Chuchel

Chuchel is a children’s cartoon dressed up as a point and click adventure. Scene after scene, the player helps a ball of hair and their rodent-like rival get back their beloved cherry, only for it to be taken away again. It’s the latest from Amanita […]

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A Way Out

When Josef Fares gave his legendary rant at last year’s Game Awards, I knew I had to play A Way Out. I was already interested to see what the guy behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons did next, but Josef’s raw passion for his […]

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The open-world RPG is by no means a neglected genre – the last decade has seen major titles arrive at a steady pace from developers in the US, Europe and Japan, ranging from high fantasy to sci-fi, to post-apocalyptic and all things in-between. It’s a […]

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Into The Breach

Do you remember FTL? The lo-fi, roguelike space adventure from 2012? Well, nearly six years on, Subset Games, who made FTL, have finally released another title. Into The Breach is likewise lo-fi and roguelike with sci-fi themes, but this time it’s a tactical turn-based strategy […]

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Raw Data

Raw Data is the debut game from indie developers, Survios. It is a fully immersive sci-fi thriller, explicitly built for VR platforms, and is available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and more recently PSVR. Personally, I was champing at the bit when I learned the […]

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Affectation is something we don’t often expect from video games due to their history of mechanics mostly being rooted in arcades – amusement centres with toys for children and those who refuse to grow up. Those games then that do attempt to tell an emotive […]

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LawBreakers

LawBreakers (LB) is the first project from “legendary” game designer CliffyB and his newfound company Boss Key Productions, so it goes without saying the outspoken studio head and Twitter comedian has some pretty big expectations to meet after departing Epic Games and the Gears of […]

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The first season of The Walking Dead (TWD) blew me away. I thought Telltale had absolutely nailed the heart-string twang that came with TWD’s reputation for handling characters. It was that style of narrative that helped me to ignore the design and gameplay foibles that […]

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Nidhogg 2

Is it reasonable to judge a sequel under the spectre of the original? I’ve been thinking about this a lot when it comes to Nidhogg 2. It’s a game that has quite a bit going for it, but it would be easier to celebrate its […]

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Pyre

Much like its predecessors Bastion and Transistor, Pyre is a game built upon a highly moral and philosophically thought-provoking narrative – the kind of story which makes you consider your thoughts and actions, not just in the game, but as a human being with emotions […]

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