16th Jun2017

‘DiRT 4′ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Right from the beginning, DiRT 4 obviously seeks to build on the success of the critically acclaimed DiRT Rally, whilst simultaneously reaching for the more mainstream audience of the previous entries in the series. It’s a much calmer experience than the other numbered entries, and where the art of the traditional rally has lost ground […]

09th Jun2017

‘Victor Vran: Overkill Edition’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

If you’re going to emulate a classic series like Diablo, you might as well get it right. So many action RPG’s have sought to recreate the same kind of balance between combat, advancement and loot collection of Blizzard’s revered classic, but few of them are able to match the formula. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is […]

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06th Jun2017

‘The Town of Light’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

I have a love/hate relationship with walking simulators at the best of times, but a particular bugbear of mine is when they perform badly, which is almost always on consoles. From Layers of Fear to Firewatch, I’ve played some cracking games that were ruined because of poor console conversions. The Town of Light is firmly […]

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31st May2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Dynasty Feud’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

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 Dynasty Feud, a multiplayer platform brawler available now on PC/Steam. Dynasty Feud is an ambitious and feature rich take on the […]

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26th May2017

‘Disgaea 5 Complete’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

Beginning with Disgaea 2, I have a long history of acquiring Disgaea games early in the lifecycle of Sony consoles, and unfortunately I’ve never really been able to find a killer hook to keep me interested. You might ask why I keep buying them then, and the honest answer is that that they should appeal […]

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22nd May2017

‘Renowned Explorers’ & ‘The Emperor’s Challenge DLC’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Full disclosure: I’ve enjoyed my time with Renowned Explorers much more than I thought that I would. This charming, beautiful and deceptively detailed adventure game is everything that makes independently developed games such a rich and diverse source of engaging content. I say that because being a little bit frank, there’s a lot of goodness […]

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