Rune Factory 4

Review Posted 19|Dec by
Rune Factory 4

Mythological, regal farming sim

Over the years I’ve played a lot of Harvest Moon games, but Rune Factory 4 is my first experience with its fantasy-based spin-off series. I’m sure the idea of farm management games has always been baffling to many gamers, but I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for them.
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Destiny: The Dark Below

Review Posted 18|Dec by
Destiny: The Dark Below

Not enough dark

Bungie has come under fire for its first expansion to the ambitious Destiny. Many have complained about the price, been disappointed to find out that the weekly Strike mission was for DLC-buyers only this week and been outraged that the new currency and armour system meant that level 30 characters had to take a few steps back before they could go forward again.
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LittleBigPlanet 3

Review Posted 16|Dec by
LittleBigPlanet 3

Sackboy brings his pals to PS4

Until recently I'd not owned a PlayStation for over ten years, meaning I've missed out on a number of exclusives, such as Uncharted, God of War and LittleBigPlanet. As seems to be the way with consoles, their exclusive platforming title ends up spawning their mascot, whether that's Mario, Sonic, Master Chief (OK, I know Halo isn't a platformer, but people seem to jump around a lot so give me a break), or in Sony's case Sackboy. So as a LittleBigPlanet virgin and the relatively recent owner of a PS4 I've been looking forward to getting my hands on Sack Thing (as he's often referred to in LBP3) and seeing what all the fuss is about.
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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Review Posted 12|Dec by
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Square gives Disney the royal treatment

Kingdom Hearts is a vast franchise which, sadly for most console-only gamers, has been limited to just two games, that was until last year's 1.5 HD remix which contained the final versions of three fantastic games all dollied up to look the part on last-gen consoles.

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Randal's Monday

Review Posted 11|Dec by
Randal's Monday

The long dark Monday of the soul

Fifteen year old me would have adored Randal's Monday from beginning to end, sadly I haven't been that boy for quite some time and so after eight hours of this game I finally had to admit to myself that I just wasn't having fun.

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Play Expo 2014: Slain and The Sun and Moon

First Look Posted 4|Dec by
Play Expo 2014: Slain and The Sun and Moon

Signs of magic

Play Expo is mostly a vast, playable museum of just about any retro game you could think to name. Mostly. But at the 2014 show a few new and upcoming games snuck their way in and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan took a bit of time out of getting misty-eyed to give some of them a try...
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Human Orbit

Preview Posted 1|Dec by
Human Orbit

Playing HAL

Silent Running remains one of the most thought provoking sci-fi films ever to emerge from the 1970's. Set on a spaceship that has the last remaining plant life from Earth, things spiral out of control when central command orders the destruction of the bio-domes that contain the vegetation, to the horror of one of the crew members.
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The Legend of Korra

Review Posted 28|Nov by
The Legend of Korra

A muddled adaptation

On paper The Legend of Korra should make an amazing video game. You take the show's writers, the voice cast and art direction, you then mix that with Platinum's pedigree for action heavy gameplay from franchises like Bayonetta and DMC...

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Far Cry 4

Review Posted 27|Nov by
Far Cry 4

Call of the wild

One thing that tends to get over looked in Far Cry reviews is the feeling of isolation you have at the start of game. You feel like a tourist in a foreign country. Willing to explore but always having a sense of awareness about you that you wouldn’t have in your usual surroundings.
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Play Expo 2014: Wulver Blade and Wings! Remastered

First Look Posted 24|Nov by
Play Expo 2014: Wulver Blade and Wings! Remastered

Swords and planes

Play Expo is mostly a vast, playable museum of just about any retro game you could think to name. Mostly. But at the 2014 show a few new and upcoming games snuck their way in and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan took a bit of time out of getting misty-eyed to give some of them a try...
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Assassin's Creed: Unity

Review Posted 19|Nov by
Assassin's Creed: Unity

Taking a new-gen leap

The Assassin's Creed franchise has had an incredible run. From a lack-lustre first outing, it transformed itself in to a succession of huge and immersive must-buy games. Unity is the seventh major title in the series, and the first developed specifically for the current generation of consoles.
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EGX First Looks: The Room Three and Toryansé

First Look Posted 18|Nov by
EGX First Looks: The Room Three and Toryansé

The spooky stuff

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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PES 2015

Review Posted 14|Nov by
PES 2015

A flawed masterpiece

Football has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up I’d go to matches, spend every lunch break playing and talking about games endlessly with the equally obsessed.

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Football Manager 2015

Review Posted 13|Nov by
Football Manager 2015

Football's best database?

When I was a teenager I had a few small jobs, one of them was as the Manager of Blackburn Rovers. I held that job down for fifteen years, retiring with a trophy-laden cabinet and a grudge against an Icelandic winger who I nurtured from a youth into one of the best players in the world, only to see him leave on a free transfer to Chelsea.
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EGX First Looks: Rok and Spectra

First Look Posted 10|Nov by
EGX First Looks: Rok and Spectra

God jail

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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