If you've been here any length of time you might pick up on the fact that there's an argument to be made that INSIDE is the greatest video game ever created , anywhere, in all galaxies and universes. Playdead's masterpiece, building on the success of LIMBO and then overshadowing it in every way possible, is one of the most compelling, artistic, mesmerising experiences around. It was our indie game of 2016 and is still the only game ever to score 10 out of 10 in an Xbox One UK review. So, we were understandably all of a Squee! when Playdead ... Read More »
As we find ourselves nearing the end of July, it's time to start sharing the love and giving congratulations to people that truly deserve it. Here at Xbox One UK, we like to recognise the developers in the Indie scene - these guys and girls really do deserve extra credit for their work. They painstakingly get an idea from mere thoughts into an actual game for all of us to play and enjoy, now if that doesn't deserve a tip of the hat then I really don't know what does. So for the month of July, we have chosen the ... Read More »
Metacritic has always acted as a generally fair barometer for how people feel about games – and it turns out that recent release Inside is almost universally beloved. According to Xbox’s head of marketing, Aaron Greenberg, the game, from developer Playdead, immediately went in at the top spot as the highest-rated Xbox One game to be released this year. We always knew that Inside was a special game – check out our review – but the dark and gritty platform adventure has performed even better than we expected, beating off some triple-A competition from Overwatch, Doom and Xbox-exclusive Ori and ... Read More »
There is something inescapably creepy going on in INSIDE's world. It's a largely monochrome landscape, save for a splash of red here and there and, once, a golden sunset, but for all the aesthetic similarities this is a different beast from Playdead's LIMBO. That might not be immediately apparent. Opening in a sombre wood, our young protagonist is immediately on the run - but running from, or to, what is not yet clear. It's a similar beginning to that of LIMBO, and no doubt intentionally so. Squint through screwed up eyes and you'd be forgiven for mistaking one for the other. But Inside is ... Read More »
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