Reviews

Level 22 Review

After a heavy night, celebrating his birthday, Gary wakes up to realise that he’s incredibly late for work. Quickly realising that his job is on the line, he does what anyone in his position would do, enlist the help of his old colleague and friend, Marty, and sneaks into the office. Oddly reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid, and Alien: Isolation, it’s up to you to guide Gary around his of...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia review

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles concludes with Russia, a country in the midst of war. You play as Nikolai Orelov, an assassin loyal to the creed, but whose main concern is for the safety of his family. During his final mission for the Brotherhood he becomes emotionally attached to a young Russian princess – Orelov turns against his own creed to help her escape the war, the city and his own Brotherhood...

Amazing Princess Sarah review

Amazing Princess Sarah is a call back to the games of my childhood, its 8 bit style and game design triggering memories of Castlevania, Megaman and Mario that have long remained dormant. Its simple story focuses on your father, the King, who while entertaining what appears to be the majority of enemy types you will face within the game in his throne room, is enthralled by a succubus called Lilith ...

Krinkle Krusher review

When I’m thinking of my most favourite games genre, Tower Defence sadly doesn’t feature too highly on that list. When I saw that Krinkle Krusher, by Brazilian developer; Ilusis Interactive Graphics, was a new twist on Tower Defence, I was intrigued. The trailers made it look a fun-filled way to spend some time. Would Krinkle Krusher be able to push Tower Defence up in my own estimations? The story...

Fortified! review

Fortified! melds 1950s sci-fi with tower defence wonderfully. Alien saucers and a plethora of robots that wouldn’t look out of place in films such as Lost in Space and War of the Worlds, march forwards towards rockets armed with nuclear warheads, as you and up to three fellow heroes protect these rockets over multiple attacking waves. Once the waves have finished the onslaught, the rocket or...

Hyperdrive Massacre review

Hyperdrive Massacre offers a pick-up and play local multiplayer experience that’s ideal for relaxed fun with friends, yet has enough depth to entice you into mastering its mechanics for more competitive play. As such it’s easy to recommend if you’re in the mood for some 80s style multiplayer, although the restriction to local play is a slight barrier. After choosing from a rooster of space cars, y...

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers review

The absolutely stunning Avengers film hit the silver screen in 2012 with immense critical success. What was surprising is that TT Games didn’t follow up the film’s release with their special brand of LEGO humour, instead we saw LEGO Marvel Super Heroes the following year. One thing I love most about the LEGO games (besides the fact it’s LEGO) is the awesome humour – taking iconic scene...

Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink review

Dr. Ambrose Ink, one of the greatest minds of the technical revolution, has been investigating a series of earthquakes which have been destroying the world’s cities in its wake. His research has led him to the quiet mountain-side town of Hochwald, where events take a turn for the worst. In an attempt to stop Dr. Ink from discovering his plan, the dastardly General Engineer of Gottland kidnap...

This War of Mine: The Little Ones review

There have been plenty of games about war, but they have almost always been from the perspective of the soldier – isn’t it about a time we played something from a civilian’s perspective? 11 bit studios released This War of Mine back in 2014 on PC and explored this very theme – now it’s on Xbox One and comes with added little people. There’s no pre-story, no tutorial, just a group of survivors hole...

Sparkle 2 review

Remember those happy days in the playground playing marbles, making sure every shot counted, with the goal of staying alive and being champion, well welcome to Sparkle 2. You’re welcomed to the game with what can only be described as a bright colourful splash screen and music that could have come straight out of a Disney movie. A swift hit of the A button whisks you into the story because as...

Oxenfree review

Oxenfree had me intrigued at the beginning, hooked after an hour and left me with a big smile on face as the credits began to roll. The game is a relatively short one, my first playthrough was around 6 hours, but I’ll be going back to play again as I have some unfinished business. Oxenfree is essentially a ‘Walking Simulator’ with puzzles for you to solve as you go through the ga...

Albedo Eyes from Outer Space review

Z4GO is the man behind the reins of the latest Sci-fi thriller to hit Xbox One. Taking inspiration from 60s Sci-fi, Albedo Eyes from Outer Space is a peculiar game with some odd design direction but is enough of a challenge to hold your attention for around six hours. You play as beer loving night watchman, John T. Longy, who after settling down with his favourite beverage finds himself in the bas...