Richard

Not a review of Aquarist (Switch)

This is not a review of Aquarist. I can’t review Aquarist. Let me explain. You see, I write reviews as a hobby. It’s fun to sample new games, see what’s coming out and use my creative side to craft a review. After an hour or so with FreeMind’s...

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef review

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. I remember reading this in a Warhammer rulebook when I was a wee lad. I thought it was the coolest introduction to anything I’d ever read. A bleak volley to the face. A statement of intent....
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C.A.R.L. review

I’m not an angry player. I tend to either roll with the punches or step back from a game. I’m not one to throw a joypad or storm off in a huff. I prefer the Zen approach. To embrace the cycle of life and death. Take a minute...
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Mr. Prepper (Switch) review

Some games just seem perfect for the Switch. For instance, I have been playing through the Phoenix Wright Trilogy recently and it fits the form factor perfectly. Zelda: Breath of the Wild also would not have had the success it had if not for the amazing ability to...
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HUNDRED FIRES: The rising of red star

What’s the difference between so-bad-it’s-good and just plain bad? When do bad voice acting, bad translation, and weird capitalisation choices stop becoming a mistake and start becoming an aesthetic? Hundred Fires brought those questions to mind very quickly. Set in ‘60s Cuba, you play as Valero Montenegro, a...
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Taito Milestones

One of my favourite films is 1962’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. It’s about a young working-class boy sent to a borstal, and his relationship with the governor there, who befriends him and invites him to be on the long-distance running team. It’s a great film,...
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Bus Driver Simulator Countryside (Switch)

Games entailing buses, trains, and farming have been big business for a while now, and I totally get the appeal. They represent an appeal to our inner child. A way to relive the joys of toy cars and those rugs that had pictures of roads on them. A...
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The Cruel King and The Great Hero

I’ve been thinking about pacing a lot recently. Specifically, whose responsibility is it? Films are easy as they’re linear experiences with no paths to take. The responsibility clearly lies with the filmmaker. That Korean drama that drags out its episodes? Probably the network. But what about games? Is...
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Grapple Dog review

It often feels like the Switch is overflowing with 2D platformers of every kind. There are the modern and polished likes of Donkey Country: Tropical Freeze, retro revivals such as Sonic Mania, and the tough as nails indies like Celeste. Now, competing for your time and cash is...
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Hey, Nintendo – update Ring Fit Adventure, or let loose the Ring-Cons

The city I live in was recently thrown into another period of isolation. Two weeks of not leaving the flat, and the first thing that I did was get out the Switch Ring-Con.расчетно кассовое обслуживание тарифы банков Ring Fit Adventure has been an excellent fitness tool during the...

Crysis Remastered Trilogy (Switch)

You’ve doubtlessly heard the saying “Can it run Crysis?” The sci-fi shooter is famously demanding, with even some modern machines struggling to match its CPU demands. It’s a minor miracle, then, that conversion handlers Saber Interactive have managed to bring all three Crysis games to Switch. It’s an...
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Tux and Fanny

Surrealism is tricky. When done correctly, nothing is better at hitting those emotional centres of your brain. When done poorly, however, it can seem random, disjointed and silly. It’s the difference between David Lynch and a film student’s attempt to be David Lynch. Tux and Fanny is a...
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