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1026 Published Reviews

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hinokami Keppuutan

PS4
8.50
Iyane AgossahOct 13, 2021
CyberConnect2 definitely didn’t lose any of its magic, and I’m particularly eager to see what they have in store for the future. An even bigger Adventure Mode, even more playable characters including all of the Hashira can be awaiting us. Note that Hinokami Chronicles will also add six demon characters as free DLC. With Akaza and Rui already confirmed and to be released soon.

Far Cry 6

Xbox Series X
8.50
Lou ContaldiOct 06, 2021
Far Cry 6 successfully manages to reinvent the formula into the best version of the series. If you have never touched a Far Cry game, or have been irked by some of the changes since Far Cry 3, this is your entry point. Even better, it is one of the few games that have come out since the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X to deliver a full AAA experience that doesn’t feel rushed or unfinished. Along with the buttery smooth framerate from the Xbox Series X, this feels like one of the first games made with next-gen as a priority.

Hell Let Loose

PS5
7.50
Kyle KnightOct 05, 2021
So, as someone who has only ever played fast-paced arcade-style shooters, did I enjoy Hell Let Loose? At first, no. But as I played more matches I slowly became more invested in the fact that I was in a war, not a 15-minute multiplayer game. Hell Let Loose can often feel slow-paced and tedious, but if you’re a strategic thinker looking for rewarding and realistic gameplay, then this could be the game for you. If you’re looking to rack up as many kills as possible in a short amount of time, stick to Call of Duty.

Alan Wake Remastered

PS5
7.00
Sam WoodsOct 04, 2021
To me, Alan Wake is very much a product of its time. While its story elements hold up well, much of the gameplay feels dated when compared to the games of today. The engaging story will only take it so far, as cumbersome controls and repetitive, paint-by-numbers gameplay mean at times, players may be left a little bit bored or frustrated. That being said, those who enjoyed Alan Wake back in the 360 era will no doubt find some joy with the Remaster and those who are visiting Bright Falls for the first will definitely enjoy it. It’s just a little dated.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

PS5
10.0
Rachael FiddisSep 21, 2021
I really can’t recommend Kena: Bridge of Spirits highly enough that will see players partake in a meaningful journey absorbed in a vibrant world filled with fluid animations that cries out to be explored. With the game’s added photo mode, expect to add on a few more gameplay hours as you fill up your gallery with lots of cute Rot pictures, too.

Aragami 2

PS5
6.50
Jo CraigSep 17, 2021
At the end of the day, Aragami 2 is a bit of a disappointment. Yes, it supplies some decent thrills if you fancy conquering a mission or two, but you can’t help but daydream about better games that provide similar mechanics and use Japanese culture to heighten its creativity instead of saving it.

Lost Judgment

PS5
8.50
Jo CraigSep 16, 2021
Ultimately, cancel your weekend plans and step into Yagami’s detective shoes for a stimulating saunter around Japanese streets, and don’t forget to experience the games-within-a-game arcade because, let’s face it, work can wait.

Eastward

PC
9.00
Jo CraigSep 14, 2021
Referring to the world above as the “Forbidden Land”, with the threat of being sent to an ambiguous realm as punishment for rebellion, Eastward leans on fantasy to flavor its story, without forgetting about its core, real-world values. Its fluid, well-paced progression, and control movements thankfully allow you to explore and admire the view before continuing because Eastward is all about the journey despite its fascinating destination.

No More Heroes 3

Switch
8.00
Dean JamesAug 27, 2021
Featuring a great variety of different styles of gameplay and combat, No More Heroes 3 rarely feels stale and keeps players coming back for more with the over-the-top story that they have come to expect from the series. Fans were a little worried after the lacklustre spinoff, but No More Heroes 3 brings the series back to form in arguably the best outing to date.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

PS5
9.00
Kyle KnightJun 08, 2021
There’s no doubt in my mind that Rift Apart has got the potential to be one of the biggest games of the year. Not only is it visually phenomenal, but the combat is fluid and the story is gripping. It’s everything you could want from a Ratchet & Clank game, plus more.

BIOMUTANT

PS4
6.50
Sam WoodsMay 24, 2021
Overall, there’s nothing inherently wrong with Biomutant, except for maybe the narration and item names. The game will definitely find a fanbase but it just doesn’t do enough to stand out, especially with the pre-launch promise the game showed.

Knockout City

PC
7.00
Kyle KnightMay 21, 2021
Overall, Knockout City is a quirky game that players will find most enjoyable when teaming up with their friends. It struggles with pacing from time to time and could do with some quality of life improvements such as POI names for competitive callouts, some form of a mini-map to locate teammates, and a menu overhaul.

