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One Strike – Review

Cutting It Close One Strike is a surprising take on the age-old 2D fighter genre rehashing retro graphics, chip-tunes, and tight controls. The game features 4 different modes for you to compete in; One Life, Arcade, Team Duel, and Tournament. Want to climb your way to the top quickly? Participate in the tournament mode as you face your opponents while advancing the brackets. Think you have what it takes to take all comers? Try your luck in One Life, where you will have to defeat all 6 fighters while you are only one strike away from failure. In team battle, you go at it using a selection of 3 fighters. Arcade mode gives you 5 lives, making it the best place to start when trying out a new fighter. “Choose your character well!” Select one of the six unique fighters and embark on a quest to c...

Atomine – Review

Cyber Punk Madness Atomine is a fast-paced, rogue-like twin stick shooter loosely based on the true events surrounding STUXNET, the first discovered malware targeting industrial computer systems. The player model, named Atomine is likewise a computer virus, going around, statistically growing and facing firewall-like enemies in an effort to infect and successfully take over a nuclear missile control system. Overall, the game plays great, the controls couldn’t be simpler and are very tight. With only 2 sticks to control – the left for moving around, the other to direct your weapon – it’s easy to lose yourself in the action-packed gameplay. The levels are procedurally generated for maximum replayability and are composed of translucent blocks representing physical boundaries set on a plane, w...

Beekyr Reloaded – Review

Bees, Bullets and Bombs Beekyr Reloaded is a fun arcade-style action shoot’em up, that begs to be played over and over again. It is as unforgiving and unrelenting as it is pure unadulterated fun. Having been raised in a Nintendo home, I have played and bought the original Gradius multiple times over. It was great getting back into the genre through Beekyr Reloaded, bringing back cherished childhood memories. “Hands off!” The game revolves around Beekyr, a hearty fellow who has to avenge his hive after their honey and pollen got stolen, fighting wasps, scorpions, praying mantises, frogs, beetles, and all sorts of enemies trying to prevent him taking revenge whilst journeying through all five interconnected worlds. The levels are short and snappy and the alternation of horizontal and vertica...

Legendary Eleven – Review

Retro Kicks! Legendary Eleven gives a new face to arcade style home console football gaming. It’s an alternative to the more realistic football games. With a full roster of 36 national teams spread across 5 different cups the game holds a promise for many an hour of gaming and replay value, but does it hold up? Football being my favorite sport I am always interested in picking up a new football game and giving it a go alone or together with a friend or family member. Seeing the announcement of Legendary Eleven got me exciting and I couldn’t wait to get into it, digging in deep into the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with their characteristic styles and vibes. Loading the game brings up the main menu with a great looking retro style background. With only two game modes there is not much to choose from...

Vampyr – Review

Vampyr is a game where you play as Dr. Jonathan Reed who is back from war and a recently turned Vampire. After making a couple of horrible choices after becoming a Vampire, Jonathan decides to use his powers to help people and in general stop London from turning into a disease-ridden hell hole. The story has branching elements and it is really damn good. Visually, it nails it. With great atmosphere and lighting bundled with the weather system it really sets the tone and mood which is dark and gritty and somewhat scary. It does a fantastic job recreating London during WW1 and the Spanish Flu that plagues the city. Besides overall visuals the player and NPC animation in combat is good and at times excellent. It uses particle effects system really well on shadows while dodging and on the fire...

Detroit: Become Human – Review

Quantic Dream have been making and improving upon the same kind of games for over 10 years now. Heavy Rain put them on the forefront, with a game that looked fantastic, told an interesting story, and generated a fair amount of controversy. Regardless of how you might feel about Heavy Rain, it was an important game in terms of getting people’s attention, and making both Quantic Dream and David Cage a name that Playstation gamers know about. Their next game, Beyond: Two Souls, failed to reach the same levels of acclaim, however their latest game, Detroit: Become Human, is definitely worth paying attention to and spending time with. It’s 2030s in Detroit and humans have created highly advanced androids to serve out every need. They are construction workers, caretakers, housemaids,...

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered – Review

An Assassin’s Creed title that a lot of players skipped over back in the day has been remastered for the current generation of consoles. Assassin’s Creed Rogue originally released the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity which was very different in terms of visuals and gameplay since they changed the parkour system and also upped the visuals a lot. Developed by a team at Ubisoft Sofia and published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is out now for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X. So is this remaster of one of the most unique Assassin’s Creed games worth it or is it one that can be skipped over again, let’s find out. Assassin’s Creed Rogue has you play as Shay Patrick Cormac, an assassin tasked with finding out about the...

Minit – Review

Minit, a game that pushes you to the limit by giving you only a minute to clear a stage. An intriguing concept that’s mixed with a very minimalist design and fast paced gameplay, Minit is a game not like many others. Minit is a game that has been developed by Vlambeer and published by Devolver Digital who are known for some fantastic titles like Hotline Miami, this game is out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, OS X, Linux and Windows. A game described by some as “Classical Zelda without the bs” this game does feel a lot like it. So, is the 60 second panic inducer worth the time or should it just be lost to time, let’s find out. Minit is an adventure title that is very similar in terms of the core gameplay to the original Zelda games. However, there’s one twist ...

Super Daryl Deluxe – Review

Super Daryl Deluxe is a game that I don’t think can be compared to any other game out there due to how unique it is. This game is a Metroidvania like title thats been mixed with a lot RPG style mechanics. Developed and published by Dan & Gary Games this neat little indie game is out now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows. So, is this unique game worth the 15 hours you spend playing it or should it forgotten like all those cringe moments during high-school, let’s find out. Super Daryl Deluxe has you play as Daryl, a boy who is new in town and has transferred to Water Fall High School. While trying to start a contraband textbook business in school, things take a tun for the worst in this multi-dimensional high school. The game is quite bizarre and has really g...

Tesla Vs Lovecraft – Review

Tesla vs Lovecraft, a match-up you would never really imagine. One whose technology and ideas have helped shape modern technology and the other whose books have creatures that can strike fear into your heart are having a facing off. I honestly would never expect this but that’s what video games are for, to break your expectations with crazy stuff. A twin stick shooter, Tesla vs Lovecraft has been developed and published by 10tons Ltd and is out now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Linux, OS X and Windows. So is this matchup as good as it sounds or is it just a bizarre creation like something out of Lovecraft’s work, lets find out. Tesla vs Lovecraft is a twin-stick shooter game that is very similar to 10tons’ past work like Crimsonland and Neon Chrome but...

Devil May Cry HD Collection – Review

Do you like remasters? Do you like ports? Do you like ports of ports? This collection has got you fam’. Devil May Cry HD Collection is an 8th generation port of the Devil May Cry HD Collection that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Developed and Published by Capcom, this collection was first released in 2012 for the seventh generation of consoles. Capcom thought it would be good a idea to port this to the eight generation of consoles as well as the PC for new players to experience the beauty of these games and for older fans to replay this game on a newer generation without needing to pull out their old consoles. Devil May Cry HD Collection is out now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. So is this HD Collection good enough to warrant a port to the current gen or is i...

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – Review

The Dragon of Dojima has returned in this thrilling and personal conclusion to his story that has spanned 28 years of his life. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is a sequel to Yakuza 5 and continues from where it left off. With the Western localization finally being released, fans of the series are excited to play this game, especially the newer fans since the release of Yakuza 0 and Kiwami brought in a lot of new fans. Developed by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio and Sega and, published by Sega it is out now worldwide exclusively to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. So, is the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu’s tale a somber affair or is it full of the amazingness the series has grown to be known for, let’s find out. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life starts off right after the end of Yakuza 5 as ...


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