08th Jan2020

‘Into the Breach’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

Into the Breach is a challenging, turn based tactical game featuring charming pixel based, “retro” graphics and a “retro” style sound track. The plot is simple – giant aliens invade the planet, humans of the future try to fight back with giant mechs. The game is structured into runs, where a player selects their 3 […]

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30th Dec2019

‘Chaos on Deponia’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

I am a 30 something (pushing 40 something) who owned an Amiga and wasn’t allowed to own a games console back when the Amiga was a thing. The Amiga was a brilliant machine, with terrible anti-piracy protection, but to be fair the state of the games on those floppy disks was so poor you genuinely […]

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16th Dec2019

‘Simulacra’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Whilst we’ve reviewed a number of Wales Interactive’s FMV releases, this is actually the first time I’ve played one of their games for myself. You see, I felt out of love with this particular sub-genre of video gaming some years ago and have only just got back into playing this style of game thanks to […]

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06th Dec2019

‘Alien: Isolation’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

When Alien: Isolation was originally release, hot on the heels of the much-derided Alien: Colonial Marines, not much was expected of the game. However something happened… the hands-on previews and reviews came out and the game was getting positive feedback. In fact the game was so well received that now, some 5 years later, Sega and […]

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05th Dec2019

‘Bubble Bobble 4: Friends’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

After more than 10 years,the classic Bubble Bobble franchise is back… on a Nintendo console no less! Yes, available now, Bubble Bobble 4: Friends is a VERY long-awaited sequel of the cult 80′s game series by TAITO. As in the previous highly popular series, the thrilling and epic bubble fight starts again! One night, a […]

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04th Dec2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Narcos – Rise of the Cartels’ Review

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 takes a look at Narcos – Rise of the Cartels, a turn-based game based on the TV show of the same name, which is available […]

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27th Nov2019

‘Sydney Hunter & the Curse of the Mayan’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A pixel-perfect homage to the 8-bit games of yesteryear, in particular those made during the Commodore 64/Spectrum era, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan sees you play as the titular Sydney Hunter – an explorer who gets trapped inside a Mayan pyramid while he’s out exploring! He soon discovers that the “Feathered Serpent” […]

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26th Nov2019

‘Bloo Kid 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It should be obvious by now that, through the Nindies, the Switch has become THE home for retro-styled indie games. Games like The Messenger, an amazing homage to Ninja Gaiden; the amazing Venture Kid, a wonderful homage to the games that I truly loved on the NES like Adventure Island, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers […]

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14th Nov2019

‘Ritual: Crown of Horns’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Daniel Goodchild, an American legend and bounty hunter has been sent by his own government to hunt down and kill a suspected witch in cowboy-era U.S.A. Upon arriving at the witch’s home, he is attacked by a throng of antler-sporting cultists and, despite putting up a brave fight he is killed faster than Steven Seagal […]

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31st Oct2019

‘Sea Salt’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Guest

Review by H.P Lovecraft super-fan Lee Manuel. Most games based on H.P Lovecraft concentrate mainly on Cthulhu, casting you, the player, as the plucky hero attempting to save the world from unnameable cosmic horrors and cults, while gamely trying to hold on to your sanity. Sea Salt is a different beast for a couple of […]

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30th Oct2019

‘Skullgirls 2nd Encore’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

2D fighters are my gaming bread and butter, having been weened on to them at an early age thanks to side-scrolling efforts such as Double Dragon and Streets of Rage and discovering the grand-daddy of 2D fighters, Street Fighter at an arcade in Majorca back in the 90s. Since then I’ve played them all, from […]

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29th Oct2019

‘Vampyr’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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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28th Oct2019

‘Zombieland: Double-Tap – Road Trip’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

As a fan of twin-stick shooters, my love for the genre as a whole was the only thing that kept me invested to the end of this rushed and mercifully (yet, for the price, unjustly) brief cash-in. There’s nothing wrong with a generic film tie-in for fans to tuck into, it’s a tale as old […]

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23rd Oct2019

‘Overwatch: Legendary Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

If you have somehow missed it, Overwatch is a team based multiplayer shooter that has been very popular for about 3 years. It comes from Blizzard, so you know it seems simple but has been obsessively designed. It is now up to something like 31 playable characters, which are all wacky cartoons that really do […]

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18th Oct2019

‘Little Town Hero’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Game Freak seem to be taking some flak for moving away from the Pokemon franchise, which they have been synonymous with for quite some time. In truth, Little Town Hero doesn’t deviate too far from the card-battling formula. With a surprisingly in-depth battle system and being set in a quaint, odd little village, it may […]

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18th Oct2019

‘Valfaris’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Although I’m not an ardent fan of the genre (my personal tastes lean more towards prog-Rock that an all-out metal), games that focus heavily on the genre of metal can be very cool. From the cult classic Brütal Legend to the more recent Double Kick Heroes, sometimes the gameplay shines through and, with tongue firmly […]

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15th Oct2019

‘AeternoBlade 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A 2.5D hack and slash game with some really nice ideas, AeternoBlade 2 starts off relatively strong, if scrappy and flawed. Fast-forward a few hours, however and the bugs, odd design choices and glitches become harder to ignore, eventually reaching a point rendering the game unplayable. Carrying on seemingly straight after the first game in […]

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11th Oct2019

‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

I grew up as a Sega kid, but always loved playing the Nintendo first-party original titles, and when I got a Gameboy at the end of the 80s I was immediately hooked. The Legend of Zelda is one of those Nintendo titles that just screams quality and has since 1987 when the very first Zelda […]

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10th Oct2019

‘BurgerTime Party!’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A fun little game that is best played with friends in a ‘dip in and out’ way, if you are a fan of the original BurgerTime (Data East, 1982), this literally plays like a remastered version with multiplayer added. Good. For those not familiar with this niche food-related genre of gaming, the main gameplay loop […]

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09th Oct2019

‘Diablo 3′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

The PC / video games market is a strange beast. Once a game is released with huge fanfare, it immediately withers on the vine and as the lustre of those shiny treats dims, we can see significant price cuts after only a week or so on the market. There is always something new, something that […]

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08th Oct2019

‘Castle Crashers Remastered’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Castle Crashers holds a special place in my heart, released pretty much a decade ago when local co-op was begging for rocks to eat whilst wearing nothing but a skirt fashioned out of crudely sewn-together crisp-packets and shoes make from cereal boxed wrapped in parcel tape, it was a dark time indeed for those of […]

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07th Oct2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Untitled Goose Game’ 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 Britt takes a look at Untitled Goose Game, available now on the Nintendo Switch. At the time of writing, Untitled Goose Game rides high at the […]

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