PlayStation 4

Divinity: Original Sin II: Definitive Edition review: Turn-based RPG at its finest

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. Already a hugely popular RPG on the PC, Divinity: Original Sin II has been hailed by many as one of the best RPGs of all time. That’s very high praise in a genre so saturated with classics, but after only a few hours with the game, it won’t be long before you understand what all the fuss is about. Taking the form of a retro-style forced-top...[Read More]

Yakuza Kiwami 2 review: the Yakuza hits just keep coming

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. From a series that once flew under the radar of most gamers back in the PlayStation 2 era, Yakuza has certainly had something of a resurgence in the last couple of years, with a steady stream of new and remastered titles being dropped into our laps. We’ve had the excellent Yakuza 0, the impressive remaster of the first ever Yakuza game – Kiwami, ...[Read More]

Onrush review: A storm of motors

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Coming from some of the team responsible for the long absent Motorstorm series, Onrush is a racer than makes absolutely no effort to embrace realism whatsoever, and you know what? It’s glorious. Taking the racing genre, Onrush tips it on its head and throws in elements of co-op team play and hero shooter. It’s a game that’s ...[Read More]

Vampyr Review: Gentleman bloodsucker

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Creeping up on us like its titular supernatural beings, Vampyr hails from the same studio that brought us the much-loved Life Is Strange, Dontnod. Don’t expect the same, teenage-angst fuelled story, though. This is a much more serious affair, and focuses on a dark, and unsavory depiction of a 1918 London gripped by the Spanish Flu, and ...[Read More]

E3 2018: The best of the PlayStation showcase

Well that sure was…something. Playstation decided to try something different with their E3 presentation this year, stepping away from the traditional stage show packed with teaser trailers and instead showing fewer games but in greater detail. And that’s an idea I’m totally on board with, as greater detail is something E3 reveals could always use more of. And the show certainly delivered some more...[Read More]

Conan Exiles review: Janky but fun

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Playing everything from Minecraft to Ark, and 7 Days to Die to Trove, all of my experiences have one thing in common – I inevitably get bored. You see, it’s all well and good having an elaborate crafting system that allows the building of all sorts of equipment and impressive bases, tools that help you shape the very world around you ho...[Read More]

God of War review: Check out this Dad God

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Before we get stuck into things, I want to take a moment to establish some subjective context as I sat down to begin playing God of War. If I’m being truly honest, I was beginning to fall a little out of love with video games. That’s not to say I had completely lost interest in them, I just found myself not being as enthralled as ...[Read More]

Extinction review: Wipe it out

Reviewed on: PlayStation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. If you’re a fan of Attack on Titan, and you’re looking for another game that recreates the epic showdown between man and giant, well, you’d better keep on looking, because Extinction certainly is not the game you’re looking for. Players take on the role of the last Sentinel, a magic warrior able to fight Ravenii– giant...[Read More]

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review: Forgiveness, please

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. There’s certainly no shortage of Yakuza action these days. It seem like Sega’s seminal Japanese crime drama releases a new iteration every month at the moment, both new, and remastered, and more and more gamers are getting the chance to partake in one of gaming’s best series. Yakuza 6, however, is not a prequel or remaster, ...[Read More]

The American Dream review: Gun for the whole family

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Normally I’d say launching The American Dream within 24 hours of US students protesting legislative inaction following a mass school shooting was maybe a bit tactless, since audience’s may not have been in the mood to have a laugh about guns. But when you think about it, given the alarming frequency of mass shootings in the US, an...[Read More]

Fe Review: Impawsibly Beautiful

Reviewed on Xbox One Fe is a uniquely gorgeous platformer about a fox-like cub, a ‘Fe’, who uses its singing to unite with other animals to stop an invasion of robots, the Silent Ones, that are capturing the animals for… some reason. At least, that’s how I attempted to explain the story to a friend. Fe doesn’t utilise any dialogue; an interesting narrative concept that’s hard to pull off successfu...[Read More]

Nacon Wired Compact Controller review: Small, but decently formed

A good controller can make all the difference between enjoying your favourite games, and struggling through them with awkward controls and poor responsiveness. Whilst Sony’s own DualShock controllers are amongst the best around, there’s always room for alternatives, especially if those alternatives are cheaper, and/or offer new features. Sometimes, simply a small change in the controll...[Read More]

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