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9.5

Flippin' great

Ghost of Tsushima *Spoiler Free Review*

When I was offered the chance to review Ghost of Tsushima, I sheepishly turned to a fellow gamer colleague and said “so…what can you tell me about this game?”. I didn’t follow the progress of the game’s creation, see any game footage or trailers prior to beginning. I went in blind, only knowing I was ...

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The Last of Us Part II *SPOILER FREE REVIEW*

When the game ended and the credits rolled, after clocking in at 30 hours of gameplay, my husband and I just sat there in silence for a long time trying to process what we had just experienced. First let me, without directly mentioning any, address the leaks and speculations floating around out there. They ...

“The Future of Gaming” according to the PS5

Today, alongside a multitude of great-looking games, Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 for the first time. Let me just cut straight to the chase. Here it is, in all its beautiful glory: Other than the reveal, the only new thing we really learned about the PS5 is that there will be two versions: one with a dis...

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All aboard the Monster Train!

I’m going to be honest: I thought Monster Train wasn’t going to be very good. Weird trailer, and a silly name. “Monster Train” sounds like a useless toy one of those infomercials would be trying to sell during morning kids cartoons.  *energetic infomercial voice* Collect monsters and...

The Last of Us Part II – Early Impressions

So, I’ve been playing The Last of Us Part II solidly, every evening, for just over a week and I’m finally allowed to share some spoiler-free thoughts with you (on one designated preview part of the game). I absolutely can not wait to tell you about the game as a whole – golly gosh! Also, f...

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Could do without

Predator: Hunting Grounds

The first Predator game I ever played was on the original Nintendo (NES) in the mid 90’s. You played as the hero Dutch (Arnie – “Get to da choppa!”) and it was as much a weird movie tie-in to the 1987 film as one could expect from the console. For some reason, Dutch wore bright pink pants in thi...

Win Some Lockdown Loot! PriceSpy’s Top Games for February

We’re in lockdown, and maybe things are looking a little gloomy. So PriceSpy has stepped in to give you a little something to look forward to when all this sitting around is done! Yep, thanks to the wonderfully impartial price comparison site, you are getting the chance to win one of five games (and y...

People love Pokémon more than PlayStation (Also you could WIN a game!)

PriceSpy has given us the downlow on the most popular games Kiwis searched for in January 2020, and things were a little bit different than usual. As one might think, PlayStation typically wins out the top 5, with the occasional Switch game slipping in. (Sorry Xbox, maybe this year will be different?) But a...

9.5

Flippin' great

Dreams

When you enter the world of Dreams, you’re hurtling into a universe of creation. This latest title from Media Molecule, creators of Little Big Planet and Tearaway, is not simply a game! It’s a world of possibilities. Will you be a consumer of Dreams or a creator, or perhaps both? The choice is yours, but on...

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Patapon 2 Remastered Review

I’m a recent and eagar convert to rhythm games so, while I haven’t played either of the original games, I jumped on the opportunity to review Patapon 2 Remastered. It’s a port of a popular 2008 PSP game with a facelift for the big screen. The premise for Patapon 2 is pretty simple. You play as a god who is ...

8.5

Great

Song of Bloom

I feel like I know what to expect from developer Kamibox. Whimsical death. Physics-based letter games. And the strange but brilliant concept of throwing bacon on stuff. Opening up Song of Bloom though, I get the feeling that I’m about to encounter something completely different. The game centres aroun...

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Concrete Genie

There is something incredibly wholesome about the new action-adventure game from developer PixelOpus. Concrete Genie dares to do something different, combining a mix of platforming action with a dark but beautifully designed world. Set in a fictional town called Denska, Concrete Genie is a wonderfully imagi...

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