When I first saw the leaks for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, my mind was immediately filled with images of Shadow the Hedgehog holding a gun. It seemed like an idea that just wasn’t going to work. Now that it’s here, however, I’m pleasantly surprised […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

Without a doubt, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a fantastic example of how to make a sequel. It takes fundamental gameplay elements that were already fun and finds new ways to refine them without losing sight of what was great in the first place. Between an […]

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At the end of the day, XCOM is not a game that’s meant to allow the player to feel powerful. It’s a struggle, you’re always supposed to feel like you’re on the back foot even when things are going well, and at best you merely […]

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Knack II Review

Knack II is a great example of a sequel making things right. A lot of the characters dampen the story as they did the first game, but Knack’s personality and the cartoony villains are enough to keep things entertaining. The strengths of the first game […]

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Even with significant failings in the character performances and writing, it would be impossible for me not to recommend Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. It’s been a while since I had such consistent fun while playing an action RPG as I eliminated hordes of enemies […]

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I think the major appeal of ARK is how much stuff there is in it. Sure, it’s half-baked, but maybe there’s an item or a raid to do that will reinvigorate me further down the line. As it stands, however, everything on offer feels unpolished […]

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In the end, I think it’s fair to say that there are two main things StarCraft: Remastered has going for it. One is nostalgia, which it feeds off simply by tastefully re-packaging StarCraft, a game which so many of us played growing up. If you’re […]

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Madden NFL 18 Review

Fundamentally, Madden NFL 18 is as polished and fantastic to play as ever. If you’re a big NFL fan and play every year, it’s a no brainer. What’s most interesting about this particular instalment, however, is Longshot – the series’ first ever story mode. While […]

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Yakuza Kiwami Review

Though I’m not particularly enamoured with the idea of re-releasing old games, SEGA has done an outstanding job of modernising this cult classic [...]

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I’ve compared Agents of Mayhem to Saints Row a lot in this review, and perhaps some of you reading might think that unfair. I think it’s entirely appropriate, however, since at their core they are essentially the same game, and there’s even some canon crossover […]

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