Monday, 29 May 2017

Entries to the Asylum; Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th May 2017.

So here are the things that have recently been welcomed into the Asylum:

Monday 22nd May 2017

- Digimon Adventure Tri Collector's Edition [Bluray]
- Oldboy Plain Archive Limited Edition Slipbox [Bluray].
- The Fifth Element Project Pop Art Steelbook [Bluray].
- Kingsman: The Secret Service FilmArena Full Slip [Bluray].
- Drive Novamedia Lenti Slip [Bluray].
- Frank Plain Archive Lenti Slip [Bluray].
- #000 Drive MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #001 Looper MondoXSteelbook Variant [Bluray].
- #002 Boyhood MondoXSteelbook Variant [Bluray].
- #003 First Blood MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #004 Pan's Labyrinth MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #005 Dredd 3D MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #006 Flash Gordon MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #007 Shaun of the Dead MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #008 The Thing MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #009 Terminator 2: Judgment Day MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #009 Terminator 2: Judgment Day MondoXSteelbook Variant [Bluray].
- #010 Ex Machina MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #013 Reservoir Dogs MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].
- #014 Highlander MondoXSteelbook [Bluray].

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

- Raising Cain w/ Slipcover [Bluray].

Thursday 25th May 2017

- Evil Ed Limited Edition [Bluray].

Saturday 27th May 2017

- Wolf Guy Special Edition [Bluray].

What new things have you gotten recently?
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- V x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Asylum Reviews: Injustice 2 [Xbox One].

So we recently got Injustice 2 for Xbox One to review, and it has been every bit as fantastic as we'd hoped. After Injustice: Gods Among Us being a success, we were really looking forward to the second installment, and boy, did it deliver!

Utilizing everything that made the first game great, and adding to it with new mechanics - such as the loot drops which unlock new Gear for you to equip on the wide selection of characters on the roster - 29 in total as of launch - just makes this game so much more awesome. The characters are diverse and very well animated for the most part, and the Gear just adds to the enjoyment as you can customise your fighters how you please. Sadly, The Joker is a little too Leto-esque for my tastes (Ledger ftw). For every battle you play, regardless of if you get annihilated, or completely dominate the opponent, you'll unlock some more Gear, which is broken into five sections: head/cape, torso, gauntlets, greaves and accessories. There are tonnes of things to unlock, so you might not always get the things you want very easily, but it sure is fun to try and certainly adds a whole lot of content into the game in terms of replayability, as you'll be grinding away to get some of the items that you want but just won't drop.

The main Single Player story mode is waaay darker than any other DC game we've seen of late. It follows up from Gods Among Us, where pretty much everyone is an arsehole - so it ends up being quite hard to actually find a character you like (in the "this is a likeable superhero/villian" aspect, not "oh that's my favourite DC character" kinda way). Superman is the main villain of the game, and the traditional good/evil allegiances have been warped, with some of the good guys gone bad and vice versa. The story really has a lot of depth to it, which makes the game really interesting and enjoyable to play, throughout the approximately 5 hours of gameplay (more of course, if you're trying to unlock absolutely everything). And be sure to play around with all the different characters, as they all have something to offer. Not being the greatest at pulling off the harder moves on a particular character's skillset just means you find a new way to play with that character, and sometimes you'll surprise yourself with just how well you can play as someone you maybe wouldn't have expected :)

The online multiplayer is great too, and the Gear unlocks don't throw the game the way that some other game's loot does. And if you prefer, you can disable custom equipped gear so that neither player has gear on show. The environments are gorgeous too, using the same multi-level style as the first game, where you can be bashed through a wall/floor/etc into another area; something which is still as enjoyable as before. It's a great fighting game, and feels truly fluid and entertaining right the way through.

Overall, we'd have to rate Injustice 2 a solid 9/10.

Have you played Injustice 2? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!
- V x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Entries to the Asylum: Thursday 13th April 2017 - Thursday 18th May 2017.

Once again, it's been a while since I've done a post on here. So here is (hopefully) all of my recent arrivals, and coming soon you'll have some pics added to this post as well as a few reviews: Dreamfall Chapters, Little Nightmares and Injustice 2!

Monday 24th April 2017

- Phantasm 1-5 Collector's Edition [Bluray].

Wednesday 26th April 2017

- Deformers Collector's Edition [Xbox One].

Thursday 27th April 2017

- Dreamfall Chapters [PS4].

Saturday 29th April 2017

- My Hero Academia Season 1 Limited Edition [Bluray][US].

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

- "Anime" Zbox.

Thursday 4th May 2017

- Wishmaster Limited Collector's Edition [Bluray].
- Mission Impossible 2 Steelbook [Bluray].
- Oddworld Scarab and Paramite Bracelet Set.

Friday 5th May 2017

- Pieces Deluxe Edition [Bluray].
- Prey Special Edition [Xbox One].

Tuesday 18th April 2017

- Nightcrawler Novamedia Lenti Slip [Bluray].
- Dredd Novamedia Lenti Slip [Bluray].
- Cabin in the Woods w/ Slipcover [Bluray].
- The Boy and the Beast Special Edition [Bluray].

Monday 8th May 2017

- Phenomena Special Edition [Bluray].
- Brain Damage w/ Slipcover [Bluray].

Tuesday 9th May 2017

- Little Nightmares Six Edition [Xbox One].
- Indie Box Super Meat Boy Card.

Thursday 11th May 2017

- Brain Damage Bonus Pin.

Friday 12th May 2017

- April 2017 Indie Box Super Meat Boy Collector's Edition [PC/Steam].
- One Punch Man Season 1 Collector's Edition [Bluray].

Tuesday 16th May 2017

- My Hero Academia Season 1 Limited Edition [Bluray][UK].
- Injustice 2 Promo Copy [Xbox One].

Wednesday 17th May 2017

- Psychonauts Vinyl Soundtrack [PAX Exclusive Brain Splatter Variant].
- Ape Escape + Dualshock Bundle Pack [PlayStation].
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Press Kit [PlayStation 2].
- Motel Hell Special Edition [Bluray].
- The Burbs [Bluray].
- Microwave Massacre Special Edition [Bluray].
- The Incredible Melting Man Special Edition [Bluray].
- Rabid Special Edition [Bluray].

Thursday 18th May 2017

- S.H. Figuarts Perfect Cell Premium Color Edition.
- S.H. Figuarts Son Gohan Cell Saga Version.

So that's it for today folks.
What new stuff have you gotten recently?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Asylum Reviews: Paradise Killer [Switch].

  UK-based indie games developer Kaizen Game Works launched Paradise Killer, an open-world crime investigation game just over a week ago...