Reviews

Metrico+ review

Metrico+ is devilishly clever and difficult. It’s remarkable how much the simple mechanics can be worked into such mind boggling platforming puzzles. Which is brilliant. It’s a testament to its design, and that ‘eureka’ moment you have when you finally solve one of these puzzles is tremendously satisfying. Metrico+ challenges you to conquer six zones from a map that strongly resembles a subway. Ea...

Toby The Secret Mine review

Released back in 2015 on Steam, Toby The Secret Mine is only just making its debut on consoles, with Wii U and Xbox One being the first step. Red-eyed catlike creatures have kidnapped your friends and you must find (and save) them. They have been taken in to a mine full of traps and puzzles that aim to catch you out, should you not be eagle-eyed enough to spot them. The game is beautifully present...

SCUF Elite Controller review

What’s your most important Xbox Accessory? For me it used to be my headset, with a young family, late night gaming meant I needed something to help me along with that. In the last year though my opinion has changed, thanks to the Xbox Elite Controller. Simply put, the Elite Controller is the best piece of kit around if you own and Xbox. Yes, £120 for a controller seems like a lot of money (s...

Nevermind review

Nevermind provides an interesting and eerie opportunity to see into the minds of four very different individuals, and help them overcome trauma. It’s part walking simulator, part puzzler and part horror, although the latter largely puts you in a position of unease rather than fright. And the three gameplay elements meld together splendidly to create a unique and fascinating, albeit short, experien...

Sylvio Review

Sylvio is a first person psychological horror game made by Indie developers Stroboskop. When it comes to horror games more often than not games promise lots and deliver next to nothing, with all the same jump scares and unconvincing voice acting they all seem to follow the same theme. Sylvio however offered something different from your usual atmospheric horror games, something I don’t think...

Siegecraft Commander review

Siegecraft Commander is the latest instalment in the popular Siegecraft franchise to come out of Blowfish Studios. Offering the player a combination of twitch mechanics and positional tactics, the objective of the game is to expand from your keep by launching connecting towers and offensive and defensive weapons to attack and crush the enemy whilst at the same time trying to defend you own base fr...

Bridge Constructor Stunts review

Bridge Constructor Stunts saw it’s birth first on Steam and mobile devices, the basic aim is to get your vehicle from one side of the level to the other. As simple as it sounds Bridge Constructor Stunts is not easy, but is it any good? If physics was your thing way back at school then this will see just how much you remember. The start of the game gives you a tutorial on how to edit the leve...

Gigantic (Game Preview) review

There’s something highly compelling about Gigantic. Whether it’s tied to its unique take on the MOBA formula, its varied and well-balanced roster of heroes, its charming cartoon aesthetic, or perhaps a little bit from all columns, whatever it is we can’t seem to stop playing it. Right now Gigantic’s Preview Program offering involves three maps and a rotating selection from the 16 available charact...

Dead Rising 4 review

Tis the season to slay Zombies, fa la la la, la la la Blow them up or run them over fa la la la, la la la Dress like Santa as you do it, fa la la, la la la, la la la Take a selfie, just to prove it, fa la la la, la la la… For various reasons, I’ve always struggled with the Dead Rising series. I enjoyed the first but hated the way the save system worked, I really wasn’t fussed by two but enjo...

Zen Pinball 2: Bethesda Pinball review

There’s been a lot of these novelty pinball tables for Zen Pinball 2. Game, TV and film franchises have seen their unique traits pinball-ised and gathered together on tables that faithfully represent the source material yet still function relatively realistically as far as pinball goes. However, it’s still a delightful treat to see some of these creations come to digital life, and the ...

Batman: The Telltale Series review

As I finished episode 5 of Batman: A Telltale Series I soon realised I had just played through my favourite Telltale game so far. I loved the first series of the Walking Dead and adored The Wolf Among us, but Batman has been the icing on the cake for me. We decided not to review each episode as to not give anything away, so instead I played all five episodes and now you can have my overall impress...

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING review

There are few things more British than tea and queuing, politely. BillyGoat Entertainment seem to have captured the very essence of being British in Her Majesty’s SPIFFING. Will this tale of post-Brexit Britain inspire us to be more independent, or does this RPG fail to pass Article 50 through the House? It is the year ‘Near Future’ and Her Majesty has decided to pull the plug on Parliament and ta...