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Onrush - Review
Overwatch on wheels [Posted 14 Jun 2018 by David Turner] Not many games instantly grab my attention in an overwhelmingly positive way. The last game to do so was Titanfall. I played it at an Expo and it was as if everything that the game was trying to do poured straight into my head. I understood the mechanics and why ... click to read full item

Worlds Adrift - Preview
Become a DIY sky pirate [Posted 16 May 2018 by Shane K. Firth] The elevator pitch for Bossa Studios' Worlds Adrift is thus - you come round on a floating island with little to no knowledge of what's going on and must scavenge materials and learn from your surroundings to build an airship. Armed with basic tools you head out into endless skies ... click to read full item

Elea - First Look
Weird and undercooked [Posted 26 Apr 2018 by Shane K. Firth] Putting a game in to Early Access can be both a blessing and a curse for development. On one hand it can help iron out bugs and find what players like or dislike about a project, but it can also lead to my reaction to Elea. I'm currently ... click to read full item

Far Cry 5 - Review
Near post-apocalypse [Posted 19 Apr 2018 by David Turner] The older I get the less excited I get about new games coming out. Don't get me wrong, I can still be turned into a jibbering mess once in a while. The first time Nintendo showed us what Mario could do with his hat in Super ... click to read full item

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Review
A medieval revenge sim [Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Shane K. Firth] Beauty can easily be found in the ordinary. For anyone who grew up in rural surroundings much of Warhorse's Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be familiar; rough country lanes, the plants growing wild alongside fields of grain, the hush of the forest and burble of becks are all familiar and help ground ... click to read full item

Original Journey - First Look
A morally challenging story of potatoes [Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Chris O'Regan] It's not often I get called upon to write about sentient root vegetables using exo suits to fight against their enemies, but here I am. Original Journey is an action adventure game that places the fate of the Ato race into hands of the player as they try to gain control ... click to read full item

Legrand Legacy - Review
A proper old-school JRPG [Posted 25 Jan 2018 by Shane K. Firth] There are those of us belonging to a certain age group that have overwhelmingly fond memories of JRPGs released in the 90's/early 2000's. This nostalgia allows us to ignore the pitfalls of early videogame design decisions that when used today can make games infuriating to play. click to read full item

The Red Strings Club - Review
Do androids dream of electric cocktails? [Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Shane K. Firth] Devolver Digital always manages to find and push forward small subversive games that may not be perfect, but they are (almost) always worth playing and paying attention to. Its latest publishing effort is no exception. Deconstructeam's The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience that tackles some ... click to read full item

Moonlighter - Preview
Dungeons and the retail grind [Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Chris O'Regan] When playing Japanese Role Playing games, have you ever wondered how the shopkeepers in the towns that litter the worlds of such games get their stuff? Seriously, they have all of the things and they are selling them for a king's ransom and you just have to wonder, where did they get these things from? ... click to read full item

Mike Dies - Preview
A LOT [Posted 8 Jan 2018 by Chris O'Regan] Puzzle platformers are very common, I know, and when I went to the Seattle Indies expo that runs during PAX West I was expecting to see quite a few and wasn't surprised to encounter a plethora of them. What I was not expecting was the quality of them, and one of these games in particular ... click to read full item

Keyboard Sports - Preview
Time for a new kind of keyboard warrior [Posted 4 Jan 2018 by Chris O'Regan] One of my pet gripes is when you get your name on a high score table, which I admit is rare for me these days, and you have to use your controller to select the characters of your name when you have a full keyboard in front of you. Granted this only applies to ... click to read full item

Keen - Preview
A slide-'em-up [Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Chris O'Regan] What does one do when confronted with the destruction of your home town thanks to the designs of an evil corporation that seeks to exploit it for reasons unknown? Well if your name is Kim and you're a dab hand at roller skating and hitting things with a meat cleaver then you strap on said ... click to read full item

Hot Lava - Preview
A childhood favourite gone digital [Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Chris O'Regan] The Floor is Lava is a game that most people have played as children and I am no exception to that. Clambering over the living room furniture trying to get to the dining room table without touching the floor was fun, despite the wailing from my parents at my siblings and me, thanks to the chaos we ... click to read full item

Assassin's Creed Origins - Review
The soft reboot this series needed [Posted 13 Dec 2017 by Shane K. Firth] Assassin's Creed as a franchise was beginning to wane. Unity was terrible, Syndicate was fun but felt like it was treading all too carefully on already well trodden ground. Wisely, Ubisoft allowed Assassin's Creed Origins an extra year to bake in ... click to read full item

Graveyard Keeper - Preview
Dead-on strategy [Posted 11 Dec 2017 by Chris O'Regan] Ever wondered what it would be like to be a Graveyard Keeper in medieval times? Me neither. Despite our apathy towards experiencing such a profession in what can only be described in very dark times, Lazy Bear Studios has seen fit to make Graveyard Keeper. This ... click to read full item