24th May2017

‘Portal Knights’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When games are inspired by others, they often fight to get out of their shadow. Portal Knights is a game that has two shadows to try to escape from, both Minecraft and Dark Souls. The question is, should it have to? Portal Knights is a new cooperative action RPG game where you pick to be […]

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23rd May2017

‘Seasons After Fall’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

To keep platform games fresh, many focus more on the puzzle element rather than killing the character with endless monsters looking for blood. Seasons After Fall is one of those games that uses the puzzle element more, and provides a nice relaxing walk through the seasons. The best way to go into the game is […]

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22nd May2017

‘Renowned Explorers’ & ‘The Emperor’s Challenge DLC’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Full disclosure: I’ve enjoyed my time with Renowned Explorers much more than I thought that I would. This charming, beautiful and deceptively detailed adventure game is everything that makes independently developed games such a rich and diverse source of engaging content. I say that because being a little bit frank, there’s a lot of goodness […]

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18th May2017

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Let’s be honest. When Nintendo announced the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it was met with a less than stellar response. After all, technially this “new” Nintendo Switch game is anything but new… Instead the Switch iteration is a port of the existing Wii U game, with a few new bells and whistles and […]

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16th May2017

‘Outlast 2′ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

Playing the first Outlast game, it was a good blend of exploration, running for your life, and escaping monsters. When the sequel was announced, there was a high expectation of what would come. Now we’ve had chance to play Outlast 2, does it manage the same scares or is it just another forgettable horror sequel? […]

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20th Apr2017

‘Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one genre of game that has pulled me in now I review games, it has to be the JRPG. While they tend to consume a lot of time, they tend to be full of lore, and drag you into a zany story. While sometimes they may not deliver, when they do they […]

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23rd Mar2017

‘The Crow’s Eye’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When a game opens up with you in an old Victorian style building, there are some assumptions made. This is what happens when you first load up The Crow’s Eye. Wandering the corridors of the Medical University of Crowswood though, it isn’t long before things start to change. In 1947 four students disappeared within the […]

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22nd Mar2017

‘Switch or Die Trying’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games had to adapt to survive in the latest generations of gaming, and they did so in many ways. You have the 3D style where the open world environment extended the way platforms were interacted with, then you had the ones that stayed 2D (or 2D.5) and upped the challenge. This is where Switch […]

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16th Mar2017

‘Conan Exiles’ Early Access (P)Review

by Paul Metcalf

I never thought I’d really be into survival games, but looking at my Steam library tells a tale of zombie outbreaks and dinosaur training. With the likes of H1Z1 and ARK in my playlist, Conan Exiles probably fits right in… My style of survival is to be a loner though, and to enjoy the ability […]

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02nd Mar2017

‘Torment: Tides of Numenera’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

I’m by no means a role-playing games expert, but I like to delve into the genre sometimes and get lost in the worlds. Torment: Tides of Numenera has now been released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and offers an interesting and deep experience for RPG fans, but has the release been worth the […]

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31st Jan2017

Take a [Pixel] Trip back in time with retro game ‘The Videokid’

by Phil Wheat

Is Paperboy back? Heck no, this is The Videokid, a bodacious new retro skategame from Pixel Trip Studios. Test your skills to the max with this gnarly and challenging arcade style skate game set in a retro 1980s neighbourhood filled with bogus dangers… Players can skate, hitch and grind their way through hazardous streets; dodging […]

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27th Jan2017

‘Tales of Berseria’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one style of game that has the ability to take you to strange places it has to be the JRPG. What this strangeness gives us though is games such as Tales of Berseria, where you play a Daemon with a blood sucking claw who wages a battle of vengeance against against exorcists. […]

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27th Jan2017

‘MXGP3′ coming this Spring

by Kat Wheat

Milestone, one of the largest global racing video game developers, have announced that MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame, is set to be released in spring 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. From the press release: The new MXGP edition, based on the 2016 season, offers the player a dynamic, ever-more enjoyable gaming […]

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26th Jan2017

‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to gaming, we tend to take change badly. Whether it be an update to the way the game runs, major changes to a franchise story, and even a lead character, we just don’t like it. There are times though that these changes can be good, and can help rejuvenate interest with the […]

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18th Jan2017

‘Rise and Shine’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of good old school platform games, you tend to have a love affair with any that happen to find their way to you. This is what happened to me when I was able to try out Rise and Shine. Like some relationships though, the punishment they cause can sometimes be […]

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06th Jan2017

‘Super Mario Run’ Review: What’s Good & What’s Bad?

by James Smith

Super Mario Run has beaten all the records: 2.85 million downloads in the first day, 40 million for the first four days, huge revenues, and a countless army of fans all over the world. Debuting on the Jimmy Fallon show, with Fallon and his band The Roots playing live on TV – Nintendo made the […]

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26th Dec2016

‘Double Dragon IV’ is nearly here!

by Phil Wheat

Double Dragon IV, the latest installment in the long-running side-scrolling beat-em-up franchise, comes from producer Takaomi Kaneko, director Yoshihisa Kishimoto, character designer Koji Ogata, composer Kazunaka Yamane and programmer Kei Oyama – all of whom worked on the original Double Dragon! The story of Double Dragon IV picks up after the elimination of the Shadow […]

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14th Dec2016

‘The Little Acre’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

While adventure games seem to be dominated by Telltale’s high action style, sometimes it is nice to look back to the good old point and click adventures. This is where The Little Acre comes in, offering exactly that but with some little extra twists to the game play… The first thing you notice about The […]

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04th Dec2016

PQube announce ‘Hunger Dungeon’ UK release date

by Phil Wheat

PQube have announced that their latest game, Hunger Dungeon – a round-based MOBA – will be releasing on Steam on December 6th. Hunger Dungeon is a round-based Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game for up to 6 players at a time. Enter a cutthroat free-for-all arena with more than 10 heroes to choose from such as […]

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02nd Dec2016

‘Maize’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Corn fields are creepy, Stephen King taught us that. When you start playing a game though and see some of the corn seemingly taking a stroll through the rows, then it wouldn’t be long before you see death fast approaching. With Maize, which has released on PC though, death is the last thing you’ll be […]

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29th Nov2016

‘Super Dungeon Bros’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

Straight from the outset the game shines with character, with the ‘Bros’ being challenged to take on the dungeon and you are even asked to ‘Press X to Rock’. After this though, the character is somewhat diminished as the procedural maps of the dungeon crawler load in and you prepare to battle. The fun soundtrack […]

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14th Nov2016

‘Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When choosing games to play, the JRPG can be an odd one. They have a certain style to them that is easy to love, yet are unashamedly eccentric in nature. That being said, I find I don’t have the time to invest in them. When I had the chance to dive back into the genre […]

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