Greg Giddens

Some say Greg isn’t one person but a group of many people posting under the pseudonym “Greg”. No one knows for sure but either way, as long as he continues to fight the good fight of reviewing games, then we will always consider him a hero.

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ELEX review

ELEX balances its shortcomings and successes to ultimately deliver an average RPG experience. However, developer Piranha Bytes has a particular charm that’s present here and may push it over the edge into a strong recommendation for those who’ve been impressed with the developer’s past titles. Indeed, It’s clunky, buggy and tremendously difficult, but a great story, varied and impressive looking e...

Strategy games we’d like to see on console

Consoles are no longer the lesser machines in the gaming hardware race. They are no longer the platform games are ported to, but are instead more commonly the ones games are ported from. They are no longer basic and puerile devices for children. They are no longer unchanging, static boxes. What they are is powerful entertainment devices, even more so with the imminent Xbox One X and the current PS...

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Planet of the Eyes review

Planet of the Eyes is described as ‘Limbo in a colourful world’ and that covers this narrative led platformer very well. It delivers an intriguing tale punctuated by trial and error moments, with a simple but effective aesthetic accompanying its short run time. And while, at times, it unabashedly clones elements from Limbo, by the end it does just enough to differentiate itself and make the experi...

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Surf World Series review

Games about surfing are rare indeed, but it’s a sport that can be gamified to success, something Surf World Series proves wonderfully. It’s not the most feature rich experience but it captures the atmosphere and excitement of the real world sport and makes it fun and accessible. Surf World Series begins with a comprehensive tutorial for its mechanics and controls, and it proves intuitive and well ...

7.5

Good

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The Golf Club 2 review

If there’s one sports genre whose video game adaptations have largely been ignored over the last half decade, it’s golf. Mini golf titles are a dime a dozen right now but when it comes to actual golf the number of titles released can be counted on one hand. And those that have been released have been pretty mediocre; good ideas and gameplay wrapped up in something less than adequate. The original ...

7.5

Good

Let Them Come review

There’s a scene in Aliens where the marines setup automatic turrets to shoot the approaching horde of aliens. In Let Them Come you essentially recreate that scene but as a gunner controlling a turret. It’s intense, a little scare despite the pixel art aesthetic, fun and challenging. It’s so very similar to that scene from Aliens, yet to my knowledge, this is the first time it’s been translated to ...

WWE 2K18’s Universe Mode detailed

2K have released details about WWE 2K18’s Universe Mode. In a blog post on the official WWE 2K18 site, Universe Mode’s designer, Cristo Kyriazis, talks about what’s new for this year, including new rivalry types, Intensity, Power Rankings, updated calendars and several other additions and improvements. Check out the blog post to read all about it in detail: https://wwe.2k.com/news/entries/ww...

2K introduce WWE 2K18’s ROAD TO GLORY and MyPLAYER

WWE 2K18 will be released in a mere week’s time, and this year two new additions to the game will provide new experiences for your custom player, with MyPLAYER adding character classes of sorts and ROAD TO GLORY offering an experience that allows your wrestler to continue to grow and develop while fighting against other players online. If the trailer intrigues you then 2K have outlined these...

Fart your way into South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Does your fart have what it takes to secure a starring role in South Park: The Fractured But Whole? Well if it does then Ubisoft wants to hear from you. Ubisoft have announced the ‘I Am The Fart’ contest, where the winner will have the honour of having the sound of their own fart integrated into the game as one of the New Kid’s lethal ‘weapons’. This is a worldwide contest ...

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Project Cars 2 review

The racing genre is nowhere near as saturated as it used to be, at least in regards to the sheer amount of titles out there. However, finding a gap within the genre to focus on is more difficult than ever, with the majority of racing titles covering every aspect of racing so thoroughly as to narrow or entirely eliminate most gaps. Project Cars 2 has therefore concentrated on delivering a true simu...

8.5

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review

Sega aficionados will certainly remember the Wonder Boy titles. Platforming gems from yesteryear that consisted of clever level, enemy and mechanics design. Indeed, these titles are fondly remembered and for good reason. The third title in the series, The Dragon’s Trap, was a particularly celebrated entry, and this splendid remastering allows veterans and newcomers to enjoy it with precisely the k...

8.5

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Vermintide – Karak Azgaraz DLC review

Fighting the Skaven horde is a highly enjoyable and challenging pastime that we at TiX Towers have enjoyed immensely. The Karak Azgaraz DLC gives us precisely the excuse we need to dive back in, providing a short, three mission adventure where players attempt to warn the dwarven hold of Karak Azgaraz of the approaching vermin horde. Indeed, the thousands of vicious and bloodthirsty rat people that...