05th Jul2018

‘Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Almost a dozen hours into the game, I still have no idea what the title is referring to, so I’ll have to update the review should I ever find out. What is important though, is that the praise that this game received when released originally in 2016 on the PS4 and Vita is well-deserved and, […]

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04th Jul2018

‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

The last time we saw William “BJ” Blazkowicz, in 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, he was in a pretty rough state. For this sequel, ported to Switch by Doom geniuses Panic Button, we get a prologue bringing the player up to date, and then the game kicks off from the moment of Blazkowicz’s resurrection. Since […]

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03rd Jul2018

‘Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered’ Review (PS4)

by Rupert Harvey

It was hardly a vintage year, but 2009 did bring us a few classics: Minecraft, Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 2, Red Faction Guerrilla… Wait, what? That’s right, THQ Nordic have just updated the third and best of the bonkers third-person shooter/smasher series. This PS4 version boasts 60 glorious frames, and on the Pro we’re blessed with […]

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02nd Jul2018

‘Dream Alone’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

An interesting backstory and intriguing setup isn’t enough to halt the game play issues that come from this 2D platformer, a strange mesh of Limbo and Rick Dangerous. Dream Alone casts you in the part of a young boy, seemingly the sole survivor of his village and doomed to traipse through a dismal landscape. As […]

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28th Jun2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Cast of The Seven Godsends’ 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 Cast of Seven Godsends, a 16-bit side-scrolling homage now available on the Nintendo Switch. The Kingdom of Dareca is about to […]

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28th Jun2018

‘Flashback’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Once upon a time, fluidly realistic character animation was a new thing in gaming. In 1989, Jordan Mechner’s Prince of Persia gave us a groundbreaking rotoscoped avatar (based on Mechner’s own brother, no less). In 1991, French developer Delphine Software pushed the medium into cinematic territory with the brief but dazzling Another World. The following […]

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27th Jun2018

‘Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion’ DLC Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Splatoon 2’s single-player campaign was an enjoyable showcase for the series’ unique art style and paint-swimming mechanics, although at times it did feel like an extended tutorial for the multiplayer main draw. Apparently seeking to address this, Nintendo have now produced their Octo Expansion. And expansive it is: this feels like the adventure we solo […]

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26th Jun2018

‘The Journey Down’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Journey Down is a traditional graphic adventure game with the standard point and click interface but a unique setting and tone. Having been around in various forms since 2010, this final re-vamped version on the Nintendo Switch is easily the most definitive and feels right at home on the platform. The setting of The Journey […]

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22nd Jun2018

‘Space Hulk: Deathwing’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Space Hulk: Deathwing is a First-Person Shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop. The new edition, dubbed “Enhanced Edition,” on the Playstation 4, expands upon the original and features a host of new content, new features and a richer multiplayer mode. In the game you play as a Space Marine Terminator, including […]

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21st Jun2018

‘Smoke and Sacrifice’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Smoke and Sacrifice has a very intriguing premise that initially drew me in, the tale of a mother searching for her child is one that will strike a chord with many people. Whilst my journey started off with me fully invested in the narrative, after a couple of hours my will was bending, not because […]

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20th Jun2018

‘Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of role-playing games, then Baldur’s Gate is one that you’ll no doubt love… that is of course if you have played it. Pillars of Eternity, and now Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are a love letter that reminds fans of just how good Baldur’s Gate and its sequel were. In […]

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19th Jun2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Soccer Slammers’ 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 Soccer Slammers, a new arcade-style footie game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Soccer Slammers is a game that I was […]

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18th Jun2018

‘The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of FMV games, Wales Interactive have released some thoroughly enjoyable games recently with The Bunker and Late Shift and I also played the mystery game Contradiction which although flawed was an enjoyable experience. With The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, despite its plus points, I found myself wearying […]

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15th Jun2018

‘Operation Hardcore’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Operation Hardcore is a chunky run-n-gun game from new developer Cosmocat which is an enjoyable and brief budget title available now from the Nintendo eShop. Originally released on Steam back in 2016, the story behind Operation Hardcore is that an alien menace has begun an assault on the world and naturally, four burly men take a […]

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14th Jun2018

‘Die For Valhalla!’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Die For Valhalla! Is a 2.5D side-scrolling brawler that’s available on PC and all modern consoles (I played the Switch version for this review). The developer, Monster Couch, has managed to make a game that works both in single and multiplayer modes (up to four players locally) which is an achievement in a genre that […]

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13th Jun2018

‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I remember when the first Shaq Fu game came out in 1994, I borrowed it from a friend, popped it into my trusty Mega Drive and sparked it up, played it for a while and then, as the Egyptian’s say, ‘turned it off’. It was a cumbersome, middling fighting game on a console that couldn’t […]

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08th Jun2018

‘Ikaruga’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2001, Ikaruga is often seen as developer Treasure’s greatest achievement. Over the years it’s been ported to several home consoles and the newest port to the Switch in 2018 shows that in seventeen years, Ikaruga has lost none of its charm or challenge. A vertical shooter, Ikaruga has an extra layer […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Vampyr’ Review (Playstation 4)

by Paul Metcalf

Life as a vampire in London 1918 isn’t an easy job to undertake, especially when you are a surgeon. With the streets full of vampire hunters and even the odd werewolf, you are in control of just how chaotic the streets are. So what will you do in Vampyr, feed off the innocent to get […]

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06th Jun2018

‘Hyper Sentinel’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Kim Justice has recently uploaded a very in-depth (as usual) video describing the evolution of the Uridium series, of which Hyper Sentinel can be viewed as the third entry. A Kickstarter-backed success story, Hyper Sentinel is a rootsy neo-retro shooter which gives players a pure arcade challenge with all the benefits of modern design. If […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Payday 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

I was so looking forward to playing Payday 2 on the Nintendo Switch, I really was. For one, I’d bought the game a few years back on the PS3 but my the laser died and wouldn’t read discs anymore so I never got to play past the first mission… So given that this was a […]

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31st May2018

‘Conan Exiles’ Review (Xbox One X)

by Paul Metcalf

When I first played Conan Exiles it was to preview the Early Access. Now that it has been officially released, I decided to play it on the Xbox One X. The main aim was to see just how the game had changed, and of course how it shapes up against the PC version. Looking at […]

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23rd May2018

‘Super Chariot’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Super Chariot is a 2D puzzle-platform game that focuses on the efforts of a princess (and her prince in co-op mode) as they work their way through underground catacombs in a bid to put their deceased (and yet still very, very talkative talkative) king to rest. And so begins an odyssey of dragging around a […]

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