Heavily billed as an eSports gaming headset, LucidSound’s LS25 sits in a rather strange position within its own range, as well as within the gaming headset market in general. Larger than the slimline LS20, but cheaper than the LS40, this is a decent, headset that has some definite high points, but suffers on a couple of noteworthy features. In terms of visual appeal, the LS25 is, indeed, str...[Read More]

Reviewed on 3DS, copy supplied by publisher.  Prior to playing I was a bit confused as to what Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were and their relation to the original Sun and Moon. Was it a “third” game of the seventh generation of main Pokémon titles, like Yellow, Emerald, Platinum – which were enhanced versions of the main pair of games – or was it a direct sequel set on the same wo...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Starting out life a an Xbox exclusive, Capcom’s seminal comedy horror zombie-fest, Dead Rising, has always been an impressive showing of on-screen action. Never afraid to pile on the sheer number of rotting undead, the series has been a polarising one, particularly in its early days, when core game mechanics and a reliance on escorting ...[Read More]

Reviewed on PC, copy supplied by publisher.  Putting you in control of a sentient vacuum cleaner, Rumu is a game that wasn’t exactly on my radar last year, and to say I was surprised by what I experienced is an understatement. What I thought would be a fun little mini-game of vacuuming up after your messy owners turned out to be an emotional and poignant experience that knows how to place so...[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher.  Hello Neighbor really resonated with me. I’d spent the last weeks of 2017 moving homes and coupled with a particularly busy holiday period, the experience took longer than expected and resulted in stress, frustration, and a little loss of sanity. Just like playing Hello Neighbor. Hello Neighbor is a puzzle-based survival horror game that begins wi...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch. Copy purchased by reviewer. Let’s get this out of the way early: Blossom Tales is heavily influenced by The Legend of Zelda, in particular A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo. It is a game where you play as a knight who has to travel the land, visiting different puzzle and combat-filled dungeons and find various items in the dungeons to fight bosses (including a ...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. These days, it’s relatively easy to port a console game to PC, it happens all the time, but the reverse isn’t as common. This is largely because PC games are often made specifically with the PC gamer in mind, and because the technical elements of the conversion can make it very difficult for a developer to make that jump from home...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Despite the Nintendo Switch having gone from strength to strength this year, with the exception of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, there hasn’t really been many roguelikes on the system, which is kind of weird considering how well-suited they are for short play sessions on the go. However, one of 2016’s best roguelikes, Enter the Gungeon, has just arrived on the syst...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Nintendo 3DS Holy moly, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is 14 years old. It’s still one of the funniest video games I have ever played, and it came during a time when games with good humour were few and far between. What was great about it was its accessibility; featuring relatively simple RPG mechanics, alongside gameplay innovations such as dodging attacks in real-time is what made ...[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One.  Curse of Osiris is the first of Destiny 2’s expansions, which are meant to expand the story, gameplay, crucible and other features. Does this DLC accomplish this? Technically, yes. Does it expand on the fun? Not really. The campaign is only a couple hours long and it’s bland. Most mission are just fighting through Vex, some with different aesthetics like the fidget spinner H...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Last year’s DOOM reboot was a goddamn incredible game. id Software’s re-imagining of the property embraced the classic’s old school feel, threw in some cool modern twists, and set it all to the most rockin’ soundtrack ever seen in a game. It was easily the best single player shooter of 2016. And now we have DOOM VFR, t...[Read More]

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  Did you know ancient Egyptians spoke English, but with heavy vaguely North African accents? Well they did. They were also responsible for 19 Assassin’s Creed titles being released over the course of ten years. Depending on who you ask, this is either a terrible thing or an okay thing. I won’t lie, I haven’t been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed seri...[Read More]

The Division review: Come to the Dark Zone, we have loot

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. So there you are, in the centre of New York City with a really cool pair of gloves, you really want to wear those gloves, but because some tosser stood in front of you while you were shooting, you now have to fight a bunch of self riotous assholes screaming for revenge. You fight them because if you don’t they might steal your gloves, except afte...[Read More]

