Bombshell

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Sometimes a game comes along that makes you feel an immense sense of dread within the first five minutes of play. Bombshell manages to pull it off in three. This is a game so painfully buggy and inexplicably messy that it’s almost impossible to compare […]

The Witness

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Renowned independent developer Jonathan Blow’s debut title (Braid, a 2D time manipulating puzzle-platformer) was more than just your typical Xbox Arcade release; it was something truly special. Having been cited by countless developers as a source of inspiration—as well as heavily featured in the 2012 […]

Darkest Dungeon

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After a lot of time with the game, I’m quite fond of Darkest Dungeon though its hands down one of the most challenging games I’ve ever played. It would be near-perfect if it weren’t a virtual embodiment of a developer’s hatred for player agency, so […]

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

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It’s been a while since the words ‘New Homeworld’ have been muttered, but it’s finally here. A real, not kinda-maybe-happening sequel for Homeworld, and it’s… Set on a planet!? The ground might seem like a strange place to set a story about vast space-faring civilisations, […]

Undertale

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Undertale: just another GameMaker-crafted story with basic graphics and an amusing plotline, right? Well… not quite. Undertale was largely developed and produced by Toby Fox, and was released in September 2015. It has already sold over 800,000 copies through Steam and was nominated for multiple […]

Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Season One

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In the early 2000s, the fantasy genre had perhaps its largest surge in popularity thanks to the mainstream success of The Lord of the Rings film franchise. While there was somewhat of a lull after this, eventually the heavily chronicled “A Song of Ice and […]

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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A key element of tactical shooters, perhaps one that many would consider foundational to their very definition, is an emphasis on tactics. Formulating a plan that utilises the strengths of your group is what tactics is all about, not just executing a reckless strategy with […]

Emily is Away

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The year was 2002. I was 14 years old, and at that age the best way to spend your time was to bust out the 56K dial-up internet connection and jump on to MSN and talk until bedtime with your friends, randoms and most importantly […]

Just Cause 3

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There’s a certain beauty to stupidity. If you don’t believe me, just look at Donald Trump and try not to be totally absorbed by his idiotic toupee, pouty lips and stupidly stupid quotes. There’s just something about utter dumbness that’s too entertaining to ignore, and […]

Fallout 4

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I’m not angry, Bethesda, I’m just disappointed. Bitterly, thoroughly disappointed. When I look at Fallout 4, I see a game that could’ve been great if they’d put a bit more thought into the design and spent a couple more years in development. As it stands, […]