10th Aug2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Toby, The Secret Mine’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 Toby, The Secret Mine – an indie game that has joined the line-up of Nindies on the Nintendo Switch Considering that […]

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08th Aug2018

‘The Messenger’ Preview (PC)

by Britt Roberts

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Overview: Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an […]

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07th Aug2018

‘The Banner Saga 3′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I found reviewing The Banner Saga 3 to be a bit strange as the recap of the story thus far seemed really brief but the way the game was presented was in such a way that I felt like I was supposed to have a deep connection with the characters, but as I have never […]

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06th Aug2018

‘Tanzia’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Although Tanzia is a game that initially charms with its cute characters, vibrant colours, joyful sound track and strong introduction sequence, the actual playing of the game feels like a HD re-master of a PS2 game with floaty, weightless controls and repetitive game play that unfortunately takes away too much fun from the title to […]

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03rd Aug2018

‘Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Emma Rees

It’s been three years since Guns, Gore & Cannoli first released on multiple platforms, finally releasing on Switch towards the end of 2017. Guns, Gore & Cannoli is a 2D run ‘n’ gun platformer, where gangster Vinnie Cannoli ends up in the middle of a mysterious zombie outbreak. The story ended in a way that […]

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02nd Aug2018

‘Sleep Tight’ Review (PC)

by Rupert Harvey

The first game out of the gate for indie devs We Are Fuzzy, Sleep Tight is an inviting idea, one which is immediately engaging – although its unbridled childish joy, infectious as it is, comes with serious caveats. As soon as you boot up the game, you know you’re in safe hands in terms of […]

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01st Aug2018

‘Hello Neighbour’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

I have the red key in my hand. It is pointed directly at the red padlock. The cursor is acknowledging the union of these two items. Yet no matter how many times I push the “Use” button, however rapidly and however strongly, it simply will not register, and the neighbour grabs me again. It’s a […]

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31st Jul2018

‘Crossing Souls’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Originally conceived by Spanish developer Fourrattic via Kickstarter, before being adopted by indie outfit Devolver Digital, Crossing Souls now arrives on the Switch. It always seemed like a perfect fit for Nintendo’s machine, this eye-popping pixel art adventure with its overtones of Earthbound. On the very first screen there’s a NES on the floor of […]

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30th Jul2018

‘Code of Princess Ex’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Code of Princess EX is not a particularly good game. The anime cinematics, rich character portraits, seemingly epic story and bonkers music quickly gives way to tedious, repetitive game play. The fact that this relatively direct 3DS port is a full-price game seems pretty absurd. As mentioned above, the opening cinematic is of a really […]

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26th Jul2018

‘Hand of Fate 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I played the original Hand of Fate for the first time only a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. As a fan of board games such as Hero Quest, it felt unique in the way that it combined action /adventure- style combat with card-based adventure games and even a hint of the old-school ‘choose […]

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25th Jul2018

‘Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

When Europe seemed to be freed, a secret German commando called The Aces of the Luftwaffe took their chance to strike back and invade the USA! It’s your duty to restore peace and liberty by climbing aboard deadly wings of steel and fight against their fearsome war machines in bombastic air battles… That’s the basic […]

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24th Jul2018

‘No Heroes Here’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A few months ago, I reviewed a game on the Switch called Super Chariot which made something (dragging a coffin around catacombs) feel like a slog in single player mode, but was transformed into a belly-laugh-athon in multiplayer. The exact same thing stands here for No Heroes Here, there is a single player mode, but […]

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24th Jul2018

‘Lost Phones Stories’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Lost Phones Stories is very interesting concept, you are a person who has picked up a discarded phone and, by following messages and working out passwords and codes to unlock apps and email accounts, piece together the story behind the owner’s situation.The pack contains two games, A Normal Lost Phone and Laura’s Story. I found […]

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23rd Jul2018

‘The Wardrobe’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Wardrobe is a point and click graphic adventure based on the journey of the skeletal Skinny and his mission to re-connect with a childhood friend who had accidentally killed him years before by unknowingly giving him a plum which caused an allergic reaction. Set in a zany world FILLED with pop culture references, whilst […]

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20th Jul2018

‘Ghost 1.0′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I want to get this straight out of the way. I am loving my time with Ghost 1.0. As a sucker for Metroidvania games, I was really excited to be given this game for a review and was pleased to see that it strikes a very delicate balance between gentle grinding, humour, sci-fi tropes and […]

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20th Jul2018

Digital Shorts: ‘All-Star Fruit Racing’ 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 we take a look at All-Star Fruit Racing, a new kart racing title now available on the Nintendo Switch. With its vibrant colours, fruit-facts and light-hearted […]

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19th Jul2018

‘Another World’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

In 1991, Delphine Software was an obscure French developer, known at that point for the ravishing but deeply flawed point ‘n’ click adventure Future Wars and the spy-‘em-up Operation Stealth. With Another World, in the hands of auteur programmer Eric Chahi, they took their visual talents and movie narrative impulses to alien climes. A wonderful […]

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13th Jul2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Spiritsphere DX’ 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 we take a look at Spiritsphere DX, a retro-themed sports game now available on the Nintendo Switch. I REALLY didn’t know what to expect when installing […]

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13th Jul2018

‘Grave Danger’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The last time that I played a puzzle-platformer that required on-the-fly character switching to make use of their separate powers was Lost Vikings and that was many moons ago. I’ve heard of other games in a similar vein recently, such as Trine but I haven’t got around to playing them. As a relative newcomer to […]

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12th Jul2018

‘Kill the Bad Guy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Kill the Bad Guy is an odd one, originally released on Steam in 2014, it appears to be one of the many thousands of games that got lost in the shuffle. Now re-released on the Nintendo Switch, I’m not sure if it will find its audience here either, as this feels a lot like a […]

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10th Jul2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Miles & Kilo’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

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 Miles & Kilo, a new 80s-esque platformer now available on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re not quite ready to dive into […]

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06th Jul2018

‘Figment’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

From Danish developer Bedtime Digital Games, previously known for Back to Bed, comes Figment – another isometric puzzler set in the surreal world of the unconscious mind. Figment starts with an unseen car crash. A child pleads for his parents to wake up. Then we meet Dusty, who lives in the weird world of Mind. […]

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