Strafe

Two and a half hours. That’s a new record of how quickly I’ve given up on a game. Yes, in the same time it would take you to watch Inception, Strafe managed to bore me enough to stop playing. The game is an utterly draining […]

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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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Persona 5

For dedicated fans, Persona 5 has been a long time coming, so I probably don’t need to say much to sell you on the game. For newcomers, however, there has never been a better time to get on board with the series. Persona 5 is […]

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Bulletstorm is a great game, and one I think didn’t receive the kind of praise and note that it should have at the time of its initial release. It was released at a time when the idea of an eight-hour shooter campaign on its own […]

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Games offer escapism like no other medium can. You can be thrust into the middle of a battlefield or spend a day in the exhilarating life of an accountant. Games offer up power fantasies, and what better power fantasy exists than to be the lone […]

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Little Nightmares

I have found that, in general, the puzzle-platformer genre is an excellent place to look for a particularly unique experience. A set of well-designed puzzles can alone make for an enthralling experience, but when you add a player avatar and theme, elements that come so […]

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Danganronpa 1.2 Reload

I just want to start by saying that, collectively, it took me about 60 odd hours to finish both of these games, and that’s time I’m never getting back. On the one hand, I really want to like these games because, honestly, the overall story […]

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The Silver Case

Suda51 (real name, Goichi Suda) is an interesting fellow from Japan. Notable these days for his games company, Grasshopper Manufacture, works of his that you might be aware of include Killer7 and the No More Heroes series. Always pushing a mix of dark but also […]

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Troll and I

For gamers, these are extraordinary times. In the last four years alone, about three-quarters of Steam’s catalogue has been published. Steam, the western hemisphere’s largest digital game store, is fourteen years old. This, to me, is mind-boggling. Through the increasingly prevalent roles in which early […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

As a fan of the Mass Effect series, it’s probably easy to think of my opinion as somewhat coloured by favouritism and forgiveness when it comes to Bioware’s epic sci-fi series. However, a simple Google search will chronicle the wave of criticism raised against the […]

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