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: Project CARS
May08

Review: Project CARS

I’ve been keeping my eye on Projects CARS for a while now due to its non-traditional development. You may have noticed that the cars in the title is written uppercase and that’s not down to some branding/styling decision but because it’s an acronym for Community Assisted Racing Simulator. As you can deduce from that acronym this game has been supported through crowdfunding and people chipping in and helping create...

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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: Caption Toad: Treasure Tracker
Mar18

Review: Caption Toad: Treasure Tracker

If you are a fan of Toad then you will be happy as he is now the star in his own game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. A wonderful side-game in the excellent Super Mario 3D World, wsee our little friend dealing with puzzles, bosses and obstacles but how will he manage in his own title without his famous friends? The overall objective of the game is very simple, you guide your character, in this case Caption Toad or Toadette, through a...

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Review: Life is Strange
Feb06

Review: Life is Strange

Story Returning to her home town Arcadia Bay after five years you step into the shows of Maxine, an enthusiastic photography student. After an odd vision that kicks off the game Max discovers she can rewind time for reasons unknown. With her story intersecting with a reunion with her long lost friend Chloe and a background involving a missing girl, the story sets up some intriguing plot points. I’d love to say more however this...

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Review: Shape Up
Dec20

Review: Shape Up

Gameplay With Shape Up arriving in time to blast away those wobbly bellies post-Xmas boozing and feasting a fitness game needs to compete against the latest wave in celebrity fitness DVDs that come out around now. To compete it needs to offer a good workout but also provide the interactivity that DVDs simply cannot provide. Shape Up thankfully succeeds in doing both. Shape Up combines the typical exercise routines that we’re...

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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: Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Dec20

Review: Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Story Rogue slots into Assassin’s Creed canon snugly between AC III and AC IV and the current-gen only Unity. This by default means that there’s a lot backstory to the already huge over-arching plot of the series which was never really needed but it’s by no means unwelcome. Taking control of Irish chap Shay Patrick Cormac, you start off your assassin career well. He’s not as likeable as Ezio or Kenway but...

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Review: Far Cry 4
Dec11

Review: Far Cry 4

Story Far Cry 4 kicks off with your character Ajay Ghale returning to his homeland to scatter his mum’s ashes, her last wish, when you find yourself under attack and chaos ensues. After being taken prisoner you’re greeted to the central villain of the piece, Pagan Min. With his colourful suit and bleached hair, he’s both wonderfully entertaining and menacing at the same time. Just as mesmerising and crazed as Vass in...

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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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