09th Nov2018

‘Eternum Ex’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A single-screen puzzle-platformer with a foot firmly in the 80’s, within a few seconds it’s clear to see where the inspiration for Eternum Ex comes from. Luckily, the high level of presentation and game play with arcade sensibilities make this game far more than a tip of the hat to its spiritual ancestors. The story […]

08th Nov2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Pinstripe’ 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 Pinstripe – a new narrative puzzle platformer available now on the Nintendo Switch. A platform adventure set in a gothic town […]

07th Nov2018

‘Deadbolt’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Playing like Gunpoint with the twitch-reflex sensibilities of Hotline Miami, the only thing that I can imagine putting people off this very addictive title is the difficulty curve… which is vertical. Deadbolt puts you in the shoes of the Grim Reaper, a Grim Reaper who knows how to handle a gun and how to throw […]

06th Nov2018

‘Car Quest’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A new budget title available on Nintendo Switch, Car Quest is a very basic vehicle-based 3D adventure with a very simple premise stretched to its limits. However, it did have an oddly addictive quality that I would prescribe for hangovers and children. Car Quest is set in a world called Blocktaria, a world literally made-up of […]

05th Nov2018

‘Grip: Combat Racing’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

I vividly remember Rollcage on the PS1, back when I was in my teens I would often play it with my uncle and the way that the cars would flip, barrel-roll and bounce around, whilst always hurtling forwards sticks in my mind as a good memory. What also sticks in my mind was a couple […]

01st Nov2018

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

My experience with Assassin’s Creed is pretty limited. I’ve only played Syndicate in full but I have paid attention to reactions to the series. I’m aware that not every Assassin’s Creed game has been a hit but the same could be said for every series that runs for a long time. The question is: Is Assassin’s […]

01st Nov2018

‘Save Me, Mr Tako’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

There is a love that so many people have for the Nintendo Game Boy that transcends generations, I know several people who feel that the Mario games released on that small, green-screened handheld are among the best and millions of hours worldwide were lost to that classic Russian title, Tetris. I never owned a Game […]

31st Oct2018

‘Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

It’s fair to say that right now, in videogaming, retro is king. Old franchises have been resurrected and/or remastered; new games chosing to 8-bit look; “mini classic” consoles aplenty… and, of course, video game compilation releases by the bucketload. But we’ve had re-release after re-release of the likes of Atari games, Sega Megadrive games, Capcom […]

30th Oct2018

‘Let’s Sing 2019′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Surprise surprise, we’re back with ANOTHER review of a karaoke game! What’s more surprising is that it seems Let’s Sing 2019 is the only update to any of this generations karaoke game franchises this year. So no head-to-head review for this year unfortunately. But what that does mean is that Let’s Sing has the entire […]

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30th Oct2018

‘Rage in Peace’ Review (PC/Steam)

by Britt Roberts

Rage in Peace takes a lot of inspiration from ‘trial and error’ platformers such as Super Meat Boy (which it directly references) and, of course…Rick Dangerous (I mention it because I can), but Rage in Peace focuses on a surprisingly in-depth narrative behind the grind and this elevates it somewhat above other types of game […]

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29th Oct2018

‘Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

After helping to form PopCap Games in the early 21st century, Jason Kapalka went on to found Blue Wizard Digital, which found success a couple of years ago with the isometric/top-down horror puzzler, Slayaway Camp. The name was a riff on Robert Hiltzik’s 1983 cult slasher, but then the team landed a bona fide licence […]

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26th Oct2018

‘Pizza Titan Ultra’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

With its generic wacky title (if that isn’t a contradiction in terms), let’s hope this fun little gem doesn’t get lost like a drop in the Nintendo eShop ocean. With its Wonderful 101-like isometric aesthetic, it is certainly eye-catching. It’s also craftily designed and well-balanced enough that its technical hitches don’t result in a critical […]

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26th Oct2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Spencer’ 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 Spencer – a new puzzle platformer available now on the Nintendo Switch. Feeling like a low-end budget Playstation 2 title from […]

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25th Oct2018

Digital Shorts: ‘A Gummy’s Life’ 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 A Gummy’s Life – a zany party game available now on the Nintendo Switch. In the vein of bonkers party game […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Syberia 3′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

I remember the first two Syberia games for the fairly strong story and the fact that they were good point & click adventures when there seemed to be no others around. That was about thirteen years ago though, and now Syberia 3 has arrived to carry on the story, but is it worth the wait? […]

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17th Oct2018

‘Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Originally released on the PS4 back in early 2016, Japanese hack ‘n’ slash title Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae makes it way to the Switch where it’s combination of simple graphics and button-bashing gameplay fits PERFECTLY on Nintendo’s pick-up-and-play handheld console. Reminding me very much of the Onechanbara series of games (easily one of my favourite game […]

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16th Oct2018

‘Rigid Force Alpha’ Review (PC/Steam)

by Britt Roberts

I know what you’re thinking when you look at the title of this game, Britt is about to review a futuristic space-porno, but no… no I’m not. Rigid Force Alpha is a horizontally-scrolling 3D space shooter that takes strong influences from classics like R-Type, Gradius and Project X on the Amiga (I mention it because […]

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15th Oct2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Feral Fury’ 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 Feral Fury – a fast-paced twin stick shooter rogue-lite available now on the Nintendo Switch. A budget title at well under a […]

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05th Oct2018

‘Alwa’s Awakening’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Another indie hit from the Steam stable comes to Nintendo Switch. Following the likes of Shovel Knight and The Messenger, Alwa’s Awakening is a 2D pixel art platformer in an 8-bit style. It’s clearly a labour of love, but I must say I found it quite laborious. The introduction sequence kind of sums it up. […]

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04th Oct2018

‘Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk’ Review (Nintendo 3DS)

by Britt Roberts

Reviewing Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk was a new experience as I have rarely played 3DS games, instead owning a PSP and then a PS Vita. I have played quite a few visual novels, however and found certain comparisons to the Phoenix Wright series in the deduction / interrogation sections as well […]

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02nd Oct2018

‘Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Owltimate Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Originally funded through Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has had one hell of a shelf-life. Based on The Great Giana Sisters, the classic Commodore-era bootleg version of Super Mario Bros; the franchise was reborn, as merely Giana Sisters, on Nintendo’s flagship DS handheld in 2009. Since then it has made its move […]

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27th Sep2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Ninjin: Clash of Carrots’ Review (PS4)

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 Ninjin: Clash Of Carrots – another new retro-themed indie game. Ninjin: Clash Of Carrots plays out as a cross between a side-scrolling […]

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