08th May2020

‘King Lucas’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

After an affair King Lucas had with the Witch of Sausan, the Queen left him and remarried in an adjacent kingdom, and now his daughters are the only ones left at his side. Due to his love for them, each and every time they get lost in the castle, he moves heaven and earth to […]

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04th May2020

‘Streets of Rage 4’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I grew up playing Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 on the SEGA Mega Drive. I loved those games. Classic side scrolling beat-em-ups that involved you walking the streets, accompanied by techno-8bit-retro music, and beating the crap out of a variety of enemies. Each stage would end with a different boss fight, with […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Samurai Shodown’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

SNK have a long storied history of fighting games. From the arcades to the NeoGeo, by way of just about every home console you could possibly imagine, it feels very much like there have always been SNK fighting games and those games – and the franchises they spawned are still, to this day, some of […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

The Nintendo Switch may be a little console, but it has big ideas. Being able to play a huge RPG on the go is fantastic and honestly, the Switch is my favourite games console since the Dreamcast. With Fire Emblem: Three Houses we are in classic, turn-based JRPG territory here. In terms of gameplay think […]

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28th Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Resident Evil 4

by Xenia Grounds

With the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, I was debating which game in the series to talk about for a retrospective. It was between Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake for a while. Then I heard the rumours floating around about Resident Evil 4 being the next game in the series to get the […]

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24th Apr2020

‘Mekorama’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A 3D isometric puzzle game, Mekorama sees players guide the adorable robot “B” to safety after he crash lands on a strange cubic planet. Think something akin to Monument Valley – only less relaxing, more frustrating and oftentimes more complex – and you’ll get the idea of what Mekorama is all about. Featuring the same […]

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22nd Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Persona 5

by Xenia Grounds

When it comes to great storytelling, the medium doesn’t matter. It can be a movie, television show, video game or animation. The most impactful stories take people on journeys that are potentially capable of changing the direction of someone’s life. For me, something that did this was Persona 5. When this game came out, I […]

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22nd Apr2020

‘Dead or School’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Dead or School is the latest hack ‘n’ slash title to come out of the Far East, and yes it does involve schoolgirls in peril (when DOESN’T it?). Hence the title… But this one is a little different than the rest. Conceived as a side-story to director and artist Mokusei Zaijuu’s self-published sci-fi manga Machine […]

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14th Apr2020

‘BE-A Walker’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Are you a Star Wars fan? Did you, like me, ever want to take control of one of the myriad of vehicles that populate the Star Wars universe? I know I did. As a kid my favourite Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi (I loved the Ewoks, so sue me) and I always […]

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01st Apr2020

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

The Complex is a sci-fi interactive movie game from Wales Interactive and is available to “play” on the Nintendo Switch, Windows, MacOS, XBox One and PS4. I’ve played games like this before, such as The Bunker, so I know the genre. It’s basically a movie in which you make the odd decision, taking the story […]

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26th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Hidden Through Time’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

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 Hidden Through Time, available now on Switch, PS4 and Android. Once in a while I like to jump into the Nintendo […]

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25th Mar2020

‘Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Trails of Cold Steel is a series that I, sadly, have been very much unfamiliar with. The cool opportunity to play this title came up, however, and so I gave it a shot, without the knowledge of what I was getting myself into or any information about the previous titles in the series. Many fans, […]

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24th Mar2020

First Impressions – ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

I’m pretty new to the Animal Crossing universe, having only played a little itty bit of New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS prior to the new release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch. Still… I’ve been very excited for this release, and I picked up a copy the day it came out and […]

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18th Mar2020

‘Jump, Step, Step’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

From developer Phung Games and games publisher Hidden Trap comes Jump, Step, Step, a new puzzle title for the Nintendo Switch. This game, selling at a slender £4.49, could be a little something different for puzzle nerds who might be interested in an old-school isometric brain-twister, but sadly Jump, Step, Step fails to take its intriguing […]

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17th Mar2020

‘Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

I am rubbish at “bullet hell” shooters. There are two main reasons for this, the first is, despite playing video games for over 30 years, I am not very good at video games. This has been masked somewhat by the fact that modern games are far easier than the games of my childhood. The second […]

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13th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Soul Axiom Rebooted’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

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 Soul Axiom Rebooted, a Wii U port available now on the Nintendo Switch. Soul Axiom Rebooted comes to the Nintendo Switch, […]

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11th Mar2020

‘Skellboy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

I didn’t know anything about Umaiki Games’ Skellboy when I had a chance to play it recently. A super colourful throwback action-RPG with beautifully whimsical and charming pixelated visuals, it plays smoothly and has a whole bunch weird and wonderful things going for it. So, let’s talk about it a bit. You rise from the […]

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10th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Demon Pit’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

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 Demon Pit, a Doom-esque arean shooter available now on the Nintendo Switch. Imagine, if you will, a Doom or Quake-esque game […]

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02nd Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Yaga’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

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 Yaga, a new action RPG available now on the Nintendo Switch. Set amongst the murderous legends of Slavic mythology and ancient […]

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19th Feb2020

RETRO-spective: Catherine

by Xenia Grounds

Valentine’s Day wasn’t too long ago and a game that I think about around this time is Catherine. Mostly because it does have a large focus on relationships and also if you’re single, you’ll probably be grateful for it after this game. Catherine is absolutely hilarious and full of adult humour but it does have something […]

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17th Feb2020

‘Jets ‘n’ Guns’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Could a title be more simpler than Jets ‘n’ Guns? I mean, to quote that famous advert, it does exactly what it says on the tin. This is a game about flying a jet and shooting its guns at the enemies. Only Jets ‘n’ Guns is actually a little more nuanced than that. Yes, the basic […]

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07th Feb2020

‘Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

Developed by Cateia Games and published by Ocean Media, Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen is an Artifex Mundi-like puzzle game with adventure elements and point and click gameplay. I’m a fan of these types of games, and this is a top quality addition to the genre, a genre that has spawned dozens of […]

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