J-Stars Victory VS+

Review Posted 2|Jul by
J-Stars Victory VS+

Does it have the special sauce?

For many years now it seems I have been on an epic quest to find the perfect fighting game. Countless copies of games later and I still find myself being disappointed in one way or another – still searching, still waiting for that one fighter that has that certain something that separates it from the others and will make me claim that I have just found the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3

Review Posted 1|Jul by
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3

Big battles, small screen

Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is not the usual kind of game I would choose to play a on handheld. This isn't to say that it's bad, but it certainly doesn't suit a small screen or the shorter play sessions that usually accompany a handheld console.

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Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

Review Posted 23|Jun by
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

Pop another pill

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure takes the old rules and gives them a slight twist. A bit like changing medication just enough to combat a new virus in the real world, the game's challenges have grown in complexity. No longer do we just have the easy to swallow standard pills made of two tiles, now we have L-shaped tiles... Which would be bloody hard to swallow if Mario was a real doctor.
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The Escapists

Review Posted 16|Jun by
The Escapists

Freedom is in the mind

Gamers of a certain age harbour nostalgic thoughts of games from the SNES era, we remember them being a lot better than they actually were, usually in both graphics and gameplay. The Escapists felt like being handed one of those treasured memories intact and just as good as I remembered it.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Review Posted 11|Jun by
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Getting in deep

When I think about some of my favourite games there seems to be a common thread between most of them. Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 5, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Dark Souls... I could go on.

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Destiny: House of Wolves

Review Posted 3|Jun by
Destiny: House of Wolves

Some lessons learned

It’s no secret that Destiny fans were a little let down by the game’s first expansion, The Dark Below.

It was more of the game we love but didn’t add enough to warrant the high price, along with making the highest level armour in your inventory useless for hitting the new level cap.
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Project CARS

Review Posted 19|May by
Project CARS

A tough surprise

I went go-karting once.

It was on a stag do up in Liverpool and we were all absolutely lagging from the night before. Before we were allowed to drive the karts ourselves we were huddled into a hut and given a safety briefing. I felt sorry for the bloke that gave it. None of us were listening. We were too busy trying to sip our energy drinks down without throwing up and making jokes about chucking red shells to listen to what he had to say.
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Indie Roll Call: The Weaponographist and Toren

Preview Posted 15|May by
Indie Roll Call: The Weaponographist and Toren

Last call from Rezzed

This is it, the last of the games Chris saw at Rezzed! And if you're wondering about why we're still covering Rezzed in May, well... Chris played and wrote about a whole sh!t ton of games, basically. If you go to our previews page you can see for yourself. So, without further ado...
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Indie Roll Call: Not a Hero, Steredenn and Sublevel Zero

Preview Posted 12|May by
Indie Roll Call: Not a Hero, Steredenn and Sublevel Zero

Plus, pool-playing cats (kind of)

Tireless reporter and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan has been abroad again, haunting the halls of Rezzed and playing anything he could get his paws on. Below we've got the next three previews from his time spent taking a whistlestop tour of the best indie games EGX Rezzed 2015 had to offer...
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Rezzed Round-Up: Kyn, LA Cops and Magic Shot

Preview Posted 8|May by
Rezzed Round-Up: Kyn, LA Cops and Magic Shot

Getting isometric

Tireless reporter and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan has been abroad again, haunting the halls of Rezzed and playing anything he could get his paws on. Below we've got the next three previews from his time spent taking a whistlestop tour of the best indie games EGX Rezzed 2015 had to offer...
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Shallow Space: Insurgency

Preview Posted 1|May by
Shallow Space: Insurgency

Short demo, long game

There’s nothing more pleasing to me than the sight of two mighty fleets clashing in the vastness of space. Shallow Space Insurgency’s alpha demo contains merely that, but even with the tiny taste of space conflict, I am left excited for more.

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Rezzed Round-Up: Heat Signature, Hue and Inside My Radio

Preview Posted 28|Apr by
Rezzed Round-Up: Heat Signature, Hue and Inside My Radio

The view from the floor at EGX Rezzed

Tireless reporter and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan has been abroad again, haunting the halls of Rezzed and playing anything he could get his paws on. Below we've got the next three previews from his time spent taking a whistlestop tour of the best indie games EGX Rezzed 2015 had to offer...
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Mortal Kombat X

Review Posted 27|Apr by
Mortal Kombat X

NetherRealm marks the spot

I’m going to kick this off by letting you know that by no means am I an experienced Mortal Kombat player. In fact, my Mortal Kombat experience goes as far as probably 10 hours’ worth of fights on MK9 at a friend's house. Nonetheless, I’m here to tell you what I think of MKX!
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Level Up: Godzilla

Preview Posted 24|Apr by
Level Up: Godzilla

City-stomping fun

Before I launch into my preview of Godzilla I just want to make it clear that this game is based on the Japanese Godzilla and not the one Hollywood has tried to make on several occasions and largely failed.

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Level Up: Project CARS

Preview Posted 23|Apr by
Level Up: Project CARS

A great leap forward

I first encountered Project CARS at EuroGamer Expo 2014. The demo crashed as it ground to a halt while I tried to steer the on-screen car, only to find myself wrestling with the unresponsive controls. I wasn't at all impressed with my experience and it was clear Project CARS needed a lot more work before it should ever be seen in public again.
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