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Firewatch: identifying with Henry

I came to Firewatch almost completely cold. (No heat-based pun intended, or indeed incoming.) I think that added to my enjoyment, and this contains quite vague spoilers. So I don’t want to discourage you from read it, but… just saying. It’s certainly not a spoiler to say that...

Defeating the dealer in Hand of Fate

Nothing makes us gnash our teeth more than reading people’s negative reactions to the monthly Games with Gold and PS Plus announcements. Our biggest bugbear is when people use the term “indie crap” whenever the smaller, arcade-like, indie games are up for grabs. MS and Sony really can’t...

Unwind with Entwined

Just like fellow PlayStation exclusive Hohokum, Entwined pushes the definition of the word ‘game’ somewhat – a form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules. The only penalty for failure in Entwined is that it takes longer to reach the level’s end. Try, try again and...

Happy Wars – dated but delightful

It’s pointless in giving Happy Wars on Xbox One the review treatment as it’s a standard, no-thrills conversion. That’s to say, there’s very little in the way of notable enhancements – the visuals have had a filter applied, coating the landscapes in a gentle haze, and the menus...

Casting Shadow Warrior into the limelight

The original Shadow Warrior was released a year after Duke Nukem 3D. Whereas Duke Nukem went on to appear in numerous spin-offs – no less than 13 different studios have created games starring the cigar smoking macho man, in fact – Shadow Warrior’s protagonist Lo Wang was consigned...

Thomas Was Alone – a tasty deconstructed treat

If Thomas Was Alone was a plate of food on Masterchef, it would be a deconstructed roast chicken dinner. A ballotine of breast, confit wing, fondant potato, a shard of crispy skin, pearls of bread sauce, a consommé for the hell of it, inevitably morels, something clever with...

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

There aren’t many games around that allow you to re-live the innocence of being a child. Unless those games are games you previously played as a youngster, you’re hard pressed to find something that awakens the inner child, knocking at the door of long forgotten memories and emotions....

Can’t wait for Zelda Wii U? Try Darksiders II

Impatiently waiting for Nintendo to finally reveal Legend of Zelda on Wii U? You should definitely consider reaching for Darksiders II to fill the Hyrulian-shaped void. Though rather than heading on a quest to save the princess or uncover the secret to a mysterious event; as Death, and...

Problem with zombies? Talk to Frank

You can bet your last dose of Zombrex (it exists, right?) that this year will see the release of many collections, trilogies and such for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. They offer publishers the chance to squeeze a little bit of extra money out of their back catalogue,...

Dusting off Ubisoft’s I Am Alive

When a console enters its twilight years I always find myself madly working through a pile of unplayed games in order to rationalise purchasing that console’s successor. This generation is slightly different – not only do I have a bunch of Xbox 360 retail games to play, but...