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First Impressions: The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters

Having recently taken a look at The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters ahead of its Xbox One release, I’ve now had a chance to play it and I’m pleased to report that it’s an excellently creepy experience. I was perhaps expecting the game to be more along the lines of a visual novel with little interaction beyond the odd occasional dialogue […]

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Comic Book Review: Smash! 2020 Special

I’ve already taken a look at most of the 2020 Specials that have been released by 2000AD publisher Rebellion so far – so it was only a matter of time before I reached Smash! It’s a lot wackier and irreverent in tone to comics such as Action (which got its own Special this year) or 2000AD itself (even though neither […]

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Kickstarter Spotlight: RalphGame

Kickstarter Link here Currently seeking backers on Kickstarter, action RPG RalphGame is looking very promising indeed. Despite old school pixel art visuals, the gameplay is very modern in its design, with an open ended nature that allows you to play however you decide to. I found it very intriguing that no non-story based battles are obligatory, meaning that most battles […]

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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Version Played: Xbox One – Also available on PS4, PC, Mac, Linux and Google Stadia The sequel to 2013’s critically and commercially successful Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues Lara’s story; her experience of supernatural phenomena in the previous game leads to Lara finally believing in her late father’s research into the secret for immortality – which […]

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Kickstarter Campaign: Commander ’85

Currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign – and around 40% funded with 27 days to go as of the time of writing – Commander ’85 is an adventure game for PC and consoles, with release planned for Autumn 2020. Capitalising on the currently very widespread nostalgia for the 80s, it’s a game that’s absolutely loaded from top to […]

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Review: Little Inferno

Version Played: PC (also available on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Switch, Wii U) I remember working my way through World of Goo, when it became available as a downloadable game on the Wii (hey kids, remember the Wii?) in 2008. It was a game that was perfectly suited to the Wii’s controls, seeing you picking up and placing blobs in […]

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Review: Tomb Raider – Definitive Edition

Version Played: Xbox One Let the records show that I’m incredibly late to the party on this one. I was never really a fan of Tomb Raider; though the very first game was very impressive from a technical point of view way back in the mid-90s, the series never really grabbed me – and I found the ubiquity of Lara […]

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Review: Pikuniku

Version Played: Xbox One I fell in love with Pikuniku as soon as I saw the wonderfully colourful, stylised visuals and bouncy animation. Thankfully, there’s a lot more to Pikuniku than meets the eye. Awaking in a cave and emerging to find yourself in a place where your little red character is feared as ‘The Beast’, Pikuniku sees you escaping […]

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Review: Wanderlust Travel Stories

Version Played: Switch – Price: £13.49/$14.99 – Published by Forever Entertainment – Release Date: 27th Feb 2020 Even if you’ve played visual novels before, it’s probably fair to say that you’re unlikely to have played anything quite like Wanderlust: Travel Stories.   The narrative – or narratives, given that you’ll encounter the stories of more than one character as you […]

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Board Game Review Round Up

I’ve just managed to get hold of the board game version of classic Atari arcade/console game Centipede, and it occurred to me – when discussing the game on Twitter – that it might be useful to round up some of the excellent board games I’ve already covered. The Centipede review is on the way soon, but for now – let’s […]

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Board Game Review: Adventure Games: The Dungeon

Having already succumbed to the wonderfully inventive – and sometimes maddeningly brainbending – charms of Exit, the escape room style series of games by Kosmos, I was keen to check out their newest series, Adventure Games. Deliberately evoking the feel of old school PC point and click adventures, the Adventure Games have a great advantage over the Exit series, in […]

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Games Of My Life: Jurassic Park – SNES

It’s hard to articulate the effect that Jurassic Park – the film – had on cinema when it arrived in 1993. Though CGI special effects had been utilised in a number of prior films – most notably in The Abyss, with its amazing sentient water ‘creature’ in 1989, then another James Cameron film in 1991: Terminator 2, with what were, […]