Posts Tagged ‘review’

Wulverblade (Xbox One) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon February 10, 2018
The side scrolling beat ‘em up was one of the most popular types of game in the early history of gaming. Consoles had a steady stream of these games releasing every year while arcades were dominated by the genre. Despite this early success, beat ‘em ups have largely fell out of favor in recent times […]

FIFA 18 Review

by Nathan Gibsonon October 21, 2017
One of the main questions that footballing fans want answered every year is whether the latest installment of FIFA will be better, or worse, than the new Pro Evolution Soccer entry. It’s a fierce annual debate that leaves players split between the two sides. Typically it comes down to whether you prefer a more complex […]

Maize Review

by Nathan Gibsonon October 15, 2017
Maize is one of the most difficult games to explain to someone else who has never played it. It is essentially a first-person adventure game with a touch of Monty Python-inspired comedy. Following a misunderstanding between a group of researchers and government officials, a crop of sentient corn is created and it is your job […]

Vigilantes (Steam Early Access) Review

by Todd Blackon October 6, 2017
Before we start it should be noted that Vigilantes is a Steam Early Access game, we are reviewing it base don the merits of the game itself and not as a finished product as of yet. Vigilantes is a clear callback to some of the games of the 90’s, specifically XCOM and the original Fallout. […]

The Solus Project (PS4) Review

by Nathan Gibsonon September 26, 2017
The Solus Project begins as many other survival games do. You are the lone survivor on an alien planet, bearing the responsibility for finding a new home for the rest of humanity away from Earth. It has two distinct gameplay sections, focusing on exploring the world around you and solving puzzles that pose as obstacles […]

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 […]