New console games: heroic cats, film noire and family curses


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  • Monday, 25 Dec 2017

The detective game LA. Noire from Rockstar Games has been completely redesigned for the Playstation 4, XBox One and Nintendo Switch. This film noir-style title takes place in Los Angeles in the 1940s and is based on actual cases.

Cats, scares and stickers – the latest console games offer something for every taste. Here’s an overview of the freshest gaming highlights.

Little cat saves kidnapped sister

Cat Quest from PQube should make the heart of all cat-loving gamers beat a little faster. The story: a small, sword-carrying cat must free his sister who’s been captured by a mysterious villain.

But before he can do that he has to complete numerous tasks in this candy-coloured open world. It's all about solving puzzles, defeating enemies, hoarding equipment, and collecting experience points.

Players can move on the surface or dive into numerous corridors teeming with enemies

Fights take place in real time using close-combat weapons and magic. Players can move on the surface or dive into numerous corridors teeming with enemies.

Cat Quest is available as a download for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch for around US$15 (RM60). It’s suitable for players aged 6 and older.

Hunting criminals in 1940s LA

The detective game LA Noire from Rockstar Games has been completely redesigned for the Playstation 4, XBox One and Nintendo Switch. This film noir-style title takes place in Los Angeles in the 1940s and is based on actual cases.

Classic investigative work is required – players have to follow clues, interview witnesses and track down perpetrators. Like its 2011 predecessor, the game is not for the faint-hearted.

In addition to an improved look, the game offers two new camera perspectives. Nintendo Switch players can use the console’s motion control and touchscreen to play.

LA. Noire costs around US$50 (RM205)  for the Switch and around US$40 (RM165)  for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It’s suitable for players aged 16 and older.

Scary visions and a family curse

Publisher THQ Nordic has reissued a classic for today’s consoles: the horror adventure Black Mirror takes players deep into the human psyche.

Set in Scotland in 1926, the story hasn't changed much since the game series began in 2003  the Gordon family still lives under a curse and protagonist Adrian tries to understand the story of his family.

Those who like scares and horror stories should enjoy what the game has to offer. — dpa

A number of tasks and puzzles have to be solved in point-and-click style. New are the ghostly visions that David has to deal with and which lead to exciting borderline experiences.

Those who like scares and horror stories should enjoy what the game has to offer. Black Mirror is suitable for players aged 12 and older and is available for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One for around US$40 (RM165).

Crazy sticker adventure for Nintendo Switch

Stick it to The Man! is a crazy, comic book-style 2D adventure from Swedish developer studio Zoink! for the Nintendo Switch.

The hero is Ray Wood who wakes up after a mysterious accident to find a pink tentacle growing out of his head - and he can suddenly read minds.

Ray lives in a paper environment and he can change the world by putting stickers on objects or people – for example, a villain is turned into a friendly and harmless dog.

He can also rip or fold his environment - all useful skills as he flees a mysterious character called ”The Man" and tries to solve a crime he’s blamed for but didn’t commit.

“Stick it to The Man!” is suitable for players aged 12 and older and costs around US15(RM60)  as a download. — dpa
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