Stellaris

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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Western Press

“Up, down, left, down, B, X, DINK, DINK– CRAP.” This is but one of a few dozen similar phrases uttered by me while playing Western Press, though that shouldn’t be taken as a failing of the game. Parodying the well-established trope of Western duels, the […]

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Short, sweet, and a little melancholy, The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human (TAAotLH) is probably one of the shortest games I’ve ever played but will likely be one of the most memorable. Short games aren’t always a bad thing, either; there’s something to be […]

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Enter the Gungeon

Reviewer Note: A quick disclaimer before we begin: I am terrible at games in this genre! My definition of ‘difficult’ may be quite different to yours, but I’m pretty sure even the most seasoned players of this genre will run into a wall within the […]

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered

So that the ensuing shitstorm I’m about to rain all over this remaster doesn’t confuse people, I’ll say this now: I love Day of the Tentacle (DotT). I played this game countless times as a kid, so much that I had all the puzzles memorized […]

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SUPERHOT

I’m torn. On the one hand, SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter I’ve played in years! However, this is not a $30 game by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a couple of core mechanics, a bunch of levels and a heap of extra modes […]

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Jotun

At the end of September last year, a little known indie game managed to slip under my radar until some months on from its release. As I’ve mentioned previously in my review of Divinty: Original Sin, through my incredibly broad interests, one of the earliest […]

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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is an excellent game, quite likely to go down as my game of the year for 2016, and it probably could have been perfect if Firaxis had just given it a few more months of development and love. What’s here is the kind […]

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Layers of Fear

Horror is such an incredible genre, not to mention one that feels right at home within the realm of video games. Instead of simply being a passive observer, you’re an active participant that must endure unfamiliar environments and escape the unknown terrors that lurk around […]

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Firewatch

Hunkering down last week to play Firewatch, it dawned on me that for the first time in a while I was walking into a game with little to no knowledge of what it was actually about. While initially being enticed by the beautiful promotional art, […]

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