Etrian Odyssey is an interesting concept with a classic twist, you exploring through long dungeons like a dungeon crawler, but at the same time give you the old school JRPG experience while drawing your own map. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is the series' continuing attempt to try and bring…
Discussing a game like Grand Theft Auto V is a hard thing to do. It isn't very often that a game that has both such a grand a scope with its world, while also having a pinpoint focus comes to be. Seen by many as the last big release of…
When it comes to playing Magic The Gathering you want to have the cards necessary to play. Whether it be in modern, standard or any other kind of rule set, you need to make sure that your library is up-to-date with the latest and greatest cards. Luckily, Wizards of the…
In 1990, SEGA created a quaint and enjoyable platformer starring the indomitable Mickey Mouse. Castle of Illusion is fondly looked back upon by gamers who grew up in the 90s, and along with Sonic helped to define the Mega Drive/ Genesis console, and the genre. Featuring quirky levels and a…
Rayman Legends is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rayman Origins from back in the yesteryear that is 2011. Originally developed as a Wii U exclusive, Ubisoft decided to delay the title and make Rayman Legends a multiplatform title, and it’s a good thing they did too or us Xbots…
Is constantly spouting pop-culture references and obscenity laced threats insanity? If so Saints Row IV is beyond the pale and should be thrown into a cell not too dissimilar to Hannibal Lecter's. Snapped up by Deep Silver after the crash of THQ, does this fourth, and possibly final, entry into…
XCOM: UFO Defence, the game that started it all. Back in the glory days of turn based strategy games, this title was one of the very best. Being able to manage a base, troops and resources gave players a truly unique experience. As the recent strategy incarnation came about from…
Dead Island: Riptide was a bit of a rough ride. Many felt it was more an expansion, rather than a full sequel. Brady Games' guide helps take the sharp edge off the games sour notes, but is it helpful past telling you where to go and what to do? The…
Almost a year after we first skulked through the streets of Dunwall, the final piece to 2012's fantasy stealth adventure has arrived. Following on from April's “The Knife of Dunwall”, the regicidal assassin Daud returns for a second time to finish his quest for absolution. Does this six hour slice…
R.I.P.D is based on the movie of the same title; a supernatural comedy in which Ryan Reynolds dies and becomes one of the Rest in Peace Department, a unit of law-enforcers who protect the living from the dead. This apparently translates to a horde-mode shooter featuring the laziest level design…
Lucien enters the League of Legends roster and joins the likes of other ADC's in the bottom lane. With a combination of AD & AP ratios and an emphasis on casting his abilities, can Lucien become the next must-have champion? After playing the Purifier on its initial week, it is…
It's been four long years for the team at Thr3aks, but now what began as a student project is now a full-fledged game in the form of Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. Re-imagining how games use their soundtracks, Beatbuddy creates a musical experience like no other. But will the experience…
There are some games on a console’s library that make other games look fantastic in comparison. Games that are well thought out, but are poorly executed in contrast to other games. One example of this is none other than Crash City Mayhem, a driving game for the 3DS. On face…
Remember a few years about when everything was about vampires. We had Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries dominating the entertainment industry. Strangely this vampire fanaticism never really made it into the video games industry, probably because games had already burnt out on vampires around the Blade era with…
FTL: Faster Than Light is a charming Kickstarter-funded indie title which has taken the industry by storm and has been catapulted into the pantheon of great indie success stories. But how does the game measure up? FTL is based on a style of RPG gameplay known as Roguelikes. A Roguelike…
Shadowrun Returns is the first major Kickstarter game to be released since crowdfunding became popular amongst developers wanting to try something different. Bringing back the tabletop series to the virtual world, is it a good game with old-school sensibilities, or can you not teach old dogs new tricks? What is…
New Super Luigi U is complicated; on the one hand it offers a very challenging set of levels for you to complete using a new control style. However on the other hand, it also causes a lot of frustration, maybe more than the average gamer may be willing to put…
Magic The Gathering 2014 Intro Pack: Bestial Strength Price: £11.95 TCG Set: MTG 14 Core Set Colours: Black & Green Publisher: Wizards Of The Coast Magic The Gathering’s new set, simply known as the 'M14 Core Set', is now upon us and ready to be snapped up by players around…
Civilization V: Brave New World      Players: 1 - 8 Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Platform: Windows Developer: Firaxis Games After Gods and Kings release last year Civilization V hit its stride. Although the initial release of Civilization V was seen as a downgrade by some fans, Firaxis have been toiling…
Batman is easily one of the most recognisable media figures next to Superman and nodding Churchill dog. After gaining critical success in the virtual world in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Cryptozoic Entertainment have attempted to translate that experience into a boardgame with Batman: Arkham City Escape. With only…
Soul Sacrifice Players: 1 - 4 Genre: Action  Platform: PS Vita Developer: Marvelous AQL   Soul Sacrifice has been called “The Vita's answer to Monster Hunter” on more than one occasion, so naturally I was excited to get into the game with hopes of another epic monster game with expansive exploration and…