17th Apr2015

‘LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin’ Review (Nintendo 3DS)

by Phil Wheat

The latest game in the now long-running LEGO Ninjago franchise, Shadow of Ronin is also apparently the 24th LEGO title in the video game series (can you believe that?). Based on both the building set line and moreso the cartoon it spawned – in particular the characterisation and the humour – LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of […]

08th Apr2015

‘Trapped Dead: Lockdown’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Zombies seem to be an easy monster to fit into games these days, they even have a standard story that can be fit over any set template. Trapped Dead: Lockdown is an action RPG that if anything tries to be Diablo style adventure set in an apocalyptic world infested with the undead and psychotic gun […]

28th Mar2015

‘Spirits of Xanadu’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is anything as creepy as an old abandoned house it has to be a spaceship floating at the edge of the universe and a crew that appears to have simply vanished. Spirits of Xanadu puts you as the player in the position of salvaging the ship and investigating what, if anything has gone […]

28th Mar2015

‘Life is Strange – Episode 2: Out of Time’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

So, Life is Strange: Episode Two – Out of Time has been released and I kept my promise of buying the season pass, and I’m glad I did.  With Out of Time starting with a “next day” feel, the past events still feel raw in people’s minds and plenty of people have grudges against Max […]

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26th Mar2015

‘Game of Thrones: Episode Three – The Sword in the Darkness’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

So the Telltale Games version of Game of Thrones has finally arrived at a wedding…we all know what that means.  If you don’t, then don’t worry because I won’t spoil it for you.  Game of Thrones: Episode Three – The Sword in the Darkness has now reaching the mid-season episode, and the game of chess […]

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18th Mar2015

‘Life is Strange – Episode 1: Chrysalis’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’d read a lot about Life is Strange and it seemed to sound like a game I’d be interested in, which is a shame for me as I didn’t take the dive straight away until the second episode release date was announced (March 24th). This pushed me to at least try it out, and I […]

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18th Mar2015

‘Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing that Telltale Games have to sort out it is the release schedule of their episodic games. Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged has finally been released and as we are informs at the start of the game even the game characters know it has been a long […]

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23rd Feb2015

‘Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today’ (P)review

by Paul Metcalf

While it can be easy to be cynical about Kickstarter and what it means for the games industry, there is one thing for sure and that is when it has had success it has made an impact on the games being released.  Independent games, especially ones that look to the fans for investment have a […]

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01st Feb2015

‘Dying Light’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Ever since gaming made the move to “Next Gen” Dying Light has been one of the games that people have been waiting for, even with the delays that have held it back.  A mixture of parkour and zombie fighting action, and coming from the makers of the original Dead Island it had a lot of […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Alien: Isolation’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Alien: Isolation was announced most people thought about previous attempts at Alien games and cynicism set in, especially after Alien: Colonial Marines.  Then hands-on previews were down and the unthinkable happened, the game was getting positive feedback and people were actually looking forward to the release.  Now that I’ve managed to complete the game I can […]

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18th Jan2015

‘Satellite Reign’ Early Access Preview

by Paul Metcalf

Maybe it’s my nerdy side that enjoys getting early access to games (and other software), even when they are buggy or incomplete.  Feeling a part of the development process and reporting on any errors I find is something I used to do as part of being a developer so when I play a game that […]

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13th Jan2015

‘#IDARB’ Review (Xbox One)

by Paul Metcalf

If you took away all the pretty graphics from the video games we play everything on the screen would be simple blocks.  Just looking at a game like Thomas was Alone shows that even in this simple form a good game can take these blocks, give them character, and even a narrative that keeps the […]

12th Jan2015

‘Blackguards 2′ (P)review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to role-playing games I tend to have somewhat of a particular taste.  I remember the days of Baldur’s Gate and its sequel, I bought them both and dabbled with them but never really made progress, but I’ve played games like Skyrim for more hours than I can count.  The fact is I […]

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24th Dec2014

‘Last Inua’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Not long ago I reviewed Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) so it only seemed right that when Last Inua was available on the PC I should move onto that game and give it a try.  Described as an “immersive and emotional” platform game like Never Alone it featured platform style gameplay and a two player structure […]

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18th Dec2014

‘Metrocide’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Some games are created to punish the gamer, they often require patience and just a little luck but can still be the most annoying experiences put into game form. These games, such as Dark Souls, are sometimes lauded as some of the best games ever made, but to gamers who don’t have the patience to […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Juju’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games can be simple and are an easy way to ease children into the world of gaming.  Giving the character the ability to jump and dispose of their opponents by landing on their heads is a simple gaming dynamic that all gamers seem to easily pick up, is seems everybody has played Mario in […]

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10th Dec2014

‘Far Cry 4′ Review (Xbox 360)

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say my history with the Far Cry franchise is a little… spotty. As a PC gamer back in the early 2000′s I loved the original Far Cry game. It came at a time when I was heavily into first-person shooters and, for me, the PC was and still is, the best way […]

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08th Dec2014

‘Basketball Pro Management 2015′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I don’t often play management games, if anything I prefer to play games I can jump in and out of fast (often rage quitting when I die too often).  Management games need time and patience and a certain attention to detail, which I find I don’t often have.  When I do find the time though […]

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04th Dec2014

‘The Crew’ Review – Initial Thoughts (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

The Crew is out and people from all over the world are filling up the roads and forming their little groups, trying to make their impact in the world of racing “MMO”.  I’m more of a solo gamer though, a loner who would rather enjoy the game at my own pace, so why would I bother […]

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03rd Dec2014

‘Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Coming so closely after the first episode of Tales of the Borderlands (which I loved), Telltale Games had a lot to prove with Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice.  With the source material being so popular and good, and the use of some of the actors from the show this wasn’t something that was impossible.  With the trailer […]

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27th Nov2014

‘Space Hulk: Ascension Edition’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’ve never really managed to play Space Hulk games, but I do know of them. I remember seeing the Games Workshop board games and liking the art work, even considered playing some of the games but I never got round to it. On the PC and consoles though, there are easier options to take a […]

26th Nov2014

‘Tales of the Borderlands: Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I guess it depends on how much of a fan of Borderlands you are as to which Telltale Games release you were most looking forward to the most, Tale of the Borderlands or The Game of Thrones but it is Borderlands that has won out and scored the first release with Tale of the Borderlands: Episode […]

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