Be still, my hearts — Tales of Hearts R review

by 2 weeks ago

Must a game be unique to be great?  Can a game have all of the elements of greatness: fun and dynamic gameplay, solid storytelling and characters, and challenging obstacles that …

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Rediscovering Sound — Wicked Audio’s Reverb Headphones

by 2 weeks ago

I so often find myself utilizing less­ than ­ideal mechanisms for the enjoyment of music and game audio (my buzzing car stereo, rattling TV speakers, or the tinny whistles of …

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A linage of strategy – Crowntakers review

by 3 weeks ago

I made a lot of strange and entertaining comparisons during my time with Crowntakers. Among the first was Infinity Blade, where I originally encountered the now popular theme of playing …

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Crude repetition — Randal’s Monday Review

by 3 weeks ago

Nostalgia isn’t always a good goal for a game. In some cases, it’s better to take past ideas and expand on them, innovate on them, rather than simply recreate them. …

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El Presidente is aging — Tropico 5 (Xbox 360) review

by 3 weeks ago

Ruling your own island is an impressive video game concept, and one that the Tropico series has managed to make money off of since 2001. The fifth installment in this …

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Starpoint Gemini 2 – the spacefarer’s guide to the galaxy

by 3 weeks ago

Exploring space is an endeavor for the patient; there’s a vast amount of area to cover and the scenery doesn’t change very often. But when you do see something unique …

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Travel the world Cthulhu style — Eldritch Horror review

by 3 weeks ago

The Fantasy Flight version of Arkham Horror is a boardgaming classic. Traveling the city of Arkham with friends and fighting off the cohorts of Cthulhu rarely results in a success, …

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It’s all-stealth action! Styx: Master of Shadows reviewed

by 3 weeks ago

The bar for stealth action in video games has been set fairly high in the modern era of gaming. Once upon a time a game which boasted "stealth mechanics" was …

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Souls for newbies — Lords of the Fallen Review

by 3 weeks ago

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the developers of Lords of the Fallen have made it no secret that they aim to recreate the magic of the Souls …

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A bright future for shooters — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

by 3 weeks ago

Ten seconds. I have ten seconds. The satellite is so close. I slide around a corner, turning to spray a burst of bullets as I do so. An enemy falls …

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Ride the snake – Nidhogg (PS4) review

by 3 weeks ago

Nidhogg is deceptive in its simplicity. Characters seemingly ripped from an Atari game do battle on a two-dimensional plane. There are only two buttons at your disposal: jump and attack. …

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Woojer review – the wearable subwoofer

by 4 weeks ago

Long time readers of the site are aware that I was severely injured during the military.  I lost more than 75% of my hearing due to a massive explosion that …

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