Before 2017 began, it had been quite a while since a game had properly given me a scare. Sure, we’ve had some cracking horror titles in recent years, but horror has changed a lot since I first started gaming. Nevertheless, one of my fondest memories in gaming was that moment I stumbled across Outlast. It was about one in the morning, and I’d just finished watching something on the telly before deciding I’d have a go on with the latest title professing to able to put the scare into me.
April 29, 2017
‘N Verlore Verstand Review
Hands down, this title wins every award going for the most unusual and enigmatic name for a game ever produced. All I know about the name in fact is that it derives from Afrikaans heritage, and in itself it has no translation, but is there to create mystery and Intrigue. Which very much sums up my whole time playing ‘N Verlore Verstand. What is it? Well buckle up, get yourself a nice cup of tea and I will hopefully try to explain.
April 26, 2017
Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition Review
I’m having a really bad day.
My water pumping system is making everyone ill and the electricity supply hasn’t enough power for the growing needs of my city. But if I change to coal there will be an environmental backlash. The crime rate is rising and every time I raise those much needed taxes to counter it, the people start to revolt. I have a major garbage problem, there are constant fires, not enough jobs and I am now praying for an asteroid to come down and wipe out my little city. If only so I can start again with a fresh canvas.
It’s hard being in charge of everything, and that is the lesson I am learning while playing Cities Skyline.
April 26, 2017
Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Review
And that’s a wrap ladies and gentlemen. Or at least, so we’ve been told. The Ringed City is, apparently, the last instalment in the Souls series. So far, we’ve been simultaneously punished and rewarded by one of the greatest series’ in gaming. And one thing’s for certain, if Dark Souls is going out then it’s taking you with it, because this is perhaps the hardest that the game has ever been.
April 26, 2017
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Thicker Than Water Review
We waited for quite a while to get our hands on the third episode, but that hasn’t been the case where episode four ‘Thicker Than Water’ is concerned, arriving less than a month later. The finale is approaching thick and fast, with this penultimate instalment looking to continue the momentum built up so far. Does it get me all excited for the impending conclusion of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier?
April 23, 2017
Use Your Words Review
Party games aren't going to appeal to all, but in those times of need - think family get togethers, Xmas gatherings and New Year parties - they can be an invaluable tool to keeping the masses entertained. Much of their draw is the ease in which they can be picked up and played, needing to be suitable for all ages, from the very youngest, right up to granny sitting in the corner.
Whilst Use Your Words is obviously only really playable by those who can spell, from that point on it is about as good as you allow it to be. Think you’re funny? Great. Have absolutely no wit? Use Your Words caters for you too!
April 22, 2017
Troll & I Review
Troll and I is an ambitious adventure puzzler with deep Nordic historic roots and a narrative fit for a fable; following an awful destruction and tragedy, a young boy befriends a sought-after beast who turns out to be a gentle giant. However, the execution of the game is a far cry from its ambitions for a plethora of reasons, making it hard to stay focused on what makes Troll and I a unique experience – the friendship between man and beast.
April 21, 2017
Whilst I have always been a big gamer, one thing I’ve never really found myself interested in is the dungeon crawling genre. You could throw a platformer my way, or even a puzzler if I’m feeling particularly unchallenged, and I’ll happily dive into them without knowing even the slightest thing about them. But dungeon crawlers have always struck me as a genre for a particular type of gamer.
April 21, 2017
The Sexy Brutale Review
Misogynists and sadists look away now because The Sexy Brutale is not what you are expecting. Unless you are expecting a review of a macabre puzzle adventure game set inside a casino mansion, then read on.
April 19, 2017
Thimbleweed Park Review
When the creators of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, decide to release a new game, you can almost hear the retro fueled sighs of contentment echo around the world. When that game is revealed to be a retro puzzle adventure game in the old school mode, the sighs turn into a hum of pleasure. Now that the game is here, has the wait been worth it, and does it hold a candle to the old games that are being mentioned? I headed into Thimbleweed Park to find out.
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