Hitman Review: 47 ways to die

-Aaron Birch Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. As a fan of the Hitman series, one who’s played every entry so far, including the first, PC-only title, I’ve seen IO Interactive’s flagship series evolve over the years in ways both good, and bad. What started out life as an unapologetically challenging and unique game quickly established a formula of stealthy k...[Read More]

Blood Alloy: Reborn review: a tease of things to come

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Blood Alloy: Reborn sure travelled a rocky road to release. Developed by Suppressive Fire Games, it began in 2013 as a Kickstarter for a much larger project called Blood Alloy that failed to raise the required funds, but the positive reception of its fast-paced, 2D retro combat system inspired the team to continue developing it. Several years later, the...[Read More]

Gunscape review: DIY retro shooter

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Gunscape may have caught your attention in recent times, it’s been presented as a customisable retro shooter. The PS4, Xbox One and PC game provides all the elements that are reminiscent of classic FPS titles such as Doom and Wolfenstein, and leaves them at the player’s disposal to create their own maps. Players can then try out other people...[Read More]

Assault Android Cactus review: One of the best indie games on PlayStation

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. There are hundreds of thousands of rogue robots filling a space station with their murderous rage. Who are you going to call? If you answered “a rag tag group of android chicks to smash the robots with their arsenal of kickass weaponry,” you were somehow completely right. Assault Android Cactus is a twin stick arcade shooter made by Austral...[Read More]

Street Fighter V review: Gets the job done

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. As someone who is generally not that into one-on-one fighting games, I found reviewing Street Fighter V rather tricky. It is a game that you clearly need to invested the time to hone your skills in order to get the most out of it. Whilst button mashing the range of basic punches, kicks and throws will let you breeze through most matches against AI oppon...[Read More]

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review

Copy supplied by publisher. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the latest Zelda classic to be given the HD treatment, this time for Wii U. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this release is the fact Twilight Princess is turning 10 this year… that certainly went by fast. The game itself  hasn’t changed much from the original Wii/GameCube version, yet there are enough bells and...[Read More]

The Flame in the Flood review: A boar broke both my legs

Reviewed on: PC, also available for Xbox One. A calming harmonica plays folk music as I stroll around an island with my dog. This is the first haven I’ve discovered in the flooded ruins of America, I’m excited and optimistic to find what goodies it has to offer. Is that a pig I see? How delightful! Oh, wait… is it charging at me? It’s totally charging at me. Okay well there...[Read More]

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1: old dog, some new tricks

Reviewed on: PC It’s no secret I’m a fan of Telltale Games’ Walking Dead series. It’s dark, intense, makes you anxiously squirm with some of the decisions it throws at you and will deliver a swift gut-punch to your emotions at a moments notice. Now while many of us are anticipating The Walking Dead Season 3, given Season 2 left us in a very interesting situation, Michonne i...[Read More]

Far Cry Primal review: BEES!?

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. Crouching in a dense Mesolithic treeline you slowly creep towards your enemy. They’ve eaten members of your tribe and attacked your village, this attack is going to be personal.  You look over your  weaponry to see which is best to take them down, at your disposal you have spears, clubs, a bow and a motherfucking sabre tooth tiger that you s...[Read More]

Layers of Fear review: Revisiting the horror masterpiece

  After borderline obsessively playing horror games for years, it comes to a sad point where you feel like you’ve seen it all. Sure, you get the occasional gem that stands out from all the rest but you can’t help but think “I’ve seen this before.” Horror, to me, is the genre that constantly goes back to its root stereotypes and cliches. “Oh look a group of ...[Read More]

Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition Review: The Driving Dead

-Aaron Birch Beginning life as a large piece of DLC for the vanilla Dying Light, The Following soon grew out of its initial scope, and developer Techland quickly re-purposed the project as a full-fledged expansion. This is no paltry bit of wasteful DLC you’ll complete in under an hour (Arkham Knight, I’m looking at you!), this is a full campaign that has plenty to offer. The fact that ...[Read More]

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