Heart&Slash: hands-on preview

Heart&Slash: hands-on preview

Mar 10, 2014

While Kickstarter is mostly known for sequels to games that weren’t commercially successful enough for publishers’ demands or studios who can’t get funding, there is the occasional indie studio which utilises its power to fund new ideas from new developers. The latest of these is aheartfulofgames’ Heart&Slash. Upon diving into the...

The String Arcade: an album review

The String Arcade: an album review

Feb 10, 2014

The String Arcade is a Kickstarter-funded project, now complete and releasing officially tomorrow (February 11th). If you’re quick and put your order in now, you can save a few dollars on the already-reasonable prices. If it seems odd for me to suggest ordering before I’ve even started talking about the music, bear in mind – as I am – that 100%...

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Feb 5, 2014

While Nintendo have had a lot of success with the 3DS, they are struggling to sell the Wii U, even with the release of a top notch Super Mario game. So where did it all go so wrong, and what can they do to help turn things around? After the success of the Wii, Nintendo have banked a lot of cash, but then just sat on it like a grumpy old miser. If I were in...

KingsRoad beta preview

KingsRoad beta preview

Jan 27, 2014

KingsRoad will not afford you the courtesy of using a space for proper naming conventions, but it will leave your pockets lined with whatever coin you currently have – unless it gets its way. That is to say it’s free to play but with a smattering of microtransactions. Before I go any further, let me explain what Kings Road is; an action RPG not unlike your...

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Dec 30, 2013

Surprise, Critical Talk still exists, unlike dinosaurs as far as we know! Fearless leader Luke Kemp returns with a wit sharper than the majority of your kitchen cutlery, as does ex-writer Stephen Kelly and his brother ex-writer Bryan. Lastly there is Seán Prideaux himself, a man who has never appeared on Critical Talk and dislikes Shadow of the Colossus. These...

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Dec 2, 2013

Which console generation we’re on about should be obvious; peek at the picture above for the machines we’re including. Although the poor ol’ Vita qualifies, none of its games made the list. Persona 4 Golden almost did but, ultimately, it’s at least 80% identical to the PS2 original. Believe us though – if you own this young...