Category: Gaming Reviews

Jan
23

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot review – a celebration of the anime dragged down by subpar side content

Playing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a battle. It’s a fistfight between the part of me who loves Dragon Ball and the part of me with a more critical eye. Every time I think one side will come out on […]

Jan
22

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review: reference and OC models compared

AMD continues its focus on the entry-level space with the release of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, a graphics card intended to sit between the RX 5500 XT and RX 5700 with strong 1080p performance at $279. Like so many […]

Jan
16

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore review – stylish crossover that misses its potential

I love a good crossover, even if they’re often limited to fighting games and online events. It’s exciting to see developers being fans of each other and working together to interpret and merge each other’s stuff, culminating in an enthusiastic […]

Jan
13

Microsoft Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 review: masterpiece

The Elite 2 is the best controller Microsoft have ever made, a triumph of engineering that sets a new standard for premium-grade gamepads on any platform. The new gen-two design includes more features, deeper customisation and clever creature comforts that […]

Dec
20

Sound Blaster AE-9 review: do you really need a sound card in 2019?

Do you remember Sound Blaster? For a brief moment in time in the 90s, these sound cards were an essential upgrade for any gaming PC. They gave you a place to plug in your pre-USB joystick for bouts of X-Wing […]

Dec
17

Wattam review – a Takahashi joint through and through

Keita Takahashi remains singularly unconcerned with concepts such as target audiences and player retention. When asked what he’s aiming at with his games, the answer is, simply, “fun”. Subsequent questions are likely to be met with a shrug. In light […]

Dec
13

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT vs GTX 1650 Super review: the big 1080p face-off

AMD’s Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 have dominated performance in the lower end of the enthusiast graphics card market for a while now, so the announcement of a successor in the form of RX 5500 Read more here:: Game […]

Dec
07

Life is Strange 2 review – a bolder, more mature sequel that’s a different kind of animal

When Life is Strange 2’s first episode launched, its differences seemed to define it. It was a road trip game, where the first Life is Strange had been so focused on a particular place. It featured a far smaller recurring […]

Dec
06

Darksiders: Genesis review – delightful demon-thwacking from a new perspective

Sockets and gems! I love sockets and gems. So imagine my delight when, a few minutes into Darksiders: Genesis, a fresh perspective on the Hellish Zelda-alike series about monsters and demons, I clicked on a stray tab to find a […]

Dec
05

Gylt review – Stadia exclusive is genuinely unsettling lite horror

“You can trust me,” it says, as I tip-toe as swiftly as I dare into a dark corner, concealing myself – I hope – against a pile of damp, forgotten boxes. It lurches drunkenly from side to side, eyes glowing […]