Day of the Tentacle Remastered

So that the ensuing shitstorm I’m about to rain all over this remaster doesn’t confuse people, I’ll say this now: I love Day of the Tentacle (DotT). I played this game countless times as a kid, so much that I had all the puzzles memorized […]

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SUPERHOT

I’m torn. On the one hand, SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter I’ve played in years! However, this is not a $30 game by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a couple of core mechanics, a bunch of levels and a heap of extra modes […]

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Jotun

At the end of September last year, a little known indie game managed to slip under my radar until some months on from its release. As I’ve mentioned previously in my review of Divinty: Original Sin, through my incredibly broad interests, one of the earliest […]

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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is an excellent game, quite likely to go down as my game of the year for 2016, and it probably could have been perfect if Firaxis had just given it a few more months of development and love. What’s here is the kind […]

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Layers of Fear

Horror is such an incredible genre, not to mention one that feels right at home within the realm of video games. Instead of simply being a passive observer, you’re an active participant that must endure unfamiliar environments and escape the unknown terrors that lurk around […]

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Firewatch

Hunkering down last week to play Firewatch, it dawned on me that for the first time in a while I was walking into a game with little to no knowledge of what it was actually about. While initially being enticed by the beautiful promotional art, […]

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Read Only Memories

Read Only Memories (ROM) was developed by MidBoss, a team of independent developers who actively promote the presence of the LGBT community within the indie scene by organizing events such as GaymerX. In 2013, the team launched a Kickstarter to create a game with a […]

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Ninja Pizza Girl

There’s something about teaching and games that never quite works. 90% of the time, the games that try to hammer home a message just don’t deliver a satisfying game. There are certainly exceptions to the rule (like Particulars), but the vast majority of educational games […]

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Armello

When I was a kid, I loved Brian Jacques’ Redwall series – woodland creatures playing out medieval epics with swords and sorcery – and I still have the books to this day. In adult life, I’m a pretty avid board game player, with an extensive […]

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Developer: Croteam Platform(s): PC, Mac & Linux Release: 23/07/2015 It’s funny to think that The Talos Principle was originally conceived as a new puzzle mechanic for the next Serious Sam game. Although, this isn’t the first time something new has birthed from an existing franchise; […]

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