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Best Month Ever!

Xbox One
7.00
Gareth BrierleyMay 16, 2022
It’s a narrative adventure with not very challenging gameplay, but it does tell an interesting and unique story from a different era, helped along by some intriguing characters and sub-stories. The odd glitch doesn’t ever ruin the experience and I for one am glad that a film school has experimented with video games and able to provide such a great result.

Cyber Pool

Xbox One
4.00
Neil WattonMay 16, 2022
Cyber Pool is one for the very hardcore pool players only – and even then it’s likely to annoy much more than be able to deliver any real potting pleasure.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Xbox One
7.00
Alister KennedyMay 16, 2022
Nothing in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising’s gameplay mechanics truly stand out when compared to other similar titles in an already oversaturated genre. For those hoping for a rip roaring tale full of twists and turns this is not one for you.

Chernobylite

Xbox Series X
8.00
Oliver SwinswoodMay 15, 2022
The only real issue I noticed during my time with the game was occasional stuttering when moving around the main hub area; fortunately, this doesn’t seem to persist in the open world, and the hub area is only small so it shouldn’t cause anyone too much grief.

Ganryu 2

Xbox One
8.00
Paul RenshawMay 15, 2022
Ganryu 2 is a very solid game – a throwback to a time when games were hard with no apology; if you aren’t up to the task, you don’t progress. There are no options to save progress, no options for difficulty, leaving you to play the way that the devs want it to be played, and I think this approach is pretty refreshing.

Loot River

Xbox Series X
7.00
Ryan TaylorMay 15, 2022
For a roguelike, the runs feel too short, with too much blocked off. For a roguelite, the run-to-run progression is too lacking to be engaging. It’s a shame because I went into the game with high hopes and the foundation for an amazing game is there, it just hasn’t quite been polished properly.

Trek to Yomi

Xbox Series X
8.00
George SweetnamMay 15, 2022
Trek To Yomi is in that perfect space of being story based while also innovating so much on its style and graphical prowess that the story ceases to be as important as it would need to be for an enormous thirty hour open world experience.

Chefy-Chef

Xbox Series X
8.00
Dave OzzyMay 14, 2022
It is far tighter, more imaginative and endlessly more fun than we expected. We were preparing ourselves for some of the most tired of platformers, and instead we got a textbook example of how a £3.99 gaming snack should be made. So don’t hesitate – pop to the fridge and whip up a quick dish of Chefy-Chef.

RICO London

Xbox Series X
5.00
Dave OzzyMay 14, 2022
It only has one trick – breaching and clearing rooms in glorious slow motion – and while that trick is fun, it’s not enough to hold up this mid-budget FPS roguelike.

X-Force Genesis

Xbox One
4.00
Neil WattonMay 13, 2022
Don’t expect anything resembling a decent shoot ’em up experience though – this is a one and done Gamerscore hit that is rarely good for anything else.

Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread

Xbox Series X
7.00
Darren EdwardsMay 12, 2022
Blast Brigade Vs the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread has plenty of hidden depths, despite the fact the journey is something of a bumpy one.

Catana

Xbox One
6.00
Dave OzzyMay 12, 2022
Catana may lack challenge and overstocks itself with levels, but the process of plugging away at a puzzle grid, matching colours, is mindlessly satisfying. In short bursts, we’d even agree that it was fun. But it’s too polite and generous to truly test you.

PictoQuest

Xbox Series X
7.00
Richard DobsonMay 12, 2022
PictoQuest is RPG-lite but it does contain side quests. On your journey across the world map there will be various people and animals that require your help. These challenges will be previously completed nonograms but with extra difficulty modifiers such as no mistakes or really tight times to beat.
5.00
Dave OzzyMay 11, 2022
NeonLore is a stroll through a cyberpunk showreel with the satisfaction of some achievements as you do so. There’s some scraps of gameplay and dialogue but they’re nowhere near as good. They’re mostly just waypoints to point your cursor at and walk towards.

Reed Remastered

Xbox Series X
6.00
Dave OzzyMay 11, 2022
This cat has a slick approach to pixel art, and a VFX artist was clearly given the rope to do whatever they wanted, loading it with visual fireworks. But the game itself is fine but flavourless, an aggressively average platformer that doesn’t care for ideas, memorable moments or reasons to return.

The Serpent Rogue

Xbox Series X
9.00
Gareth BrierleyMay 11, 2022
The Serpent Rogue is thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve come to this on the back of some eighty odd hours in Elden Ring, and whilst The Serpent Rogue is very different, the level of thought, patience and difficulty requires a similar gaming mindset.

Whisper Trip

Xbox One
5.00
Paul RenshawMay 11, 2022
In conclusion then, if you are looking for a hard, side-scrolling slash ‘em up then you’ll probably be best off with Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection. If you must mix that with a cyberpunk flavour, then Whisper Trip is okay for a short blast, but extended play will show more than a few weaknesses.

Whiskey & Zombies

Xbox Series X
6.00
Paul RenshawMay 10, 2022
In conclusion and what we have in Whiskey & Zombies is a good multiplayer party game ruined by the addition of a weird design decision. There is fun to be had, especially with friends and whiskey, but it is harder than it needs to be, and frustration is only one invisible zombie away.

Deck of Ashes: Complete Edition

Xbox One
5.00
Dave OzzyMay 09, 2022
It’s a deckbuilder that just about stays afloat, but when so much has been jettisoned to get to that point, you wonder whether the journey’s worth it at all.

Legal Dungeon

Xbox One
7.00
Gareth BrierleyMay 09, 2022
Legal Dungeon is an unusual and unique game, one that you may not think you’ll enjoy. But it does manage to hook you in, as you get involved in each case. The idea of going through the finer details and trying to work through some very nuanced cases is certainly interesting to play. The control system might put some off and visually it’s very simple, but Legal Dungeon is worth giving a go, especially if you’re a crime fanatic.

Liberated: Enhanced Edition

Xbox Series X
8.00
Gareth BrierleyMay 09, 2022
It’s an amazingly stylish and beautiful production, well created with Sin City vibes. The way it is set out via comic book frames that blend into a sort of 2.5D platformer/shooter is glorious and it’s also worth mentioning that there are a couple of bonus chapters to play around with in the Enhanced Edition.

MLB The Show 22

Xbox Series X
9.00
Alister KennedyMay 09, 2022
This is one to pick up and try if you even have a fleeting interest, whilst a deeper dedication to baseball is a requirement to truly appreciate the kitchen sink game we have here. It is on Game Pass after all, so grab your shredded gum and worn out leather catchers mitt and dig in.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Xbox One
8.00
Alister KennedyMay 09, 2022
The House of the Dead: Remake stays faithful to its roots and is an incredible upgrade visually compared to the original version. That said it still feels like a shadow of its former incarnation due to the lack of a physical light gun to blast through Curien’s house of horrors.

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril

Xbox One
7.00
Jacob StokesMay 08, 2022
These two issues don’t swing the final verdict though. Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril is still a brilliant little blast from the past. It doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, and it fundamentally offers up nothing you haven’t seen before.

Cozy Grove: New Neighbears

Xbox One
9.00
Dave OzzyMay 08, 2022
It’s taken over a year to start feeling stale, which is no mean achievement, but it ran out of things to do. And with four new bears, lining up with long and filler-less storylines, the New Neighbears DLC has found the perfect method of bringing that colour back to the game.