Saturday 21 October 2017 ,
Saturday 21 October 2017 ,
Latest News
  • Rains cripple life across country
  • Fallen tree halts traffic between Dhaka and northern region
  • President off to London for medical checkup
  • Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake
  • IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack
20 April, 2017 00:00 00 AM

Game reviews

Game reviews

Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic’s Kickstarter pitch for Yooka-Laylee was simple: this would be a modern take on the 3D platformers Rare was famous for in the N64 era. With that in mind, Yooka-Laylee counts as a success – it does a fine job of recreating the game play of those titles for modern hardware. Effectively it’s Banjo-Kazooie built on the Unity engine. Playing as Yooka and Laylee, a chameleon and bat duo who must gather the pages of a magical book, the worlds to explore are colourful and varied. The controls don’t feel quite as responsive and tight as modern titles but it features some gloriously hilarious good-bad puns, and the soundtrack is a delight.
Irritations include not being able to skip slow text and some of the noises the characters make. So, while Yooka-Laylee does an admirable job of replicating Rare’s heyday, it is missing that extra layer of polish and modernisation that would have made it truly shine. Overall, the pleasure to be had here will depend really on just how much you enjoyed Banjo-Kazooie back in 1998.
Virry VR
It would perhaps be too much to describe Virry VR as a true game, but it is on a gaming format and intriguing enough to warrant the attention of gamers. The first paid-for 360-degree video released for PlayStation VR, it’s probably better categorised as an interactive wildlife documentary.
Shot in the Kenyan Savannah, Virry VR places its viewers in the heart of the action, as animals such as hyenas, elephants and rhinos feed and squabble. Along with a voiceover, there are occasional interactions and occasional quiz questions, plus an animal-free relaxation mode for those who like the idea of relaxing by a Kenyan riverside.
Where it succeeds is in the presence of the animals. It is nearly always delightful, as some of Kenya’s most impressive wildlife come up close. The content, while shot in 4K, is not 3D but remains of superb quality, and while there are a few too many glitches, for a modest sum Virry VR offers a very accessible sense of how VR may change documentary-making.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Comments

Most Viewed
Digital Edition
More story
Lorenzo and Esmeralda

Lorenzo and Esmeralda

I entered the auditorium and after managing to find an empty chair, I sat down. An elderly man was sitting next to me. He was reading the brochure that…
60th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch celebrated

60th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch celebrated

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first satellite into orbit, Sputnik I, the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Dhaka, in cooperation…
Spirits of Vengeance #1

Spirits of Vengeance #1

Spirits of Vengeance was one of the more promising reveals in the original Marvel Legacy announcement, in part because it’s among the few genuinely…
Young Farmers

Young Farmers

These days, different types of farming are becoming quite popular among the youth in Bangladesh. A sense of eating organic and natural foods, and with…
Importance of warm-up exercises

Importance of warm-up exercises

It is important to warm up for at least 10 minutes immediately before exercising. Slowly stretching your muscles helps increase blood flow and can prevent…
The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

When word got out six years ago about the coming of The Lego Movie, a cloud of anxiousness began to form around the project. Those beloved plastic bricks…
Fifa 18

Fifa 18

Another year and, of course, another instalment of the bestselling football sim in the world. It may seem a cynical commercial behemoth, but the reality…
Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns

It’s been 13 years since the last 2D Metroid game was released, and fans of the series can finally rest easy: they have the game they wanted in…
Shikder Bari

Shikder Bari

The history of the zamindars (landlords) of Faridpur is quite significant. The Shikders were one of the most prominent among the famous zamindars. They…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting