Knack II

Knack was a classic case of an okay game with some great yet underdeveloped ideas. A protagonist who shrinks and grows with the absorption of relics wasn’t just an immediate way to show off how well the new PS4 could handle a bunch of rocks […]

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

As a relatively active gamer, I always marvel at those series which reach the high sequel numbers without catching my attention previously. Not to say I’ve played them all; for example, I’ve never tried out the Dragon Quest series, but I’ve at least heard of […]

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ARK: Survival Evolved

That’s it. We’ve reached peak game. At last, after more than two decades of gaming, we finally have a piece of software where you can tame and ride dinosaurs. I can already hear Blizzard closing up shop, because let’s admit it, there is no better […]

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Madden NFL 18

Madden NFL 18 is astonishingly the 29th entry in the Madden NFL series, which is something I wasn’t aware of until I sat down to write this review. Of course, as with all sports game franchises, the art form isn’t necessarily about huge leaps in […]

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Yakuza Kiwami

In recent times, our industry has been overwhelmed by remakes, remasters and re-releases, as publishers scramble to capitalise on the ‘rose-tinted glasses’ of a now maturing player base while employing as little developmental effort as possible. It seems that all it takes to release a […]

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Agents of Mayhem

Can you believe that Agents of Mayhem (AoM) has been in development since Saints Row IV was finished? Because I sure don’t. How has this game been in development for four years, basically stealing Saints Row’s design as a base, while still turning out to […]

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Affectation is something we don’t often expect from video games due to their history of mechanics mostly being rooted in arcades – amusement centres with toys for children and those who refuse to grow up. Those games then that do attempt to tell an emotive […]

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LawBreakers

LawBreakers (LB) is the first project from “legendary” game designer CliffyB and his newfound company Boss Key Productions, so it goes without saying the outspoken studio head and Twitter comedian has some pretty big expectations to meet after departing Epic Games and the Gears of […]

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Explosions, breaking environments, bullets and more – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy echoes the stylings of its predecessors. What I want to discuss, though, is whether The Lost Legacy distinguishes itself as more than a homage to the Uncharted series. After four excellent games, what does […]

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The first season of The Walking Dead (TWD) blew me away. I thought Telltale had absolutely nailed the heart-string twang that came with TWD’s reputation for handling characters. It was that style of narrative that helped me to ignore the design and gameplay foibles that […]

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