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...

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...

Volume One (Critical Hit): an album review

Volume One (Critical Hit): an album review

Oct 30, 2013

To be clear, Critical Hit is not (sadly) in any way associated with Critical Gamer – or, indeed, the award of the same name we give to games we rate nine or ten out of ten. It is in fact the name for a group of ridiculously talented and passionate musicians due to release their first videogame music album together tomorrow; that’s October 31st 2013,...

E3 2013: A game of hearts and minds

E3 2013: A game of hearts and minds

Jun 18, 2013

Well it’s been quite an eventful E3, with Microsoft and Sony slugging it out with their two new consoles, and Nintendo sneaking in a few announcements of their own. It’s been entertaining but I have to say there weren’t any ‘wow’ moments, or games that look like being classics. Microsoft kicked it off by sticking to the games this...