New Pokemon Snap

Switch
9.00
Sam WoodsMay 14, 2021
Overall, while New Pokemon Snap won’t be for everybody, there was a surprising amount of content, plenty of fantastic moments and a wonderfully crafted world. For anybody looking for a zen game to kick back to and forget about the worries of the world, I can’t recommend this one highly enough.

Resident Evil Village

PS5
8.00
Rachael FiddisMay 10, 2021
Resident Evil Village sets out to do exactly what Capcom planned and that’s offering players a well-rounded, gore-filled fright-fest that proves that the game still has the stopping power to scare, engage and thrill its audience 25 years on.

Returnal

PS5
9.00
Peter Hunt SzpytekApr 29, 2021
From the incredible use of the DualSense controller to the intriguing way the story is told overrun after run, to the addicting and satisfying combat, Returnal begs the player to hold off going to sleep for just one more try. After all, as Selene constantly reminds, “you can do this. You just need to try again.”

Emily is Away <3

PC
9.00
Peter Hunt SzpytekApr 16, 2021
Emily is Away <3 doesn’t wear your nostalgia like a mask, it brings you back to the feelings of being a high schooler when the world is only as big as your social group. Those interpersonal relationships feel like the biggest things in the entire world at the time, but the hindsight of knowing they aren’t doesn’t do anything to change the significance of those moments.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

PS4
9.00
Allisa JamesFeb 15, 2021
Overall, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox’s stronger focus on narrative and character arcs, combined with Ys‘ trademark of deep and rewarding dungeon exploration makes for one of the best entries in the franchise and marks a true step forward. With such a strong step into the next generation, I look forward to seeing where the series will bring us next. Hopefully, the experience will be even more polished.

NUTS

Switch
8.00
David GillFeb 10, 2021
That said, even with so many great indie games on Switch, Nuts stands out from the crowd. Its story concludes in a way that’ll stick with you after the credits. It also offers a quirky, mostly satisfying experience that answers the question: what have these squirrels been up to?

Little Nightmares II

PS4
9.00
Charlie WacholzFeb 09, 2021
Although some of its most pulse-pounding moments are held back by frustrating depth-of-field and lighting issues, Little Nightmares 2 is a cinematic, more action-packed take on the formula. While some of its design issues frustrated me more than the first game, a majority of the changes made are still improvements.

Persona 5 Strikers

PS4
9.00
Ryan MeitzlerFeb 09, 2021
Persona 5 Strikers may look and feel a bit different from the original, but at its heart, it still revolves around the Phantom Thieves that we know and adore. As a love letter to a group of characters and setting that I quickly grew attached to, having the chance to jump back in and steal some hearts with Joker and the crew is entirely worth the return trip to Japan.

Destruction Allstars

PS5
7.50
Peter Hunt SzpytekFeb 04, 2021
Overall, if Destruction AllStars was entirely focused on the driving and crashing aspects, this review would be a hands-down recommendation. I just wish it didn’t come to a complete stop as often as it does when you lose control of the car. It does interesting things with the DualSense’s adaptive triggers and has a satisfying loop but comes to a screeching halt in other areas.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood

PS4
5.00
Mehrdad KhayyatFeb 04, 2021
All in all, in this Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood review what I tried to tell you was to give you an overall perspective of the game’s various features, but at the end of the day, this is a game that I don’t suggest you play unless you are a big fan of the series. There are much better choices on the market in the same genre if that’s what you’re looking for.

Redout: Space Assault

PS4
4.00
Kris CornelisseJan 29, 2021
Under no real circumstances can I recommend this one. If you want to support indie developers, then go and check out the original Redout instead. That is worth your time, but Redout: Space Assault is not.

Disjunction

PC
3.50
Otto KratkyJan 28, 2021
I don’t feel that I’m missing much. Disjunction has so much potential — it has a great soundtrack, interesting ideas for combat, and a serviceable story. These are all bogged down by frustrating and imbalanced combat mechanics, unimaginative stealth, and plain visuals. Disjunction impressed me when I originally played it some time ago, but it may have benefitted from being bite-size. Taking in the entire game, I couldn’t help but want the experience to be over and done with.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

PS4
9.00
Allisa JamesJan 27, 2021
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is a fantastic JRPG. Whether you’re a returning fan or a first-time player, it’s an excellent jumping-off point into the franchise. As a first-time series player myself, Ryza 2 was quite a pleasant surprise and one that I find myself continuously drawn into.