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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – PS4 | Review

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – PS4 | Review

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle merges the worlds of BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY for a high-speed, dynamic 2D fighting game. ArcSys are renowned for their contribution to the fighting game genre. Usually games with extremely complex and robust fighting systems, they are the shining examples of…read more >
LEGO The Incredibles – PS4 | Review

LEGO The Incredibles – PS4 | Review

I've played many LEGO games over the years, some good some bad, yet my favourite is still the first one. LEGO Star Wars was the game which began it all and in many ways, to me at least, is still one of the best. Sure the games have evolved over…read more >
Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition – PS4 | Review

Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition – PS4 | Review

From the span of 40K inspired video games emerges Space Hulk: Deathwing, a title that's put an intense tactical first-person shooter spin on the renowned tabletop game from Games Workshop. Space Hulk: Deathwing replaces turn-based strategy mechanics with fierce horde slaughtering action. The title originated on PC back in 2016…read more >
Kona – PSVR | Review

Kona – PSVR | Review

It's so easy to miss games, what with more than a handful releasing every week on PS4. For me, this was the case with Kona, a mystery adventure which puts you in the shoes of a 1970's detective. You could likely class this game as a walking simulator as between…read more >
Haimrik – PS4 | Review

Haimrik – PS4 | Review

Haimrik presents a clever twist to the 2D platformer, set in a medieval world of Estria where protagonist and scribe Haimrik must interact with words from the storybook narrative to survive in this cruel primitive world. Haimrik’s story is told in two parts, one set in the real world where…read more >
Far From Noise – Review | PS4

Far From Noise – Review | PS4

Hypothetically, do you ever wonder what questions and memories would plague your thoughts if your life was hanging in the balance? Choices you'd regret having made, particular things you'd loathe yourself for having done, circumstances you'd have steered clear of a second time around? Well, George Batchelor - the mastermind…read more >
The Lost Child – PS4 | Review

The Lost Child – PS4 | Review

I have only played a few JRPG’s before I was given The Lost Child. I was never a massive fan until I played Persona 5. I fell in love with that game and after that encounter, I have opened up to this particular genre and given them a really good…read more >
Owlboy – PS4 | Review

Owlboy – PS4 | Review

2D puzzle-platformers are a bountiful genre as of recent. Countless games of this sort, boasting a pixelated art style have made their way to Playstation, seeking success by preying on a players want to reminisce more retro titles. Trouble is, with such a multitude of them trying to achieve the…read more >
Jurassic World Evolution | Review

Jurassic World Evolution | Review

As a concept, Jurassic World Evolution is not a difficult sell. Once you recover from the disappointment that it's not, in fact, an action or story-driven game but a park management sim, the prospect of creating your very own dinosaur playground sounds enticing. Playing with dinosaurs appeals directly to the…read more >
Old Man’s Journey – PS4 | Review

Old Man’s Journey – PS4 | Review

Old Man’s journey is a point and click exploration game which follows an Old Man as he revisits locations he’s previously visited and the half-forgotten memories which are paired with them. The game’s point and click system is tricky to get used to but allows a level of immersion once…read more >
Illusion: A Tale of the Mind | Review

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind | Review

Illusion is a puzzle-platformer where you play as a young girl called Emma and her cuddly sidekick Topsy. The game takes place in the mind of her father Euclide and tasks Emma and Topsy with traversing the mystery of your surroundings and the extent of Euclides descent into alcoholism, depression…read more >
Unravel 2 | Review

Unravel 2 | Review

After playing the first instalment from the now Unravel series, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into with the second, and it didn’t disappoint me. I’m here to tell you all about that experience, so let’s get started right away. Unravel Two is a puzzle-platformer which was released…read more >
What is Hitman: Sniper Assassin?

What is Hitman: Sniper Assassin?

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a big fan of Hitman. The games are puzzles with dozens of variables - some you set yourself, like load-outs and entry points. Others are set by the level design - guard placement, hiding spaces. With the announcement of Hitman 2…read more >
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Five months on from predecessor “The New Order”, BJ Blazkowicz wakes up from a coma. He is unable to walk, has organs missing and his mobile base of operations is being attacked by Nazis. Things are dire in this alternate history version of 1961, and Wolfenstein II’s story of resistance…read more >
Monster Slayers Review

Monster Slayers Review

It’s rare in today’s gaming landscape to find a game that mashes elements of seemingly disparate genres and makes the combination work. In Monster Slayers’ case, these could have been pulled from a “buzzwords generator” – Rogue-like? Check. Deck-builder? Check. While those two genres don’t have a lot in common,…read more >
Yoku’s Island Express – PS4 | Review

Yoku’s Island Express – PS4 | Review

With the plethora of indie titles vying for attention these days, it's easy to overlook a hidden gem as you sift through the online stores. Sometimes, however, one breaks through, punching above its weight to share the spotlight with the big boys. One such game is Yoku's Island Express, a…read more >
MotoGP 18 | Review

MotoGP 18 | Review

After being told I had MotoGP18 waiting for me at home for review, the ‘suspension’ at work was unreal. I raced home, got in and booted the game up. Now, I don’t have a history of playing Moto GP games however, having a interest in racing games since PlayStation 1…read more >
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn | Review

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn | Review

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a game that in many ways should not exist, coming as it does many years after the much-maligned original that launched in 1994 to vocal and almost universal criticism. The bizarre premise of basketball player Shaquille O’Neal starring in his own video game beat-em-up…read more >
SEGA Mega Drive Classics | Review

SEGA Mega Drive Classics | Review

Never go back: that's my gaming rule of thumb. Nostalgia brings with it cherished experiences which are often best left where they are. Games you loved then so rarely hold up now, so why sully the memories by going back? With this in mind, I approached Sega Mega Drive Classics…read more >