Jaz

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 ...

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 ...

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

The LEGO Batman Movie

I had pretty high expectations for The Lego Batman Movie as I walked into the cinema. To summarise this review in four words: I was not disappointed. As soon as I saw the first frame I knew this was going to be good. The whole film is basically a love letter to Batman and his fans while retaining that child...

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...

Stories: The Path of Destinies

There aren’t many games that have convinced me to ignore logic and keep playing for the sake of the story. Uncharted had me wowing for hours on end and I played all three Mass Effect games back to back in a week (the week that just so happened to be the week before all my final uni assignments were du...

7.5

I'm smiling

The Last Guardian

You’re a young boy. You go to your bed and fall asleep, probably have a bit of a bad dream and then you stir. But the familiar roof you’re used to waking up to is no longer there. Instead, it’s the shadowy ceiling of a cave. What is this place? Where the heck are you? You hear some ragged breathing beside y...

8

Great

Your Name

I’m a little nervous writing a review for this. Your Name is already pegged to beat Finding Dory for the Best Animated Feature at the Oscars and the director (Makoto Shinkai) as the next Hayao Miyazaki. Also, I’ve never reviewed an anime before. So this is a review from someone who isn’t well versed in the ...

7

I'm smiling

Watch Dogs 2

I’ve been speeding down this stretch of road for some time now, grinning widely as I miss passing vehicles by a hair. The radio was blasting out of my awesome convertible as I came into an urban area and drifted around corners. It was around one of these corners that I smashed headlong into my first crash. ...

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