Hearts of Iron IV


It’s a given that strategy games are more complicated than other genres. They’re more demanding on a player to know what’s going on and how to respond, and their unforgiving nature doesn’t help the accessibility. But, hey, to hell with casuals, am I right? We’ve […]

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Last year, the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had a massive impact on the industry. Not only did it win countless Game of the Year awards, it also set a new precedent for all open-world RPGs to come. While reviewing, I already felt […]

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By 2014, I had already been following rumours of Blizzard’s next big project for quite some time – having been an avid fanboy of the company since my youth with games such as Starcraft as well as a longtime obsession with World of Warcraft. So, honestly, […]

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Okay, look. We all knew that Total War needed to make a Warhammer game a decade ago. Now that Games Workshop has stopped being complete dicks about their IP (utter, but not complete dicks), the fantasy of a million inner 15-year olds has finally come […]

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Turtle Power! I was excited for Mutants in Manhattan not just because I was a super-fan back in the late ’80s, but for the fact that PlatinumGames were working on it. After their fantastic work on MadWorld, Transformers: Devastation and the Bayonetta series, I had […]

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Playing the new DOOM is the video game equivalent to listening to a new album released by your favourite 70s rock band, or a big-budget remake of your favourite childhood film; sure, it’s got the same name, and it’s (mostly) the same dudes doing the […]

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The wait for the next instalment of King’s Quest was just a cool down period to think long and hard about what a mess you made last time. Sure, everyone ended up surviving, just barely, but the save game remembers who you didn’t rescue, and […]

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Shadow of the Beast


Perhaps one of the most frustrating things to encounter as an enthusiast of any entertainment medium is the term “potential,” because of what it signifies towards the overall opinion of the product. I can’t even begin to list the number of things I’ve watched, played […]

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4X games are one of those things that you either sink your life into or brush aside. There’s rarely a grand strategy game you can come in and out of, probably because grand strategy doesn’t lend itself to a time-poor lifestyle. Unfortunately, time-poor is the […]

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End feels more like a sequel to the original Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune than it does an evolution of the formula solidified in the second and third game in the series. Massive, astonishing set-piece scenarios take a back seat to exploration, and […]

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