Feb 202014
 

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Donkey Kong Country: Returns 3D was a great welcome back for the Gorilla with the tie. It was difficult, it was portable and it was really a return. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the latest installment but this time, there’s no 3D but instead glorious HD. And by God it looks glorious.

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Jan 232014
 

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Sometimes I come out of the woodwork to review some things. This time around I’ve had the opportunity to play SpellForce 2 – Demons of the Past, another installment in a series of SpellForce games, a third expansion to SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars.

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Oct 022013
 

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Saturday mornings used to be great due to Saturday morning cartoons. All of those colorful superheroes in front of you saving the world, remember those days? Platinum Games remembers those times with their new game TheWonderful 101 only for the Nintendo Wii U. A game about superheroes saving the world with the style of Viewtiful Joe, finesse of Bayonetta and confusing gameplay elements of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Is this game truly wonderful?

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Sep 152013
 

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If you had to pick a game which blended horror and atmosphere to the point of near perfection, you could certainly do far worse than Amnesia: The Dark Descent. With creepy hallways, hauntings and Outer God incursions into reality; it took its ideas and proceeded to enhance them to near pitch perfection. Suffering only from largely unavoidable issues of enemies outstaying their welcome, and billions of screaming youtubers trying to make money off of it. Now we have a sequel subtitled A Machine For Pigs, with The Chinese Room partnering up to create a dark, petrifying, nightmarish experience worthy of Steven King’s bad dreams.

The results were decidedly mixed.
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Aug 162013
 

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Yesterday saw the return of Space Hulk to the PC market. Having had several incarnations throughout history and multiple editions of the original board game, it’s understandably become a fan favourite and is a classic 40K title among PC fans. However, having been gone for so many years there were naturally a few indie clones which rose to take its place. Following similar themes of confined science fiction corridor fights against alien hordes, Alien Assault was the one to most successfully replicate the style of Space Hulk. How does it hold up overall?

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Jul 062013
 


Once in a while there are titles people will call the worst video games ever made. Those which had high hype which failed to deliver, those which were obviously rushed and lacked development, or just those which lacked any real talent behind them.

In recent years we’ve had a slew of these from bare basics shooters seemingly squirted out overnight like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines to the mesmerisingly badly written and poorly programmed turds like Mindjack. Special mention also goes to Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour, a good game hamstrung to the point of unplayability by Kinect. Ride To Hell: Retribution is the latest in this long line, but it’s quite possibly the worst of them all. It has Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing degrees of bad ideas, bugs, shoddy programming and sheer laziness; and might be the first to honestly be worse than that game.

Abandon all hope ye who enter here, we’ve just begun the descent into hell.

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