Persona 4 Golden

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What is it that defines a game as an RPG? Is it the levelling up, the grinding and random battles or perhaps the open world full of locations to explore? Maybe it’s the numerous side quests that your party undertakes, taking time out from saving the world just to deliver a letter. If so, then… Read more »

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

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Let’s not beat around the bush here and instead get it out of the way early. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is essentially Sony does Smash Bros. Yet the sincerest form of flattery is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, how many 2D fighting games owe their existence to Street Fighter? And rather than simply… Read more »

Hitman Absolution

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We’ve been waiting since 2006 for a new Hitman game. Rather than trouncing out another homogenised sequel, IO have taken their time to craft a sequel worthy of their name. Taking as much from community and fan feedback as they have from newly-available technology, Hitman Absoluteion is not only the best Hitman game yet, it’s… Read more »

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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With karting titles being trundled out in time for the festive period with woeful regularity and often with little effort or innovation present, it’s easy to miss genuinely good titles – especially if it’s the sequel that nobody demanded. Which is why it’s so surprising to find that Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is a… Read more »

LittleBigPlanet Karting

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Many people forget that the original Modnation Racers was a surprisingly good racer let down only by criminally long loading times. As such, it’s gratifying to see United Front getting another bite at the cherry – albeit under the Little Big Planet banner. http://www.youtube.com/v/Ee82zRhh8WY Yet whilst this would seem like the ideal marriage of solid… Read more »

Assassin’s Creed III

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Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game. One of the most common concerns of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is that a game a year is a very tough job to pull off – and the added worry of making each game sufficiently different is the first thing on ever gamer’s mind. Based on my opinions of… Read more »

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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We are now embarking on the most critical phase of the gaming year – Quarter Four. Traditionally this is the time of year that all the big studios release their big-budget blockbusters, just in time for the mad buying rush that is the holiday season. True to form in the next twelve weeks we have… Read more »

Carmageddon Funsize (iOS)

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Stainless’ mobile port of the original Carmageddon may not look as pretty as other games currently topping the charts on iOS but what it does bring is a genuinely entertaining, challenging and unique game to the platform. Older gamers will be drawn to a franchise they remember and younger gamers may get their first taste… Read more »

Dishonored

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Amazing though Bioshock was, there was one aspect that always annoyed – the morality issue. Choosing to play without harvesting the Little Sisters should have made the game harder and ultimately forced a difficult moral decision on the player on how far they were willing to struggle before crossing the line. Yet in practice this… Read more »