Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! Review

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! Review

Console generations ago there was Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, introducing us to the beautifully strange planet of Oddworld and its inhabitants. Telling the tale of the titular Abe and his quest for freedom, it combined punishing gameplay with a true feeling of an underdog fighting to come out on top. Almost twenty years on with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!, the remake from Just Add Water, the odyssey begins anew

Evolve Review

Evolve Review

Evolve is the latest offering from Turtle Rock Studios, and it is aptly named. It is the latest in a line of games which have spun off from other successful games, each making a successful series of their own; Half Life begets Counter Strike begets Left 4 Dead begets Evolve

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Review

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Review

Have you ever played a game so alien to your typical interests that you feel like a tourist just playing it? Something that goes beyond the boredom that sets in because you have no interest in, say, FIFA or dry racing sims. Playing Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus was like being thrust into a world I’d heard the rumours of, but had never been brave enough to visit. Join me, oh reader, on this strange journey of mine. Mind you don’t trip on that loose stone though, your clothes might fall off

Metro Redux Review

Metro Redux Review

When is too soon for a re-release? Is a year enough time for players to digest their first helping of a game, before you ask them to shell out for the same game again? More than ever, gaming’s back catalogue is being ransacked for the next game to be tarted up and put back on the new release shelf, and the Metro series is no exception

Sacred 3 Review

Sacred 3 Review

I’m an explorer in uncharted territory. Not often does my ship of gaming fancy sail into dungeon crawling waters, excluding a brief excursion with Torchlight, until I washed up on the shores of Sacred 3. There’s been some controversy surrounding its departure from Sacred 2, with fans of the series outraged at its cutting away of features in previous entries, but as a new player, which might just be the crucial factor, it’s not the complete abomination people are claiming

Divinity: Dragon Commander Review

Divinity: Dragon Commander Review

With almost a month passed since the release of Divinity: Original Sin, it’s time we wound the clock back on Larian Studios’s fantasy series, about a year will do, and check out Divinity: Dragon Commander. Off the top of my head, it’s difficult to think of a series that mixes up the gameplay formula as drastically as Divinity, unless someone wants to bring up Syndicate

Light Review

Light Review

Gaming media is rife with food metaphors and similes, so here’s me jumping on the bandwagon. As an experience, Light is like nouvelle cuisine; excellent presentation, very tasty, but it leaves my stomach growling for more. I’ve played free flash games with a longer running time than Light. That said, it does so much so well that I can’t help but come away loving it

Borderlands 2 PS Vita Review

Borderlands 2 PS Vita Review

Seeing other people’s reactions to the handheld port of Borderlands 2 has been startling to say the least. I’ve seen complaints of technical issues, the controls, and the parring back of four players to two, and while there is certainly evidence to go along with the complaints, they rarely got in the way of my fun

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Review

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Review

Parachuting into Men of War: Assault Squad 2, I admit I was unprepared. I started playing during the game’s tutorial-free Early Access, so was forced to dive straight in, before finding out that this was akin to diving head first into a pool drained of water. Not that this is a bad game, but it’s rare to find one that feels so unyielding to new players

Insurgency Review

Insurgency Review

Insurgency won’t set the world on fire, but it’s probably not trying to. It’s a niche game for a niche audience; if you want a realistic, tactical, multiplayer shooter, Insurgency will deliver. Keep in mind though, that’s all it will do; functional but bland. Sure, there is the odd mouthful of spice, but you might want to look elsewhere

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

Hearthstone is blissfully simple. The few but well polished mechanics of the card battles makes each battle a blast to play, and there’s almost as much fun to be had in building decks as there is in using them. Unfortunately, the presence of micro-transactions have the potential to turn the game into another pay-to-win title

Way Back When: The Darkness II Review

Way Back When: The Darkness II Review

The Darkness II is an absolute blast while it lasts, combining a story that’s engaging from beginning to end with combat that’s fun and rewards stylish execution. Losing gameplay elements in the sequel seems like a series shooting itself in the foot, but trimming the fat makes The Darkness II a leaner, meaner creature