Super Stardust Ultra Review: Asteroids Attack
Feb20

Super Stardust Ultra Review: Asteroids Attack

Housemarque have gradually built a reputation for their unique brand of visually spectacular, high quality shoot ’em up arcade games, and Super Stardust could be argued as the title that originally earned them that reputation. First featuring on the Playstation 3, Super Stardust is effectively asteroids taken to the next-level, with hundreds of particles appearing on screen for you to blast away, while you weave your way around...

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Grim Fandango Remastered Review: To Hell and Back
Feb06

Grim Fandango Remastered Review: To Hell and Back

Herald as one of the all time best PC gaming experiences, Grim Fandango has always been a game I had intended to play. Double Fine thankfully facilitate that desire in 2015, with a remastered iteration of the cult classic available on the Playstation 4, Vita and PC. Remastered has become something of a value laden term within the industry, and Double Fine’s use of it with Grim Fandango is no exception. There’s an automatic...

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On Game Design: DriveClub and its faults
Feb06

On Game Design: DriveClub and its faults

For all of the problems surrounding Driveclub’s initial launch, it can be difficult to get an objective, critical opinion. While some authors proclaim DriveClub presents the definitive, next-gen racer, touting its graphical prowess, others complain of the games shortcomings, often citing personal dispositions on the games handling model or difficulty. This article instead chooses to take a more critical perspective on...

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Destiny The Dark Below Review: Endlessly Pursuing the Light
Dec22

Destiny The Dark Below Review: Endlessly Pursuing the Light

The first of Destiny’s planned expansions, The Dark Below pits players against a new foe,  Crota.  An ancient Hive enemy lurking in the Darkness, building an army to conquer earth and wipe out the remaining guardians. Facilitated by an introductory cutscene, the Dark Below sets the tone for an adventure into the depths of the Moon’s Hellmouth. The Dark Below adds a new set of missions to the game, three story, two strikes,...

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Video Game Industry: An Increasingly Toxic Consumer Environment
Dec17

Video Game Industry: An Increasingly Toxic Consumer Environment

It’s becoming an increasingly frequent trend, reviews are being withheld until launch date while emphasis is placed on season passes and pre-order bonuses. This scenario has two possible outcomes, with either the developers using the increased numbers and pre-purchased season passes to build better, richer experiences; games that are finished, and bug free on release. Or the unfortunate alternative, publishers could abuse this...

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Secret Ponchos Review: None in the Chamber
Dec06

Secret Ponchos Review: None in the Chamber

Spaghetti Western shooter Secret Ponchos battles for its place in the fighting game genre while offering a unique setting and perspective. With mechanics orientated towards zoning and spacing, developer Switch Blade Monkey’s promise fast paced, frantic western gunfights with a diverse cast of characters. Characterised by a striking, cell shaded artstyle Secret Ponchos sets the scene for a western shoot-out terribly well. The...

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