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Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic review

Retro gaming on the modern console is coming back in a big way and more and more developers are turning their attention to creating fun and quirky games. Games that feature nostalgic 8 bit graphics that you would expect to see on a ZX spectrum, synth background music, that rival games like Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner and characters that have a certain charm to them even though they are in their ...

Doodle God: Ultimate Edition review

Whilst Doodle God may have started out as a mobile title focused around combining elements to create something new, this Ultimate Edition on Xbox One fleshes out the content to an impressive bounty of modes. Sure, it still revolves around the click gameplay of combing elements, but with more objective-based scenarios, some spectacularly crisp visuals, and the core game-loop being surprisingly comp...

Halo Wars 2 review

It’s been eight years since the launch of Halo Wars on the Xbox 360, the perfect companion for those who wanted to experience the Halo universe from a different perspective. Clearly there was enough of a demand for a sequel and we finally have it, and thankfully it’s better than ever. Halo Wars 2 features a lengthy story campaign as well as a comprehensive multiplayer, one that introduces a new va...

Furi review

I’m all for independant games, the idea of a small company working hard and achieving success is a fantasy most indie devs dream of, and most of the time I’m rooting for them. Can this be said for The Game Bakers, the developers of Furi? Not this time, sorry. The aim of Furi is pretty simple, hack, slash, dodge and shoot your way past 9 bosses. Each boss offers a varied set of challeng...

Uncanny Valley review

In the interest of being transparent and honest I want to start this review by saying it is possibly going to be the shortest one I’ve ever done and also possibly the shortest on TiX. The reasons for this aren’t because I’m lazy or just rushing, it’s for the fact that Uncanny Valley is best played when you know as little as possible about the game. That comes direct from th...

Sniper Elite 4 review

You know the drill: as a lone sniper you are dropped behind enemy lines, stalking the enemy while carefully making your way through the map to the objective without raising the alarm. Rebellion have mixed things up with Sniper Elite 4, with raising the alarm not being such a catastrophe, and huge, open world maps provide plenty of challenge and variety with multiple optional objectives. Set immedi...

Kill the Bad Guy review

Kill the Bad Guy is a great physics based puzzler which sees you laying waste to the criminal scum of the world. To do this you’ll set up traps before watching your plan come together in a spectacularly gory fashion. The game is made up of 60 levels, split across 6 chapters, with some interesting bonus levels thrown in, Zombie fans will be happy. You play as an assassin who is tasked with ta...

Spheroids review

Have you ever hankered after a game of the past? It might not surprise many of you to learn that there are many games that I would love to see updated and released back into the wilds of console gaming. If you trawl back through the realms of abandonware, there are piles and piles of neglected titles all crying out for an HD reboot. Spheroids isn’t any of these, but it could well have been. Now, I...

AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition review

The premise of Aqua Kitty is simple; battle your way through a world map of levels and kill all the bad guys while dodging their incoming fire to protect your health, made from hearts, and prevent them from catnapping your worker kittens – oh and it’s all set underwater… Yes, underwater – sounds weird right? – Well, it gets weirder. The cats have gotten over their fear of water because there is a ...

Steel Rain X review

It has to be said that I am a big fan of the side scrolling shooter. Such a basic concept can, and has, offered some amazing gaming experiences over the last 30 or so years. With that said there have also been some terrible additions the genre. Where does Steel Rain X sit in the side scrolling hall of fame? Read on to find out. Swiss indie developers Polarity Flow have set out to make a game that ...

Assassin’s Creed film review

The adaptation of videogames to film hasn’t gone well. For years the film adaption of a game has suffered from poor storytelling, poor pacing, poor writing and poor direction, leading to poor fans not receiving the high-quality film version they’ve hungered of their favourite gaming franchise. And there are myriad reasons for this; from writers not understanding the source material, to compr...

Hunter’s Legacy review

Hunter’s Legacy is a 2D action platformer that evokes similar charms to that of the Metroid and Castlevania series, with its gradual acquirement of new abilities allowing you to explore previously blocked paths. However, despite some strong elements of design throughout the majority of the title, a few omissions really hurt the overall intuitiveness and polish. You are the huntress Ikki, a well-re...