Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Darkwood

Can a top-down game be scary? I thought not. I was so, so wrong. Upon reading about the history of Darkwood, I learned that it was referred to as one of the...

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Review: A Plague’s Tale: Innocence

Amicia is out hunting with her father, the senior member of the De Rune household. Very quickly, you discover that A Plague’s Tale is a beautiful looking tale with an...

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Review: Ghost Giant

PSVR is starting to really pick up steam now, with some fantastic and enjoyable games being released that really push the limits of the hardware available. But others go for another approach,...

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Review: T.I.M.E Stories – Madame

It’s getting really tough to review the new T.I.M.E Stories scenarios. As the overriding story arc continues to grow, and the importance of playing earlier scenarios increases bit by bit, trying to...

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Board Game Review: Escape Tales: The Awakening

Escape rooms are becoming more and more popular, and have found themselves bundled into tabletop games such as Unlock, which we've reviewed before now and really enjoyed. So when the chance popped...

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Review: World War Z

First, there was the book, then the film, and now the game. I’ve not read the book, but I have seen the film, and I can tell you that if you’re thinking...

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Snooker 19

Review: Snooker 19

There's something extremely relaxing about watching a game of snooker. The slow pace, the hushed commentary, the insanely impossible shots that the pros make without even trying... it makes for perfect background...

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Review: Overcooked 2 DLC: Campfire Cook Off!

You know the drill by now - more Overcooked content means more levels, new mechanics and some new chefs. Campfire Cook Off does not disappoint.

What amazes me...

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Review: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro is really hard. You’ve probably heard this already. Maybe you’ve played the Souls games before. Perhaps you’re no stranger to hard games. Well let me tell you, this is really, really...

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Review: God’s Trigger

God’s trigger is a hellacious blast. It’s over the top instant fun, with a cool if little formulaic story.

The archangel Gabriel is being a dick, and...

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Review: Outward

Without realising it, recent RPGs and open world games have been holding our hands for quite some time. Subtle things like compass pointers, low-impact weather and numerous save points have become so...

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Review: Rico

The visual style of Rico caught my attention. I read the story behind the pitch, how it really was around 1,000 words but it could be summed up in four. “Kick doors,...

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Review: Anthem

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Anthem was meant to be Bioware’s next big thing. Dubbed by onlookers as a potential Destiny-beating loot-filled shootathon with cool flying suits, expectations were extremely high. But as is often the case...

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Board Game Review: Time Breaker

As much as I love playing board games, one thing that sometimes puts me off is how long it can take to set them up. If you only want to play for...

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Review: ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

Back in 2015, ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove entered kickstarter. Now it’s out and… amazingly it’s quite good.  As you begin, you choose one of 9 characters - essentially...

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Review: Far Cry: New Dawn

New Dawn is a spin-off sequel from Far Cry 5. As such it’s hard to write about it without spoiling Far Cry 5, so if you haven’t played it (or care about...

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Board Game Review: Res Arcana

Before we start on Res Arcana in detail, let me just make something apparent. One thing I really enjoy about some games is every single play-through being a unique experience, those games...

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Review: DiRT Rally 2.0

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Twenty years ago I spent far too long in my slightly rubbish student flat putting off my uni work repeatedly for just "one more game" of what was, at the time, one...

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Board Game Review: Pandemic Fall of Rome

I really like the Pandemic games; working to wipe out diseases or prevent Cthulhu from showing up and causing mayhem (not in the same game, in case you were wondering) is an...

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