Far Cry 5

Far Cry games have long followed an established formula: throw the player into a distinct setting, include a charismatic antagonist, and populate the area with lots of fun activities to do. This has served the series well so far, with previous the games having been […]

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Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive was a game sent wandering into a minefield. It could’ve been anywhere from horrendous to wonderful and still been received as a vile perversion either way. And that’s exactly what’s happened. I won’t argue that Konami doesn’t deserve to be vilified as […]

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Chuchel

Chuchel is a children’s cartoon dressed up as a point and click adventure. Scene after scene, the player helps a ball of hair and their rodent-like rival get back their beloved cherry, only for it to be taken away again. It’s the latest from Amanita […]

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I have an unreserved love for Final Fantasy despite, and perhaps even because of its flaws. It truly adds to the experience to learn about Final Fantasy XV’s troubled development and how Hajime Tabata and his team salvaged it from the remnants of “Versus XIII.” […]

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A Way Out

When Josef Fares gave his legendary rant at last year’s Game Awards, I knew I had to play A Way Out. I was already interested to see what the guy behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons did next, but Josef’s raw passion for his […]

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Kirby Star Allies

My first Kirby experience was Kirby’s Pinball Land on Gameboy back in the mid-90s, and as I only ever had three games for that system, it got played a tonne. I didn’t necessarily enjoy it enough to want the other titles as they came out, […]

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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

I’ve tried to get into the original Ni No Kuni a few times over the years, but every time I’ve been stopped by the disappointing story and exhausting combat, despite some of the most alluringly unique visuals of the last generation. As such, the announcement […]

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Preying on nostalgia continues to be a depressingly cynical cash cow for publishers in the off-months of the year as an increasing number of older games are being palmed off under the banner of “HD Remaster.” Few releases actually earn this title, though, and with […]

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The open-world RPG is by no means a neglected genre – the last decade has seen major titles arrive at a steady pace from developers in the US, Europe and Japan, ranging from high fantasy to sci-fi, to post-apocalyptic and all things in-between. It’s a […]

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In theory, an Attack on Titan game sounds like a great idea. The exhilarating speed of hunting 50-foot tall titans is unquestionably excellent in theory, and when the first game, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, released in 2016, it presented a flawed formula that […]

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