Review: Halo: The Fall of Reach
Dec23

Review: Halo: The Fall of Reach

Halo: The Fall of Reach is a CGI look behind the mythology of the Spartan. Based on a book by Eric Nylund, It shows how a somewhat cold and clinical military doctor selected children with strong genetic makeups and conditioned them for a life of war. The film gives us glimpses of the physical and mental training they received with the focus being placed on the unit leader, John. The CGI goes for a look somewhere between realistic and...

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Review: Forced: Slightly Better Edition
Nov29

Review: Forced: Slightly Better Edition

Forced: Slightly Better Edition is the kind of multiplayer game that becomes a better experience with a committed group of friends. You play as one of four differently equipped characters (archer, shield, dagger or hammer) and are thrust into a variety of puzzles and challenges that will test your mettle. A typical room might contain an environmental hazard (poison gas, dangerous beam of light energy – take your pick) that needs...

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Review: Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Edition
Jul27

Review: Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Edition

You awake in a clinical looking room. It’s studded with white tiles. No memory of how you arrived or what you’re doing there. Suddenly, a burst of radio chatter comes through. You’ve been transported inside this odd structure to shut it down before it crashes into earth! Commander Novak is filling you in on the details, but her transmission cuts out. You are alone. You step through the first door as it closes behind you with an...

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Review: Tour De France 2015
Jul05

Review: Tour De France 2015

Ah, the myriad joys of watching a painful, grueling slog through picturesque mountains. That will they/won’t they game of brinkmanship that occurs in the lead-up to sprint breakaways. The fascinating way teams co-ordinate their efforts, pushing their best rider through the rankings. The always amusing incident of the TV car causing a rider pile-up. Yup, the Tour De France has provided multiple delights for sport fans, even those who...

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Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
May23

Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We return to the world of folklore and monsters with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a more expansive take on the open world format than previous titles in the series. As usual we view this mythic yet lived-in place through the eyes of Geralt of Rivia, monster hunter extraordinaire! Pragmatic, to-the-point but not lacking a sense of humour, Geralt has always been the perfect foil to the more fantastical elements of the series. That’s not to...

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Review: Mortal Kombat X
Apr24

Review: Mortal Kombat X

The goriest fighting game returns with a beefed up story and a mean attitude. Wanna know how it plays? “GET OVER HERE!” So the first thing to mention is the enhanced story mode. The cut scenes are often as gory as the gameplay, with fights occurring at dramatic points between scenes. It took me about 9-10 hours to finish but I’m sure an Mortal Kombat veteran could clear it far quicker. What makes this mode so special is its...

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Review: Monopoly Family Fun Pack
Dec20

Review: Monopoly Family Fun Pack

This is going to be an interesting review. Where to start? Well, for anyone not already familiar with the title, Monopoly is the classic property owning board game. The objective is to bankrupt the other players and take their buildings from them, ultimately allowing you to own the whole board. This is probably how Donald Trump got started. Monopoly Family Fun Pack uses the graphical capabilities of the PS4 to render a digital version...

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Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Dec07

Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Konami’s latest installment arrives but can the once majestic series take the title again, or is it having a right mare? The first thing to say about PES 2015 is that the presentation has been improved significantly which has been a gripe of mine in the past. For example the menu screens and the accompanying music have been given a welcome tweak. Out goes awful Europop and in comes listenable, if not-that-current indie/electro....

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Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Nov19

Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Videogames have been a fine and innovative storytelling medium for a while now. So it seems only natural that a culture noted for its storytelling traditions should enter the fold, in the form of Never Alone. Never Alone is a charming game developed with the help and guidance of the Alaska Native people, telling the story that kicks off with an unusually strong blizzard that has been going for several days preventing the village from...

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Review: Rocksmith 2014 (PS4)
Nov09

Review: Rocksmith 2014 (PS4)

You may remember that we were rather taken with Rocksmith 2014 when we reviewed it on the Xbox 360, giving it 9/10. It now arrives on the PS4 with some features specific to the latest generation console. For example, the built in share functionality allows you to stream your session jams or Guitarecade exploits so fellow guitarists can non sagely in appreciation of your tasty jams (or just cover their ears and shake their heads...

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