Need for Speed: Payback Review

One of the things that has always enticed me about the Need for Speed series is their focus on street racing, especially 2015’s soft reboot of the series. Being an avid street car lover myself (and just like the game advocates for itself, don’t run from the Police, please), the whole “stick to a track” simulation racers never were my style. 2015’s soft reboot of Need for Speed reintroduced somethi...[Read More]

Call of Duty: WW2 Review

I’ll just jump right in and say it: Activision and Sledgehammer games weren’t lying in saying that Call of Duty is back.* After an iffy year for the Call of Duty franchise with Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: WW2 brings the series back to where many felt like it needed to be, and is it good to be back. From the action-packed yet grounded story, to the “classic” style multiplayer, Call of Duty: WW2...[Read More]

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Review

Say what you will about Tolkien’s sprawling Middle-Earth opus as, whether you’re captivated by it or not, there’s plenty of written history to explore and discover outside of the known Hobbit and Lord of the Rings stories. Tolkien’s legendarium mapped out plenty of Middle-Earth’s history and while it has plenty of gaps of its own (Tolkien died before any of the histor...[Read More]

Project Cars 2 Review

If you were a gamepad racer it was hard to like Project Cars. The handling was painful and it required a bit of tweaking if you wanted to get it anywhere near playable. However, in my opinion, just like an Alfa Romeo, on a good day when everything was dialled in, it was glorious. The changing weather was the best you’d find and the constantly changing community events were a great way to kee...[Read More]

F1 2017 Review

One of my first memories of watching Formula 1 (F1) was the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix. A charging Nigel Mansell, in the iconic Williams FW14B, chased down Ayrton Senna who inherited the lead after a loose wheel nut forced Mansell to pit. Coming out on fresh tyres Mansell set a lap record which was two seconds quicker than Senna and with three laps to go was right behind the Brazilian. However, despit...[Read More]

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel was quite a surprise to me when I first played it back in 2013. While I skipped out on the PS3 version, it always felt right at home on the Vita with the rest of the systems catalogue of underrated RPGs. Trails of Cold Steel, however, was always one of the JRPGs that stuck out to me in particular. Whether it be through it’s unique story and characters, or...[Read More]

Black Desert Online Review

My first moments of Black Desert Online went pretty much like this: “Quests are delivered, how? Oh, there we go.” “How do I swing my sword? Oh, I guess that makes sense.” “Man, if I ever get into PVP, I’m going to get destroyed because I can’t learn these combos.” “What if I tried a different cla—oh wait, this one is complicated too.” Black Desert Online bills itself as the “next generation MMORPG...[Read More]

DiRT 4

I am a big motorsport fan. There is barely a formula I won’t watch and have been following the main categories for as long as I can remember. I have a huge appreciation for any driver who has reached the pinnacle of their chosen category as it takes a certain kind of someone to drive cars consistently fast. However, there is one form of motorsport whose drivers I hold in the highest regards....[Read More]

Seasons After Fall

As I write this review I am listening to the soundtrack for Seasons After Fall. I can safely say that this is a rarity. However, such is its beauty it just felt right to do so. Composed by Yann Van Der Cruyssen it is a masterful use of the strings. So intrinsically linked with the game itself, you can almost recount the whole story just by listening. It’s an ongoing discussion in the gaming ...[Read More]

Expeditions: Viking

Vikings are often noted as being some of the more badass historical figures, and Expedition: Viking exemplifies this to the utmost degree. Feeling as if it was pulled straight out of the first season of Game of Thrones, Expedition: Viking throws players right into the thick of things from the get-go. But while the tone and feel is absolutely nailed throughout the game, I often found there to be wa...[Read More]

Animal Kingdom – Season 1

Part “Sons of Anarchy”, part “Point Break”, Animal Kingdom’s first season was compelling, thrilling and entertaining throughout; it just unfortunately left me wanting more. Yes, all of the key ingredients for a successful TV drama are here, but so much of the show is well-treaded ground, I find it hard to believe the showrunners could not find something new to add to the formula. While I loved the...[Read More]

Holobunnies: Pause Café

I don’t recall the last time, if ever, that a game’s spin-off title has appeared before the game it has been spun off from. Still, there’s a first time for everything and Holobunnies: Pause Café manages to achieve just that. Launching ahead of its parent (Holobunnies: The Bittersweet Adventure) it comprises of three mini-games to introduce to the Holobunnies and their world. What’s unfortunate is ...[Read More]

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