Review: The Surge
May20

Review: The Surge

Who doesn’t like a bit of technophobia in the workplace? Anyone who’s seen Office Space will know the unique satisfaction to be gleaned from smashing up a recalcitrant photocopier. The Surge is a cautionary tale about technology gone wrong, but on a slightly larger scale than a mere jammed printer. We start with the standard ‘whoops apocalypse’ storyline in which we take the role of the paraplegic character Warren, a man trading...

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Review: Styx: Shards of Darkness
Mar23

Review: Styx: Shards of Darkness

Have you ever wondered what everyday life was like for those mischievous goblins from Golden Axe? You know, those thieving twerps who would knick all your stuff while you were sleeping. Well, wonder no more! Styx: Shards of Darkness gives us a goblins-eye view of the world and it’s one where stealth is of the utmost importance. Playing as the titular Styx, players will find themselves skulking about in the darkness and employing...

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Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Jan24

Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Story The latest instalment of the long running series is set in this year, 2017, around four years after the previous main entry. It’s a world away from those explosive and action packed events as Resi 6 reins in the vast scope and focuses exclusively on a single derelict mansion in the swampy locale of Louisiana, USA. It really harks back to the Spencer Mansion lurking in the Arklay Mountains or the very first...

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Feature: Sega to the Movies!
Dec07

Feature: Sega to the Movies!

On various sites it’s been announced that Sega will be working on film and TV shows based on titles such as Altered Beast and Streets of Rage. I can imagine what my younger self now would be thinking; “Awesome!” Admittedly this inner child would probably be more intrigued by the Tim Miller produced Sonic movie and I must admit the thought of his action style and cheeky fourth wall breaking humour could be ideal for the...

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Review: Killing Floor 2
Nov21

Review: Killing Floor 2

Story Making its way from early access on PC to now a fully fledged release, including console for the first time in the series, is Killing Floor 2. Sequel to the 2009 game the plot is very thin and is there only as a reason and premise for the killing. It essentially boils down to the fact that there’s been a deadly release of a zombie-like creatures (called Zeds) that were created as a result of genetic manipulation gone...

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Review: Robinson: The Journey
Nov15

Review: Robinson: The Journey

  Story Following the crash of your spaceship the Esmeralda on a strange and exotic planet inhabited by dinosaur, you play little Robin, a survivor of the crash. After setting up home on the planet Robin decides to seek out the cause of the crash and to see if there are any other survivors. Your journey isn’t solitary though, you have two very different companions; a T-Rex who you befriend and your floating AI assistant,...

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Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Nov01

Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is here! Join us now, dear reader, as we leave no stone unturned and expend every effort to find out whether the latest instalment of the yellow-haired, Kamehameha slinging ones is worth your time. Look, who doesn’t want to fly around the sky shooting fireballs and performing impossible combos? Dragon Ball Z is a fantastic empowerment fantasy that allows us to imagine ourselves as harder/better/faster/stronger,...

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Review: Loading Human Chapter One
Oct20

Review: Loading Human Chapter One

Story Following in the footsteps of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, the first chapter of this episodic game sets lays the groundwork for what could be an interesting narrative. How it pans out remains to be seen but it starts off well putting you in the shows (literally) of Prometheus, a 22nd century human living in an Antarctic laboratory. With a name like Prometheus being the lead character,...

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Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Sep06

Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Story Taking place after the events of the excellent Human Revolution with the end result causing out of control augmented humans, also known as the “Aug Incident”,  Mankind Divided suggests itself the overarching plot of this latest instalment. Society rightly was fearful of augmented people after that event and all the excitement and gloss and sheen of a bright and wonderful future wore off. Two years on from those...

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Review: King of Fighters XIV
Aug25

Review: King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters is a series that has had something of a resurgence in recent years. Coming out after the solid XIII, XIV builds upon that positive step with several smart decisions. The jump to 3D is a controversial one but SNK have handled this well with a number of bold designs among the (50+) character roster. It doesn’t look quite as pretty as some of its contemporaries, but the art style still allows the distinct character...

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