Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review

   15/05/2018 at 16:51       CHRIS OTOOLE       1 COMMENTS.
Review by Ror Brennan.   After the closure of Darksiders' development house Vigil Games back in 2013, fans have been left wondering what next for Joe Madureira, the erstwhile Marvel artist who had co-founded the studio to tell the comic book-inspired tale of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. While War and his brethren have since moved on to THQ Nordic however, under the stewardship of Gunfire Games (itself home to former Vigil develope...
Dragon's Crown Pro PS4 Review

   11/05/2018 at 12:31       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
You know what I love? A bloody good side scrolling beat-em-up. Us fans of the genre have been starved of a good brawler for years now, but in one corner of the globe we have a stalwart hero, namely Vanillaware, who are probably most famous for developing the Odin Sphere series. In Dragon's Crown Pro they have prettied up their original 2013 release to a full 4K and added a wonderful orchestral soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakimoto. And by golly doesn't it look beautiful and sound l...
Frostpunk PC Review

   01/05/2018 at 18:39       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Dean Davis.   Frostpunk is the new game by 11-bit studios the creators behind This War of Mine. It aims to bring the harsh choice making scenarios and survival aspects from This War of Mine to the city building genre. The game is set in 1886 the single greatest year in living human history as it was in that year that Arsenal Football Club were formed (u wot m8? Ed.)… Also, the weather ...
Masters of Anima Review

   10/04/2018 at 16:11       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
  Review by Ashley Fiddes   Masters of Anima takes place in Spark, a world where creations called Golems are summoned by shapers using Anima. You follow the story of Otto, a young Shaper who feels that the Golems are being misused and as such reluctant to join the Shapers ranks. Unfortunately for Otto, due to his engagement to the Shaper Supreme he is forced into taking the Shaper exam to become a Master.  During the exam (in wh...
X-Morph Defense: European Assault Review

   03/04/2018 at 12:50       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Dean Davis X-Morph Defense: European Assault is a blend between an old school shmup and a wave-based tower defence game, the nice twist with this title is that it actually depicts you as the invading alien force come to conquer Earth. You are given an array of different weapon types with which to dispatch enemies and the ability to cloak yourself which lets you move through objects and remove yourself from dangerous situations where you may have bac...
The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones Review

   29/03/2018 at 16:48       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Thankfully The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones isn't about your neighbours having a shit fit in the streets after the bin men 'forgot' to empty their bins again, rather it's a story driven adventure game set in the 1790's, in which you take the role of Louis de Richet, the son and heir apparent of Sarah de Richet, head of the Golden Order secret society, who has seemingly disappeared on the private island of Lord William Alexander Mortimer. Fortunately you find yourself in possesion...
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 Review

   28/03/2018 at 17:44       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Ashley Fiddes.   The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is many things, it is a visual novel, an action RPG and a strategy game. Most of the time spent playing this game will be watching well drawn characters talk to each other in overly long story driven scenes. These scenes can be up to half hour long and on many occasions don’t really move the story forward very much. It can be frustrating at times but thankfully between story sect...
Mulaka Review

   15/03/2018 at 17:57       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Mulaka is one beautiful looking game, taking art cues from the Tarahumara, a real life indigenous culture from northern Mexico, everything has a solid, colourful, whittled from wood look that suits it down to it's beautifully rendered ground. Even the music is perfectly suited as the tunes are also performed using traditional instruments. As Mulaka begins you find yourself in the shoes of the titular character himself, a Sukurúame, a type of Tarahumara Shaman gifted with the po...
TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge Review

   12/03/2018 at 16:18       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Rich Boulton. “The reason I do it is because if you do it wrong, it will kill you.If you think it's too dangerous then go home and cut your lawn and leave us to it.” Guy Martin The Isle of Man TT is an infamous event, a 37-mile annual road race where riders can hit speeds over 200mph, and fatalities are commonplace with a tally over 250 since its inaugural race in 1907. Developers Kylotonn have taken on the task of recrea...
Understand the Chatter: What Poker Terms Mean

   21/02/2018 at 09:26       RICHARD HORNE       0 COMMENTS.
For anyone who wants to get involved in the poker scene, there are (generally speaking) a couple of minor stumbling blocks to overcome before it’s possible to seriously enjoy a competitive world where stakes are raised and tension grows with each passing minute. The first such challenge can be easily overcome with a bit of practice and simply involves learning the rules of the different variants of poker, or at least the ones you might encounter most commonly. After all, you want to hav...
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

   19/02/2018 at 17:33       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
It's all kicking off in 1403 Bohemia, Charles IV has kicked the bucket, and left the empire to the (not so good) King Wenceslaus IV who spends most of his time partying rather than attending all that boring old state business. So this pisses off the nobles who ask his half brother King Sigusmund of Hungary to have a word. Unfortunately he decides on a more radical solution. Sigusmund invades Bohemia, kidnaps Wenceslaus and starts to loot and pillage all the King's estates, which include Skali...
Reflecting on the Life of a Tomb Raider

   12/02/2018 at 22:07       RICHARD HORNE       1 COMMENTS.
Few gaming characters are as recognisable as Lara Croft. Since her debut in 1996, the star of the Tomb Raider series has been regarded as a worldwide sensation. On top of that, this year looks set to be another big one for the franchise, with a new film based on the 2013 reboot starring Alicia Vikander coming in March and the latest game in the series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, planned for release later in the year. With all this on the horizon, now seems as good a time as any to look back o...
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

   26/01/2018 at 16:39       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
As The Vanishing of Ethan Carter opens, you find yourself in the shoes of detective Paul Prospero, standing on some rusty, broken down train tracks that lead into an atmospheric, beautifully realised forest. You are also in possession of a letter written by Ethan himself, and now it's up to you to find him. To spend any more time explaining the story would do the game a disservice, you really need to experience this for yourself. Developed by The Astronauts who were responsib...
Beholder Review

   18/01/2018 at 16:09       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Dean Davis This War of Mine meets the German film The Lives of Others was my initial thought about Beholder, a game that pits you as the landlord of an apartment building with an ulterior motive, you were installed there by a totalitarian state to spy on your tenants. You install video cameras in double sneaky places (not even remotely sneaky places at all), look through all of their personal belongings and through conver...
SOMA Xbox One Review

   15/12/2017 at 18:40       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Ror Brennan. Two years after it first debuted on PC and PS4, Frictional's latest slice of terror finally arrives on Xbox One. Rather than the interdimensional gothic horror of Amnesia, however, SOMA opts for a near-future science fiction setting, and looks to ask questions about what it means to be human. You awake in a Toronto apartment in 2015, in the body of Simon Jarrett, a poor sod who's recently suffered a traumatic accident. ...
        
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