Reviews

Creature in the Well

Steve Jobs caught lightning in a bottle when creating Atari’s arcade hit Breakout, taking something as simple as Pong and adding a compelling twist. Some forty years later, breaking blocks with a paddle remains an inviting mechanic, the draw and desire to...
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Blair Witch

Chances are the youth of today are unfamiliar with the insane level of buzz surrounding The Blair Witch Project. Created on a budget of just $60k, the 1999 psychological horror flick went on to gross almost quarter of a million dollars, fuelled...
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Grandia HD Collection

The PSone era was packed with great RPGs*. The Final Fantasy games, which have never matched their PSone peak, Vagrant Story, Crono Cross, Xenogears and more. Wonderful stories bursting with imagination. It’s a joy, then, to see so many of them landing...
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SubaraCity

So, it has come to this. Console construction sims are so few and far between that we’re willing to take a punt on a tile-matching puzzle game with a side-line of city planning. Not that SubaraCity is much of a gamble, we...
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Must Dash Amigos

The history of on-foot racing games isn’t particularly eventful. Codemasters’ Micro Maniacs failed to repeat the success of its toy-endorsed counterpart, early Xbox release Mad Dash Racing sunk without a trace, while Rayman Rush arrived on PSone too late in the day...
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Damsel

As tempting as it is to run ‘n’ gun in Damsel, sending vampires back to their graves while dashing through the stages in leaderboard breaking time, doing so often ends in instant failure. You see, the small multi-floored levels are littered with...
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Blazing Chrome

Barely a month has passed since Konami announced Contra: Rogue Corps, yet our enthusiasm for the third-person shooter is so low that it had already faded from memory. It wasn’t until making good progress on this review that we remembered it exists,...
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