Bayonnetta 2 review

Bayonnetta 2

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It’s cards on the table time. This reviewer never actually liked the original Bayonnetta and couldn’t understand why people adored it. Whilst undeniably stylish, it was saddled with an unlikeable main character, overt and pandering objectification of the female form and instant death QTEs which came from nowhere. In every way it was a ridiculously… Read more »

Persona 4 Arena

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So how do you follow up a critically acclaimed RPG? With a sequel? The next iteration in a series? No – with a 2D side-on fighter of course. Whilst an unusual move, it’s not utterly without precedent. There’s the questionable 3D fighter Ehrgeiz saw fit to add a host of Final Fantasy 7 characters to… Read more »

God of War: Ascension

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With all of the talk of multiplayer, it would be easy to forget that God of War even was a single player game. After all, Santa Monica themselves seem to have. Indeed, anyone who thought that God of War 3 was showing the series’ age will find little to change their opinion here. Yes it… 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 »

Street Fighter X Tekken

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Gamers could be forgiven for thinking that Capcom are unaware of the old adage that less is more. Particularly since the Versus series has become more over the top with each iteration. This is especially true of the Marvel versus Capcom series which can see bouts devolve into a flashy onslaught of endless super moves,… Read more »