Category: Gaming Reviews

Apr
16

Heaven’s Vault review – a rich web of possibility

Like 80 Days, Inkle’s previous game, Heaven’s Vault is a piece of interactive storytelling that drops you into a dense mesh of narrative choices. The whole thing’s as intricate and inter-connected, perhaps, as one of the tiled abstract patterns that […]

Apr
08

Dangerous Driving review – a pared-back thrill

Listen: there is a classic bit of business in Pac-Man that occurs whenever you go through the wraparound tunnel that takes you from one side of the screen to the other. What you get is a pause. Pac-Man takes a […]

Mar
31

Analogue Mega Sg review: the best Mega Drive clone for flat panel TVs

In what has become somewhat of a tradition at this point, boutique console manufacturer Analogue has returned with a new machine focused on Sega’s eight and 16-bit legacy – the Master System and Mega Drive/Genesis. The new Mega Sg is […]

Mar
29

The Walking Dead – The Final Season Episode 4: Take Us Back review – It was never going to be easy to say goodbye to Clem, was it?

I thought he was just another corpse at first. Body bruised and blackened, he looked dead, anyway. That said, I’m so used to death at this point – both the humdrum and the heartbreaking ones – I barely register the […]

Mar
29

Tropico 6 review – a gentle revolution

Here’s my gaming metaphor of the day: Tropico is like that one friend you have – you know the one – who you see at regularly reoccurring events and don’t speak much outside of that. Whenever you do manage to […]

Mar
28

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review – a stripped and scarred masterpiece

“I see you’re no stranger to cruelty,” observes a character later on in From Software’s predictably astonishing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Hearing that, I couldn’t help but reflect on how many games are strangers to their own cruelty, wilfully blind […]

Mar
28

We. The Revolution review – the fascinating moral struggle of a judge in 18th Century France

Standing before me is the caretaker of a cemetery. He’s old, dirty and lecherous, and he is accused of murder – of decapitating a young lady and selling her bleached skull to science. Her body was found in his woodshed […]

Mar
28

Yoshi’s Crafted World review – at long last, a worthy successor to Yoshi’s Island

The key word here, really, is craft. It’s there, first of all, in the aesthetics of this, Good-Feel’s second outing with Yoshi (or third if you want to be really picky and include the 3DS offshoot with Poochy). This a […]

Mar
25

Generation Zero review – an atmospheric, but rather empty, open world

Something’s gone horribly wrong here. You can’t put your finger on it, at least not at first. The world looks just as it should do (or at least how I imagine it should, having never experienced Sweden in the lurid […]

Mar
21

Hypnospace Outlaw review: resurrecting a forgotten internet, warts and all

Hypnospace Outlaw is an early internet simulator, a recreation of the world wide web from the 1990s – a thing not everybody used all the time. But it’s also a detective game with a story rippling through it, and there’s […]