22nd Aug2019

‘Friday the 13th: Ultimate Slasher Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released in 2017, Friday the 13th: The Game was hotly anticipated by fans of the franchise and unfortunately shipped with some serious bugs and issues which marred the initial launch. Two years on and following a protracted court case, the developers have announced that no more content will be made for the game and […]

21st Aug2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Ittle Dew’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition Britt takes a look at Ittle Dew, a game whose sequel is was available to buy BEFORE the original! A stripped-back action-puzzler reminiscent of 16-bit era […]

20th Aug2019

‘Taimumari’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released on PC in 2015, Taimumari is a 2D platform game that has finally made it’s way to Nintendo Switch and does have some nice moments but the focus on replay and difficulty over progression and variety may alienate some players. You play the role of Himari, a young wizard who travels across timelines […]

16th Aug2019

‘Rogue Legacy: Wanderer Edition’ Review (iOS)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released in 2013, Rogue Legacy has made a move to iOS – iPhone and iPad – in a new “Wanderer Edition” and proves an ideal match for gaming on the move. I’m very wary of procedural generation in video games and so when games like Nongunz, Moonlighter and Rogue Legacy use it well, it […]

09th Aug2019

‘Robbie Swifthand & the Orb of Mysteries’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A trial and error / purposefully tough platformer that manages to poke its head above the crowd due to having design features don’t alienate anyone with the only downside being some frame-rate issues which can be problematic in this genre, where so much is based on careful timing. Two terms in the gaming world that […]

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08th Aug2019

‘Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The third title in the long-running Medieval-ish Trine series sees the game make the transition from 2D to 3D, a bold leap that it tackles with grace, resulting in a game that reminded me somewhat of the time I spent with Mario Odyssey last year. This is a good thing. For those unfamiliar with the […]

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07th Aug2019

‘Redeemer: Enhanced Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Play as Vasily, an elite operative who once worked for one of the biggest arms industry corporations in the world. Officially working in security, you were tasked with infiltration, assassination, extortion and even torture. When eventually the corporation decided to get rid of you, you manage to narrowly escape to a secluded monastery deep in […]

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02nd Aug2019

‘The Drama Queen Murder’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

As this was the first hidden object game I’d played on Switch (it’s a genre I often play to wind down with my partner on PC) I was quite looking forward to lounging on the couch and getting some pretty casual gaming done. Alas, The Drama Queen Murder turned out to be a difficult one […]

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30th Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Fobia’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition Britt takes a look at Fobia, yet another mobile port available on the Nintendo Switch. A port to the Switch of a mobile game Fobia manages […]

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25th Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Pawarumi’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition Britt takes a look at shoot ‘em-up Pawarumi. Pawarumi is a shoot-em-up which takes an interesting twist on matters by not only bringing in a three-colour […]

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23rd Jul2019

‘Archlion Saga’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released as a mobile title, Archlion Saga bills itself as an easily completable JRPG (within 2-4 hours) for people who don’t have the time to dig into a full-length romp. Whilst the idea is admirable, in action it would probably only appeal to absolute, young newcomers (although the game is strangely rated ‘12’, and […]

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22nd Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Etherborn’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition Britt takes a look at Etherborn, a new platformer available now on all formats. A 3D gravity-based platformer, Etherborn is a taxing and yet mellow Sunday […]

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18th Jul2019

‘A.O.T 2: Final Battle’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

Based on the Manga series of the same name, A.O.T 2 (Attack on Titan 2) is a revisiting and expansion of the world discovered in the first game that offers a lot to fans of the show but also completely grabbed me as a total newcomer with its surprisingly engaging story, addictive gameplay and, of […]

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16th Jul2019

‘Streets of Rogue’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a fellow local co-op loving friend, lamenting the lack of multiplayer games that have a more ‘progress-based’ bent as opposed to pure blasts of arcade action such as (the very good) Iron Crypticle and the like. As if in answer to our prayers, Streets of […]

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04th Jul2019

‘Warlocks 2: God Slayers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A humorous 2D action / RPG hybrid that has all the trappings of an online game but alas, currently has no online capability.. Warlocks 2 begins with your chosen warlock (there are five available) getting rescued from a cage in quite a funny introduction sequence. Following this, you get a brief tutorial of the unlockable […]

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03rd Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Irony Curtain’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition Britt takes a look at another point and click adventure from Artifex Mundi called Irony Curtain. A satirical point and click adventure set mostly in a […]

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26th Jun2019

‘Baobabs Mausoleum Ep. 2: 1313 Barnabas Dead End Drive’ Review (Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Claiming to be a mash-up of Monkey island, Zelda, Twin Peaks and Spongebob Squarepants is a heckuva claim to make and yet that is what Celery Emblem have done with this, the 2019 Switch port of their catchily-titled game which was originally released on Steam back in February 2018. Baobabs Mausoleum Ep. 2: 1313 Barnabas […]

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24th Jun2019

‘Graveyard Keeper’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Moving on from their previous game, Punch Club which was an enjoyable (for a while, until you ground your teeth into dust) 16-bit styled stat-balancing grind-a-thon set in the world of prize-fighting, Lazy Bear Games have come up with a new game that takes a lot of inspiration from Stardew Valley but adds enough of […]

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19th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Super Skelemania’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Super Skelemania, a new Metroidvania game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Super Skelemania is, in essence, brief Metroidvania designed to […]

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18th Jun2019

‘Timespinner’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Now on the Nintendo Switch, Timespinner is a nifty title that takes a great deal of inspiration from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and manages to do it justice… Lunais is a timekeeper, able to use the titular Timespinner (a sort of time-portal opening loom) to move between time periods, she is part of a […]

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14th Jun2019

‘Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX is an 8-bit style adventure with a strong NES vibe. Originally released on Steam and now ported to Switch with new visuals (the original was more Game Boy than NES) it’s an extremely solid (and ADDICTIVE) throwback with a surprising amount of depth. I’ve been burned with these 8-bit adventures recently […]

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11th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Refunct’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Refunct, a new “relaxation” game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Following on the recent trend of relaxation games released for […]

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