Category: Reviews

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Ghostbusters Review

Movie tie-ins. Two incredibly foreboding words. Quite often they butcher a movie that’s already butchered a great book. In this case, developers FireForge take ...
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Hyper Light Drifter Review

Borrowing from the likes of Dark Souls, Hyper Light Drifter isn't a game that delivers a straight forward narrative. Instead, it delivers a world that, if you l...
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ABZÛ Review

ABZÛ doesn’t tell its story in a traditional sense. There’s no voice work, there’s barely any sound effects and there certainly isn’t any text to tell you what’...
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I Am Setsuna Review

Many games over the recent years have attempted to recapture the feel of older generations, with most not quite making the distance and disappointing players in...
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Ninja Pizza Girl Review

Ninja Pizza Girl is a game about bullying and resilience. It’s a game about freely running and jumping across a city’s rooftops. It’s also a game about deliveri...
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Song of the Deep Review

Song of the Deep follows 12 year old Merryn, who goes fishing almost every day and usually returns home on time. One night, he never comes home, and Merryn is h...
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7 Days To Die Review

There isn’t really a story as such in 7 Days to Die. The game has a setting – the game’s events take place after a third world war resulted in a nuclear blast t...
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Prison Architect Review

Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself “I would love to run a prison”? No? Me either. I’m not saying Prison Architect might make you reconsider your stan...
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

Odin Sphere is framed narratively as a series of books read by a little girl called Alice with her cat Socrates, in a delightfully presented opening sequence of...
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Grand Kingdom Review

The market is relatively flooded with tactical RPG games when it comes to the PlayStation 4, and it usually is hard to create a unique experience that offers a ...
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Heart&Slash Review

Set long after an apocalyptic robot uprising – the Robolution – you control one well-intentioned robot, fighting back against the murderous machines under the g...
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Inside Review

Limbo, Playdead's first release, was as ambiguous as it was achromatic. "Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters limbo" was all we were offered by way of ...
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Resident Evil 5 Review

Resident Evil 5 takes place in 2009, six years after the destruction of Umbrella and eleven years after the destruction of Raccoon City. You play as Chris Redfi...
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Kirby: Planet Robobot Review

For all the talk about Mario, Zelda and Samus over the years, it’s easy to forget the little pink puffball that could. Though Kirby certainly doesn’t have the p...
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The Solus Project Review

With the ever-hyped No Man’s Sky looming large on the horizon, it’s no surprise that indie developers are jumping on the interest in the extraterrestrial explor...
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Umbrella Corps Review

Umbrella Corps takes place in 2015, taking place two years after the events of Resident Evil 6 and twelve years after the collapse of Umbrella in 2003. They’ve ...
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Fire Emblem Fates Review

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Fire Emblem Fates wasn’t reviewed as separate entries due to the fact that the base gameplay remains the same, only the narrative changes dependi...
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Overwatch Review

It seems a tad ineffectual to talk about the storyline of a team based, only online, multiplayer shooter but here goes. Overwatch takes place in the future and ...
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Total War: Warhammer Review

With four factions and four main campaigns, there isn't a huge amount of story content but a lot of meat in the single player. Choosing a Lord to lead your fact...
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Fallout 4: Far Harbor Review

Far Harbor marks Fallout 4’s third DLC and is the largest and lengthiest to date, with enough quests to add an additional 20 hours of gameplay. After being disa...
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Homefront: The Revolution Review

Homefront: The Revolution is set in the year 2029, four years after the North Koreans invaded the United States after remotely disabling all of the technology o...
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Battleborn Review

Hero shooters are the ‘in thing’. Adding just a pinch of MOBA into first person shooters, they combine MMO elements with cooperative and competitive online gami...
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Shadwen Review

Frozenbyte Inc’s (creators of Trine) latest effort puts you in the stealthy shoes of a female assassin called Shadwen who's on a quest to commit treason of the ...
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Shadow of the Beast Review

Built upon the foundations of the Amiga original, Shadow of the Beast returns to the world of gaming under the helm of Heavy Spectrum Entertainment. But is this...
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Doom Review

After 12 years since Doom 3, Doom has returned to fill your demon-slaying needs. In this stunning revival, the Union Aerospace Corporation’s research facil...
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Severed Review

I gotta hand it to Drinkbox Studios. After the success of Guacamelee, they ought to have been able to produce a game for whoever on whatever, but instead they s...
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Alienation Review

With titles under their belt such as; Dead Nation, Super Stardust HD and Resogun, Housemarque has made a significant impact in the gaming community as far as sm...
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The Banner Saga 2 Review

Trilogies are a dime a dozen when it comes to video games. However, franchises are rarely envisioned that way from the outset and, as a result, there are remark...
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Ratchet and Clank Review

The most important thing to understand about the 2016 iteration of Ratchet and Clank is that it’s essentially a reboot of the franchise which will coincide with...
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Resident Evil 6 Review

The Xbox One version of Resident Evil 6 was primarily tested for the purpose of this review.Resident Evil 6 follows three sets of characters in 2013, which puts...
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Dark Souls III Review

The PS4 version of Dark Souls III was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. This review will undoubtedly spoil many aspects of Dark Souls 3 (and 1...
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Quantum Break Review

