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REVIEW: Hades

I attempted to escape the seemingly black hole-like pull of the house I grew up in many times over the course of the latter half of my life. In fact, these attempts stretch back into the first half, considering my sporadic turns as a half-hearted…

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REVIEW: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

I’m not a skater. I’ve never skated. I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen a skateboard. The closest I’ve ever come to skater culture was a brief detour through a local skate park (read: concrete half-pipe covered in bird shit) around 2006, where a friend…

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REVIEW: Tank Mechanic Simulator

I’ll give anything a go—video game wise, I mean. You won’t catch me hang-gliding (f*** heights) or deep-sea diving (f*** sharks), but there isn’t a genre of video game I won’t take a stab at. As I learned with cinema a long ago, writing off…

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REVIEW: Case: Animatronics

After the release of the 2014 horror hit Five Nights At Freddy’s, game developers have been trying to replicate the same feeling (and success) of the creepy point-and-click games since then, to varying results. However, there is one that deserves more attention, and it only…

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REVIEW: Mask of Mists

If I were to rank my favourite game genres, action-adventures would definitely feature in the top five. Immersive worlds populated with strange creatures and magic are the sort of games that offer a real sense of escapism. However, they can also demand a lot of…

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REVIEW: RELICTA

Spoiler alert: everything goes tits up. At least, that’s what I would say if that wasn’t how the game started out (ah, good ol’ in medias res).  In Relicta, you play as Angelica Patel, a scientist working for the AEGIR corporation, as she wakes from…

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REVIEW: Ghost of Tsushima

Seven years on from its debut, the PlayStation 4 is soon to be replaced by the next generation. During this beloved era, we’ve been handed a treasure trove of PlayStation exclusives to sink our teeth into that ranges from The Last of Us Remastered all…

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REVIEW: SKATER XL

In the evolution of the eight generation console wave, the absence of the skateboarding genre has been felt by a dedicated fanbase that still yearn for the experiences that EA and Activision provided with their Skate and Tony Hawk franchises, respectively. The seemingly last nail…

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REVIEW: Ultimate Fishing Simulator

Before I start my review, I need to make a confession. I have never been fishing, nor have I ever felt the need to. Whilst I don’t begrudge fans of fishing I never really ‘got’ it. For me, it always seemed like a lot of…

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REVIEW: Dark Nights With Poe & Munro

Back in the early 1990s, video games were the “big bad” in the US. They were soulless, mindless, gore-laden brainwashing machines designed to turn YOUR children into Charles Manson on bath salts. Mortal Kombat (1992) was the worst of the bunch, and those new-fangled 16-bit…