15th Dec2017

‘Star Ocean: The Last Hope’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Where Star Ocean remasters are concerned, PS4 owners have been somewhat spoiled of late. Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the fourth of the series to be released on Sony’s latest console, and this one in particular should draw the attention of PS4 Pro owners, thanks to its promising 4K and Full HD Remaster moniker, […]

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13th Dec2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Transcripted’ 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 Transcripted, a twin-stick shooter now available on the Nintendo Switch. Transcripted is just one of many twin stick shooters that has recently […]

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12th Dec2017

‘Black Mirror’ Review (Xbox One)

by Matthew Smail

Neither a remake nor a direct continuation of the 2003 game of the same name, Black Mirror is a point and click horror/thriller that takes place in the late 19th Century and features a story of supernatural and the occult, as seen through the eyes of one David Gordon, youngest member and heir of the […]

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06th Dec2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron’ 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 Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron, yet another shmup now available on the Nintendo Switch. When Europe seemed to be freed, […]

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05th Dec2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Octodad: Dadliest Catch’ 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 Octodad: Dadliest Catch , a Nintendo Switch port of one of the weirdest indie games in recent memory. For anyone who […]

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30th Nov2017

‘Mantis Burn Racing’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

When I first heard about Mantis Burn Racing and saw it was a top-down racer my thoughts went back to the old racers, like Super Off Road, Pole Position, et al. many of which had a fixed camera, and how much I disliked that style. Thankfully while that is one camera option for this game, […]

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29th Nov2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Xenoraid’ 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 Xenoraid, a new indie shmup now available on the Nintendo Switch. Intercept the alien threat in missions that play out differently […]

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28th Nov2017

‘L.A. Noire’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

It’s unfortunate, really, that games like L.A. Noire come around so infrequently, considering how well received they tend to be when they do. What kind of game am I talking about? Smart, cerebral games that force the player not to think; not just about individual puzzles, but also about the bigger picture. L.A. Noire offers a very […]

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27th Nov2017

‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

After a brief sojurn down Avengers avenue, Warner Bors. and TT Games return to the LEGO Marvel universe with a sequel to the 2013 original that takes place in the same timeline… Sort of. You see this games villain is the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror, who is gathering an army of supervillains from across time […]

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24th Nov2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Rock ’N Racing Off Road DX’ 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 Rock ’N Racing Off Road DX, another of the many indie games now making their way to the Nintendo Switch. Whilst […]

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23rd Nov2017

‘Spintires: MudRunner’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When looking for a game to play, driving around in a truck isn’t really something that would seem appealing. If you try one of the truck simulator games though, you’ll know that hours can be spent on the road just driving to each destination. Now imagine a game like that, and add lots of mud, […]

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23rd Nov2017

‘Tallowmere’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

As many have said before, the sheer number of indie games that have made their way onto the Nintendo Switch is simply astonishingly and at the same time, hugely promising. For indie developers, the commonly used NVidia architecture of the Switch makes converting existing games an absolute doddle, which is exactly the case for Tallowmere, an […]

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23rd Nov2017

‘The Jackbox Party Pack 4′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Jackbox Games have carved out quite a niche in the video game market – with a game and a mobile phone you can turn your console into a party machine, accessible to all the family no matter their age or experience. They’ve also found their games the subject of a LOT of YouTube videos… In […]

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21st Nov2017

Review: Let’s Sing 2018 vs. We Sing Pop (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Seemingly revitalised by the likes of Now That’s What I Call Sing and the current-gen debut(s) of Rockband and Guitar Hero, the karoke game genre has, sadly, not found the success it once had. However things picked up at the beginning of this year when not one, but THREE new karaoke games were available in […]

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21st Nov2017

‘Cartoon Network Battle Crashers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

When Uncle Grandpa accidentally flips the multidimensional switch on his RV, he creates a tear in the universe that collides the worlds of some of Cartoon Network’s most beloved shows… That’s the set up for Cartoon Network Battle Crashers, the side-scrolling, kid-friendly beat ‘em-up from GameMill/Maximum Games – which has, a year on from its […]

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20th Nov2017

‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

“Make America Nazi Free Again.” Just one of the highly emotive straplines used to promote Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in the past few months and certainly, it feels, the most relevant. You see, whilst it has clearly been in development for some time, MachineGames seem to have captured the current state of world politics absolutely perfectly and […]

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20th Nov2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Maria the Witch’ 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 Maria the Witch, another of the many indie games now making their way to the Nintendo Switch. Looking at the screenshots […]

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17th Nov2017

‘Heroes of the Monkey Tavern’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

What will gradually dawn on you about Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is what it doesn’t contain. No item wear; no exterior environments (in fact, very little variation in environments at all); no ammo counters; no gameplay variation; and no real story to speak of. It opens with a static painting of the titular tavern. […]

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17th Nov2017

‘WWE 2K18′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

I’ve been playing WWE video games all my life – from the early days of the NES and the likes of Wrestlemania Challenge, through a myriad of consoles and handhelds, to as recently as WWE 2K16 on the PS4; and in that time the games have changed a LOT. So, after decades of change, why […]

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16th Nov2017

‘Rogue Trooper Redux’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Originally released in 2006 and earning two BAFTA nominations for Best Character and Best Story, Rogue Trooper was one of the undiscovered gems of the PS2 – and for those gamers that played it, it still remains one of the best comic book, nay licensed, games on Sony’s console EVER. Technically (literally, from a technological […]

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16th Nov2017

‘Cat Quest’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing that will get people’s attention on the Iinternet it’s cute cats. This is why when I loaded up Cat Quest I was a little worried about what I would find. To my surprise what I was presented with was a game that has the right level of nostalgia, and as […]

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16th Nov2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Double Dragon IV’ 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 Double Dragon IV, the side-scrolling sequel that has just been ported over to the Nintendo Switch. Double Dragon IV is the […]

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