Category Archives: Reviews

Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (Switch, 2018): Portable construction and crunch

Dragon Quest Builders returns for the Nintendo Switch and if you missed it like I did the first few times around, it’s worth a dip in this craft-em-up meets RPG hybrid. Originally released on PS3, PS Vita and then PS4, it has definitely done the rounds, but has developer Division 5 used that time to change or update the game in any way? Continue reading Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (Switch, 2018): Portable construction and crunch

Games Review: Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4, 2018): Fight for your Right

The premise of Final Fantasy‘s Dissidia spin-offs is one we’ve all seen before – the heroes and villains of World A get transported to World B for some wild, yet justifiable reason, and are then thrust into a battle for their lives and the fate of the world. It’s no different here, with Dissidia NT beginning with characters from every major Final Fantasy title finding themselves stranded in the aptly named ‘World B,’ upon which war is being waged. Continue reading Games Review: Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4, 2018): Fight for your Right

Games Review: Monster Hunter World (PS4, 2018): Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

I’m ashamed to say that I’m a latecomer to the Monster Hunter franchise, with my first taste of monster hunting goodness coming late last year in the delightful Monster Hunter Stories. Given that I enjoyed the title so much, I was looking forward to World, but didn’t realise how much it would blow me away. It’s rare that a title immediately grabs you and immerses you so fully in its world, but from the opening scenes, I was hooked. Continue reading Games Review: Monster Hunter World (PS4, 2018): Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

Games Review: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memories (PS4, 2018): System Upgrade Incomplete

Good news for fans of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — if you liked the original, then you’ll love Hacker’s Memories. Bad news of fans of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — you’ve seen this all before. Continue reading Games Review: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memories (PS4, 2018): System Upgrade Incomplete

Games Review: AO Tennis (PS4, 2018): Serving up anything but an ace

Let’s get one thing straight: I love tennis. The Australian Open is no exception, grabbing me from the first round all the way to the final match. So it’s safe to say I was excited for AO Tennis, hoping it would bring tennis games back into the mainstream, a nod to the good old days of Virtua Tennis and Top Spin. What we got however, is disappointing to say the least. Continue reading Games Review: AO Tennis (PS4, 2018): Serving up anything but an ace

Games Review: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, 2018): Style, simplicity and super powers

The Dragon Ball series has always been a no-brainer as far as content for fighting games goes. Nevertheless, Dragon Ball games have tended to fall short of what most players assumed should be a slam dunk — they were wonky fighters, focused more on channelling the look and feel of the legendary anime than they were on creating a solid fighter. In Dragon Ball FighterZGuilty Gear developer Arc System Works have gotten right to the heart of the matter, creating the Dragon Ball fighter fans have dreamed of for over two decades. Continue reading Games Review: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, 2018): Style, simplicity and super powers

Games Review: Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds (PC, 2018) Combines Classic Nostalgia With A Modern Twist

The modern era of video games has brought with it a boom of classic JRPG-style games. With the popularity of Persona, Fire Emblem and Pokémon ensuring the genre’s continuing success, it’s no surprise, then, that games like Legrand Legacy exist — games designed to celebrate the history and personality of JRPGs from the past. Continue reading Games Review: Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds (PC, 2018) Combines Classic Nostalgia With A Modern Twist

Games Review: Gear.Club Unlimited (Switch, 2017) revs loudly but never quite fires on all cylinders

I guess I’ll start by saying that I don’t really play many racing games. Gear.Club Unlimited hasn’t managed to change my opinion of them either, but neither was it a totally unenjoyable experience.

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