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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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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Splatoon 2

Splatoon will likely go down as the Wii U’s flagship title; a fresh and inspired take on a crowded genre during a time of lacking enthusiasm towards Nintendo. On the Switch, though, Splatoon 2 faces a much larger audience than the one that received its […]

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ARMS

The Nintendo Switch has been incredibly successful so far both financially and as a console in general, but its biggest flaw at launch was its limited library of games. That problem is slowly but surely being fixed, thanks to an array of indie games being […]

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Street Fighter II is almost a series unto itself, with a slew of remixes to its name which have added mechanic tweaks and variations over the years. Ultra Street Fighter II, aside from a few extra modes and a couple of new characters, doesn’t deviate […]

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Tetris and Puyo Puyo are games that rely on similar fundamentals. Clearing lines in Tetris is easy for anyone, but consistently clearing stacks of four and maximising a score takes planning and quick thinking. Popping a group of four Puyos is simple too, but creating […]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Ah Mario Kart, a series that often inspires in me an unbridled nerd-rage, yet remains one of my oldest and most cherished gaming loves. I’ve been playing Mario Kart since its debut on the SNES, and I’ve always looked forward to every release with the […]

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Super Bomberman R

2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for gaming, with some of the best titles I’ve played in recent years marching out within the first three months. Wonderful titles like Horizon: Zero Dawn, NieR: Automata, LoZ: Breath of the Wild, Torment: Tides of […]

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Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Kazooie is a nearly 20-year-old game that is still such a joy to play. Of course, a spiritual successor built by the same key creatives wouldn’t have any trouble being crowdfunded. Yooka-Laylee’s gladdening origins as a rebelliously independent rebirth of a long-lost franchise doesn’t just […]

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