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A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

Y’know how Critical Gamer has one or two reviews a month in print via The West Coast Review? Oh come on, of course you know that! And y’know how our very own Luke has a...

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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

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

Let’s be honest; when Nintendo released the Wii, they had no idea it would go on to sell so many units (just over 100 million). Their previous two consoles had achieved 21...

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Reviews

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: review

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Omega Force Players: 1 Site: http://www.koeitecmoeurope.com/berserk/ Game code...

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: review

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: review

Feb 24, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Omega Force Players: 1 Site: http://www.koeitecmoeurope.com/berserk/ Game code provided by the publisher Dynasty Warriors has its fans – and rightly so – but it can still be slightly disheartening to see the ever-increasing number of games that take the basic...

Quarantine: Early Access preview

Quarantine: Early Access preview

Feb 22, 2017

Format: PC (Early Access Build:Feb 15 2017) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Sproing Players: 1 Site: http://playquarantine.com// Game code provided by PR Quarantine rhymes with Kolin… Anyway, if you can’t guess what Quarantine is about, then perhaps you are unfit for the task at hand, much like I was on my first attempt. A...

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: catchup review

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: catchup review

Feb 21, 2017

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Players: 1 Site:http://www.kingdomhearts.com/2_8/gb/ Game disc purchased by reviewer Depending on how tightly you wear your trousers of cynicism, Square Enix are (a) allowing fans and newcomers a chance to catch up on the world of Kingdom Hearts before the release of the...

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

Feb 20, 2017

Y’know how Critical Gamer has one or two reviews a month in print via The West Coast Review? Oh come on, of course you know that! And y’know how our very own Luke has a story in a Pratchett-dedicated anthology, 100% of profits from which go to Alzheimer’s Research UK? Oh come on, of course you know that! Well (yes, we’re going...

Road to Boruto: review

Road to Boruto: review

Feb 14, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: CyberConnect2 Players: 1(offline), 2 (online & offline – outside story only) Site: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/naruto-shippuden-ultimate-ninja-storm-4/playstation-4 Game code provided by the publisher Let’s get the basic stuff out of...

Street Fighter V gives us chills

Street Fighter V gives us chills

Feb 10, 2017

It’s all Systemas go in Street Fighter V come February 28th with the Queen of cold, Colin… Kolin! From Russia. She is an expert at the Russian martial art of Systema (which is a real thing), which lets you shoot frigid blasts and icicles (may not occur when practicing it in real life). It also presumably involves hacking your emails and a campaign of...

Puyo Puyo Tetris launches in April for PS4 and Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris launches in April for PS4 and Switch

Feb 9, 2017

Do you like Puyo Puyo? Do you like Tetris? If the answer to both of those questions is ‘yes’, hold on to your underpants because we are going to blow. Your. Mind. Puyo Puyo Tetris is a thing that is happening, and this thing is happening in Europe on April 28th! Available on a variety of formats in Japan since 2014, Sega’s puzzle mash-up will...

Tales of Berseria: review

Tales of Berseria: review

Feb 6, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, PS3 (Japan only) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: Bandai Namco Players: 1 Site: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/tales-of-berseria/playstation-4 Game disc provided by PR The ‘Tales Of’ series continues to go strong, with Berseria being the first game in the series to finally let a...