29th May2019

‘The Last Door: Complete Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I have a distant sense that I played The Last Door upon its original PC release several years ago, albeit briefly. I’m not sure why I didn’t play it through at the time but I’m definitely glad I revisited it on the Switch as its ‘low-res, high suspense’ (brilliant tag-line) approach really works and creates […]

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29th May2019

‘Darkwood’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released for PC in 2017, Darkwood has now been ported to the Nintendo Switch, so owners of Nintendo’s popular handheld can also enjoy one of the bleakest worlds in gaming. A top-down exploratory survival horror with elements of crafting, Darkwood takes no prisoners, there is a permadeath mode for those truly masochistic but my time […]

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28th May2019

‘Redout’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The futuristic racing genre is one that has been around for a while, made most famous by Wipeout (a game that this title takes reference from, alongside an F-Zero X vibe) the high-speed, strafing along looping tracks designed for astonishing speeds is one that captures a lot of peoples imaginations. Redout is a solid addition […]

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23rd May2019

‘Observation’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

I was a latecomer to Stories Untold, a friend recommended it to me less than a year ago and I loved its mood, tone, idiosyncrasies and the ingenious insertion of mini-games and puzzles as a way of moving the narrative forwards. When I got sent the review code for Observation and watched the trailer, it […]

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21st May2019

‘American Fugitive’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

We are a bit starved for more ‘realistic’ open world games on the Switch and American Fugitive, with its isometric sandbox action, fits the bill perfectly, however a few technical snags affect what could have been a GOTY contender for me. In American Fugitive you play Will, wrongly accused of murdering his father (and in […]

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09th May2019

‘Truberbrook’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The visuals are the high-point in this traditional graphic adventure. A haphazard narrative and plain puzzles affect the ability to really recommend this as a must-play title for adventure enthusiasts and feels too meandering to recommend as a starting point to newcomers of the genre. Set in 1967, you take control of the protagonist Hans […]

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03rd May2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Path to Mnemosyne’ Review (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 puzzle game Path to Mnemosyne. A twisty, moody puzzle title set in a very grey world, Path to Mnemosyne won’t be […]

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01st May2019

‘The Padre’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Presented in a voxel graphical style from a mostly isometric viewpoint, The Padre puts you in the blocky shoes of the titular character as he tries to solve the mystery of a missing Cardinal. The game contains elements of various titles, most prominently Alone in the Dark and early Resident Evil games. The tone of […]

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16th Apr2019

‘Silence’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

War rages on. During an air raid, 16 year old Noah and his little sister Renie seek shelter in a bunker. There, not only are they protected from the deadly bombardment, but are also at the crossroads of a world between life and death: Silence. When Noah’s sister gets lost in Silence, he is forced […]

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11th Apr2019

‘Mechstermination Force’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Playing as a cross between the best parts of Lost Planet 2 (albeit in a 2D version), Shadow of the Colossus and Cuphead, Mechstermination Force is an action/platform ‘Boss Rush’ title with tongue firmly in cheek. As humanity’s seemingly last hope, you (and a friend if playing in Co-op) travel the country in a bid […]

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25th Mar2019

‘Beat Cop’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

An 80’s-tastic mash-up involving the impossible time-management of Papers, Please mixed with the procedural stiffness of Sierra’s classic Police Quest, Beat Cop is a mobile port that raises above the chaff and fits well on home consoles with its retro aesthetic and hectic gameplay. After a pretty stylish intro you take control of Detective Stone, […]

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22nd Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Apocryph’ 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 Apocryph, and old-school FPS now available on the Nintendo Switch. A retro-styled FPS with its feet firmly in the mid-90’s gameplay-wise, […]

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15th Mar2019

‘X-Morph: Defense’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The trailer for this game completely grabbed me; with it’s well-presented blend of Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence and Shoot-em-Up it seemed to be onto a winning formula. And it was. In a nice change of pace, in this isometric title YOU are the attacking alien horde attempting to suck the resources out of Earth […]

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13th Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Quest for the Golden Duck’ 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 Quest for the Golden Duck, a Pac-Man clone with challenging single player, co-op campaign and fun multiplayer versus mode, now available […]

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06th Mar2019

‘Gigantic Army’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A game that reveres the titles it takes gameplay cues from but due to several conflicting design choices as well as a control scheme that lacks response, never feels satisfying to play. It was only a few years ago that a friend introduced me to Cybernator on the SNES, although I have payed mech games […]

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05th Mar2019

‘Devil Engine’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

There’s a story behind how I chose to review Devil Engine, I was going through the weekly list of games I’m sent from Nerdly and watching their trailers on YouTube to get a feel of each title and genre when I came to Devil Engine and loved its energetic music, pixel-based visuals and huge boss […]

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28th Feb2019

‘Alvastia Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I watched the trailer for Alvastia Chronicles and was looking forward to reviewing it not only because it seemed like a safe, old-fashioned 8-bit JRPG I could play on the Switch… but because the main character, this unknown hero from an alternate fantasy landscape… was called Alan. That was what drew me to it. I’ll […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Ghoulboy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Steam in 2017 and now ported to Nintendo Switch, Ghoulboy is a straightforward action-platformer that captures the retro pixel aesthetic well but is a bit too rough around the edges to be an essential purchase although lovers of old-school straightforward platform games will find something to enjoy, just don’t expect the mould to […]

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20th Feb2019

‘LOVE’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Valentine’s Day, LOVE is an 8-bit styled retro platformer with stripped-back controls that put gameplay to the fore, eschewing pretty much all else. With an almost Atari 2600 colour palette, LOVE is a more accessible game than titles such as Super Meat Boy, whilst having that same vibe that any errors made are through […]

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15th Feb2019

‘Wondershot’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A single-screen game mainly for multiplayer, Wondershot went down well at a games night I had recently. However, the brief game sessions and relatively light content wouldn’t hold up for extended play. A genre that really lends itself to multiplayer mayhem, the Battle Arena titles are designed for quick blasts of frantic action. Wondershot takes a […]

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04th Feb2019

‘Rampage Knights’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Switch has seen a fair few multiplayer side-scrolling brawlers over the last couple of years, some of which were ported across from the PC and the light usage of procedural generation used in such games as Streets of Red add a frisson of variety to the proceedings which make playthroughs slightly different each time. […]

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31st Jan2019

‘The Shrouded Isle’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A simulation game based on numbers that’s set in a Lovecraftian landscape, The Shrouded Isle is a well-designed title rich in ambience and with a desert-dry sense of wry humour but the mileage gained from it will depend on the players’ level of fascination with gauge-juggling. The game casts you in the role of the […]

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