Reviews

Slide Stars

Licensed games once appeared throughout the year, but now they’re almost exclusively reserved for the busy festive season. It’s always fascinating to see what brands and licenses publishers deem worthy and popular enough to warrant a video game tie-in. Slide Stars’ existence...
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Bright Memory

A few months after the original Xbox launched in the US, the gaming press was sent into a frenzy by the vehicular smash ‘n crasher Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions. Developed by a little-known Japanese studio, it took advantage of the Xbox’s then...
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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Japan is often perceived as being one of the most resourceful countries, going great lengths to reuse and recycle. Set in ancient Japan, Of Rice and Ruin draws upon this ethos, featuring a gameplay loop of demon-slaying, rice farming and home cooking....
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Cover Your Eyes

This 16-bit style psychological horror RPG bears similarities to both Mad Father and Corpse Party. I love this mix of gameplay styles, especially when survival elements are involved, so I was immediately drawn in. You play as Chloe, a mother fighting for...
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Onee Chanbara Origins

This zombie hack and slasher series is synonymous with D3’s own Earth Defence Force, both being budget offerings with ‘B movie’ flair that made PlayStation 2 debuts. They’re renown for using their weaknesses as strengths, reusing assets in clever ways, while providing...
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