18th Nov2015

‘Game of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

After the impressive way that Telltale Games managed to wrap up Tales From the Borderlands I wondered if Games of Thrones would find similar success. With Games of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon there were a lot of story strands to wrap up, and the problem may be that not all of them […]

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18th Nov2015

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

With the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity last year Ubisoft provided fans with a broken game and they weren’t happy… With this year’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate the company had a big job on their hands, they had to win back the hearts and minds of their biggest critics. The gamers themselves. Setting the game in […]

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11th Nov2015

‘Fallout 4′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

NOTE: This review/initial thoughts is based on 10 solid hours of gameplay… There has been so much hype around Fallout 4 that it would be hard for the game to live up to what people expected it to be. One thing I noticed before its release though was the complaints around the game, mainly around […]

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04th Nov2015

‘Jackbox Party Pack 2′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of games, you’ll know that there are many ways to play. Some are more social than others, while some want you to play alone. Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a set of party games that wants you to enjoy it with as many people as possible, and ends up being […]

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03rd Nov2015

‘Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Before I start this review of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, I should probably say that I’m not a huge Warhammer fan though it always intrigues me, and I dip into many of its games. What I am though is a fan of trying out new experiences. This is why I took part in the beta, […]

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03rd Nov2015

‘BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

As someone approaching 40 (dear god, really?) I’ve played my fair share of video games. Probably more than my fair share. From the days of the ZX81, through Commodore 64 and into the console era with the NES, SNES, Megadrive, Saturn, PS1, PS2 etc., And for the longest time my favourite genre was the platformer […]

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27th Oct2015

‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End coming in 2016, what is the best way to get players re-invested into the world of Drake? Yep, that’s right by remastering the games. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection brings together the first three games in 1080p and 60fps, but is it worth spending the money on? With Uncharted: […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Now That’s What I Call Sing’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Once upon a time I was a hardcore fan of the rhythm/singing game genre. Singstar, Guitar Hero, Rockband… You name it I’ve played it. However my experiences, and more importantly my love, of music games in recent years have waned. In fact I haven’t touched any of “karaoke” style video games since We Sing Pop […]

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23rd Oct2015

‘Transformers Devastation’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

In the history of video games there have been a LOT of Transformers games; from the 1986 Japan-only NES game Mystery of Convoy (later available in some countries via Nintendo’s Virtual Console) to the more recent Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. And when it comes to video games Transformers titles are definitely a mixed […]

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21st Oct2015

‘Tales From the Borderlands: Ep 5 – Vault of the Traveler’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

With the coming of the last episode of Tales From the Borderlands, I did wonder how they would end the story. Little did I know that Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault of the Traveler would be one of the best, if not the best Telltale game to date. Game of Thrones […]

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20th Oct2015

‘Life is Strange – Episode 5: Polarized’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

With an episodic game like Life is Strange, that has performed so strongly in previous episodes, when we reach the finale there is that worry that it won’t live up to expectations. Life is Strange – Episode 5: Polarized ends perfectly for the story, but feels slightly long-winded in its approach to actually getting there. […]

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18th Oct2015

‘The Witcher 3 – Hearts of Stone DLC’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

While we’ve had plenty of free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt but Hearts of Stone and next year’s Blood and Wine expansion are the two big updates that people have been waiting for. Now we’ve got our hands on Hearts of Stone, we get to see just what story can be added to […]

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09th Oct2015

‘Afro Samurai 2′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Based on the animated series of the same name, the original Afro Samurai game was something of an underground hit with gamers, especially those that also enjoyed the TV show on which is was based. Whilst the game didn’t reach the dizzy heights of being a mainstream (aka financial) success, it did garner enough of […]

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27th Sep2015

‘Saint Seiya: Soldiers Soul’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Saint Seiya is a franchise that has been around since the mid-80s and whilst it hasn’t really translated well to the UK, the series, also known as Knights of the Zodiac, has a huge fanbase in the US and aross the rest of Europe. Personally I’ve never seen a single episode of the anime or […]

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23rd Sep2015

‘Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson’ Review (3DS)

by Phil Wheat

Senran Kagura Burst was one of my personal favourite fighting games of last year so I was incredibly excited to get my grubby little hands on the sequel, once again released on the Nintendo 3DS, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. If, like me, you enjoyed the first game, you’ll be pleased to hear that this […]

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21st Sep2015

‘SOMA’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’m not sure why we like horror games, especially the ones where we aren’t even given the luxury of a weapon. SOMA is a new science fiction game that follows many of the traits shown in previous Frictional games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but also makes you feel like a bad human being in […]

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10th Sep2015

‘Valhalla Hills’ Early Access Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Vikings die an honourable death, they expect to be welcomed into Valhalla in celebration of their glories. When the gates are closed though, what are they to do? Prove their worth on Valhalla Hills. An Early Access game, Valhalla Hills will be recognisable for Settlers fans for the style of play it offers. The […]

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09th Sep2015

‘Layers of Fear’ Early Access Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If I said that the PC now has its own P.T would I have your interest? I hope so. This is what Layers of Fear is, it manages the same scares and messes with your head much in the same way as the Silent Hills teaser did. It also has the same problem in that […]

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08th Sep2015

‘Until Dawn’ – A Horror Fans (Re)View

by Phil Wheat

I’ve been gaming for years, for longer than I have been a horror fan in fact. From the ZX81 through the Acorn Electron, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, Megadrive and beyond, and even back in the early days there were attempts to meld video games and movies. Be it cinematic style games like It Came From […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Corpse of Discovery’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When playing Corpse of Discovery I can’t help but think about No Man Sky. I’m not comparing the two, but instead if this game did anything it proved to me that exploring alien worlds is something that I really enjoy, even if there is no combat included in the game. Corpse of Discovery is a […]

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04th Sep2015

‘Mad Max’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Game releases, just like movies and other forms of entertainment can at times be all about timing. Who would dare go up against Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain? I guess you would have to be mad… Mad Max. The story for Mad Max sticks to a tried and trusted form, Max loses his […]

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27th Aug2015

‘Gryphon Knight Epic’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

While some games are designed to show off just how powerful the new console hardware is these days, or how impressive they can look on top end PCs, there are also games that look back to the 2D days of platform games and shoot ‘em ups. Gryphon Knight Epic is yet another one of those, […]

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