DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition; Titan Attacks; Pokemon Shuffle, gaming reviews

Hack-and-slash remaster relies too heavily on "bro" tropes

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DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition

****

PS4, Xbox One (£29.99)

This hack-and-slash remaster of 2013's DMC retains the same action gameplay as the original. Dante, hunted by demons, attempts to kill the demon king Mundus while navigating the realm of Limbo. The new edition adds a Turbo mode, increasing the game's speed (and frantic gameplay) by 20 per cent. At £30 it's a definite buy for anyone who missed out in 2013. Just be aware that the plot is largely linear and relies a little too heavily on "bro" tropes, such as those found in games such as God of War and Dante's Inferno.

Max Wallis

Titan Attacks

**

3DS (£7.99 eShop)

A lone screenshot will tell you all you need to know about Titan Attacks. Strongly reminiscent of Space Invaders, it aims to add a fresh lick of paint to the classic arcade shoot-'em-up. Earning cash as you shoot down enemies enables you to upgrade your tank between stages, adding little flair to what is otherwise a very linear (and familiar) experience. While the gameplay is mildly fun, it's hard to shake the feeling that you've played a better version of this game elsewhere. It never truly elevates itself beyond being a tribute act.

Toby Clarke

Pokemon Shuffle

*

3DS (Free)

One of the greatest video-game franchises has delved into the murky waters of free-to-play. Similar to Candy Crush, this kind of game can be a mindless waste of time. You are led around a course fighting Pokemon. These "battles" have you matching three or more Pokemon heads in a grid. Each fight takes up a heart – and you run out of hearts fairly quickly. How to get more? Either wait for them to replenish or pay money for "jewels". Costly addictions. It doesn't really expand us in any way... it just moves time on a little.

James Tennent

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