REVIEWS 04 Nov 2017­ by Jay Shaw

Call of Duty: WWII

Before we begin in earnest: This is a single-player campaign review only. If you want impressions of the multiplayer modes you’ll have to go elsewhere because I couldn’t get that half of the game to even boot up at all. Every attempt just resulted in my machine locking up, even after a reinstall. This has…
REVIEWS 20 Oct 2017­ by KillingArts

Cuphead

I’ve been waiting for Cuphead since it was first revealed in 2014. Now it’s finally here. Cuphead, a super difficult platformer/run & gun game with outstanding visuals, one which mimics the aesthetics of 1930s cartoons to perfection. The game is pretty, but we knew that for the last 3 years. But is the gameplay any…
REVIEWS 23 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Agents of Mayhem

Volition and I have quite the storied history. Pretty much every game they’ve ever made ranks itself as a member of my personal collection, with the majority sitting firm and resolute among my favourites list. So, of course, when I heard they were working on a new title, my interest was piqued. Though, honestly, I…
REVIEWS 16 Sep 2017­ by Jay Shaw

Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail is the story of cute animals doing horrible things to each other. Sadly it’s not narrated by David Attenborough but that doesn’t stop it from having Animals Of Farthing Wood levels of brutality between furry, scaly, and feathered creatures. You’ll command a horde of put-upon allies to war and beyond. But is…
REVIEWS 13 Sep 2017­ by KillingArts

Sundered

Sundered is a metroidvania-style platformer with beautiful, hand-drawn, Lovecraft-inspired graphics from Thunder Lotus Games who are known for Jotun, their first game. Sundered has, quite similar to Jotun, an art style that reminds very much of 80s cartoons, though gameplay-wise, it is very different. While Jotun was extremely slow (remember the two-second-long heavy attack?), Sundered…
REVIEWS 23 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Oh boy, this is going to be a good one. Following a young Orkney woman called Senua, Hellblade is about a journey into the Nordic realm of the dead, Helheim, overlaid by a personal journey into psychosis. Note, that’s psychosis, not psychopathy. The latter being a condition typified by a lack of empathy, which often…
REVIEWS 21 Aug 2017­ by K-putt

F1 2017

Every year we get a new F1 game in the series, and since Codemasters only ever has about one year to bring out a new installment that actually improves the experience, I try to keep my expectations rather low. This year however, the completely new Formula 1 cars hit the tracks with their vastly increased…
REVIEWS 15 Aug 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Sudden Strike 4

Sudden Strike 4 (SS4) is Kalypso Media’s and Kite Games’ sequel to Sudden Strike series, which originally released seventeen years ago. With two following games being released in 2002 and 2009, the series gained popularity for having far greater realism and deeper simulation than most other RTS’s of the time. The Sudden Strike games also…
REVIEWS 24 Jul 2017­ by K-putt

DiRT 4

After about 6 years of DiRT abstinence we get another game in the series, or rather, in the main DiRT series. The previous DiRT Rally was a more simulated and focused approach in the vein of casual Rally games, and it worked out quite well for Codemasters, since it was one of the more successful…
REVIEWS 17 Jul 2017­ by J. A. Kinghorn

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama – Book I & II

Herald is an episodic, point-and-click, choice-driven adventure title that takes place during a slightly alternate 19th century time period. You play as Devan Rensburg, a young man of mixed heritage, who finds himself upon the titular sea-faring vessel as it travels from the singular colonial overpower of the British Protectorate to its Indian Eastern Colonies.…
REVIEWS 12 Jul 2017­ by L Coulsen

Space Hulk: Deathwing

The Warhammer 40k franchise has quite the torrid history with, shall we say, questionable video game adaptations. Though some have gone on to become solid series’, with dedicated fan-bases beyond the initial Games Workshop customers that really deserve far better by now. Most, sadly, wither in the mediocrity that they seem so eager to court.…
REVIEWS 05 Jul 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

DESYNC

The first game from Australian-based developer, The Foregone Syndicate, DESYNC is a distillation of everything I love about Synthwave, difficult shooters, and score attack modes. With a resurgence of games drawing heavily from the visual and cultural style of the ’80s, this “retro-futuristic” sub-genre prides itself on slick style and presentation above all else. Indeed,…
REVIEWS 23 Jun 2017­ by K-putt

Immortal Redneck

You’re immortal. You’re a redneck… and you’re in Egypt. Immortal Redneck is, as I like to call it, a FPPGRFPSSIE… what? You wanna tell me you don’t know what that acronym stands for? Well, let your old pal K-putt explain it to you. It’s a fast-paced-procedurally-generated-roguelike-first-person-shooter-set-in-Egypt. Alright, got it? Good, let’s move on. Even though…
REVIEWS 19 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Long Journey Home

Hard sci-fi and speculative fiction are both things that are oddly underrepresented in the gaming world. There is certainly no shortage of sci-fi adventures out there, that at least make an effort to be a spot of light, speculative fiction, along the way. But the vast majority often sacrifice full scientific accuracy in favour of…