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 PC, copy supplied by publisher. Building on what made Hotline Miami great and then drenching it in cyberpunk goodness was always going to make for an memorable title, and RUINER definitely doesn’t disappoint in that respect. One of the most addictive and gripping games I’ve played this year, RUINER is an adrenaline filled sci-fi adventure that doesn’t pull any punc...[Read More]
Reviewed on PC, copy supplied by publisher. It was a pretty soul destroying moment when I realised that – despite playing games everyday for around 25 years – I’m still not good at them. In particular, I’m not good at Absolver. I’d go so far as to say that I’m extremely bad at Absolver. The stylistic online brawling game is tough, especially for new players, and...[Read More]
E3 2017 has been a mixed bag so far, with a lot of run of the mill announcements and few surprises. But there have been some nuggets of gold in there, and Devolver Digital’s conference was the highlight of the damn week. Using absurd comedy and a tongue in cheek look at gaming media, it’s a solid 15 minutes of viewing and well worth your time. Oh, heads up. Totally NSFW. This is why De...[Read More]
Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher. Enter the Gungeon was a critical success when released on PC and PS4 in 2016, it even made my top three games of the year list. Well, good news for Xbox One players who may have missed out, the dodge rolling bullet fest is now on Xbox One, and it’s still just as good. I won’t go balls to the wall with detail here, as the initial review...[Read More]
Reviewed on: PC. Also available on PS4, Mac and Linux. Enter the Gungeon may look like a cutesy retro style game with a weird name, but it’s so so so much more than that. A rogue like dungeon crawler filled with gun motifs, this game is one that’s more than worth checking out, but be warned it’s addictive and you will die LOTS. You might be wondering why my review for this is com...[Read More]
On this installment of those indie games you might have missed I'll be talking about Free Lives/Devolver Digital's Broforce, because holy shit how did I miss this game? The answer probably lies somewhere in the realm of I was playing way too many other games at the time.
– Simon Vallenet I’m just sitting on a bench under a tree, looking up to the stars in the dark sky, wondering what could possibly be out there. My finger presses the right arrow on my keyboard; suddenly I’m not sitting anymore. I’m walking towards what seems to be a big gloomy well. I guess my time to watch the night sky is over. The moon is there, enlightening me and the first few bricks o...[Read More]