Carl Godbold

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition review

I was having my haircut at the weekend, and the barber and I (seems very impersonal calling him, ‘the barber’) got to talking about superhero movies. He was a fan of them, I wasn’t (Guardians of the Galaxy aside), and he was surprised. I pointed out that it was simply due to the CG, and how it just totally takes me out of the moment. I recounted years earlier watching Dan Poole’s Spiderman movie d...

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 review

In a time where so many gaming mascots are a distant memory, you have to give Namco some credit for keeping Pac-Man alive; whether it be through recent Nintendo appearances in Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, or through it’s Ghostly Adventures TV show and toy line. My fondest memories of Pac-Man take three forms; Pac-Land in the arcade, Pac-Mania on my Amiga, and the Pac-Man board game I got for Chr...

King Oddball review

Those of you unfortunate enough to be in a similar age bracket to myself may well remember a time when the internet wasn’t quite so speedy, and the best thing to do whilst awaiting someone to login to mIRC, ICQ etc. was to play a quick game of Minesweeper or Solitaire whilst browsing through your Winamp files. These days, that’s all been replaced by bigger and better things; what better way to was...

Hue review

‘Charming Indie Puzzle-Platformer’ is a term that gets bounded about so often these days that it makes me a bit apathetic when a new one is announced for release. However, on watching the trailer for Hue, I was quite intrigued. At its core, Hue is another puzzle game with a standout mechanic, but is it any more than that? Developed by Fiddlesticks, and published by Curve Digital, Hue centres on th...

Worms W.M.D launch trailer

Lock up your sheep! Team 17’s Worms turns 21 this year, and to celebrate the launch of the latest in the franchise, Worms W.M.D, a new trailer has been released. Promising ‘their most destructive game yet’, Worms W.M.D offers 30 objective-based campaign levels as well as local and online multiplayer madness, all digitally-painted in classic 2D. New for this entry are buildings, v...

MX vs ATV Supercross Encore review

In 1999, I bought a really cool Motocross windbreaker. It was red, with a white and black strip running down the left-hand side, and a patch that said, ‘McCready’. I’ve still got it to this day, but due to stomach expansion, it’s much too short to wear anymore. Anyway, that’s about where my experience with Motocross ends (I did go to a speedway meet once, but that doesn’t count). I do, however, ge...

Super Mutant Alien Assault review

When I was younger, there were few things as exciting as looking through all of the Mastertronic Commodore 64 tapes in a shop, where the cover art and game name was everything. Carefully making my selection, I’d get home, load the game up, and then press fire to begin. More often than not, the first play would end in disappointment; had I just spent my (not very) hard-earned pocket money on an imp...

Deadlight: Director’s Cut review

Set in an apocalyptic 1986, a zombie outbreak has brought humanity to its knees. You play Randall Wayne, a father searching the destroyed streets of Seattle for his family. You’ll encounter many life-threatening situations, but combat isn’t always the answer against the undead, fight back using scarce resources or hide and sneak past them utilizing the environment. Deadlight: Director’s Cut is the...