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Yoshi’s Woolly World Review: Drop One, Perl One

Yoshi’s Woolly World is a sequel of sorts. It’s the second game Nintendo have made in which they’ve taken a popular character and reimagined them in wool. It only took a single strand of wool to create an accurate representation of everyone’s favourite devourer of worlds in Kirby’s Epic Yarn, what with his simplistic form. However,…

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Poly Bridge PC Review

Poly Bridge looks harmless. Beneath it’s sweet, blocky visuals and relaxing music though is a very robust and surprisingly deep physics engine. It’s name will tell you everything you need to know: you’re in charge of making many different types of bridges in different scenarios. At first, these tasks are simple. Initially you’ll be making…

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Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Review: Harem Havoc

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven shouldn’t exist, by all rights. The developers – Neverland (of Rune Factory fame) went bust just before it was finished. However, in an odd twist, the game’s publisher Marvelous Entertainment reunited core talent from the dev. team and had them finish the game. Was it worth the trouble? I’m inclined to…

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The Escapists Review: Shawshanking!

The message taken from prison break genre movies is simple – getting out of the clink is hard. From Steve McQueen stunt-riding his way to freedom in The Great Escape to Tim Robbins crawling through sewage in The Shawshank Redemption, it’s clear that making a successful bid for freedom requires planning, skill, intelligence and a…

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Perusing Pointless Puzzlers

It’s the weekend so you’ve all probably got some fun filled, action packed adventure planned for the next couple of days, no doubt involving copious amounts of liquor, beaches (if your weather is anything like ours) and optional pirate extras. Of course if your weekend is looking more like the WASDuk teams, in that the…

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LEGO Jurassic World Review: Spared No Expense

By now you have probably played a LEGO game. Every single new IP that gets LEGO sets based on it inevitably gets a blocky recreation of the films or comics that inspired them courtesy of Traveller’s Tales. So when LEGO announced that they were making sets based on Jurassic World. I figured that LEGO Jurassic Park: the…

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Splatoon Review: [INSERT INK PUN HERE]

Only Nintendo would create a competitive third person shooter in which your main aim isn’t killing anyone Taking an approach that on paper at least is completely counter intuitive and in the process take a genre that is as about as stale as a loaf of bread that’s been kept in the bread bin you…

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Nihilumbra (WiiU) Review: Into the Void

On the surface the easiest way to describe Beautifun Games’ Nihilumbra would be the bastard child of Limbo and Portal 2. It melds the dark tone, 2D platforming and shadowy protagonist of Limbo and marries it to the head scratching, property changing painting puzzles of Portal 2 Though it would be disingenuous to call it a pure…

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Life is Strange Review in Progress (ep 1-3)

If you’ve read my previous reviews of other episodic games you’ll probably know the rules by now. Each episode will get its own micro review and each is written based on the assumption that you’ve probably played the previous entry in the series, and therefore won’t mind some plot points and spoilers that make reviewing…

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Project Root Review: Strike-out

When I saw the trailer for OPQAM’s Project Root and read that it was a free roaming SHMUP (shoot-em up), I was quietly confident that my prayers for some kind of spiritual successor to the Strike games had been answered. But now I’ve actually got to play the game, it’s clear that all the pieces…