Dragon Quest Heroes II

If Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End was personified, it would be the second child of a successful doctor-lawyer union, who is expected to attend Harvard and is being pressured to study multiple languages, excel at all sports, and be an […]

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When The Longest Journey appeared almost a decade ago, I was immediately drawn to it. It had the kind of dark fantasy plot I typically enjoy, a female hero, and it was listed as an “adventure” game. That was a long time ago in gaming […]

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Who knew a garage could be so much fun? I mean, apart from the occasional box of forgotten thingamajigs and a disturbing amount of spiders, there isn’t a lot going on in mine. As soon as you slip on your virtual reality headset and find […]

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Old Man’s Journey is an instructively titled puzzle adventure game about an old man who goes on a journey. You don’t know where he’s going, only that he set off after receiving a bit of mail containing surprising news. He carries a rucksack and seems […]

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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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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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Designing Dawn of War III (DoW3) was always going to be a divisive challenge as the previous Dawn of War games were very different to each other. Rather than incorporating the best elements from both or providing a true sequel to one of them, DoW3 […]

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