Reviews

Hardware supplied by Razer. When it comes to headsets I wouldn’t say I’m much of a connoisseur, but there are a number of things I look for. Naturally sound quality, comfort and flexibility rank pretty high, things which the Razer Man O’ War 7.1 has in spades. Transitioning from my old Logitech G930s to the Man O’ War 7.1 wired model was smoother than I expected. The G930s ...[Read More]

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  Aside from the obvious exceptions of people turning into demons, robotic super soldiers, and hair gel that could probably glue a super tanker to the ceiling, Tekken has always been a more realistic fighter than most. As with its ilk, such as Virtua Fighter, Dead or Alive, and even Soul Calibur, to a point, Tekken‘s combat has always been slower a...[Read More]

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Capturing the vibe of classic video games while implementing the benefits of modern technology is a tricky thing to pull off, with last year’s DOOM being a rare exception. But where id Software’s sequel was a modern looking shooter with classic influences, Strafe by Pixel Titans strives to achieve the opposite: to bring that retro FPS feel k...[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher. My experience with RiME pretty much boiled down to that Mr. Plow ad from The Simpsons, you know the one. Stuff happened, it was artistic, it ended, and I wasn’t sure what had just happened. That’s not to say that RiME wasn’t a good experience, it had its moments, but it still left me wondering why that particular story needed to b...[Read More]

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  From the get go I want to make it very clear that my experience with Prey has been a very, very mixed bag. There are aspects of it that I adored, and other aspects that were mind numbingly terrible. Sci-fi horror is something that is very much up my alley, with the real measuring stick being story. Something which Prey delivers, but the way it goes abo...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. WB and NeatherRealm Studios have been on a roll of late, with Mortal Kombat raking in critical acclaim, and the original Injustice being well-received by fighter and comic fans alike. It was so popular, it even spawned an actual DC comic. It’s been a while since the first game introduced us to a bad guy Superman, and a fractured Justice...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. There have been various attempts to clone From Software’s Souls series ever since the punishing action RPG burst onto the scene following its Playstation exclusive début with Demon’s Souls. Most recently we had Sony’s own Nioh, from Team Ninja, and it was a very solid effort that’s already won itself a loyal following....[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by the AFL.  Look, sometimes it’s hard to be critical and still appear unbiased. But also… sometimes something is so objectively terrible you have to hold its head underwater whilst gently sobbing. Nobody wants the savagery, but sometimes you need to go there. Yeah, that’s a strong statement of intent to start a game review on, but the followin...[Read More]

Reviewed on PC, copy supplied by publisher.  Back in high school I was part of a pretty elite club of social climbers and studs. At lunchtime we would take our laminated cards into a deserted classroom and play the fuck out of some Warhammer. Armies of poorly painted Orks would butt heads with Imperial Guard to cheers and ecstatic dice rolling. Memories like these put Warhammer 40,000 in a place c...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. The Sniper Ghost Warrior series belongs up there with Metal Gear Solid with regards to having the most nonsensical, most video gamey title possible. Now I love Metal Gear Solid (seriously, I really like Metal Gear Solid), but even I can admit that its name is pretty silly. After my partner asked me what game I was reviewing, and I said “Snip...[Read More]

Played on Nintendo Switch, copy purchased. Hotline Miami is one of my favourite indie games, the top down shooter has a great art style, addictively hard combat and just a touch of perverse humour. So when I learned that Mr. Shifty developed by Team Shifty and produced by tinyBuild Games, was a Hotline Miami style shooter with the addition of superpowers, I was intrigued. Mr. Shifty is in a lot of...[Read More]

Reviewed on Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  There’s something special about Mario Kart, it’s one of those rare series that transcends typical games by being so accessible it’s virtually a mandatory social experience. A perfect mix of skill, luck and chaos, it’s managed to stay a relevant Nintendo staple since 1992, and in my opinion, Mario Kart 8 stands out as the pinna...[Read More]

Batman Arkham Knight: A Short affair with the Batgirl DLC

– Charlie Braithwaite The best analogy for Batman: Arkham Knight’s first DLC offering is that of an Easter egg, no not a cheeky little DC universe surprise, but an actual chocolate egg. Looks good, tastes okay, but my god is it hollow. Naturally minor spoilers for all of the Arkham games/the new DLC lie ahead. Enter at your own peril. As we have discussed A Matter of Family had the pot...[Read More]

agar.io or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the blob

– Dominic Powell Having just finished last semesters exams, agar.io is like an old friend. An old friend that lures you into their house with promises like ‘you can do that essay in 12 hours, don’t even worry about it!’ Agar.io has got to be the best procrastination game I’ve ever played. To the untrained eye, agar.io looks like a bunch of different sized, different c...[Read More]

Rocket League: Destruction derby meets football

– Luke Chandler If you’re the sort of person who usually sits in front of a screen in a darkened room, chances are you’ve seen the name Rocket League pop up on various online publications and message boards. The game has generated a large amount of hype, fueled by a dedicated fan base. I am not really a fan of sports games, so when I first heard of Rocket League, It didn’t seem l...[Read More]

Batman: Arkham Knight review

– Tom Heath I’m Batman… This thought ran through my mind as I stood perched atop a fire escape railing, the cold Gotham rain pelting my billowing cape, watching a group of thugs exchanging banter. They had no idea I was there; they had no idea they were prey. I scanned the group. Two thugs held assault rifles, one was big and muscular, the last held a club. Using my distruptor ri...[Read More]

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