The Xbox One version of Quantum Break was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Whilst Remedy isn't exactly known for publishing a steady stream of ...
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DiRT Rally Review

The PS4 version of DiRT Rally was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. The DiRT franchise made its rather unusual early-access debut last year, b...
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Pokken Tournament Review

The Wii U version of Pokken Tournament was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Bandai Namco and The Pokémon Company have pooled their combined r...
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Trackmania Turbo Review

The PS4 version of Trackmania Turbo  was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Do you remember playing with Hot Wheels as a kid? The twists, the t...
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Samurai Warriors 4 Empires Review

The PS4 version of Samurai Warriors 4 Empires was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Samurai Warriors 4 Empires takes a different approach in t...
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Assault Android Cactus Review

The PS4 version of Assault Android Cactus was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Releasing initially through Early Access on Steam for PC, the ...
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Superhot Review

The PC version of Superhot was primarily tested for the purpose of this review. Superhot is quite straightforward on a surface level; the player (your avatar...
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Foul Play Review

Foul Play is a rather curious little side-scrolling brawler developed by the independent studio Mediatonic, originally released onto PC and Xbox 360 in 2013, bu...
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Far Cry Primal Review

What even is a Far Cry game anymore? There were hints to indicate that it was just an open world shooter set in an exotic locale. Then there were hints that the...
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Rainbow Moon Review

In anticipation of the sequel “Rainbow Skies” being released this year, developers SideQuest Studios and publisher eastasiasoft have re-released Rainbow Moon fo...
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Dying Light: The Following Review

The following review has been written based on experiences with the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Certain technical aspects, issues and details may not app...
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Street Fighter V Review

The story has never really taken the forefront in the Street Fighter franchise and Street Fighter V is definitely not going to be bucking that trend – at least ...
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Layers of Fear Review

Horror, tragedy and some real psychedelic terrors await you in Layers of Fear, the latest in the 'interactive narrative' genre of video games. Your character is...
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Unravel Review

Unravel, developed by Coldwood Interactive, is clearly a work of great passion. I fell in love with it almost immediately at its E3 2015 unveiling, presented by...
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Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Review

Released as an Xbox exclusive last November, Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally made its way over to PC, much to the delight of gamers worldwide. Following ...
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Firewatch Review

Experiential games, those that favour narrative, character development, presentation and player ‘experience’ over more traditional gameplay codes have become so...
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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Review

TT Games is back with, you guessed it, another LEGO game! Following 2013’s Lego Marvel Superheroes, this time around it is the Avengers who get their turn with ...
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XCOM 2 Review

WRITER’S NOTE: This review is written from the perspective of someone that is new to the XCOM series, with a small amount of experience in tactical combat games...
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Gravity Rush Remastered Review

Gravity Rush begins with a girl called Kat waking up in the floating city of Hekseville. Kat has no recollection of how she got to her current location but thin...
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Amplitude Review

At first glance you could compare the visuals of Amplitude to those of the Audiosurf games on PC, but there's a lot more going on when it comes to its design. A...
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Yo-Kai Watch Review

Yo-kai are mischievous creatures that inhabit our world, invisible to all but a special few. Nate Adams is an average elementary school student, ignorant to th...
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Review: Just Cause 3

When I met Just Cause 3's game director, Roland Lesterlin, at this year's PAX Australia, he coined a new term, a 'game-cation' saying  "Just Cause is kind of a ...
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Review: The Crew: Wild Run Edition

A year ago Ubisoft introduced gamers to The Crew, a racing MMO that focussed on putting players together in an experience that spans all over North America. Rid...
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Team Review: Fallout 4

"Where to begin?” it's the age-old Fallout question. Not only does it apply to the game - you could pursue the immediately engaging main storyline, any number o...
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Review: Star Wars Battlefront

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. This single sentence has echoed throughout pop culture history for the past 30 years, and even those who haven't seen...
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Review: Need For Speed

Welcome to Ventura Bay; a land of street racers, outlaws, and no daylight cycle between dawn and dusk. As a mysterious unknown racer, you work your way through ...
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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

The story of Rise of the Tomb Raider is set after the the events of the original game. Lara is out to prove that she's not insane and what she experienced on Y...
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Review: DriveClub Bikes

  Whilst there is absolutely no story involved in this racing simulator/arcade mix, I will take the opportunity to explain a little bit about this expan...
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Review: Tales of Zestiria

Tales of Zestiria is an enjoyable role-playing game despite its flaws. The cast is interestingly developed in animated short stories and the main quest; while t...
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Review: Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians takes on us a journey into the next chapter of the “Reclaimer Trilogy”, which sets up Master Chief and his fellow Spartans against the Pro...
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Review: Transformers: Devastation

Transformers Devastation's storyline may feel very familiar for many players that grew up watching the show back in the day. This isn't because the story is lif...
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Review: FIFA 16

Another year, another FIFA, another season for fans around the world to enjoy one of the biggest pastimes in the world: soccer. Electronic Arts takes players fo...
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Review: Destiny: The Taken King

Destiny enters year two of it's expansive story with Oryx, The Taken King coming to eradicate the light of the Milky Way galaxy. Oryx is just no normal bad ...
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Review: Mad Max

Movie related games have always been hit-and-miss throughout the generations of consoles, and it is very rare to get a game that can pay decent tribute to the m...