14th May2019

‘Life is Strange 2 – Episode 3: Wastelands’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

It’s been over three months since the last Life is Strange 2 episode. The long wait times between episodes is guaranteed to test the patience of many gamers. The reasoning for these long breaks is to make each episode the best it possibly can be when it’s released. Episode 2 was fine but it’s debatable […]

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09th May2019

‘Venture Kid’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Billed as a a lovingly crafted 8-bit retro action platformer that goes beyond just pixels and chiptunes, Venture Kid is a throwback to the golden age of cartridge games; a tribute, a love letter if you will, to the platforming genre and the NES-era of platforming in particular. Having debuted on mobile some years ago, Venture […]

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09th May2019

‘Truberbrook’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The visuals are the high-point in this traditional graphic adventure. A haphazard narrative and plain puzzles affect the ability to really recommend this as a must-play title for adventure enthusiasts and feels too meandering to recommend as a starting point to newcomers of the genre. Set in 1967, you take control of the protagonist Hans […]

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03rd May2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Path to Mnemosyne’ Review (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 puzzle game Path to Mnemosyne. A twisty, moody puzzle title set in a very grey world, Path to Mnemosyne won’t be […]

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01st May2019

‘Table Top Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Remember the heyday of Micro Machines? Those tiny little diecast cars that kids, at least of my generation, went crazy for… Well if you’re old enough to remember the toys, then you’re surely old enough to remember the video games! Spanning multiple consoles, including (but not limited to) the Sega Megadrive, Commodore Amiga and the […]

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01st May2019

‘The Padre’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Presented in a voxel graphical style from a mostly isometric viewpoint, The Padre puts you in the blocky shoes of the titular character as he tries to solve the mystery of a missing Cardinal. The game contains elements of various titles, most prominently Alone in the Dark and early Resident Evil games. The tone of […]

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25th Apr2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Guns of Mercy’ 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 Guns of Mercy, an eShop game from PixelHeart, the makers of Gigantic Army. 2032, the Earth is a vast and hostile […]

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23rd Apr2019

‘Cuphead’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Surely, by now, I don’t have to tell you anything about the game but here it goes: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era: traditional hand drawn cel […]

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23rd Apr2019

‘Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Honestly, one of the joys of owning the console is its lack of regional lockout, meaning you can get both digital and physical releases from around the world onto your Switch. Though in the case of digital games its a little trickier! That multiregion capability though means it’s easier than ever to play games based […]

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22nd Apr2019

‘World War Z’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Based on the book and movie of the same name, World War Z is a modern-gen zombie shooter that reminded me very much of the fantastic Left 4 Dead franchise – in the best way possible of course! Insomuch as this is easily the most fun I’ve had with a AAA title in years… Let […]

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17th Apr2019

‘Downwell’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Downwell is a game about a young man with guns for boots venturing down a well. Simple right? Well… (pardon the pun) read on to find out. Another mobile port – originally released in 2015 – now making its way to the Nintendo Switch, Downwell sees you plummet through a well comprised mainly of old-school […]

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16th Apr2019

‘Silence’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

War rages on. During an air raid, 16 year old Noah and his little sister Renie seek shelter in a bunker. There, not only are they protected from the deadly bombardment, but are also at the crossroads of a world between life and death: Silence. When Noah’s sister gets lost in Silence, he is forced […]

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15th Apr2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Undead’s Building’ 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 Undead’s Building, a new “puzzle” game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Operate an elevator in a zombie invested apartment where […]

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12th Apr2019

‘Fire Pro Wrestling World’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Fire Pro Wrestling World is a professional wrestling game, where the right timing and strategy is key to succeed – gameplay features the series has become famous for. With New Japan Pro-Wrestling officially licensed and IWGP Heavyweight Championship included, the game features a story mode, Battle Royale, MMA rules matches, and more. Fire Pro Wrestling World […]

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11th Apr2019

‘Mechstermination Force’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Playing as a cross between the best parts of Lost Planet 2 (albeit in a 2D version), Shadow of the Colossus and Cuphead, Mechstermination Force is an action/platform ‘Boss Rush’ title with tongue firmly in cheek. As humanity’s seemingly last hope, you (and a friend if playing in Co-op) travel the country in a bid […]

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10th Apr2019

‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

OK, let’s get right to the point. For those of you out there that are fans of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there’s a LOT to like about this game. Even moreso if you’re a fan of the ENTIRE franchise – be it movies, TV or comics, as Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is packed […]

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29th Mar2019

‘The Red Strings Club’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

It’s the future, and the Red Strings Club is an underground drinking dive run by Donovon, resident bartender, information broker and our nominal hero. Through the various visitors, he learns about the corporate shenanigans of Supercontinent, a global megacorporation which is apparently intending to control humankind through the use of cybernetic implants. In order to […]

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26th Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Lyrica’ 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 Lyrica, a wonderful rhythm game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Lyrica is a brand-new music game that has Chinese poetry […]

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25th Mar2019

‘Beat Cop’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

An 80’s-tastic mash-up involving the impossible time-management of Papers, Please mixed with the procedural stiffness of Sierra’s classic Police Quest, Beat Cop is a mobile port that raises above the chaff and fits well on home consoles with its retro aesthetic and hectic gameplay. After a pretty stylish intro you take control of Detective Stone, […]

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22nd Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Apocryph’ 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 Apocryph, and old-school FPS now available on the Nintendo Switch. A retro-styled FPS with its feet firmly in the mid-90’s gameplay-wise, […]

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21st Mar2019

‘Degrees of Separation’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Degrees of Separation is an atmospheric 2D puzzle platformer in which dual protagonists Ember and Rime must use their innate powers to individually manipulate heat and cold. Separated, yet drawn to one another by an enigmatic force, Ember and Rime embark on a spectacular journey, relying on their contrasting skills to shift and alter their […]

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21st Mar2019

‘The Messenger’ Review (PS4)

by Rupert Harvey

The debut game from Sabotage Studios, which was founded in 2016, is a decent enough hardcore platformer. It has great heart and a handful of neat ideas, but a myriad of niggles – not to mention a catastrophic late-game shift in gameplay – hold it back from sharing the pixel art pantheon with the likes […]

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