Critical News

The Stillness Of The Wind blows in next week

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019

Vane may have turned out to be a crushing disappointment, but there’s another indie game just around the corner so full of promise, it just might pop. Originally announced as 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

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players...

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Reviews

Dangerous Driving: review

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Three Fields Entertainment Developer: Three Fields Entertainment Players: 1 Site:...

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Recent Posts

Crimson Keep: review

Crimson Keep: review

Dec 11, 2018

Format: Switch (reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Ian Atherton and Ben Rog-Wilhelm Players: 1 Site: http://www.escapecrimsonkeep.com/ Crimson Keep is a first person rogue-like on both Switch and PC. It’s unwieldy, unpolished, and terrible to play. It’s not so bad it’s good, it’s just thoroughly unfun. It’s a...

The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition – review

The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition – review

Nov 18, 2018

Format: Switch (version reviewed), Xbox One, PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Merge Games Developer: StillRunning Players: 1-2 (offline only) Site: https://www.mergegames.com/the-walking-vegetables-radical-edition/ Game code provided by the publisher The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition is a twin-stick shooter, which sees players battling a horde of...

Tetris Effect: review

Tetris Effect: review

Nov 11, 2018

Format: PS4 (PSVR compatible) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Enhance, Inc Developer: Resonair Players: 1 Site: https://www.tetriseffect.game/ Game purchased by reviewer If Tetris Effect is just Tetris with special effects, then an aeroplane is just a car with decorative wings, because it has wheels and drives along the ground. Sure, this is a game that...

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Nov 10, 2018

Like most people in possession of a PS4 or Xbone, I’m currently playing through Red Dead Redemption 2. That game has an incredible, generation-defining open world that is unlikely to be surpassed for at least a decade. It is also a fundamentally flawed experience. One does not preclude the other, nor does this fact mean RDR2 is anything less than amazing...

Nickelodeon Kart Racers: review

Nickelodeon Kart Racers: review

Nov 5, 2018

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Switch, Xbone Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Maximum Games Developer: Bamtang Games Players: 1-4 (offline only) Site: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/nickelodeon-kart-racers-ps4/ The best thing about this game bringing together characters from SpongeBob, Rugrats, Ninja Turtles, and Hey Arnold is – arguably –...

Little Dragon’s Cafe: review

Little Dragon’s Cafe: review

Oct 25, 2018

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Rising Star Games Developer: Aksys Games, TOYBOX Inc Players: 1 Site: http://www.risingstargames.com/eu/games/little-dragons-cafe/ It’s not always easy to spot an autobiographical tale. This one’s pretty blatant, though. A pair of young twins forced to run their mother’s cafe...

Borderlands 2 is blasting onto PSVR this December

Borderlands 2 is blasting onto PSVR this December

Oct 14, 2018

Good news for PSVR-owning Borderlands fans, as 2K announced that Borderlands 2 is coming to Sony’s VR headset. Borderlands 2 VR is developed by Gearbox themselves, and sees you take on the role of a Vault Hunter who is tasked with ridding the cell-shaded land of Pandora of the villainous Handsome Jack, whilst looting everything you see. Unfortunately...

PSN name change feature is (finally) coming

PSN name change feature is (finally) coming

Oct 14, 2018

It’s been rumoured for a while now, but Sony have finally announced that they will allow users to change their PlayStation Network IDs from early 2019. A beta test for the feature will take place soon as part of the PlayStation Preview Program, with select users who have signed up for earlier PS4 software beta updates getting a chance to test the new...