Critical News

Thimbleweed Park is coming to Switch!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

We *checks notes* really liked *checks notes again* Thimblewood Thimbleweed Park the hottest new point and click adventure game developed by Terrible Toybox. Terrible Toybox is...

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Interviews

Exclusive Q&A with the Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness localisation team

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Psycho Pass is a jolly awesome two-season anime (plus one film) and, in Japan, it’s also a multiple-ending visual novel with a unique story and three new characters. We’ll soon...

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Articles

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

It has been dubbed “Anime Dark Souls”. A lazy categorisation, but it’s easy to see how the comparison might arise. Code Vein is an unforgiving action role-playing game, where...

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Reviews

Project CARS 2: review

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Developer: Slightly Mad Studios Players: 1 (offline), 2-16 (online) Site:...

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Project CARS 2: review

Project CARS 2: review

Oct 17, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Developer: Slightly Mad Studios Players: 1 (offline), 2-16 (online) Site: https://www.projectcarsgame.com/ Game code provided by the publisher If you love the whiff of diesel, and the roar of a car engine as you hurtle round a track, Project CARS 2 is a game...

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth +: Switch review

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth +: Switch review

Oct 16, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, PS4, Vita, Xbone, Wii U, 3DS, iOS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Headup Games (Switch), Nicalis (everything else) Developer: Nicalis Players: 1-4 (offline only) Site: http://bindingofisaac.com/ Game cartridge provided by the publisher Prince taught us what it sounds like when doves cry. It’s sort of “HEEEE!” if...

Speedlink Ludicium Gaming Keyboard: hardware review

Speedlink Ludicium Gaming Keyboard: hardware review

Oct 11, 2017

Review unit provided by PR Right. I don’t want to come across as too inflammatory at the outset, but I’m always wary of anything that uses the word “gaming” to describe something. Computer peripherals in particular seem to use this as a buzzword that means “aimed at people who play videogames and also have little to no aesthetic taste”. That...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – catchup review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – catchup review

Oct 9, 2017

Format: Switch Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Players: 1-2 Site: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/mario-rabbids-kingdom-battle/ Game purchased by reviewer Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the game the world wasn’t prepared for. The world also wasn’t prepared for it to be as good as it is. Giving Mario a gun and...

Danganronpa V3: review

Danganronpa V3: review

Oct 8, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Vita, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: NIS America (console), Spike Chunsoft (PC) Developer: Spike Chunsoft Players: 1 Site: http://danganronpa.us/v3/ Game code provided by the distributor There are, generally speaking, two types of people in this world; those who love the Danganronpa games, and those who haven’t...

Raiders of the Broken Planet – review

Raiders of the Broken Planet – review

Oct 3, 2017

Format: PC, Xbox One (Reviewed), PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Mercury Steam Developer: Mercury Steam Players: 1-5 (4v1) Site: http://www.raidersofthebrokenplanet.com/ Game code provided by PR Raiders of the Broken Planet is interesting. It has a somewhat awkward take on third person shooters, and it’s also mashing together free-to-start and...

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Sep 27, 2017

It has been dubbed “Anime Dark Souls”. A lazy categorisation, but it’s easy to see how the comparison might arise. Code Vein is an unforgiving action role-playing game, where you will die over and over again, fight infinitely respawning enemies, and be expected to learn the intricacies of combat if you expect to succeed. You’ll also swear a lot and...

Yakuza Kiwami 2: hands-on preview

Yakuza Kiwami 2: hands-on preview

Sep 26, 2017

Tokyo Game Show and the Yakuza series go together like wine and cheese; Sonic and Tails; Nintendo and needlessly complicated voice chat functionality. Going back to the days of Yakuza 3, the series has had a major presence at the show and has dominated Sega’s booth almost every year since. It’s just not TGS if there isn’t a new Yakuza to play. Yakuza...