World of Warcraft: Legion Review | Back in the habit

“MMORPGs are dying,” they said. “Nobody has time to play them,” they said. “WoW’s clearly going Free-To-Play next month,” they said. These are just a few of the observations that have been floating around the internet for years, and in some ways it’s understandable. After all, World of Warcraft’s subscription numbers have been in decline […]

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BioShock: The Collection Review | In the eye of the beholder

I had to double check this fact was correct, although doing so made me feel so damn old. It turned out to be right, though – it’s been almost ten years since gamers took their first steps in the underwater dystopian city of Rapture. Nearly a decade has gone by since I and other fans […]

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Seasons After Fall Review | An artistic triumph

Near the start of my playthrough, there was this magical moment where everything just clicked together. The tiny fox I was controlling began to run along a colourful cliffside, with the sound of the wind blowing and the waves crashing on the shore below. Suddenly the brilliantly emotive soundtrack started to play in an encouraging […]

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The Turing Test Review | The human element

There were numerous times throughout The Turing Test that I asked myself the same question – do I think about solutions in a mechanical way? Have years of rule sets and gameplay restrictions limited my ability to think outside the box? Or am I just an idiot who can’t get out of a room that […]

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PSA: We’re now on OpenCritic!

Ever since Digital Outburst became my main outlet for coverage I’ve been incredibly fortunate to continue working with developers, publishers and PR companies. It’s thanks to them recognising the quality of the content, and the website’s small but loyal audience. While I’m incredibly proud of the progress DO has made since the start of the […]

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The Technomancer Review | Is there life on Mars?

It’s been a while since I sank my teeth into a decent sci-fi RPG. My love affair with the genre dates back to the criminally underrated Anachronox, & more recently the Mass Effect trilogy. As such, I was intrigued to play through The Technomancer – from the makers of Mars: War logs – ahead of […]

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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Five: Redux Review | All good things…

Before we dive into our assessment of Dreamfall Chapters’ finale, a few bits of housekeeping. You can catch on what we thought of the previous episodes with the following links – Book One: Reborn Review, Book Two: Rebels Review, Book Three: Realms Review, and Book Four: Revelations Review. As with all our episodic reviews, we […]

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Battlezone ‘98 Redux Review | Blast from the past

The early years of my PC gaming life were dominated by three games – Civilization II, Wing Commander III, and Battlezone. The first two titles spawned sequels and spiritual successors, but the blend of FPS and RTS genres never took off outside of one direct sequel and Command & Conquer: Renegade’s multiplayer. Considering the huge […]

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review | Tactical Superiority

While I am a fan of tough games, and often play on higher difficulties, I consider Battlefleet Gothic: Armada to be a difficult game. Even on the easier settings it can crush you for simple mistakes, but then again that’s most likely what its fans want from it. The now discontinued turn-based board game it […]

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Adam’s Venture: Origins Review | Paradise Lost

I should probably start this by pointing out that I never did play Adam’s Venture the first time round. Now bundled together as Adam’s Venture Chronicles, the three-episode collection has managed to build up something of a cult following. It’s all thanks to its inclusion of some rather interesting puzzles, the Indiana Jones vibe thanks […]

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