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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…

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The Little Acre (PS4) Review

Pewter Game’s The Little Acre is an adorable slice of adventuring that effortlessly blends Broken Sword with Don Bluth in a game that fans of old school point and clicks will be hard pressed not to fall in love with. Set in contemporary County Mayo Ireland in the 1950s, the Little Acre tells the Story…

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Amnesia: Collection (PS4) Review – Fear of the Dark

Whenever talk turns to the best Horror games ever made, it is usually agreed that Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one of them. Released on PC back in 2010, and finally available on consoles bundled with its expansion, Justine, and semi-sequel A Machine for Pigs (developed by Dear Esther devs The Chinese Room)…

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Wayward Sky (PSVR) Review – Soaring Ever Higher

Wayward Sky puts players right into the boots of Bess, a young pilot whose father has been kidnapped by giant robots. In order to save your ol’ pa players must risk virtual life and limb guiding Bess through a mysterious virtual fortress chock full of puzzles. While exploring the fortress, players flit between point and…

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LASTFIGHT (PS4) Review – Cubic Zirconia

Anyone who has ever played Power Stone, wants one thing, Capcom to make another Power Stone.  The short-lived series for SEGAs Ill-fated Dreamcast, is easily one of the finest arena fighting games ever made. However, with SEGA long out of the console game and Capcom abandoning the series over a decade ago fans of the…

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Tethered (PSVR) Review – String Theory

The launch line up for Sony’s PlayStation VR has been incredibly strong and diverse, with arguably a better line up of available games than many console launches. Among these initial titles is Secret Sorcery’s Tethered, a god game set in a fantasy world full of cute creatures for you to lord it over that’s best…

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Super Dungeon Bros (PS4) Review – Party On!

Super Dungeon Bros. should be my kind of game; a colourful, metal-themed Dungeon Crawler with bags of personality. However, control issues, a lack of checkpoints, and severe difficulty spikes mare what could have otherwise been an excellent adventure. After a brief opening video that introduces players to the Bros, four colourful knights named after famous…

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Weeping Doll (PSVR) Review – Poundland Power Ranger

I don’t think TianShe Media, the makers of PSVR horror game, Weeping Doll intended it to be a comedy, and I sure as hell wasn’t expecting it either. Creepy dolls are one of those things which are guaranteed to shit me right up, however the sheer awkwardness of the execution made me chuckle rather than…

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Windlands (PSVR) Review – If You’re Gonna Spew…

The ability to amplify the emotional and physical connection that players have while playing a game is what makes virtual reality potentially so compelling and exciting. In Psytec Game’s first-person platformer Windlands, players chuck themselves into the void with a pair of as you grapple hooks, swinging around a ruined civilisation high up in the…

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Pixel Gear (PSVR) Review – Block Party

Pixel Gear is another one of those PSVR games that came out of nowhere. An arcade shooter with Minecraft style graphics, that like Ace Banana feels more like proof of concept, than a fully fledged game. Although I did enjoy my time with Pixel Gear, it’s worth bearing in mind that there’s not a whole…