23rd Feb2015

‘Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today’ (P)review

by Paul Metcalf

While it can be easy to be cynical about Kickstarter and what it means for the games industry, there is one thing for sure and that is when it has had success it has made an impact on the games being released.  Independent games, especially ones that look to the fans for investment have a […]

05th Feb2015

‘Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

The race between Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones to see which got their second episode is over and with The Lost Lords we have a winner, and it was worth the wait.  Continuing from the shocking events of the first episode the important thing for Telltale Games was to make the player […]

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01st Feb2015

‘Dying Light’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Ever since gaming made the move to “Next Gen” Dying Light has been one of the games that people have been waiting for, even with the delays that have held it back.  A mixture of parkour and zombie fighting action, and coming from the makers of the original Dead Island it had a lot of […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Alien: Isolation’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Alien: Isolation was announced most people thought about previous attempts at Alien games and cynicism set in, especially after Alien: Colonial Marines.  Then hands-on previews were down and the unthinkable happened, the game was getting positive feedback and people were actually looking forward to the release.  Now that I’ve managed to complete the game I can […]

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24th Dec2014

‘Last Inua’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Not long ago I reviewed Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) so it only seemed right that when Last Inua was available on the PC I should move onto that game and give it a try.  Described as an “immersive and emotional” platform game like Never Alone it featured platform style gameplay and a two player structure […]

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18th Dec2014

‘Metrocide’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Some games are created to punish the gamer, they often require patience and just a little luck but can still be the most annoying experiences put into game form. These games, such as Dark Souls, are sometimes lauded as some of the best games ever made, but to gamers who don’t have the patience to […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Juju’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games can be simple and are an easy way to ease children into the world of gaming.  Giving the character the ability to jump and dispose of their opponents by landing on their heads is a simple gaming dynamic that all gamers seem to easily pick up, is seems everybody has played Mario in […]

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10th Dec2014

‘Far Cry 4′ Review (Xbox 360)

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say my history with the Far Cry franchise is a little… spotty. As a PC gamer back in the early 2000′s I loved the original Far Cry game. It came at a time when I was heavily into first-person shooters and, for me, the PC was and still is, the best way […]

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08th Dec2014

‘Basketball Pro Management 2015′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I don’t often play management games, if anything I prefer to play games I can jump in and out of fast (often rage quitting when I die too often).  Management games need time and patience and a certain attention to detail, which I find I don’t often have.  When I do find the time though […]

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27th Nov2014

‘Space Hulk: Ascension Edition’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’ve never really managed to play Space Hulk games, but I do know of them. I remember seeing the Games Workshop board games and liking the art work, even considered playing some of the games but I never got round to it. On the PC and consoles though, there are easier options to take a […]

21st Nov2014

‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’m a big Borderlands fan, I’ve played the first two games way too much and I love them.  Tales of the Borderlands is just around the corner and I’ve finally made the leap and played Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.  With 2K Australia taking over development of the game though, I was worried that there would be […]

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18th Nov2014

‘Never Alone [Kisima Innitchuna]‘ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games have been around for almost as long as we’ve played computer games.  To try and keep them interesting through the years they have been adapted to be more puzzle based, been based around memorable characters and tested gamers to their limits.  Some though look to the narrative quality of the game to add […]

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15th Nov2014

‘This War of Mine’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

War is something we see on television and in films, some of us even play it in games like Call of Duty, but we do so for entertainment.  We understand that there are wars out there and people get killed, but most of us are lucky and don’t have to face that.  This War of Mine […]

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13th Nov2014

‘Randal’s Monday’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing that geeks like it’s a reference to their favourite game, television show or film.  Randal’s Monday is a new Point & Click adventure game that is full of them, everywhere you look you will see an Easter egg trying to get your attention.  Taking an old fashioned style to the […]

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28th Oct2014

‘Lords of the Fallen’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Some will call Lords of the Fallen a Dark Souls rip-off and others will argue against that comparison. The truth is it fits somewhere in between. Lords of the Fallen borrows a lot from Dark Souls but tries to offer something different, giving a more linear experience and in some ways giving more fun for those […]

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09th Oct2014

‘Styx: Master of Shadows’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’m not a fan of stealth in games, my style is more to find the shortest route and blast my way through or stay at a distance and use sniping skills to take out my enemies. This is probably why it seems weird for me to review Styx: Master of Shadows, one of the most […]

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01st Oct2014

‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Adventure games tend to have a set narrative, they like to guide you by the hand and lead you through the scenes to make sure you are doing things right and not deviating from the set path.  This has worked ever since the origins of computer games, right back to text-based adventures so why change […]

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28th Aug2014

Review: The Walking Dead – Season 2 Episode 5 (Xbox 360)

by Paul Metcalf

Season two of The Walking Dead is over and finally the story comes to a close providing us with an understanding of exactly what we were heading towards.  With a season full of hard choices and the feeling that every move made was a mistake the real message in No Going Back is that this is about […]

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10th Jul2014

‘The Wolf Among Us Chapter 5: Cry Wolf’ Review (Xbox 360)

by Paul Metcalf

The Wolf Among Us has simmered, waiting to boil over through the first four episodes…like the wolf trying to break out of Bigby’s skin.  We’ve seen some action from him as he fights for the truth behind the Fable deaths, but only really seen the Wolf come out once and even then it didn’t have full […]

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03rd Jul2014

‘The Escapists’ – Hands On Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Prison is hell, if you are not being beaten up by the other inmates you are being bullied by the guards to follow their orders. What do you do to survive? You learn to fit in, learn the schedules of the guards, form a team and make your escape! That’s not what you really do […]

29th May2014

‘The Wolf Among Us Chapter 4: In Sheeps Clothing’ Review (Xbox 360)

by Paul Metcalf

After the battle of A Crooked Mile, Bigby is in bad shape, this leads to a very painful scene where he needs some major fixing, something the gamer takes part in, in a scene that will make you cringe.   We now know who the enemy is and have an idea of what we have to […]

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27th May2014

‘LEGO Marvel Superheroes’ Review (WiiU)

by Ginger_Phoenix

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe and sees players take on the role of their favourite Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk, as they assemble to battle against some of the most menacing Marvel Super Villains, including dastardly Doctor Octopus, the ghastly Green […]

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