Previews by Alex Donaldson

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on: 8 points for RPG fans Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on: 8 points for RPG fans

We've played Cyberpunk 2077 - so here's eight points from our hands-on experience with this year's biggest RPG.

preview by Alex Donaldson and Bryan Vitale on 25 June, 2020

Kingdom Hearts III hands-on: 5 things you need to know about Sora's latest adventure Kingdom Hearts III hands-on: 5 things you need to know about Sora's latest adventure

We played Kingdom Hearts 3 - so here's the five things we took away from our lengthy hands-on session.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 18 May, 2018

We played Nier Automata and it's amazing We played Nier Automata and it's amazing

We really, really are hopeful about this game. Video inside.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 22 December, 2016

Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness Hands-on Impressions Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness Hands-on Impressions

Star Ocean's 5th main-line entry arrives after an eight-year hiatus for the series. We go hands-on with the English localization.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 17 May, 2016

The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine Hands-on: Blood in Toussant The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine Hands-on: Blood in Toussant

We check out The Witcher 3's final expansion pack, a journey to the all-new land of Toussant.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 10 May, 2016

Dark Souls 3 Hands-On: Iteration over Revolution Dark Souls 3 Hands-On: Iteration over Revolution

Hidetaka Miyazaki returns to Dark Souls and has no plans to reinvent the wheel, but aims to polish its much-loved formula.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2016

Final Fantasy Explorers Hands-on - where Crystal Chronicles meets Monster Hunting Final Fantasy Explorers Hands-on - where Crystal Chronicles meets Monster Hunting

Square Enix's latest FF spin-off venture is incredibly different, but that's a welcome thing.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 29 December, 2015

Faster and slicker but no easier: Hands-on with Dark Souls III Faster and slicker but no easier: Hands-on with Dark Souls III

Or 'how to feel like you're terrible at video games at a hands-on event.'

preview by Alex Donaldson on 18 August, 2015

Scalebound looks like the most interesting big-budget Japanese RPG in a while Scalebound looks like the most interesting big-budget Japanese RPG in a while

Hideki Kamiya gives us a guided tour of his new RPG - and we leave impressed.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 08 August, 2015

After hands-on time, Triforce Heroes feels a potentially worthy Zelda spin-off After hands-on time, Triforce Heroes feels a potentially worthy Zelda spin-off

We go hands-on with Triforce Heroes, the latest addition to the Zelda universe.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 24 June, 2015

Horizon Zero Dawn may well be the most pleasant surprise of E3 Horizon Zero Dawn may well be the most pleasant surprise of E3

Guerilla Games shows up with a new IP - and it grabs us.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 21 June, 2015

Fallout 4's detailed E3 showing leaves rivals looking meagre Fallout 4's detailed E3 showing leaves rivals looking meagre

Bethesda show up, show off, and blow the roof off.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 21 June, 2015

Rebel Yell: XCOM 2 Impressions Rebel Yell: XCOM 2 Impressions

We hit the streets to fight Earth's new alien masters.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 20 June, 2015

Fable Legends Hands-On Fable Legends Hands-On

Lionhead's latest seems interesting, but can a multiplayer focused experience really feel like Fable?

preview by Alex Donaldson on 15 October, 2014

Square Enix's new Adventure Game may be worth a look for RPG fans Square Enix's new Adventure Game may be worth a look for RPG fans

Life is Strange, developed by French studio Dontnod, seems Square's most interesting project in years.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 29 August, 2014

Natural Doctrine Hands-On Natural Doctrine Hands-On

We get our hands-on this unique Japanese Strategy RPG.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 21 August, 2014

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Impressions The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Impressions

Geralt comes to town and is as impressive as ever.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 22 June, 2014

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Hands-On Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Hands-On

We head to the moon and stomp on people's heads. Yep.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 18 June, 2014

Deus Ex: The Fall Hands-On Deus Ex: The Fall Hands-On

Yes, it's a mobile game, but hold your horses - this is the real deal!

preview by Alex Donaldson on 24 June, 2013

E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hands-On E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hands-On

Lightning is back - and she's bought far more interesting combat with her this time.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 17 June, 2013

E3 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Hands-On E3 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Hands-On

Does the sequel to the SNES classic live up to its lineage? We investigate.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 16 June, 2013

E3 2013: Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster Hands-On E3 2013: Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster Hands-On

We see how the world of Spira holds up around a decade and one console generation on.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 15 June, 2013

E3 2013: Fable Anniversary Hands-On E3 2013: Fable Anniversary Hands-On

We try out the HD upgrade of the Xbox's best-selling RPG.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 15 June, 2013

Hands-On Impressions: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Hands-On Impressions: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Alex dives into the remade Eorza for several hours.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 21 February, 2013

The Elder Scrolls Online Hands-On Preview The Elder Scrolls Online Hands-On Preview

Mega servers, gameplay and that single-player feeling.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 22 October, 2012

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