Rage

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Id Software have an impressive CV: kings of the early FPS, a driving force of the shareware movement and responsible for driving hardware to keep up with their tech. Doom described the rules of deathmatch, Quake heralded the 3D hardware acceleration era with John Carmack working with the hardware companies. The front of the box… Read more »

Deus Ex Human Revolution

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The biggest problem with releasing a game like Deus Ex Human Revolution is the fact that it’s the latest game in a franchise long-loved by its fans, but has laid much-neglected for most of a decade. The last time I felt this excited about the revival of an old franchise was queuing up to see… Read more »

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

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Genuinely original games are thin on the ground these days. Games which force us to look at video games from another viewpoint or to challenge our preconceptions of the medium are even less so. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet might be such a game. The mission is simple: to explore a bleak, surreal landscape, to meet… Read more »

Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver [PlayStation]

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How to start this review? I’ve nervously approached this subject several times over in the last few days and it isn’t without trepidation that I undertake this task. Recently released on PSN, I’ve been inspired to write about my favourite game of all time. It’s going to be difficult to be objective – I make… Read more »

Enslaved Odyssey to the West

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For a game originally conceived as a feature-length movie, Enslaved has a lot to live up to as a video game. Developed by Ninja Theory – who’s only release to date was the mixed-bag that was Heavenly Sword – you would be forgiven for missing this game altogether seeing as it is released in a… Read more »

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

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I am a Castlevania fan. I personally own a large collection of Castlevania games and merchandise. Given the opportunity to play and review Konami’s latest release would seem like a dream come true. Unfortunately, after struggling with this title for more hours than it deserves I have come to the conclusion that this game is… Read more »

LA Noire

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Upon hearing about Rockstar’s next upcoming title taking the GTA model into the 1940s and casting the player as a straight-laced LA police officer, I was understandably excited. Seven years in the making, LA Noire promises to place the emphasis on narrative, detection and human interaction rather than shooting machine guns and running over prostitutes…. Read more »

Darksiders

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Have you ever heard of the word trope? Hailing from the world of literature, the trope is a word or a phrase which has taken on a significance of its very own and is used in a modern sense to underpin the language of film, TV and video games. We use tropes day-in, day-out to… Read more »

Shadow Complex

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One of my favourite games of all time is Super Metroid. There’s something beguiling about that massive 2D map , the hidden items and the sequence-breaking sections that fill my geeky little heart with glee. When I heard about Chair’s latest effort, I was very excited. Said to encapsulate the Super Metroid ethos, Shadow Complex… Read more »