Reviews

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

by 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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Shadow Warrior Review

by 2 months ago

In 1997, Shadow Warrior released for PC as a spiritual successor to Duke Nukem 3D, and starred a terribly racist Asian caricature named Lo Wang. This isn’t a premise that …

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut – Time to ante up, Chummer

by 2 months ago

I've never felt more confident in the Shadowrun gaming revival than after having played Dragonfall Director's Cut. It seemed that Harebrained Schemes were on the right track after successfully Kickstarting …

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Building an empire one sector at a time — Hegemonic Review

by 2 months ago

The 4X genre (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) is a popular genre. Sid Meier’s Civilization and Master of Orion 2 are some of the most prolific PC games in the genre. …

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Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill ‘em right back – Firefly: Pirates and Bounty Hunters

by 2 months ago

One of the biggest complaints leveled at Firefly: The Game was the significant lack of player interaction. Players could pick up crew and jobs faster than their opponents, or they could …

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