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Randy’s Camera – Kickstarter

Though regular readers of my blog will know that I usually write reviews, previews and retrospectives, today I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve been checking out an indie game called Randy’s Camera, which is currently live and seeking funding on Kickstarter. Randy’s Camera is a 2D platformer with some original mechanics, based around the main character’s magic […]

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Waves of the Atlantide – PC – First Impressions

Waves of the Atlantide – Available now on Steam (Early Access) – Link Here I love Civilization-esque strategy games. Absolutely love being absorbed in them; the way that you just can’t seem to put them down – it always feels as if just one more turn will be enough. It never is, of course! My problem – as is often […]

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It Came From The Bargain Bin – 3: Stranglehold

Format Played: XBox 360 Current CEX Price: 50p It’s fair to say that, once John Woo left Hong Kong in the early 90s, his movie output struggled to match the quality of his previous films. Though his first US film – the Jean-Claude Van Damme action vehicle Hard Target (in which Van Damme has the most spectacular wet look mullet) […]

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Catch a Duck – Switch

Catch a Duck – Out now on Switch – £4.49/$4.99 – Published by Ultimate Games SA In the 70s and 80s, there seemed to be a lot of animation to be found in a wobbly, hand-drawn and charming style – think Roobarb or Henry’s Cat, for example. It was this type of cartoon that I was most reminded of when […]

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Pawarumi – Switch

Pawarumi – Out now – $14.99/£13.49 – Published by Manufacture 43 I’m not very good at shoot ’em ups (or shmups, as they’re affectionately known among enthusiasts). Or at least, I stay away from them for the most part because I’ve found many shmups to be far too challenging to be enjoyable. Pawarumi is different, however, with unique playthroughs available […]

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Terrorhythm – Switch

Terrorhythm – Out Now on Switch (£8.99) – Published by Forever Entertainment There’s an immediate appeal to Terrorhythm’s beautifully stylised visuals and pulsing electronic soundtrack; it’s intoxicating. Feeling like a hybrid of the beautiful, compelling synaesthesia of Rez and – to me, at least – NES/arcade classic Kung Fu/Kung Fu Master, Terrorhythm eventually hits all the right notes, but there’s […]

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Goosebumps Horrorland – Wii

Though I was a little too old for Goosebumps when it first released – being the ‘edgy’ teenager that I was in 1992, my tastes for scary fiction skewed way higher, with my favoured authors at the time being Stephen King and James Herbert – I’ve nonetheless read quite a few of the books in the last few years. There’s […]