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We Happy Few Preview: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

From the trailer showing off the intro to We Happy Few during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 this year, you would think that the alt history survival game from Compulsion Games looked a lot like an anglicised version of BioShock. A bizarre and unnerving survival horror, with influences ranging from Huxley to Orwell, to classic…

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Worms: W.M.D Preview – Arm in Arm Again

I’ve been a lifelong fan of Worms. One of my fondest childhood memories was playing the original waaay back on the Amiga, then my teenage years spending long summers nuking my friends and dropping concrete donkeys on them in Worms 2 and Armageddon, which for many, myself included, is seen as the pinnacle of the…

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Tales of Berseria Preview – Revenge Tale

It’s hard to believe that the Tales series has been going for over 20 years. Over the course of sixteen games in the main series, several spin offs and the occasional sequel, it has been a mainstay of the RPG genre in Japan since Tales of Phantasia graced the SNES back in 1995 (even though most in…

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Smite PS4 BETA Impressions – An Ecumenical Matter

For the best part Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) simply don’t interest me. They’re a genre that, to say I’ve missed the boat on, would be an understatement. I’ve had friends rave about League of Legends, and I often hear great things about DOTA 2, and I’ve meant to play them. I will get around…

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Dark Souls III Preview – Bloody Mary Morning

When I previewed Dark Souls II way back in 2014, I compared the evolution of the Souls series to Irish comedian Dylan Moran’s views on Hangovers. When you’re young – they’re forceful and direct, they beat about the head until you’re a simpering mess on the floor. But, as you get older, they start to…

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Kôna: Day One (Beta) Preview – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Kôna: Day One is the first of four episodes that aim to combine the suspense and immersion of first person survival games with the narrative-driven exploration and mystery of adventure games. Players assume role of war-veteran-turned-private-eye, Carl Faubert. Carl’s been hired by a wealthy entrepreneur and industrialist, W Hamilton, who’s concerned that the local population…

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Tales of Zestiria Hands on (PS4) Preview

Last week the good folks at Namco invited us to their offices for tea and cakes. Or…to have a look at the first couple of hours of the latest entry in the long running Tales series, that will be making its way over to Europe in little over a week –Tales of Zestiria. Returning the…

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Guild of Dungeoneering PC Preview – Dungeons & Draftsmen

We’ve all had bad experiences with tabletop role-playing games.  Perhaps it’s a lazy dungeon master who cruelly curtails any attempt at exploration as soon as (and often before) it begins with deft explanation.  “The road to town has been blocked by a sudden snowdrift!” perhaps, or even: “The bridge you used to get here just collapsed, and it’ll…

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Armikrog PC Preview: Claymation Capers

I’m probably in the minority here, but does anyone else remember the brilliant Neverhood and its funky platforming semi-sequel Skull Monkeys from waaay back in the mid-nineties? Well if you do, well done! You’ve got impeccable taste. For everyone else, listen up, because this is going to get weird. But in a good way. Anyway,…

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Kyn PC Preview – It’s tough up North

It must be tough to be Scandinavian these days. The popular notion of the snow-bound northern European countries has shifted considerably in recent times from hale and hardy muscle-bound stoics to a land of emasculated men and shit furniture. Still, they got to keep the alcoholism. Heavily inspired by the former, Kyn is a tactical…

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Crest PC Preview: Solid concept does not a good game make

Crest from Indie developers Eat Create Sleep is a God game like no other. God games usually cast you as “God” simply because you’re the player directing the lives of the people in game; you have omniscience because you can see everything and your characters act exactly the way you tell them to, allowing you…