Aug 31, 2021

NextGen Take: Aliens Fireteam Elite

Three things I like about this game, and three I don't

Aliens Fireteam Elite

By Paul Hunter

It was only a few months ago that I heard about Aliens: Fireteam Elite but as a big fan of the series and its spinoffs like Prometheus, my curiosity was certainly piqued. Plus I enjoy online co-op games, so I thought this might be the perfect game to fulfill my Aliens power fantasy while having a blast playing with friends.

Naturally, I had to check out this new Aliens title and I've put in a solid 25 hours of game time thus far. So let's mount up and board the Katanga orbital mining refinery—here are three things I liked about the game...and three I didn't.


Aug 30, 2021

NextGen Take: Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

Three things I like about this game, and two I don't

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

By Paul Hunter

Last summer was an absolute treat for PlayStation gamers: Sony gave us The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima back to back in June/July. And while the debate over which GOTY-worthy title is better rages on (I vote TLOU2) I think most of us can agree that both games are top-quality gaming experiences.

This summer, Sucker Punch is elevating Ghost of Tsushima with a Director's Cut version offering substantial new story content, and on PS5, plenty of exclusive features. This enhanced edition also includes the full original game, plus the free Legends online multiplayer DLC. With all that in mind, it's time to set sail for Iki Island to discuss PlayStation Studio's latest offering—here are three things I liked about the game...and two I didn't.


Jul 5, 2021

Giveaway: Win a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Prize Pack



By Paul Hunter

To celebrate the much-anticipated launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on Nintendo Switch, I'm launching a giveaway with themed prizes generously supplied by Nintendo of Canada. One lucky winner will walk away with this amazing prize bundle:

  • A special edition, limited-run 500-piece puzzle
  • Zelda and Loftwing amiibo
  • Special Edition Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Joy-Con Controllers

Continue on to see how to participate!


Jul 4, 2021

NextGen Take: Song of Horror

Three things I like about this game, and two I don't

Song of Horror

By Paul Hunter

Resident Evil and Silent Hill fans, this game is made for you. Song of Horror is a throwback survival horror reminiscent of the classics of the genre. I'm talking about the true OGs on PlayStation 1 with fixed cameras, creepy vibes, and lots of item-gathering and puzzle-solving to do. The game is also inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's horror fiction, so if you've played recent titles like The Sinking City or Call of Cthulhu then you'll have an idea of what's ahead.

Gather around the Hunter campfire as we discuss Song of Horror—here are three things I liked about the game...and two I didn't.


Feb 20, 2021

NextGen Take: Habroxia 2

Three things I like about this game, and two I don't

Habroxia-2

By Paul Hunter

Did you grow up with shoot 'em up classics like R-Type, Gradius and Darius Twin? Or enjoy modern shmups like Resogun, Caladrius Blaze or Raiden V? If you said yes to any of those games then you're sure to like Habroxia 2, a retro style shoot 'em up from Lillymo Games. The game is out now on PS4, PS Vita (yep!), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC.

Jump inside the cockpit, co-pilot, and let's discuss Habroxia 2—here are three things I liked about the game...and two I didn't.


Oct 27, 2020

Down to Play Podcast - Episode 26


By Paul Hunter

In this podcast episode Dapper Tux and I review Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, EA’s Star Wars Squadrons and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. 35 on Switch.