Shadow of the Beast

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things to encounter as an enthusiast of any entertainment medium is the term “potential,” because of what it signifies towards the overall opinion of the product. I can’t even begin to list the number of things I’ve watched, played […]

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End feels more like a sequel to the original Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune than it does an evolution of the formula solidified in the second and third game in the series. Massive, astonishing set-piece scenarios take a back seat to exploration, and […]

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Battleborn

I’ve been hanging out for Battleborn for quite some time – since its announcement at PAXAus, in fact – and now that it’s here, I feel somewhat conflicted. The game isn’t bad, it just feels oddly unfinished in some areas, and, overall, it feels far […]

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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls (2011) was a freak of a game that, despite all logic, was a massive hit. Its success was built on the cult following of FromSoftware’s previous title Demon’s Souls (2009), and its legend cemented by its superb, brutal gameplay. Although there has been […]

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Alienation

Housemarque has certainly made a name for themselves in the twin-stick shooting space. Intense, arcade style fun is rarely executed as exceptionally as Resogun or Super Stardust. Alienation, a co-operative, role-playing alien shooter, doesn’t tarnish that reputation. Instead, it broadens the genre, building on the […]

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Ratchet & Clank

There’s nothing quite like Ratchet & Clank. The diverse, engaging combat, puzzles, and exploration alone separate the duo from the pack, and that’s just the tip of the Omniwrench. Wonderfully wacky weaponry, beautiful alien worlds, charmingly quirky characters, and satisfyingly rewarding RPG elements – there’s […]

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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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Nights of Azure

Freshly hitting the physical and digital shelves, Nights of Azure (known by Yoru no Nai Kuni in Japan) is the latest offering from developer Gust. As a bit of background to Gust, they’re a subsidiary arm of Koei Tecmo – but have gained traction on […]

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Deponia Doomsday

So fair warning up top, I have not played any of the other Deponia games going into this. I didn’t really know what to expect, but was assuaged by the reports that Deponia Doomsday isn’t a sequel but a “paralellical,” so that wouldn’t matter. That […]

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