Writing a Minecraft review in 2017 feels a bit like an exercise in fertility. What the hell am I going to write about that hasn’t been covered elsewhere a million times before? What is there to talk about in a game this exhaustively covered? The answer to these questions is quite obviously “not a damned thing,” so if you’re looking for an especially fresh angle, you won’t find it here. You know what Minecraft is. You know what it’s about. If you’re a parent, you probably own it on more than one platform already. Instead, I’m going to talk about why I think the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft, flaws and all, is one of the best versions of the game to date. Continue reading Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform
RiME is a game that plays it’s cards close to it’s chest. Waking on a mostly deserted island, the games protagonist is seemingly lost, and must find his way through the island, conquering puzzles as he travels. RiME is largely guided by its mystery, as players seek to discover the secrets of the boy, the dangers of the island, and what lies beyond the next puzzle. Continue reading Video Game Review: RiME (PS4, 2017) is a Minimalist Dream
Hoo boy. This review is gonna be all over the place. It’s going to be this way because this game, even as a concept, is all over the place.
You would think that, given that Tetris is already the most grueling activity a person can engage in, interrupting it with a quick round of the colour-matcher Puyo Puyo would be as if someone was doing you a huge favour. In practice, it feels like even more work.
Those Switch owners wanting the ability to move their Switch unit from room-to-room or screen-to-screen with them won’t have much longer to wait. The Nintendo Switch Dock Set arrives next week. Continue reading Individual Nintendo Switch Docks arrive in Australia on May 26
NBA Playgrounds aims to capture the fun of great games like NBA Jam and NBA Street that came before it. While it looks great, it fails to deliver the gameplay quality that either of the aforementioned classics did. Continue reading Video Game Review: NBA Playgrounds (PS4, 2017) promises old school fun, but fails to sink the shot
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Entertainment have this morning announced the sequel to their popular Lego Marvel Super Heroes from 2013. Continue reading Warner Bros Interactive too excited for E3, announce Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Nintendo have opened up a bit about their plans for the 2017 E3 Expo in Los Angeles next month. An important year for the Big N with their newest machine, the Nintendo Switch, tearing up the sales charts, their E3 show will have a focus on Super Mario Odyssey among other 2017 titles. Continue reading Nintendo details preliminary E3 2017 plans
When publisher Grey Box announced Australian pricing for their forthcoming puzzle adventure title Rime, Nintendo Switch owners couldn’t help noticing that the game was significantly more expensive on their console than it was on any other. Grey Box have now addressed the issue, and detailed exactly what they plan to do about it. Continue reading Grey Box gets why you’re mad about Rime being $80AUD on the Switch
I’d be lying if i said that I don’t approach a Mario Kart review with a certain amount of trepidation. You know what you’re getting into with a Mario Kart title — vehicular barbarism and savagery on parade, draped in the charming trappings of a cartoon. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe does not go out of its way to assuage that trepidation one bit. Continue reading Video Games Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch, 2017) is the most comprehensive title the series has ever produced
We live in the era of Nostalgia As A Marketing Tool. The repackaging of childhood memories, sold back to millennial audiences for a profit, has become the go-to move for film and video game studios looking to make a fast buck. Sometimes these experiments in nostalgia work out. Sometimes they are a hard lesson in learning when to leave the past behind.
Yooka-Laylee, sadly, falls into the latter category. Continue reading Video Games Review: Yooka-Laylee (PS4, 2017) is not the triumphant return to 90’s 3D platforming we were hoping for