Reviews

–  Nick Palmisano Every once in a while something comes along that changes the very foundations of your soul. An experience so inane and simultaneously engrossing that you are at once abhorred and captivated. That something is GOTY contender Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015. This 8-bit wonder, developed by Marbenx, boldly toes the line between soap scum and psychological revolution. You s...[Read More]

–  Axdsilva The steam controller has returned after a little facelift, but the differences are more than just skin deep. Taking the feedback from the original controller the rearranged layout keeps what works and aligns what’s familiar. The unchanged: trackpads, palm buttons and shape. The shape is still natural and iconic to the controller as rather ergonomic (really comfortable) design. Th...[Read More]

–  Aaron Birch It certainly wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Konami isn’t exactly popular with gamers right now. Poor treatment of beloved franchises like Castlevania, killing off the superbly promising P.T./Silent Hills, and firing industry legend Hideo Kojima were just some of the lowlights the publisher has accrued of late. Add to this reports that staff are treated like pris...[Read More]

– Charlie Braithwaite Corpse of Discovery is a new sci-fi exploration game by Phospor Games. The review for this game may seem a bit bi-polar as I enjoyed parts of the game, but was very underwhelmed with others. In Corpse of Discovery you play as an astronaut working for the Corps of Discovery (see what they did there?), your ship has crash landed and you have no signal to contact home, fro...[Read More]

– Charlie Braithwaite I haven’t always seen eye to eye with MOBAs. I don’t get the fun in grinding for close to an hour to have it all erased just to start again. So when SMITE by Hi-Rez Studios, recently ported to Xbox One, found its way onto my desk to review, I was hesitant. After deciding that it looked different enough to warrant me playing, I dove into it expecting the wors...[Read More]

– Tom Heath Gryphon Knight Epic, released earlier this month on Steam by developer Cyber Rhino Studios, is very much rooted in the classic days of 2D side-scrollers. It’s relatively simple to pick up, has stunning pixel art visuals and some nice, tongue-in-cheek writing. A personal highlight was the main protagonist shouting “I’ll teach you for crushing other peoples’...[Read More]

– Tom Heath The adjective “cinematic” has become a dirty word when it comes to describing a video game. After all, games aren’t movies so why should a game be trying to be like a movie? Well, regardless of your personal feelings of the phrase, I am going to use it anyway because Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn is very much trying to be like a movie; a teen/slasher horr...[Read More]

– Karly Taylor Due to the look I was given when I first enthusiastically presented the title idea of this article to my partner, I should probably explain it, so everybody reading can acknowledge my profound humour. Zombi, newly released on the Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One, was originally a Wii U launch game, titled ZombiU, for obvious reasons. It received mixed reception for the Wii U, so...[Read More]

– Charlie Braithwaite The Matrix was a cool film, and Tarot cards are also good at whatever they do. Should they be mixed together into a extremely hard game? Well they have been… sort of. The premise for Leap of Fate is certainly one of the game’s strongest aspects. And I will probably let the devs explain it themselves, because. uh… just read the premise, it’s prett...[Read More]

– Karly Taylor Now you might be wondering about the headline, and so I feel the need to clear it up rather early. No, to my knowledge, Goat Simulator is not game of the year, nor is it likely to ever be. Realistically there’s just too much competition in that department, going against AAA titles… I could go on at lengths about this semi-redundant point, but I’m sure youR...[Read More]

– Charlie Braithwaite I’m not good at a lot of things. Up the top of that list is basic math and structural engineering. Maybe it’s the latter which makes me probably the worst Polybridge player of all time. However, what I lack in skills I make up for in determination and lack of regard for tiny animated life. The premise of Polybridge is simple, construct bridges across a river...[Read More]

– Charlie Braithwaite I had just woken up, it was 9am, time to get out of bed and start writing. Oh, wait. What is this message on the screen of my phone? Fallout Shelter is now available on Android? I best give it a quick play and carry on with the day. No, no, no, so much no. If I could only engage the services of Cher and turn back time. What was meant to be a quick play ended up being a ...[Read More]

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