Far Cry 4

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This should be the easiest review to write with just a few simple questions- It is humbling to admit when you’re wrong, and after having very little fun playing Far Cry 2, I purposely gave Far Cry 3 the swerve until a full year after it was released. That turned out to be a huge… Read more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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It may not be on the expected consoles, but another very welcome Borderlands game is just about released. This time around you are with Jack, not against, as you follow his ascent to Borderlands 2 antagonist. Rumoured and announced in quick succession in April this year  the game no longer takes place on Pandora but… Read more »

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Modern day power fantasy RPGs take their heed (at least in part) from Gygax and Arneson’s age-old pen and paper RPG, Dungeons and Dragons. There is a merovingian bloodline which can be traced between Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and even modern hybrid RPG shooters like Borderlands, stretching way back to the original Dungeon Master’s Guide from… Read more »

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Destiny

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For all its hype, Destiny is far less innovative than you’d expect. Liberally taking a pinch of Mass Effect, a generous portion of Borderlands and a smattering of Dark Souls before mixing into the core Halo gameplay, it’s potentially a recipe for disaster. Surprisingly though, these ingredients work well together to form a surprisingly playable… Read more »

The bonfire in Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II

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Everyone remembers their first time.  For this reviewer it was a moment born of optimism and stupidity.  Sneaking up upon a huge blue monster that was minding its own business, a quick sword slash was countered by being grabbed and quite literally consumed, followed by the soon to be familiar message ‘You Died’. For just… Read more »

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2 sees Elizabeth taking charge

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2

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After Irrational Games’ latest DLC, Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 1 left a pleasant by lacking taste in the mouth, all eyes were on this latest offering to take the downloadable series into the echelons on gaming, rather than interactive fiction. As series director Ken Levine’s last Bioshock project, Burial at Sea Episode 2… Read more »

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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

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Anyone who’s read the previous review for Disgaea 4 might recall this reviewer wondering where the series could go next. The answer, apparently, is by going back to basics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDa8-iqLkNM Indeed Disgaea D2 sets out its stall early by returning the original cast to the spotlight after a series of scene stealing cameos. Whilst welcome,… Read more »

Bioshock Infinite

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Before we get started I think it’s important to confess that 2007’s BioShock is one of my favourite games of all time. It’s as close to the perfect game as I’ve ever played and I make no bones about my overflowing affection for it. On that basis, reviewing BioShock Infinite was always going to be… Read more »