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Review: Appointment with F.E.A.R.

Version Played: Steam (also available on Android and iOS) To say that I was obsessed with Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy books as a kid is the understatement of the century. I absolutely lived and breathed them; though I couldn’t afford to buy them new most of the time, I would borrow any I found in my local […]

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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: Otherworldly

Version Played: Switch – $6.99/£6.29 – Published by: Ultimate Games I was excited to get my hands on Otherworldly; it looked like it had a real old school dungeon crawl feel, with horror elements such as jump scares thrown in the mix. Sadly, it’s quite a disappointing game. The dungeon is extremely dark; though this is intentional in order to […]

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Review: Rage Among The Stars

Available Now on Steam (£2.89) There’s a certain breed of infuriatingly tough 2D platformer that, done right, can be incredibly addictive. Games such as Super Meat Boy, for example; super fast, incredibly hardcore experiences that – despite difficulty levels that can induce serious anger – are still incredibly addictive, almost endlessly leading to just one more go. They’re certainly built […]

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Review: Panzer Dragoon: Remake

Available Now on Switch – £22.49 – Developed by: Megapixel Studio SA – Published by: Forever Entertainment The original Panzer Dragoon was a launch title (in the West, at least) for the Saturn, Sega’s ultimately ill-fated 32-bit console. It was lauded upon release for it’s impressive presentation, with some very impressive (for the time) pre-rendered cinematic sequences and fast-paced on-rails […]

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Review: Wa*king Simulator

Available now on Steam – £7.99 The opening disclaimer of Wanking Simulator insists that, by proceeding beyond that point, you cannot take offence at any of the LGBTQ references included in the game. After all, it states, it’s just a joke. The problem is, it’s hard to tell what the joke actually is. Or why there’s any need to direct […]

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Review: Pooplers

Version Played: Switch (also available on Steam) – $8.99/£8.09 – Art Games Studio SA Multiplayer party games aren’t in short supply on Switch, with lots of great titles to choose from. Pooplers is a game that had – until release – flown entirely under my radar, but it’s a surprisingly engaging experience. In the main versus mode of Pooplers, players […]

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Kickstarter Spotlight: The Star Legation

From time to time, I come across – or have my attention drawn to – some really promising projects in development. In this instance, Andy Mitchell – the creator of The Star Legation – reached out and asked me to check out the demo for his game. After taking the time to play through the generously sized demo, I’ve been […]

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Review: Poly Puzzle

Version Played: Switch – Available now (£4.49/$4.99) – Published by: Forever Entertainment There’s a huge amount of puzzle games available on the Switch. Plenty of them boast about how relaxing they are, but in my experience – with my brain often struggling to get to grips with most puzzlers – they can actually be pretty frustrating. Poly Puzzle is a […]

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Review: Ski Sniper

Version Played: Switch – Out Now (£4.49/$4.99) Imagine Sniper Elite, only instead of sniping the testicles of German soldiers you’re shooting at skiers. And instead of being able to roam expansive levels, sniping at targets in whatever order you choose, generally at your own pace, instead you’re in a fixed position with only a few seconds to hit a fast […]

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Pecaminosa – Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

Though I’ve shone a spotlight on Pecaminosa a few times before, the game’s Indiegogo campaign is live as of today – so it’s a great opportunity to spread the word of this wonderful looking game once more. Billed as a ‘Pixel Noir’ game, Pecaminosa is a game that has definitely had my attention for a long time now. Dripping in […]

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Review: Depixtion

Version Played: Switch – Price: $7.99/£TBC I first played and reviewed Depixtion last year, albeit on PC. I’m pleased to say that it’s as good on Switch as it was […]

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Game Pass Adventures

It’s been a big week for Game Pass, with Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts III and Two Point Hospital all released on the service. However, I’ve had limited gaming time and – if you’ve been reading my reviews regularly, you’ll know this already – my attention has still been mostly fixed on Jurassic World: Evolution, specifically the DLC campaigns that I’m […]

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Preview: Quest Arrest (Game Boy)

If you’d told me thirty years ago that I’d still be playing Game Boy games I’d probably have laughed awkwardly and walked away shaking my head at you, despite how much I adored – and still adore – Nintendo’s charming chonk of a handheld. If you’d told me that I would be playing an entirely new Game Boy game in […]