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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft have been wanting to do a crossover with Nintendo for years, and now it’s finally here. Okay, before you run away thinking, “Raving Rabbids and Mario? What a weird combo,” first hear me out! Yes, it’s a weird combo – but it doesn’t come across as forced! The game boasts a very pretty art style...

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The Pillars of the Earth: Book One

Man, life was hard in the middle ages. Especially when you have to give birth. In the snow. And your husband has no clue what to do. This is pretty much how useless I was playing as Tom Builder in the prologue of The Pillars of the Earth. Watching my wife bleed all over the ground, I finally had enough wits...

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Knack 2

The original Knack game, a PS4 launch title about a size-shifting golem, released to a mixed reception. Players criticised the simplicity of the attacks and the challenging, old school combat, where one or two hits could result in death and checkpoints were vastly spaced. Sony Japan Studio takes us back int...

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Agents of Mayhem Review

I’m a big fan of developer Volition’s Saints Row series of games with their satirical and larger than life style and absurdly hilarious missions, so when I was given the opportunity to review Volition’s new game, Agents of Mayhem, I jumped at the chance. Agents of Mayhem is an open world, 3rd person shooter...

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I am a sucker for action/adventure games, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy sucked me right in! The latest installment to the Uncharted series was supposed to just be DLC. But then it somehow turned into a full game. Well, I say full game. I managed to finish it on Hard in just over eight hours. It’s not as lo...

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Hitman GO

Agent 47 returns in this reimagining of Square Enix’s Hitman. In this turn-based puzzler, you control Agent 47 as he do-si-dos around security, dogs, armed men and civilians to reach his mark. If you’ve played any of the other Hitman games, the new take on this may startle you at first. The worl...

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Patapon Remastered

Patapon is a remaster of the critically acclaimed 2007 PSP game. It’s a 2D scrolling rhythm game, where you, the god of the Patapons, lead your subjects on a journey to Earthend so that they may gaze upon IT (“for eternal contentment!”). You and your four drums, Pata, Pon, Chaka, and Don, order the Patapons...

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Splatoon 2

When the Switch first came out, there were scoffers and catcallers that cried, “Hey, look! Nintendo’s trying to make Splatoon a thing!” Pay them no heed. By now, they are surely eating their words, because Splatoon 2 is the shooter you didn’t know you needed. On the surface, it looks like a child’s introduc...

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Lara Croft GO

Mobile gaming used to involve lots of primary colours and fruit slicing. That’s what I thought anyway.  Until Lara Croft GO.  I wish that I could say that my motivation in trying this was because of Lara Croft herself – just one of the most famous female protagonists ever. But sadly no. I just w...

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Review: Detention

I’m someone who likes to trick myself into thinking I can handle, even enjoy, the horror genre. So when the opportunity to review Detention popped up I was all like ‘pfft yea of course I can handle it LOL’. After all, it’s basically a point and click side-scrolling game  with 0% comb...

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Empyrion – Galactic Survival

According to the description, Empyrion is a 3D open world, a space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets; build, explore, and fight in a hostile galaxy. What they don’t tell you is at the beginning there is a lot more non-survival than survival. The story goes like this: E...

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Push Me Pull You

“Argh,” I think as I watch the game trailer, “I can’t look away.” My brain doesn’t quite know what to make of the images on screen. Pink sausage shaped bodies writhe and twirl around each other. On each end of the bodies is a human head, in a similar vein to CatDog. And y...

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