REVIEWS 06 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx is small, green, mean, and a total gobshite. A breakout character from ‘Of Orcs and Men’ who went on to have his own stealth based adventure in October 2014. A game which still has, after more than 3,000 user reviews, a Very Positive standing on the Steam. Featuring huge, highly detailed, sprawling environments and…a…
REVIEWS 15 Apr 2017­ by L Coulsen

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Another month, another open world Ubisoft game. All about traveling from one region to another, doing all the area’s local faffing, finishing off barely connected story elements, then moving on to the next. Rinse, repeat, profit. But wait, this one has Tom Clancy’s name emblazoned across it, and it isn’t an odd MMO hybrid. Ghost…
REVIEWS 05 Apr 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Above the Law

As we roll into the midpoint of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, it seems like a good time to take a step back and start looking at where the series is going, as a whole. Not just this season, but the entire Telltale franchise. Because, by this point, it should be clear to everyone…
REVIEWS 25 Mar 2017­ by L Coulsen

School of Talent: SUZU-ROUTE

Visual Novels are not, typically, the kind of thing you would expect one of our Judges to be talking about. Hell, even in Japan, where they arguably have the largest reach and most prominent level of social acceptance, they are still most firmly rooted in the niche category. Outside, in the rest of the world,…
REVIEWS 22 Mar 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Part of the first wave of highly successful Kickstarter projects, notable others being Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, and more, Torment: Tides of Numenera angles itself as a spiritual successor to one of the most legendary CRPG games of all time, Planescape: Torment. Known for a colorful cast of characters, an unusually rich world and…
REVIEWS 02 Mar 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Killing Floor 2

The follow-up to the original released in 2009, Killing Floor 2 sees enhanced graphics, more money, and a higher pedigree combine in a hopefully worthwhile sequel to one of the most beloved zombie-slaughtering games of all time. No longer “just” a poor man’s Left 4 Dead, with 15 months spent in Early Access, does Killing…
REVIEWS 28 Feb 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Legacy Edition)

There’s an awful lot of Call of Duty out right now, what with Infinity Ward offering up a remastered version of their runaway success in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and with a more modern take on the series, Infinite Warfare. There’s also a take on the Zombies formula, typically Treyarch’s domain, and plenty more…
REVIEWS 24 Feb 2017­ by L Coulsen

For Honor

When For Honor was first shown back at E3 2015, many a gamer was wowed and rapidly jumped it to the top of their most anticipated list. All the more so when the Alpha turned up a little over a year later. Already boasting a really solid, smooth, and beautiful looking experience that only seemed…
REVIEWS 01 Feb 2017­ by L Coulsen

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Rise of the Tomb Raider has been around for a while now, so it might seem like an odd game to be looking back on. But it’s worth remembering that the 20th anniversary edition, which brought new content along with some much needed fixes (yay, Geothermal valley isn’t a slideshow anymore!) dropped much more recently.…
REVIEWS 19 Jan 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind – Part…

Actually released on the same day as the previous episode, and even sharing a part 1/part 2 title scheme. Conventional wisdom would seem to suggest treating Ties That Bind as a singular entity. However, though there are certainly a great many elements holding both together, they are still clearly distinct entities that, like any episodic…
REVIEWS 18 Jan 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind R…

And lo, the time did come to pass, when Clementine would return. Hardened by her travails, tempered by fire and reforged into the one who will lead us all to salvation. In other words, there’s a third (full) season of The Walking Dead by Telltale, and Clemetine is more badass than ever. Despite being only…
REVIEWS 11 Jan 2017­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel

While the Dark Souls III base game had you plundering the depths of Lothric Castle, exploring turgid swamps, and running away from crabs, the games first of two planned DLC’s, Ashes of Ariandel, returns players to the Painted World, and oh what a world it turned out to be. Ashes of Ariandel is good, there’s no…
REVIEWS 15 Nov 2016­ by Kyle Johnson

Titanfall 2

Born out of the Activision/Infinity Ward legal fiasco from several years ago, Respawn Entertainment has returned with another installment in their infantry/mech shooter series, Titanfall. Now with a few years under the belt of development time and lessons learned from the previous installment. So does Titanfall 2 wallrun and boost-jump its way to victory, or…
REVIEWS 08 Nov 2016­ by L Coulsen

Quantum Break

Remedy and I have an interesting relationship. On the one hand, their concepts are always rather intriguing, promising a great deal of potential for narratives and themes that I can really throw myself behind. With games created by a team that clearly have some genuine talent, with gloriously pretentious tastes that really tickle the self-indulgent…