Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Jul23

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War

The Ubiart framework engine has had a pretty good year, hasn’t it? In the last 12 months alone we’ve had the fantastic and frantic platformer Rayman Legends followed by dreamy RPG Child of Light – both utilising the Ubiart engine to produce a gorgeous hand-drawn aesthetic. The first impression you get when playing Valiant Hearts is a sense once again of this illustrative style, but its look is distinctive from the other titles using...

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Review: The Hooligan Factory
Jul19

Review: The Hooligan Factory

With the cliché ridden football hooligan genre reaching over-saturation point some time ago, it’s surprising we haven’t really had much in the way of spoofery yet. But The Hooligan Factory aims to put that right. Focusing on budding young lout Danny and his chance meeting with legendary ’80s hard man Dex, the film is a knockabout comedy which plays moments of casual violence for laughs and occasionally references the well...

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Review: Tomodachi Life
Jun08

Review: Tomodachi Life

‘Random’. It’s a word bandied around with reckless abandon nowadays; your scatty friend’s sense of humour is ‘random’, that man’s ill-advised hat is ‘so random’, and anyone who’s a stranger is increasingly referred to as ‘some randomer’. Yet randomness is increasingly the bedrock of internet and mainstream comedy, and is also an apt descriptor that is consistently...

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Review: Watch Dogs
Jun01

Review: Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs was first showcased nearly two years ago at Ubisoft’s E3 conference and took home the gold medal for most anticipated new IP. A couple of delays and a whole lotta hype later and we finally get to experience Ubisoft’s latest creation. Here’s how it lives up to expectations… Story Watch Dogs follows the story of Aiden, a former criminal turned hacker with a conscience. After the death of his niece Lena...

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Review: The Crazies
May26

Review: The Crazies

The Crazies is directed by Breck Eisner, who also did that fun action movie Sahara back in 2005 and who, according to IMDb is going to be directing the new The Karate Kid 2 – which based on my experience of the other two films is probably going out to be something that’s solidly done but nothing special. Because unfortunately, I did not find The Crazies particularly special. The plot is as follows…a plane containing...

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Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Home Release)
Apr06

Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Home Release)

Dragons, Dwarves and New Zealand location shoots. These things can mean only one thing; another trip to Middle Earth, courtesy of Peter Jackson. This instalment of Hobbity goodness picks up with a flashback to a meeting between Gandalf and Thorin, their encounter revealing the master wizard to be the instigator of the would be Dwarf King’s quest to reclaim his homeland. After that the narrative remains relatively straightforward; the...

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Review: How to Survive a Plague
Apr01

Review: How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive A Plague (HTSAP) is a documentary fueled by passion and anger. The film opens right in the middle of the AIDS epidemic in the US at the late ’70s/early ’80s period and centres around the efforts of the ACT UP and TAG activist groups At the time, being diagnosed was almost a 100% certainty of death for patients. Those at the centre of this terror express their fears and sense of distraught pain at seeing...

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Mar22

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

The run up to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been exciting with high promise delivered by Hideo Kojima and his team at Konami and even higher hopes from stalwart fans of the 16 year old series. But will this short installment give the people what they crave? Join us as we shine a light on all its stealthy nuances. Story Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes acts as the bridging point between Metal Gear Solid: Peace...

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Review: Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC
Mar21

Review: Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC

So here we are. The fourth and final piece of DLC for the Xbox One zombie slaying launch title, Dead Rising 3. The DLC offering didn’t start off very well but has slowly improved over the course of the past few months. Let’s hope the final piece, The Last Agent, continues the upward trend and ends the Season Pass on a relative high. Story The last pair of shoes you’re stepping into this Season Pass is ZDC Agent Brad...

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Review: Luftrausers
Mar19

Review: Luftrausers

Thrown into the air, hung up like a metal- tipped paper dart that’s now falling, falling through a sea of flak towards the unforgiving ocean. Then with improbable grace the ship rights itself to boost onwards in the direction of your choosing.  This is the military-map brown world of Luftrausers, the latest fruit borne from Dennaton Games, those inscrutable purveyors of instant playability. It’s actually something of a shock to the...

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