ECHO Review | Hitting the right tone

Stealth games (and the notorious “stealth section” in other titles, ugh) are mostly based on patterns and how the player overcomes them. Learning the patrol paths, knowing if and when to throw down a distraction, syncing movement to stay out of sight – mastering each means you’ll be able to make your way through, or […]

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review – A Divine Gift

The follow-up to Divinity: Original Sin was always going to have a mountain of expectation to climb. Despite all the bugs present at launch and a lacklustre main narrative, its predecessor was widely regarded as one of the best RPGs of recent years. It delivered on its promise of marrying isometric turned-based strategy with the […]

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Subsurface Circular Review | Short Circuit

I’ve always had a fascination with AI’s throughout mainstream media. SkyNet, Lt. Data, GLaDOS, even Roy Batty (What? He DOES count) – there’s just something about the different perceptions on created intelligence and how humanity responds to them. It’s part of the reason I was so intrigued by the latest title from Bithell Games, Subsurface […]

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Final Fantasy XV Review | Strength of the heart

I must admit that I ended up relating to the journey of Noctis and co. far more than I probably should have. That feeling of four friends on the open road, discovering new places and forging new memories, reminded me of my escapades from yesteryear. Sure, I’ve never travelled to far off kingdoms so one […]

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Dishonored 2 Review | Out from the shadows

There were a number of times during my Dishonored 2 playthrough where I just stopped in my tracks, taking in the juxtaposed world around me instead of sneaking around it. One such moment occurred when I hid around a corner, intent on listening to two street performers singing of Karnaca’s lost glory and current misery. […]

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Review | Hex-y thoughts

I absolutely friggin hate Queen Victoria. Every time I see her damn English units appear from the fog of war I know trouble isn’t far away. It doesn’t matter if I treat her with respect or establish lucrative trades route. It doesn’t matter if I keep my distance, building new cities in the opposite direction. […]

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World of Final Fantasy Review | Gotta catch ‘em Squall

Over the last decade, Square Enix have repeated the mantra that the Final Fantasy series is one of evolution. Each instalment tries something new with its various gameplay systems, some of which have been well received and others that have, well, not. The next main entry in the series will be taking its gameplay in […]

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WWE 2K17 Review | On the ropes

I think it’s time I admitted something to you all – my name is Carl and I’m a wrestling fan. Ever since the glory days of Bret Hart I’ve appreciated the pageantry and pantomime-esque nature of it all, as larger than life characters do wondrously athletic feats and whip the crowd into a frenzy with […]

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