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Shio – PS4 | Review

Shio – PS4 | Review

There are games which entertain you, games which excite you, games which hit you emotionally, and games which frustrate you to the point of either rage quitting or throwing your controller across the room in a fit of anger. Shio is a combination of all of these glorious aspects. Originally…read more >
Khara: The Game – PS4 | Review

Khara: The Game – PS4 | Review

Khara: The Game is the 7th PS Talents supported title we have reviewed this year, a Programme which operates in Spain and helps smaller indie developers bring their games to the PS4 in both Europe and America. Khara: The Game is the first game developed by a small team known…read more >
Emily Wants to Play Too – PS4 | Review

Emily Wants to Play Too – PS4 | Review

Emily Wants to Play Too is the sequel to the viral sensation ‘Emily Wants to Play’ which was released a few years ago. The sequel plays out in a similar fashion to the original but with some new mechanics and surprises thrown into the mix in order to change things…read more >
MachiaVillain – PC | Review

MachiaVillain – PC | Review

I love Dungeon Keeper with its micro-management and general upkeep of my minions, yet I also love Prison Architect for its unique art style and fun building mechanics - if only you could combine the two in a sort-of Frankenstein experiment... Wild Factor also had a similar idea and has made…read more >
Omensight – PS4 | Review

Omensight – PS4 | Review

Omensight is an unusual game, it isn't a million miles from the studios previous game, Stories: The Path of Destinies, in that you have multiple paths you can follow which ultimately changes the game and eventually the outcome. Another interesting fact is that Omensight and Stories are both set in the same anthropomorphic universe,…read more >
Dragon’s Crown Pro – PS4 | Review

Dragon’s Crown Pro – PS4 | Review

Dragon's Crown, from Vanillaware, was such an amazing game with beautiful, yet oddly proportioned, artwork and an epic adventure which felt like you were playing a dark, seedy anime at times. Originally released on PS3 and PS Vita back in 2013, the game offered cross-play and cross-save features where you could boot…read more >
Death Road to Canada – PS4 | Review

Death Road to Canada – PS4 | Review

Death Road to Canada is basically the Oregon Trail but with Zombies. Oh wait, we have already got that, it's called the Organ Trail... Okay, so the idea isn't 100% original, but considering this game plays more like a top-down roguelite game with tonnes of action and deaths, rather than…read more >
Grim Legends 3: The Dark City – PS4 | Review

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City – PS4 | Review

Artifex Mundi is back at it again with not only another HoG for our PS4, but also another final conclusion to one of their trilogies. A few weeks ago I reviewed the great Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala and now we have the third, and final, Grim Legends story. Grim Legends 3…read more >
Tacoma – PS4 | Review

Tacoma – PS4 | Review

Tacoma is the latest game from Fullbright, the developers behind 'Gone Home', and it doesn't stray far from the storytelling and exploration focus which was presented in their earlier title. The major difference here is that we seem to have a cross between 'The Station' and 'The Invisible Hours' as we…read more >
Floor Plan – PSVR | Review

Floor Plan – PSVR | Review

Floor Plan is a fun little puzzle game for PSVR from Turbo Button. It's been out for a while on the North American PSN store, but we have finally received it in Europe today. It's akin to a point-and-click puzzle game, albeit a very simple one, where you must complete a…read more >
Rememoried – PS4 | Review

Rememoried – PS4 | Review

“You count the stars above your head just like the one who pointed a finger at you from the unknown. The closer you get to infinity, the more you get lost in the numbers created to describe the real world, and your eyelids become curtains that hide unexpected discoveries beyond…read more >
Super Amazeballs – PSVR | Review

Super Amazeballs – PSVR | Review

We live in a digital age yet as with anything, the simple things in life are the best. Before modern gaming devices and smartphones, back when I was a lad, I remember going away with my parents and buying a 'labyrinth' puzzle from a small gift shop. Funnily enough, this…read more >
Code51: Mecha Arena – PSVR | Review

Code51: Mecha Arena – PSVR | Review

Do you remember R.I.G.S? A PSVR launch title which mixed Mecha combat with sport? That game was promising but also very nauseating to people new to VR, myself included, as you could run around, jump 40ft into the air, get shot out of your Mecha just before it explodes, and take…read more >
CoolPaintr VR – PSVR | Review

CoolPaintr VR – PSVR | Review

The one thing that PSVR has been lacking, since release, is the ability to draw and make your own creations within the virtual world. I used to watch various YouTubers on their Vive and Rift headsets, playing around in VR and drawing away and it looked awesome. Yet, PSVR has…read more >
Dead Secret Circle – PC / PC VR | Review

Dead Secret Circle – PC / PC VR | Review

Last week I reviewed Dead Secret, from Robot Invader, on the PS4 + PSVR - a murder mystery point-and-click adventure game set in the 1960's within an isolated house in the country. Upon finishing the review, I was offered a code for Dead Secret Circle, the sequel to the aforementioned game,…read more >
Bleed 2 – PS4 | Review

Bleed 2 – PS4 | Review

The original Bleed, which was released back in 2012 on PC and in August last year on the PS4, was a perfect example of a solid indie pixel-art side-scrolling action game done well. From Bootdisk Revolution, Bleed reminded me of a mash-up between the bullet-hell gameplay of classics like Contra…read more >