Control: review

Control: review

Sep 9, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now (PC TBC) Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Remedy Players: 1 Site: https://www.remedygames.com/games/control/  Game code provided by PR If you think your first day at work felt strange and unfamiliar, you ain’t got nothin’ on Jesse Faden. Arriving at a building that initially...

The Gamer’s Brain: book review

The Gamer’s Brain: book review

Sep 2, 2019

Book provided by PR Published two years ago, but only very recently brought to our attention, The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design is, in all honesty, a remarkable book. The author is firmly in the “video game” camp of insisting the term is two separate words, sadly, but that’s the only criticism that can be fairly...

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Aug 23, 2019

Two Playbrush units and a press account with access to all games were provided by PR for the purposes of this review.  “Wait a minute”, I hear you say (my hearing’s pretty good). “Are you… are you reviewing a toothbrush?” No, of course not! I’m reviewing two toothbrushes. There is, of course, more to it than that. While gamification has...

Wargroove: review

Wargroove: review

Aug 6, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Switch, Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Chucklefish Developer: Chucklefish Players: 1-4 Site: https://wargroove.com/  Game code provided by PR The PS4 may be late to the party but it is, by all accounts, a party worth turning up to at any hour. You can add our account to that, because we can confirm that...

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Jul 18, 2019

Unit provided by PR Wouldn’t it be cool if you had your own little butler? And even cooler if that little butler was Crash Bandicoot? Well, thanks to The Cable Guy, you can have exactly that! Er, sort of. Provided all you want your little bandicoot butler to do is stand there and hold stuff for you. Now, we’re a responsible lot at Critical Gamer, so...

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Jul 14, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, iOS, Android Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Application Systems London Developer: Alasdair Beckett-King Players: Site: http://www.nellycootalot.com/  Game code provided by PR Several years ago, it seemed as though point-and-click games were on the brink of extinction. They’ve made a steady yet strong...