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Blackwood Crossing (PS4) Review – Mr. Chainsaw

Just a little warning, Paper Seven’s Blackwood Crossing will punch you right in the feels, in the best possible way. Exploring grief, guilt and the pain of letting go, the Brighton Developers remarkably effecting first person adventure will leave all but the coldest bastards with a tear in their eye and an overwhelming desire to…

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Jazzpunk: Director’s Cut (PS4) Review – Bat**** Country

Jazzpunk is a first-person adventure game from Necrophone Games, in which you play as Polybank (a silent protagonist), working as a spy in a fictionalised 1950’s world. It is also completely, marvellously, absurd. It feels like being inside Vic and Bob’s head while they are on a particularly intense acid trip. In a good way.…

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Armikrog (PS4) Review: Space Oddity

Pitched as a spiritual successor to the cult 90s point and click game The Neverhood. Armikrog was released last year on PC after a successful kickstarter campaign. Originally intended to release at the same time, the game has finally come to consoles almost a year later. But was it worth the wait?    Armikrog is…

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Batman Ep1: Realm of Shadows (PS4) Review

Batman games have always focused on the legend, but never the man. That is to say that in pretty much every game about the Caped Crusader you spend almost all of your time playing as Bats and rarely as Bruce. The experience is one of empowerment; of being the unstoppable Dark Knight, although the Arkham…

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Blues & Bullets Episode 2 “Shaking the Hive” (PS4) Review

The second episode of Noir adventure game Blues and Bullets, entitled “Shaking the Hive” opens with a quick recap of the events from the previous episode. I’m sure this would have been handy for those that played the PC version back in September (Check out Jamie’s Review here), but probably could have been nixed for…

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Life is Strange Review: Time Warped

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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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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Life is Strange out 30th January, Reveal Trailer Released

Square Enix have today announced that the first episode of DONTNOD’s time bending episodic adventure game Life is Strange will be released on 30th January on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. . Episode 1 of the 5 part series will cost £3.99. Players can alternatively purchase the entire season* for £15.99. The…

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Tales from the Borderlands ‘Zero Sum’ Out Now… for PC

Episode one of TellTale’s Borderlands spin-off – Tales from the Borderlands ‘Zero Sum’ is out today (25/11) on PC vis the telltale store and steam, as well Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in North America. The game will then be released worldwide for Xbox One tomorrow (26/11), before finally being released on the Xbox 360…

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Lone Survivor: Directors Cut (WiiU) Review

Alone in a dingy run down flat, at the top of an aging, poorly designed edifice. The electricity was shut off days ago. The cooker’s bust and there’s a legion of flesh eating mutants roaming the halls waiting to consume your flesh and maybe even desecrate your corpse. Each day is a bleak, soul-destroying and…

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First Tales from the Borderlands Trailer Released

Telltale Games have released the first trailer for their upcoming Borderlands spin-off: Tales from the Borderlands. In Telltale’s latest episodic adventure, set after the events Borderlands 2, players return to Pandora, taking on the role of Rhys (Troy Baker), a Hyperiion suit that dreams of becoming the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona (Laura Hailey), a…