14th Jan2020

‘Let’s Sing 2020′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

The karaoke game train rolls on with the only video game franchise in the ever-diminishing genre, Let’s Sing, still around! Now in it’s 2020 iteration, the RavensCourt/Voxler title is now seemingly the only karaoke game left in a market that used to be completely saturated. So maligned is the genre that Sony recently announced it’s […]

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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12th Dec2019

‘Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5: Wolves’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

We’ve reached the end of a very long road. Sean and Daniel’s journey is over in its entirety. Over this past year and three months of watching their story, it’s warmed and broke my heart so often. Their relationship has made everything very worthwhile. I’ve never seen a game that so accurately captures what it’s […]

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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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21st Nov2019

RETRO-spective: Jet Force Gemini

by Xenia Grounds

As far as shooters go, it’s not my favourite genre. I have nothing against them but I’m a very story-focused gamer and shooters can sometimes be light on that. However, like anything in life, there are exceptions to the rule. I grew up with a Nintendo 64 as a kid which would spoil you with […]

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15th Nov2019

‘Planet Zoo’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Planet Zoo is the direct semi-sequel to Planet Coaster, the modern classic that was released back in 2019. More importantly, Planet Zoo is the spiritual successor to Zoo Tycoon, and many of the Frontier Developments team who worked on both Planet games are of previous Rollercoaster and Zoo Tycoon fame. With this kind of heritage, you’d expect Zoo […]

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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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11th Nov2019

‘Utawarerumono: Zan’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

The Utawarerumono franchise is something of an oddity. The original Utawarerumono was first released in 2004, but only came out in Japan. THe first game to make it to the West was Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which was swiftly followed by Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth in the latter half of 2017. Skip forward to 2019 […]

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11th Nov2019

‘Monkey King: Hero is Back’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Kung-Fu. Adventure. Chinese mythology. A boy named Liuer. A Monkey King. A 500-year old Chinese tale. All combined in a fun, frantic, funny action-adventure set in a bright, detailed and adorable fantasy world. Explore Monkey King’s hidden powers, engaging sense of humour, battling animal-like creatures and other-wordly bosses, all taken from the Chinese box office […]

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31st Oct2019

‘Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I remember all the way back in 2008 playing the original No More Heroes on the Nintendo Wii. It was a fresh, original, quirky and vibrant action video game that was really funny, very weird and a whole ton of fun. I hadn’t revisited the game since, or anything in the No More Heroes world, […]

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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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24th Oct2019

‘Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

The fourth in Frozenbyte’s now decade-old Trine series shows that refining something can be just as enduring as re-inventing it. Some minor issues aside, Trine 4 is a triumph in the platform-puzzle genre and, should it be the last in the series, a hell of a way to go out. Moving away from Trine 3’s […]

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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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