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 […]

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 […]

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30th Oct2018

‘BlazBlue CentralFiction: Special Edition’ coming to the Switch!

by Phil Wheat

PQube and Arc System Works have announced that BlazBlue CentralFiction: Special Edition is coming to the west for Nintendo Switch on February 8th 2019! The game lets players experience the final chapter of the epic BlazBlue saga in 40+ hours of story mode, featuring over 30 unique characters on more than 60 stages and challenge […]

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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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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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12th Oct2018

‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ gets a final launch trailer

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of its 19th October launch in the UK, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment have released a new trailer for LEGO DC Super-Villains, showcasing the chaos of a world without super heroes. For the first time in a LEGO game, players will be given the opportunity to unleash […]

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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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03rd Oct2018

New ‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ story trailer focuses on Darkseid

by Kat Wheat

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment have released a new LEGO DC Super-Villains story trailer that focuses on longtime Justice League nemesis Darkseid, voiced by Michael Ironside, as he goes toe-to-toe with the best of the bad, including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and countless others, for control […]

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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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24th Sep2018

‘Old School Musical’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Amusing writing, retro visuals and a truly wonderful chiptune soundtrack combined with a surprisingly lengthy story mode and zany visual gags are on the horizon for you, but can only really be enjoyed with a Dance Mat peripheral. I’m a fan of rhythm games, a few drinks or even just a fun competition with a […]

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20th Sep2018

‘Doughlings: Arcade’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Doughlings: Arcade is a throwback to the days of Arkanoid and Breakout but with a modern sensibility when it comes to aesthetics and power-ups. What could have been an average, passable game actually turns out to be a fun, addictive and light-hearted arcade romp with pick up and play gameplay. The story behind Doughlings (who, […]

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19th Sep2018

‘Defunct’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

2014 must have been a quiet one for Swedish game development if Freshly Squeezed’s Defunct could take Game of the Year at the Swedish Game Awards. Its flashes of enjoyment exist in an ocean of half-baked ideas and poorly-implemented mechanics, and there’s an overriding sense of aimlessness in the moment-to-moment gameplay. You play a one-wheeled […]

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18th Sep2018

‘Danger Mouse: The Danger Games’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Danger Mouse: The Danger Games is a port of a (free) mobile game to the Nintendo Switch and the fact that, after paying for the game, the mobile games’ original paywall is still in effect feels like a poke in the eye and whilst some aspects of the game are fun, the repetitiveness and cynicism […]

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13th Sep2018

‘Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

It’s the brand that would spawn the Fallout franchise, and this throwback to late-‘90s roleplaying was directed by none other than the prestigious Brian Fargo. Sadly, while this sequel – which arrives on Switch (in its 2015 Director’s Cut form) 30 years after the first game – shows fleeting flashes of old school charm, as […]

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