REVIEWS 01 Apr 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

The Division 2 is Ubisoft’s latest attempt at an open world sandbox, a genre they’ve grown increasingly comfortable with over the last several years. Set some time after the events of the first Division game, the sequel takes you to Washington DC, seat of the government and currently a battlefield between the agents, civilians, and…
REVIEWS 11 Mar 2019­ by L Coulsen

Onimusha:Warlords

Once upon a time, Capcom were among the most loved and respected names in game development. Over the years, their star has waxed and waned several times, but they have never truly lost that sense of nostalgia, meaning that newer games still get people’s attention. Even if they ultimately fall a bit short of expectations.…
REVIEWS 07 Mar 2019­ by L Coulsen

Resident Evil 2

A little over twenty years ago, Resident Evil landed in our laps and brought an honest to peanuts B movie horror under our direct control. Cheesy, terribly delivered dialogue, ludicrous ‘twists’ and ridiculous monsters. Two years later, the sequel arrived and took the premise, but firmly grounded it and became far more serious, though still…
REVIEWS 22 Feb 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is the third entry in the venerable Metro series of games inspired by Dmitri Glukhovski’s novels of the same name. For the first time it takes the series to more open levels and introduces more exploration and resource management than previous games; but is it a step in the right direction or is…
REVIEWS 09 Feb 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

The long running Ace Combat series are arcade style flight games, often with dozens of aircraft, weapons, and missions to conquer with your insane flying skills. Set in the venerable strangereal universe, Ace Combat 7 has a lot to live up to as it continues the series main story after the events of previous games.…
REVIEWS 01 Feb 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the sequel to the much loved original, continuing the story of Admiral Spire and the various arms of the Imperium Of Man’s space forces versus powerful xenos and the threat of Chaos, corrupted humans hell bent on either killing or corrupting everyone else. Has Chaos seeped into the Battlefleet Gothic:…
REVIEWS 21 Jan 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Nippon Marathon

We first encountered Nippon Marathon back at Play Expo Manchester in 2016 and played against the super friendly developers who had so much passion for what they were making. We knew from the moment we saw images of a dog man, man-lobster, girl-narwhal, and old man in a sailor uniform that we were in for…
REVIEWS 14 Jan 2019­ by Jay Shaw

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm is the long awaited sequel to the Source engine coop/PvP shooter Insurgency. Originally slated to have a full campaign Sandstorm‘s developers, New World Interactive, dropped it to focus on the multiplayer aspect not long before release. Did that decision pay off? Keep reading to find out.
REVIEWS 15 Dec 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Battle Princess Madelyn

Battle Princess Madelyn is the latest game from developer Causal Bit, creators of the excellent Insanity’s Blade. After a jaw dropping alpha demo and successful Kickstarter campaign that appealed to us by proclaiming to be a game designed by a father and daughter, we’re finally in possession of the final product. Does it live up…
REVIEWS 08 Dec 2018­ by L Coulsen

The Quiet Man

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that The Quiet Man is absolutely terrible. So one might be wondering why we are here throwing our two cents in. Well, there are a number of reasons. Firstly, the premise was rather intriguing, and a lot of people seem to have fundamentally misunderstood what being deaf actually…
REVIEWS 17 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Vampyr

DONTNOD have been around for a while now, longer than some may realise. Though they may have only risen to prominence more recently, especially after the release of Life is Strange, their earlier game was a 3rd person action title. So far from being a departure, Vampyr would be better categorised as a return to…
REVIEWS 05 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Cheap Golf

Hello, my name is Susan. I want to take you on a journey into what it means to be alive. But talk is cheap, and so is golf. The two, consciousness and golf, are intimately intertwined in a dance of supreme, beatific elegance. Cats are funny. That’s why there are so many YouTube videos about…
REVIEWS 29 Oct 2018­ by L Coulsen

Call of Cthulhu

Ahh, Lovecraft. Long considered the Granddaddy of horror, for good reason, his works have seen many an adaptation over the years. Some good, some less so. But all too rarely have we seen a truly great entry, in any medium other than his original literature. Silent Hill probably stands as the best representation of his…
REVIEWS 20 Oct 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Space Hulk: Tactics

Space Hulk: Tactics is the latest digital edition of the venerable Space Hulk board game. This time we’ve got campaign outings for both the Space Marines and Genestealers, as well as online play, map editor, and squad customisation. The question remains though – does it roll a natural 6 or get teleported back to the…