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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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

‘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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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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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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