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Video Games Review: Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4, 2015)

For a child of the NES and Master System era like me, it feels like the Gauntlet franchise has been around forever. With the tough-as-nails co-operative arcade beat-em-up coming back into vogue with the rise of indie gaming it was only a matter of time before Gauntlet returned. And return it has with Gauntlet: Slayer Edition. Continue reading Video Games Review: Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PS4, 2015)

In September 2014, developers The Astronauts released a short but rich game called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on Steam. I never got to play it but it received positive reviews and was praised for its visuals and unique storytelling. This year the title received an overhaul courtesy of the Unreal 4 engine and was subsequently released for the PS4. And boy is it a doozy.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Journey (PS4, 2015)

What can I say about Journey that hasn’t been said a million times already? The little game that could, Journey was one of the PlayStation 3’s most pleasant surprises. Thatgamecompany’s unexpected masterpiece has now been ported to the PlayStation 4 with a few choice upgrades to entice new players into its beautiful, undulating world and take veterans on another long walk to the mountain. Continue reading Video Games Review: Journey (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers (PC, 2015)

A Nest of Vipers is the fifth and penultimate episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones adventure game and uses its time wisely, placing all four of the disaster-prone Forrester children where they need to be in preparation for the finale. Continue reading Video Games Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers (PC, 2015)

Video Games Review: God of War III Remastered (PS4, 2015)

Just as he did five years ago, Kratos, the patron saint of temper tantrums that would make a two-year-old go “Dude, relax”, has embarked on his latest unstoppable butchery spree and, as usual, anything that gets in his way – from animals to the gods themselves – will receive a profound thrashing.

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Video Games Review: MotoGP 15 (PS4, 2015)

Milestone only released their last motorcycle racer, Ride, back in May. A scant few months later and the developer is dropping their second racing sim for the year in MotoGP 15. Despite being the closest thing MotoGP fans have to a Gran Turismo of their own, MotoGP 15 still feels more evolutionary than revolutionary. Continue reading Video Games Review: MotoGP 15 (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, 2015)

Batman: Arkham Knight is the fourth game in the Batman: Arkham video game series and the third by series creator Rocksteady Studios. The little-known British developer took the gaming industry by surprise with Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009. Its innovative combat, smart design and reverent treatment of the Dark Knight left fans gobsmacked. Rocksteady then expanded on their thesis in the celebrated Batman: Arkham City and now aims to close out their series by creating the closest thing to an actual Batman simulator we’ve ever seen.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Lego Jurassic World (PS4, 2015)

To say TT Games’ ever-expanding stable of Lego-branded video games has been successful is to undersell just how wildly popular their games have been and continue to be. Their stubborn inclusion of couch co-op coupled with clever leveraging of beloved film properties have created a new kind of movie tie-in game. Lego Jurassic World continues this trend, roping in content from all four Jurassic Park movies with a few new gameplay mechanics to fit.... Continue Reading