Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Joe Madureira is an artist I wasn’t aware of until the Darksiders series. The first Darksiders is a game I hold very dear for plenty of reasons; the Zelda-style dungeons, the Metroidvania exploration, the engaging yet accessible combat, and, of course, Madureira’s art. My attention […]

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FIFA 18

Now that the 2017/18 European Football season is in full swing, it’s time for the annual FIFA expansion… I mean… update… uhh, patch? Wait, why are we paying for this every year? Jokes aside, the incremental changes made to each year’s FIFA release barely constitute […]

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Monster Hunter Stories

We’re still a ways off from Monster Hunter World, and it’s still uncertain as to whether we’ll ever get a localisation of Double-Cross, so I need to get my fix somewhere. Monster Hunter isn’t usually a game known for its story; whenever there is one, […]

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Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U was an underdone but still enjoyable port of its arcade predecessor. Pokkén Tournament DX is more like a crispy, well-baked port of the Wii U version, complete with decorative frosting and topped with features that will be highly enjoyable […]

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NBA 2K18

Descending from up on high, it’s that time of year where I get excited about the latest NBA 2K release and remember what it fleetingly feels like to be an idealistic youngster. Discussion of the NBA and the most recent video game is a core […]

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Metroid: Samus Returns

Seven years. It’s been seven long, gruelling, arduous years since a mainline Metroid game saw the light of day; the last of which being Metroid: Other M on the Wii. It wasn’t exactly well received by fans, and after the catastrophe that was 2016’s Federation […]

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

So if I haven’t been knee-deep in alien giblets for the past month with XCOM 2, I’ve been playing another strategy game in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (MRKB). Honestly, I think I’m going a little peculiar, seeing grids forming on the ground in the […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2

I can’t say that I was ever expecting a sequel to SteamWorld Dig. While Rusty’s adventure into the depths beneath Tumbleton is an absolute blast, I couldn’t imagine a sequel being anything but a rehash. Not to say I didn’t want one, just that I […]

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Miitopia

Hey, you all like Miis, right? Y’know, those peculiar little homunculi with blank faces floating above Rayman-esque limbless bodies? You can try to give them your face or maybe create some of your favourite characters or celebrities, but regardless of what you do with them, […]

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Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania was announced at Sonic’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2016 as a traditional 2D side-scroller, developed by Christian Whitehead in conjunction with PagodaWest Games and Headcannon. Christian is well-known to members of Sonic’s fan community as the mastermind behind, among others, the excellent iOS […]

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