Gaming

8

Great

ARMS

You might not know the title but you’ll definitely know the game. ARMS is that new Nintendo Switch game where you swing your arms about and hit people with boxing gloves on the end of massive springs. “Oh, so it’s the latest version of Wii boxing?” you say. Woh, now. Hold up! You there, are incorrect. ARMS ...

7

I'm smiling

LocoRoco Remastered

In eye-bleeding colours and unrelenting song that will either have you really annoyed or singing along, LocoRoco Remastered is now on PS4! So what is a “LocoRoco”? It’s a round jelly-like creature that has the ability to roll, jump and split or merge itself. Apparently it also really cares...

8

Great

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows in Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows in Valentia is the fifteenth installment in the Fire Emblems series. “Woh!” You say, “Does that mean I need to play fourteen other games to get what’s going on here? Count me out!” Hang on, hang on, wait just a minute! You don’t need to know anything about Fire Emblems or what ha...

9

Flippin' great

Rise of the Tomb Raider

I’ve scrapped so many drafts for this review, but I really want to give Rise of the Tomb Raider the justice it deserves. It’s a spectacular game. It has a well-written story played by outstanding actors set in an open world that isn’t needlessly filled with pointless sidequests. There are ...

5

Meh

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Many years ago, a little 2D dog burst on to the PlayStation scene bringing one of the earliest games of the music and rhythm genre. It featured addictive songs and funky characters including a flower, a chicken and an onion. I remembered PaRappa the Rapper to be one of the most-played games in a party setti...

7.5

I'm smiling

Mass Effect: Andromeda

In absolutely everything it does, this game reminds me of Mass Effect. It feels like Mass Effect. From the awkward character movement to the hours spent talking to all the NPCs, Mass Effect Andromeda is definitely Mass Effect. As I expected when I first opened the game, half the time I spent playing was tal...

9

Flippin' great

Styx: Shards of Darkness

When it comes to a stealth game, Cyanide Studios has put together a combination of elements that from the get-go feels surprisingly intuitive and believable. In this follow-up from the first Styx game you play a smart-mouthed goblin assassin who has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to getting what h...

6

Good

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

The latest instalment to the Ghost Recon series, Wildlands takes the classic tactical shooter and throws it into a massive (really massive) open world. After a single American agent is captured and tortured, the Ghosts are sent in to take down a big drug cartel in Bolivia. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not ...

10

Experience this

Horizon Zero Dawn

As soon as you open the game and choose a language, you are thrust into a very beautiful opening cinematic, one that ended with a strangled croak as I tried not to cry. Already I could see the depth of the story and the world that I was entering. I was then greeted with a beautiful menu screen that I contin...

8

Great

For Honor

For Honor is the totally historically accurate tale of Knights versus Vikings versus Samurai. It’s a “complicated hack-and-slash” where the tactical mind is not only needed in your approach to a group of enemies but also in the middle of the fight. So don’t go into this game thinking it’s gonna be a cake-wa...

5 Things for Gamers that aren’t Games

You’re probably wondering why you’d spend your free time doing anything else other than gaming. Okay, even if your Steam library is already full of games that you purchased for $3 and never played, here are some daring new ventures that may have you putting that controller aside for just that bi...

8

Great

Orwell

How much can you know about a person from their social media posts? What about their phone calls and their bank records? Can you tell if someone has a violent personality? Can you tell if they’re a killer? These are the kind of questions developer Osmotic Studios makes you think about while playing their dy...

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