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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Review: Escape Dead Island
Nov29

Review: Escape Dead Island

Story Billed as  a survival mystery, Escape Dead Island follows the story of Cliff Calo who has set off to document unexplained events on Banoi. He doesn’t actually go to the island visited in previous games but arrives on Narapela, part of the Banoi archipelago. Trying to impress his high powered father in the media industry, Cliff digs around to get a big scoop which aims to get to the bottom of the origins of the zombie...

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Review: Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show
Nov29

Review: Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show

When Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show landed on my lap I had no idea what I was looking at. I knew of the titular Rabbids of course, but the Interactive TV Show bit threw me. After looking online I discovered that the Rabbids have their own TV show and that I was holding the official mini party game tie-in. I wasn’t that optimistic in all honesty. Story I haven’t seen the show before but it looks quite amusing...

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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: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Nov17

Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

The LEGO game series has progressively got bigger and bigger. At first they were very linear affairs but the Batman series of LEGO games have been propagators to improving the franchise in every way. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes added in an open world and voice acting for the first time, let alone expanding the cast to crazy proportions. Subsequent games like LEGO City Undercover, LEGO Marvel and LEGO The Hobbit games have developed...

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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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