Author: Joey Hedrick

2016, So long Current Year.

It has been a good year and a great year for games. There were a shit load of games released this year. Look no further than Steam for evidence of that. Just under 40% of all the games that have ever been released on the platform came out this year according to Steamspy. Steam have been pretty heavily scrutinised for their release strategy and not without reason. I would happily bet that a lot of what was actually put up for sale is shovelware at best. But that’s not what we’re here for. Here at UltraSuperMega we’ve decided to make up a fun list of awards to bestow on the worthy. Let’s take a look at some of the high points instead of dwelling on the negative. (I point out some negatives anyway because I’m just that kind of guy.)   What the Fuck? – Biggest WTF moment of the year. Konami had a real pearler this year. Pretty much everything they did made most people scratch their heads at best. Metal Gear Survive, the Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko machine, banning Kojima from the awards ceremony he was nominated for, the list goes on. But all of that still pales in comparison to Randy Pitchford having an episode on stage when dicks and strippers were brought up during a re-release announcement of Duke Nukem 3D (a really fucking...

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Brigador Review

Disclaimer: I purchased my own copy of Brigador and have not regretted it one bit. There’s something to be said for the 80’s revival movement which is currently seeping into pop culture. The saturated neon colour pallets, the hard synth music and the grimy, futurist aesthetic all elicit very specific emotions in me and when you apply all those things to something like video games with big stompy robots, it has the potential to reach new heights of radical previously unknown to man. Enter Brigador, a game planted firmly in a setting which utilises all of the things I’ve...

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Shadow Warrior 2 Review

Disclaimer: We were lucky enough to receive a copy for review purposes. It has been a good few years for reboots and a good year in and of itself. The first chapter in the new Shadow Warrior series reviewed well but I honestly haven’t had the time to play it myself. Within minutes of starting the sequel I could tell I was going to have a good time with this new installment. There are throwbacks, upgrades and addons that you can probably expect to see in shooters these days and some you might not. But let’s not fuck around,...

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Super Mutant Alien Assault Review

Disclaimer: We we’re lucky enough to be given a Steam review code for this game by the publisher Surprise Attack. I’m a huge fan of a genre I like to call “Frustrating time sinks”. Entries like The Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne and Enter the Gungeon, really nail down the various formulae that seem to make or break these style of games. Start slow and simple, then ramp up until you reach utter ridiculousness (at different rates and with varied actions for each game mind you). The developer (yes just one) at Cybernate (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!) has taken this...

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DOOM (2016) Review

Disclaimer: I purchased my own copy of DOOM (2016) because I loved the shit out of DOOM (1993) and thought I would hate it so much I might enjoy my anger. One of the oldest and most beloved franchises in gaming history has received a reboot. Or maybe it’s a sequel? Regardless of what it is, I thought it was going to suck. All of the video footage released to promote the game, except for one video in particular, had me cringing my skin off. There are still things I don’t like about it having just finished it, but...

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