Enter the Gungeon

Reviewer Note: A quick disclaimer before we begin: I am terrible at games in this genre! My definition of ‘difficult’ may be quite different to yours, but I’m pretty sure even the most seasoned players of this genre will run into a wall within the […]

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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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Darkest Dungeon

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 […]

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Season One

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 […]

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Emily is Away

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 […]

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