Posts Tagged ‘review’

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon September 18, 2017
Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator is one of those rare breed of games that is not only attempting to be enjoyable to play but also funny. It is a difficult balance that very few titles have ever managed to achieve. Yet, that has stopped Vile Monarch from attempting to do exactly that in the form of […]

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon September 14, 2017
While the classic RPG might have been somewhat crowded out of the consoles space in recent times due to a focus more on first-person shooters, open-world sandbox games, and more action-orientated role-playing games, there has been a slight resurgence in recent times. Diablo 3 and the Wasteland 2 have shown there is certainly a market […]

Observer (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon September 13, 2017
The survival horror genre has gone through a big revival in the last few years after seemingly disappearing from the landscape completely. It is a genre where smaller developers, like Bloober Team, have been able to experiment and release games such as Layers of Fear. Taking everything they learned from that release, the studio has […]

Madden 18 (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon September 9, 2017
The yearly release of Madden has become such a traditional part of gaming that many people purchase the latest game without even thinking about it. It is a franchise that has often gone through phases of very slight improvements and then major wholesale changes. This year’s Madden 18 sits comfortably in the middle, improving upon […]

Fornite Early Access Impressions

by Nathan Gibsonon August 30, 2017
Fornite has been a long time coming and it is still technically not officially here yet. What is now a paid Early Access title was first announced in 2011 at the Spike Video Game Awards. It took inspiration from the likes of Minecraft and Left4Dead to create a mashup that incorporates elements of base building, […]

Vostok Inc. (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon July 30, 2017
When you first sit down with Vostok Inc, your first thought is likely to be one of confusion. After all, twin stick shooters tend to fall into certain categories. They are either action-orientated fast-paced affairs where you have to try and kill enemies to get the best high score or tactical experiences that see you […]

Superbeat: Xonic (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon June 30, 2017
Superbeat: Xonic is a music rhythm game with a difference. Developed by a group of designers who have previously worked at Pentavision on the DJMax franchise, it focuses on a rather distinctive circular based system for hitting notes in time with the music. While this helps it stand out from the likes of Rock band […]

Perception (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon June 25, 2017
Perception, a survival horror game from The Deep End Games, a development studio made up of several people who had worked on the BioShock series at Irrational Games. It puts players into the role of Cassie, a blind woman who has to use echolocation to explore and mansion and discover the secrets hidden within it. […]

Thea: The Awakening (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon June 22, 2017
It is somewhat difficult to review Thea: the Awakening for the simple reason that it is unlike almost any other game. It combines elements of an RPG, 4X strategy game, base management simulator, and card battler together to create an experience that is certainly different from most other games you are likely to have played […]

Dirt 4 (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon June 21, 2017
Codemasters have had something of a privileged position over the last decade and a half when it comes to racing games. They have had much recent success with the likes of their F1 titles but it is their rally games that have really marked them out as one of the premium racing developers. After all, […]

Samurai Jack: The Fifth Season Review

by Peter Paltridgeon May 25, 2017
Samurai Jack has finished his journey. One of the top-drawer quality cartoons of the 2000’s was given its long-overdue wrap-up as of last Sunday, thanks to an opening in creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s schedule and the willingness of Adult Swim to spend the money. Minus a brief break on April Fool’s Day, ten new episodes of […]

Seasons After Fall (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon May 25, 2017
Out of all of the genres available in the gaming industry, the 2D sidescrolling platformer has seen the biggest boost from the advent of indie developers. What was once a dying art form has become the go-to field for small studios looking to make their mark in the world. In that respect, Seasons After Fall […]