Despite having a heavy interest in gaming since I was first able to run off with a controller, the brawler genre has never been something I’ve been too heavily interested in. Sure, you’ve got your classics like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe, but even those failed to spark much of an interest for me. Recent years has been rather quiet on the brawler front, but the guys over at nDreams hope to change that by bringing the once popular genre to Xbox One. How? With a hit of side-scrolling and an infusion of zombies of course.
But does Bloody Zombies have what it takes to kickstart the genre once more?
October 18, 2017
INVERSUS Deluxe Review
Negative space. I don’t know what it is, and I don’t care to ever be in it. But the one man team at Hypersect obviously likes it, and he’s seen fit to use that space in order to create an entire video game - a video game that comes with both the very good, and a bit of the bad.
October 17, 2017
Rogue Trooper Redux Review
First of all, I have a confession to make - I really don't mind all the remakes and remasters that are being released for Xbox One. Dragon's Dogma? I loved that on the 360, so if I’m given the chance to play it again with better graphics, I'm going to jump at that. This game, Rogue Trooper Redux, first saw the light of day way back in 2006, and on its first release passed me by completely, mainly because I didn't buy an Xbox 360 until 2009. But in the time honoured fashion, I now need to find out whether the years have been kind to Rogue Trooper or if it should have stayed in the memory banks.
October 16, 2017
Pinball FX3 – Universal Classics Pinball Review
No one can doubt Zen Studios' immense ability to acquire highly sought after licenses for use in their popular Pinball FX series, and with Pinball FX 3 launching recently, they needed some big hitters to help start the party with a bang. Well I’m not sure about the bang, but the Universal Classics Pinball pack certainly has a bite to it by including a table for the film Jaws, as well a table each for E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and the Back to the Future films. Do these classics adapt to the world of pinball with ease, or were they better off left in the cherished memories of yesteryear?
October 16, 2017
The never sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg is full of crime. With gang bosses running the joint, the citizens of this once great city are at risk.
Enter the JYDGE, a cybernetic one-man machine of destruction as he goes about cleaning up the streets, saving the good people of Edenbyrg and ensuring that crime is eradicated forever.
October 16, 2017
No matter your favourite genre, there are always a number of noticeable games. One particular platformer that stood out for me was Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, a game in which you start off as a slave in a meat factory before being forced to escape after overhearing the plan of the evil boss. It's a classic storyline and one which immediately grabbed my attention. It seems Splashteam, the developers of Splasher, enjoyed it too as their game starts off with a great homage to Abe. But does it share the same level of quality as one of platforming's greatest games, or are the early nods simply nothing more than wishful thinking?
October 15, 2017
The cyberpunk theme is on-trend right now, especially with Blade Runner 2049 creating a massive buzz. Given that point, developers Aist could be on to a winner with their adventure, DreamBreak, providing an alternate look at post-Cold War Russia in a cyberpunk setting. As a point and click adventure with action elements, will it offer a dream of a tale that’s full of high tech brilliance or instead force me into needing a break from the genre?
October 14, 2017
Marble Void Review
You can give us gamers all the fanciest gameplay mechanics in the world, but at the end of the day, drop a marble onto a piece of track before asking us to move it to the other end and we’ll be as happy as a pig in muck. History proves this to be the case and the likes of Marble Madness and then Marble Blast Ultra have gone down massively well with the gaming community.
Now though we have Marble Void - a game which even the developers admit has been hugely inspired by both titles that have come before it.
October 14, 2017
From the Shanghai-based developer, Chesstar Studio, comes Lilith-M, a wonderful little indie puzzler that produces a stern test of patience and precision. This quirky indie title shines an intriguing light on the world of puzzle games, while offering its players a clear sense of satisfaction as they make their way through the levels.
October 13, 2017
Ninja Shodown Review
Think of the twitchiest game you've ever played. Then think of the game with the loosest controls. Then dismiss both immediately because Ninja Shodown is here to ensure you've never seen a twitch or felt looseness until you've played just five seconds of what it has to offer.
Oh, and for good measure it drops a hundred dabs in too. Yeah, that's right twitching dabbing ninjas. What has the world come to?
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