picked up Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising on PC and really enjoyed them too.

But… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Backwards compatibility hours played, Deus Ex reboot, and Super Smash Bros. 2018

That's a lot of Star Wars games

How much do you use backwards compatibility?

The evening Inbox has a special reason for resenting God Of War’s success, as one reader lays out his vision of the current console generation.

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Zero hours

So I see that Microsoft is showing off that 1 billion hours have been spent on Xbox One backwards compatibility, which seems like a kind of random number but it’s almost double what it was last June. Which to me seem very impressive. Although it does open up the obvious joke of Xbox One owners… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Best PS4 exclusive, Red Dead Redemption II trailer, and Life Is Strange comic book

Bloodborne - it gets you in the end

Bloodborne – is it still the best PS4 exclusive?

The morning Inbox asks whether Xbox can finally conquer Japan, as one reader wonders what happens when the Switch runs out of Wii U ports.

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New challenger

Now that God Of War is out and a lot of people are getting to the end it got me thinking about what the best PlayStation 4 exclusive is now. For me the front runners are Bloodborne, Shadow Of The Colossus, Uncharted 4, NieR: Automata, and Persona 5.

I know not all of… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Red Dead Redemption II trailer reaction, Total War on consoles, and Labo success

Red Dead Redemption II - were you impressed?

Red Dead Redemption II – were you impressed?

The evening Inbox celebrates the Kickstarter victory for SWERY’s The Good Life, as one reader is unconvinced by the new Han Solo.

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Perfect timing

OK… I think I learned absolutely nothing from that Red Dead Redemption II. Except that the graphics are really good and you’re part of some gang of outlaws. Not that I mind being teased, because it’s obviously a day one buy, but I think I’d rather just not have a trailer at all if it’s going… Read the full story

Games Inbox: Nintendo’s E3 2018 secret game, The Last Of Us Part II hate, and Star Wars: Episode I – Racer

What is Nintendo planning for this year’s E3?

The morning Inbox has more ideas for an Avengers: Infinity War video game, as one reader discovers the best price for Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze.

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Half-a-port

Could we really be looking at a reality where Nintendo’s only major game of the entire year is Super Smash Bros.? A game that’s likely to be at least a partial port of the Wii U game? Starting the year I didn’t think that was possible but now I’m beginning to worry that it’s almost likely.

I think it’s pretty obvious… Read the full story