11th Sep2019

‘AER: Memories of Old’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A ‘relaxation game’ with more game play than I usually see in the genre, AER: Memories of Old plays out as almost a gentle tutorial into the world of 3D platform games. The bird-transformation mechanic and sense of openness that it gives however, is really saucy. Sent out on a mission to the lost land […]

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10th Sep2019

‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

The Dark Pictures is a horror anthology series from the developers of Until Dawn. This anthology is supposed to have eight stand-alone stories for us to experience and each entry should come out every six months or so. The debut for this series is Man of Medan. If this debut is anything to go by…I […]

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10th Sep2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Gurgamoth’ 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 Gurgamoth, a frantic party game available now on the Nintendo Switch. A party game for up to four players, Gurgamoth is […]

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03rd Sep2019

‘The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

I absolutely ADORE side-scrolling beat ‘em-ups. Like REALLY love them. Really. Which is why I’ve got tons of the ACA Neo Geo/Arcade titles on my Switch, alongside the Capcom Beat ‘Em-Up collection plus a whole heap more titles on the PS4. It’s one genre that I love and one genre that had, until this current […]

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30th Aug2019

‘Life is Strange 2 – Episode 4: Faith’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: The following review spoils the Life is Strange 2, Episode 3 ending. Let’s have a little recap on Episode 3: Wastelands ending. Daniel had a freak telekinetic outburst which injured multiple people. Once the dust had settled, the episode ended on a shot with Sean unconscious and bleeding. There was a glass shard embedded […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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20th Aug2019

‘Gris’ Review (iOS)

by Rupert Harvey

As the world crumbles, Gris loses her singing voice. She falls into a colourless void. Then she decides to rebuild, bringing light and colour and music back into existence… Gris is the debut game from Barcelona-based developers Nomada Studio. The distinctive visuals, which sell themselves in trailers and videos, were crafted by artist Conrad Roset. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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01st Aug2019

‘Captain Cat’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

Having not been playing Nintendo Switch for too long, I’m surprised at just how deep their library of games is. The sheer amount of fun, unusual and affordable titles on the eShop is great, and Captain Cat, a nice pick-up-and-play title from Digital Tentacle and Hidden Trap Team, is a good example of a fun, […]

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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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19th Jul2019

‘Blazing Chrome’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say that growing up side-scrolling game were my gaming bread and butter. Platformers like the Super Mario series on the NES, the Dizzy games on the C64; side-scrolling beat em-ups ike Double Dragon, Rygar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES and later on 16-bit games like Final Fight and Golden […]

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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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05th Jul2019

‘Another Sight’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

From developers Lunar Great Wall Studios and publishers Toplitz Productions, Another Sight is a tapestry of steampunk fantasy amidst platform puzzle adventure gaming, with a strong narrative tale woven in and out of the seams and cracks. It’s a tale of two characters, mainly, our protagonists, Kit, a teenage girl who has lost her sight, […]

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