When I approached The Banner Saga 2, I wasn't sure if indie developers Stoic could cause lightning to strike the same place twice. Somehow though, with a few hand-drawn images and clever prose, Stoic have crafted something special. The Banner Saga 2 would be better described as Banner Saga: Season 2.…
If you ever survived of a plane crash, what would be the first thing that you would do after such as traumatic event? Instead of calling for help, if you’d join with a group of adventurers to defeat groups of legendary monsters, then you will feel right at home with…
Warning: This review may contain spoilers. With over $550,000 pledged on Kickstarter and a solid team comprised of industry veterans that worked on titles such as Metal Gear Solid IV and Halo 4, Republique had a lot of potential. Set in a dystopian city-state inspired by the events of George…
This review of Day of the Tentacle Remastered contains minor spoilers for how to complete certain puzzles within the narrative as part of the critical analysis. If there is one thing that the nineties will, or at least should, be remembered for, it is the wealth of great point-and-click adventure…
I’m mowing down hordes of cute, walking bullets with a gun that fires junk mail, while a turtle in a space helmet provides covering fire as I frantically roll from upturned table to stone pillar. I’ve only got a few seconds before the next torrent of bullets destroys my last…
Quantum Break is somewhat of a remnant of the original vision for the Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft. A fusion of video gaming and live-action TV, Quantum Break is an ambitious project and whilst it’s not without its flaws, the concept works much better than it has…
Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season One received immense critical acclaim, chronicling the journey of Lee and Clementine as they made friends, evaded foes and gave everything they had in order to stay alive. It was intense and kept you on the edge of your seat, as you had no…
Not to be left out of the party, the Deathstalker is the latest keyboard to join the Chroma club. Boasting Razer’s Chroma technology it obviously comes with more colour choices than days left in this century, but what else does it bring us? A different direction is taken to our previously…
The Siberia 200 is SteelSeries’s spiritual successor to the Siberia V2, aiming to bring the ageing headset into the modern age with a goal of ‘reclaiming its title as the best gaming headset in eSports and PC gaming’. At £60 it’s not going to be the best and SteelSeries damn…
The Tom Clancy franchise has been doing well recently with Rainbow Six Siege last year garnering a great reception amongst critics and players alike. The latest game to bear his name introduces a new IP to the series in the form of The Division, in which a group of sleeper…
First seen in the 2000 Japanese film of the same name, Battle Royale is a format that seems made for video games. It’s been emulated via mods such as Minecraft’s popular Hunger Games plugin and ARMA III has a dedicated game mode, but surprisingly there hasn’t been an entire game…
Wherever there is light, shadows will always exist. That sentiment is echoed often throughout nearly every fairy tale, and The Legend of Zelda series is no different. The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD follows the story of two separate worlds, both tainted by the rise of darkness. This time…
As a gamer I already own and regularly use both a Black Widow 2014 edition, Diamondback Chroma (I cried real tears when it was announced) and before this review I was rocking the Goliathus Speed edition cloth mouse mat. I’ll be honest, when my boss came to me and said…
Washing up on the shores of this cursed island, you can’t shake the feeling of déjà vu. Your sanctuary seems ever so familiar, the crumbling castles and fetid dungeons remind you of adventures you’ve taken long ago. While your weapons and armour look different, your mind drifts keeps drifting to…
If you picked up Heavy Rain when it was originally released in 2010 on the PS3, you’ll find yourself thinking ‘this really hasn’t changed.’ There has been a small upgrade on graphics and some added bonuses but the remaster doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor that I remember the original…
Hitman represents a return to form for our shiny-headed assassin, harkening back to the glory days of Hitman Blood Money rather than his last outing Hitman Absolution, which was poorly received by fans of the series due to both its attempts to humanise Agent 47 and its rather lacking story…
Ubisoftification. A term to describe the recurring negative aspects of Ubisoft’s recent games; excessive pointless collectibles, conquerable landmarks that reveal more of the map, repetitive loot with little purpose, you get the gist. Despite the change in setting from the Himalayas to Oros, a fictional valley in Central Europe, and…
Call of Duty as a franchise has gotten into the habit of releasing four DLC map packs per title ever since Black Ops I. Black Ops III has carried on that trend and Awakening, the first of the four, has just launched on Xbox One with four multiplayer maps and…
If you woke up after a two-year nap, only to discover that your family was dead and the world had been destroyed, what would be the first thing that you would do? In the case of Prince Laharl, the main character of Disgaea, he assembles a team of ragtag demons…
After a few months away, The Odd Gentlemen have invited us to return to Daventry once again. With the strong start offered by A Knight to Remember, we are offered to join Graham in another tale of his past adventures, affectionately named Rubble Without A Cause. The second episode takes…
Xbox gamers can finally join in the rocket-powered football shenanigans as Rocket League bursts onto the Xbox One. Simple to pick up and play, Rocket League oozes charm and provides quick bursts of almost pure gaming ecstasy, whilst maintaining enough depth and skill to its mechanics to keep competitive gamers…