REVIEWS 05 Jul 2021­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza 4 Remastered

The second of the PlayStation 3 trilogy, Yakuza 4 is the first game that really defined what the series would come to be known for. Mostly, at least. Building on everything that came before it and aiming to iron out all the kinks, it was a real push for something larger than the sum of…
REVIEWS 19 Apr 2021­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza 3 Remastered

Just a few, short, years ago, the idea of SEGA’s highly lauded, niche appeal Yakuza series ever hitting the PC was a pipe dream. But now look at us. We have the entire, mainline, series just ready and waiting for us to go tearing through the streets of Kamurocho. And tear through I have…so we…
REVIEWS 05 Feb 2021­ by L Coulsen

Star Wars: Squadrons

It’s been a while since we’ve had a full-blown, Star Wars flight sim.  Battlefront II had a robust, arcadey space battles mode, of course.  But, well, it was arcadey pick-up-and-play, and part of a larger game.  So when EA announced a new, multiplayer focused dogfighting game, many of us were skeptically optimistic.  Then it was…
REVIEWS 11 Dec 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Project Wingman

Project Wingman is an Ace Combat clone from developers Sector D2 and Humble Games. For those not familiar with Wingman‘s inspiration; Ace Combat is a long running arcade style flight combat game where player jets carry hundreds of missiles and you’ll probably end up chasing at least one cruise missile. Full disclaimer, I’m a gigantic…
REVIEWS 01 Dec 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Watch Dogs Legion

It’s November once more, that time of year when Ubisoft dumps several flavours of open world on us and populates them with a stupid amount of tiny little dots on the map to lead to near meaningless little distractions. First out of the gate this year is Watch Dogs Legion, taking the US-centric hacking series…
REVIEWS 04 Nov 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Drone Swarm

Drone Swarm is an RTS game from stillalive studios that puts you in command of a futuristic psionic space ship and its swarm of thirty-two thousand drones in a hostile galaxy where you can’t help but trespass, antagonize, and battle vicious alien races who couldn’t care less about making friends. Having met the crew of…
REVIEWS 20 Oct 2020­ by L Coulsen

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

When it first released, almost a decade ago, Kingdoms of Amalur struggled to find its audience. Though received with a generally positive response, the praise from critics and players like struggled to translate into units sold. An all too familiar story, really. One that often ends in tragedy. But sometimes, like this time (hopefully) it…
REVIEWS 27 Aug 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3 from inXile is their second attempt at a 3D Wasteland game that breaks away from the original formula a little and breaks out into regions outside of a mutant and machine infested Arizona. The new setting, Colorado, breathes some new life into the series but is it enough to be engrossing for the…
REVIEWS 27 Jul 2020­ by K-putt

F1 2020

It’s here. Rather late, but considering the circumstances, we surely understand. Besides, it actually arrived earlier than the actual F1 season for once. 2020 is a weird year. And it doesn’t stop at the new F1 game. The actual real world season is a weird one with races getting announced a month before they actually…
REVIEWS 25 Jul 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Panzer Paladin

The genre of faux-retro platformers is pretty crowded these days so it’s difficult to stand out no matter how good your game is. You know the type – Shovel Knight and The Messenger are arguably the peak of this type of game but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more room at the top; so where…
REVIEWS 04 Jun 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Maneater

Maneater is a game that does exactly what it says on the tin – you’re a shark and you’re a man eater. You’ll terrorize both sea life and humans alike in its parody filled world of polluted swamps, rich people’s seafront properties, and even a chunk of the ocean itself. Does Maneater live up to…
REVIEWS 09 May 2020­ by Jay Shaw

SnowRunner

SnowRunner is Sabre Interactive’s new entry into the xRunner line of games which, for the uninitiated, are all about getting trucks stuck in mud and water. Okay, they’re actually about making deliveries of various cargo through wilderness locations but you’re going to spend most of your time stuck in mud. SnowRunner adds a bit more…
REVIEWS 29 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is, surprisingly, the fourth entry in the venerable beat-em-up series and one fans have been waiting for ages to finally play. Let’s get the most important thing out of the way up-front: Yes, you can still suplex dudes and throw them down holes and out of elevators. Is the legacy of…
REVIEWS 10 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake

As the name suggests, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake (Nemesis from now on) is a complete remake of the classic PlayStation 1 survival horror game of the same name. Capcom have taken their Resident Evil 2 Remake formula and applied it to a game that was more about player choice and action. Some of what…