PS4

7

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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...

7

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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...

10

Experience this

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...

6

Good

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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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...

8

Great

WipEout: Omega Collection

To be honest, I came into this as a Wipeout newb. But everyone I brought in to experience this with me seemed to say, “Oh yeah, I know this game.” So WipEout was a significant addition to the PlayStation line-up in 1995. With its anti-gravity races (slightly akin to podracing in Star Wars) and h...

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

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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...

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