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Rime (PC) Review – A Boy and His Fox

Rime opens with a boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. Guided by a companion fox, players travel through an emotionally provoking tale set in four beautifully illustrated environments. The artistic style that Tequila Works employs is more akin to living water color than a video game, and the environments take advantage of this art…

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Get Even (PS4) Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Get Even is one of those games that is a bugger to review; not because it isn’t any good. Not at all. In fact, the Farm 51’s walking-simulator- in-a- first-person- shooter’s-clothing is one of 2017’s best surprises and bound for cult classic status. No it’s a bugger to review because the narrative features so many…

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Astro Duel Deluxe (Switch) Review – Pew-Pew Party

The top down 2D space party shooter Astro Duel that landed on pc and mobile a little over a year ago has been given the “Deluxe” treatment this week with a release on the Nintendo Switch. With it comes the inclusion of all the features in the original plus an all-new exclusive Chaos Mode that…

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NBA Playgrounds review for Nintendo Switch – Swish

Driving down court to the three point line, where you jump, fly through the air to the rim, and somersault off while slamming the ball through the hoop for a 4 point dunk; 2 for the dunk, 1 for a perfect shot, and 1 for executing from behind the arc.This scene encapsulates the NBA Playgrounds…

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Zheros (PS4) Review: Basic Brawling

Initially released on PC and Xbox One in 2016, Rimlight’s cartoony side scrolling beat ‘em up Zheros has finally made its way to the PS4 along with the game’s new DLC pack – The Forgotten Land (which you have to buy separately). Zheros is a basic brawler, full of colourful characters, with a simple plot…

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TumbleSeed Review (Nintendo Switch) – On a Roll

Tumbleseed boasts a jaunty aesthetic paired with gameplay that is as hard as it is rewarding. Its challenge is largely due to the control’s steep learning curve and in no small part to the player’s task: save the Tumbleseed and his homeland. To do this, the Tumbleseed must scale the collapsing mountain that was once…

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Has Been Heroes Review (Nintendo Switch) – Old Heroes, New Tricks

Has-Been Heroes is a strategy roguelike in which players navigate tactically demanding dungeons while mastering tough-as-nails combat. Players choose between one of many rogues, mages, and soldiers to escort two princesses through a range of maze-like levels. To survive, the player must maximize every decision, carefully considering which path(s)to follow and what gear to spend…

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Fated: The Silent Oath (PSVR) Review – Highway to Hel

When PSVR launched back in October, Sony’s virtual reality headset had an impressive start. A large varied portfolio of titles with quality exclusives, and a simple set up made it a very tempting entry point into the wonderful world of VR gaming. Unfortunately, less than six months after the exceptional launch, games for Sony’s entry…

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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4) Review – …All Out of Gum

If you didn’t play Bulletstorm when it was first released way back in 2011, I’m disappointed but not surprised. It’s one of those game’s that deserves a spot along with Raven’s SIngulatiry on the ‘Best shooters of 360/PS3 era that no buggered played’ list. People Can Fly’s follow up to the wonderful Painkiller, Bulletstorm is…

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Yooka-Laylee (PS4) Review – A Rare Reunion

Playtonic are basically the Blues Brothers of the gaming world. After years working on other projects the developers that made most of Rare’s greatest hits are on a mission from the platforming god, to save the dying genre by creating a new collectathon platformer just like the ones we all used to love back in…

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Snake Pass (Switch) Review – A Right Charmer

If someone told me that Snake Pass was a remake of an obscure PS1 game that was only released in Azerbaijan I would probably believe you. There is something decidedly old school about Sumo Digital’s charming puzzle platformer, and as a man with fond memories of the time when platformers ruled the planet, I have…

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Death Squared (PS4) Review: Robot Roll Call

Death Squared SMG Studios’ debut outing on consoles is a solid and enjoyable puzzle/ platformer, and another great addition in the silly science experiment sub-genre of physics based puzzlers. Death Squared sees players solve a series of artificial intelligence experiments as part of a group of four cuboid robots under the supervision of David; a…

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Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4) Review

Torment: Tides of Numenera feels like a classic RPG from the late 90s. It’s a literary game replete with descriptive text and weighty, philosophical themes. inExile’s latest, doesn’t trade in flashy graphics and gimmickry. No Torment; Tides of Numenera is a game of substance. A vast, open-ended isometric RPG that tells a twisting apocalyptic tale…

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Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (PSVR) Review

It’s hard to believe that Psychonauts, is almost 12. Double Fine’s endearing psychic-powered platformer has been in the limbic system of gamers ever since, not only because it has seen numerous ports and re-releases, (hitting the PS4 only a couple months ago), and also that, finally, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign a full-blown sequel…

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Yakuza 0 (PS4) Review – The Shenmue and Mary Chain

If you think that Yakuza is just Japanese GTA, I hate to disappoint you but you are wrong Sunshine. Yes, both are open world games about the criminal underbelly of fictionalised recreations of real-life cities, GTA does America (And hopefully one day they’ll do the UK again) and Yakuza Japan, (Tokyo and Osaka to be…