29th Mar2022

Digital Shorts: ‘I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition’ Review (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 another point and click puzzle game from genre specialists Ocean Media. I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition is the latest […]

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23rd Mar2022

Digital Shorts: ‘Music Racer Ultimate’ Review (Xbox Series S)

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 the music-based racing game Music Racer, which has just been released in a new “Ultimate” version. Music Racer: Ultimate is a […]

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17th Mar2022

‘Moto Roader MC’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

I have always been fond of top-down racing video games and I’m not entirely sure why because I haven’t actually played a whole lot of them. I think my first memory of this type of racer probably came from seeing Super Off Road in gaming magazines in the nineties. There was something about that style […]

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03rd Mar2022

‘Elden Ring’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Dark Souls games can be daunting for people who are not a fan of the series’ high learning curve and form of combat. For those that deep dive into them though there is a world full of lore and epic battles to be had, against other players and the enemies out for your blood. Elden […]

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23rd Feb2022

‘Dying Light 2: Stay Human’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

For fans of Dying Light the memories of running along rooftops and bashing in the skulls of zombies and bandits were what kept them hopeful that the sequel would bring more of the same, but of course with something new. Now that Dying Light 2: Stay Human out, is the parkour based zombie-killing adventure worth […]

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20th Jan2022

Digital Shorts: ‘Within the Blade’ Review (Xbox Series S)

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 the ninja platformer Within the Blade, which is available now on multiple platforms. In 1560 A.D – Japan’s last Shogunate lost […]

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19th Jan2022

‘Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Developed by the team who brought us Creed: Rise to Glory for VR platforms, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is the second collaboration between Survios and MGM Studios Inc., and brings the Rocky/Creed franchise bang up to date in a brand-new knockout arcade experience that sees players fight as one of 20 iconic characters from […]

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18th Jan2022

‘Let’s Sing 2022’ Review (Xbox Series X/S)

by Phil Wheat

Now in it’s 2022 iteration, the RavensCourt/Voxler Let’s Sing franchise is now seemingly the only karaoke game left in a market that used to be completely saturated… I still struggle to understand why these types of games fell out of favour, especially in the TikTok era! You’d think that TikTok’ers would love to sing along […]

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17th Jan2022

RETRO-spective: A 2022 look back at the Atari Jaguar

by Chris Thomas

It is Christmas 1993. The Atari brand is a dumpster fire. The age of the 16 Bit games machine, dominated by Sega and Nintendo is coming to an end and Atari think that their 64-bit Jaguar is positioned to take over. In the age of the Bit Wars, where more bits MUST mean a console […]

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13th Jan2022

‘Faircroft’s Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt CE’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Faircroft’s Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt – Collectors Edition is the latest point and click, hidden-object adventure/puzzle game from developer BoomZap and publisher Ocean Media, following both Faircroft’s Antiques: Home For Christmas and Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch – taking the gameplay aspects of both previous games and updating both the graphics AND control […]

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12th Jan2022

‘Ghost: Elisa Cameron’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Based on the best-selling Dark Horse graphic novel, “Ghost”, comes Ghost: Elisa Cameron. A game that sees you wake up in a cold, desolate bathroom without any memory of your whereabouts, as a surveillance camera tracks your every move. Can you piece together the mystery and find your way to safety? As the titular character […]

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11th Jan2022

‘BPM: Bullets Per Minute’ Review (Xbox Series X/S)

by Paul Metcalf

When Doom was given a facelift, there was a speed and style to it that was new and refreshing. There was a certain rhythm you created in the chaos, and when you found that perfect speed you were flying around the battles bashing in skulls and blowing up the monsters you encounter. This was one […]

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11th Jan2022

‘Hellpoint’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Inspired by the challenging gameplay of Dark Souls, science fiction cult classics like Event Horizon, Hellpoint is a hardcore sci-fi action role-playing horror where you play as a synthetic human being, exploring an abandoned space station, fighting horrible abominations, collecting the axioms they leave behind and trying to uncover the truth behind your creation… When […]

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10th Jan2022

Digital Shorts: ‘Kill It With Fire’ 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 Kill It With Fire, an arachnaphobe-unfriendly bug hunting game now on the Nintendo Switch. Much like Steam on PC, Nintendo’s Switch […]

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30th Dec2021

‘Nickelodeon All Star Brawl’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

When you think platform fighter you think Smash Bros. Guaranteed. No matter the generation of console Smash Bros. has ALWAYS been king of that format – there’s a reason people play the game competitively, even if Nintendo have had issues with that. Over the years there have been a number of attempts to capitalise on […]

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14th Dec2021

‘Icarus’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you know your Greek mythology Icarus flew too close to the sun and died. Now a new game with the same name has been released, and is more than likely to become the next big game for survival fans. The question has to be though right now is it flying up to the sun […]

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07th Dec2021

‘Xuan Yuan Sword 7’ Review (Xbox Series X/S)

by Phil Wheat

There are a lot of metrics by which to measure the quality of video games – graphics, sound, controls, game play… But there’s one, at least for me, that trumps all those. Namely how long I’ll plonk myself in front of the TV and play a game in one sitting… And after downloading Xuan Yuan […]

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03rd Dec2021

‘Lawn Mowing Simulator & Ancient Britain DLC’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one type of game that seems to be growing in popularity at the moment it has to be simulators. We’ve got House Flipper, we’ve got the latest Farming Simulator, Cooking Simulator, and so many more. One of the ones you would probably not feel would be the most fun is Lawn Mowing […]

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01st Dec2021

Digital Shorts: ‘Lyrica 2 – Stars Align’ 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 Lyrica 2, a sequel to the 2019 original, now available on the Nintendo Switch. Lyrica 2: Stars Align is the sequel […]

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30th Nov2021

‘G-Darius HD’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The Darius series pioneered horizontal shoot ’em up games in the mid-to-late 80s and was developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation. The first Darius game wowed arcade going fans when it was released in 1986 with its dedicated dual-display cabinet, imaginative enemy designs and revolutionary sound design. The first Darius is set in a futuristic […]

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26th Nov2021

‘Far Cry 6’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been a Far Cry fan for a long time, with Far Cry 2 being my personal introduction to the series. The games got better and better, with the forth being my favourite to date, and Far Cry 6 certainly follows in the footsteps of those games, taking a step back into reality and away […]

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25th Nov2021

‘Life is Strange: True Colours’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I’m a fan of the Life is Strange franchise and have been since the very first episode of the first game was released back in January of 2015. The first game, the Before the Storm mini-game and Life is Strange 2 were all, in my view, fantastic games with wonderful stories and well-drawn characters. When […]

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