Category: Gaming Reviews

Apr
30

Aggelos review – a brilliant if brief 2D platformer

You’ve probably played a game like Aggelos before. You might have played one recently – Owl Boy, Wonder Boy, and Hollow Knight are three recent examples – or perhaps, like me, you might have played one the first time around, […]

Apr
26

World War Z review – a schlocky, slim Left 4 Dead-a-like

Let me come clean first: I’ve never read World War Z the book, or watched World War Z the film. Mainly because I feel that in that genre everything you could possibly say has been said, from thinly veiled social […]

Apr
26

Katana Zero review: It’s Groundhog Day with a sword

The thing that Katana Zero really shares with Hotline Miami, over and above the publisher, the super-violence, the story of drug-addled killers, the glitchy way reality seems to be a corrupted save file, and the enduring love of lurid, hangover […]

Apr
26

Imperator: Rome review – a smart grand strategy that lacks the spark of Paradox’s other efforts

What is it about the Roman empire that makes it so enduringly fascinating, when other historical empires eclipse it in so many ways? There have been bigger empires (British), older empires (Persian), and more ferocious empires (Mongol). Yet few people […]

Apr
25

Days Gone review – a shallow copy of many better open-world action games

From the moment I first heard about Days Gone, I wondered about its reason for existing. With so many open-world titles and games that use post-apocalyptic setting featuring zombies and/or other types of deformed creatures, why make another one? Maybe […]

Apr
24

SteamWorld Quest review – indie’s mechanical masters triumph with yet another genre

I am hopelessly in love with Orik. SteamWorld Quest has heroes instead of classes – a handful of lovable clanking misfits, each of whom bring their own decks and their own focus to the turn-based card battling that makes up […]

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 […]