Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Review | A switch too far

As someone who binged their way through Season 1 of the anime on Netflix recently, I’ve been craving more Sword Art Online. The tale of Kirito, fighting for survival in the online worlds whilst trying to save those closest to him, resonated with me far more than I was expecting (despite the second arc getting […]

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3D Streets of Rage II Review | Perfect handheld nostalgia

In my younger years my brawler of choice was Double Dragon II, but that was mainly because I didn’t get a Mega Drive until much later on. That’s not to say I didn’t sample the delights of Streets of Rage, though. I remember playing it for the first time round a friend’s house, co-op’ing our […]

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Dirty Bomb Review

I really enjoyed Enemy Territory back in the day. It blended the excellent teamwork gameplay of its predecessor, Return To Castle Wolfenstein, with match-specific XP progression similar to that found in modern MOBAs. Hell, I’ll even state on record that I liked Brink, which built upon ET’s foundation and added in parkour traversal. The problem […]

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NOT A HERO Review

In a way, I wish all election campaigns were this interesting, but I suppose the murder is somewhat of a downside. Kinda. The plot of NOT A HERO is as ridiculous as they come. You take control of a group of characters working for BunnyLord – a time traveller from the future – helping their […]

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Grand Theft Auto V PC Review

It’s a good job I hadn’t finalised my review until now. Had I drawn a line under my experience last week my opinions would have been very, very different. You see, it has only been in the last 72 hours that the PC port of Grand Theft Auto V has realised it potential. It’s beautiful, […]

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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two: Rebels Video Review

Last week we finally got the second part of Dreamfall Chapters, something I’ve been yearning for after its stellar debut episode last year. What should have taken me just a few hours to complete ended up taking me double that time thanks to the encouragement to explore, and the dystopian streets of Propast were nothing […]

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Zombie Army Trilogy Review

Those of you that have played the Nazi Zombie Army games will know what’s in store, but for those who have only just shambled in let’s get our summary on. In this alternate WWII timeline, the Allied victory is almost at hand when Hitler decides to activate “Plan Z” – unleashing a zombie apocalypse. It’s […]

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Cities: Skylines Review

Ever since the omni-shambles that was SimCity, we’ve yearned for a city building simulation that wasn’t a hot mess. We even hoped and dreamed that Maxis might salvage the wreckage of their game and actually deliver on the illusions / tricks we had been sold. Sadly, that will never be now that the famed developer […]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

I had been wandering through the Hinterlands – the first open zone of the game – for over 3 hours. The vast area filled with things to find, quests to complete, and places to discover had absolutely consumed me. As I ran around, Varric and Cassandra would bicker about the latter’s interrogation of the former, […]

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Rocksmith 2014 Edition PS4 Review

Let’s begin with a bit of housekeeping – those of you that have bought or played Rocksmith 2014 Edition on PS3 or Xbox 360 will find an almost identical experience with the current-gen version. All the new modes and functionality used to improve the experience returns, as does the ability to access any song bought […]

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