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Review: Pony Island

I wouldn't want to work in advertising. Granted, my crippling cocaine allergy and possession of a soul might prove barriers to such a career path but there's more to it than that. I simply wouldn't know what do when tasked with promoting a ...

 
 
 
 
 

Review: Aviary Attorney - Bird is the Word!

One of the benefits of Kickstarter is that it provides an avenue for games that would never see the light of day and which would be hastily shot down by the brandy-swilling residents of your average boardroom.  Aviary Attorney is one s...

 
 
 

50 Word Review - The Deed (PC)

The Deed: The Deed is a short but extremely replayable murder-mystery, where the mystery is whether or not you'll get away with your heinous crime.  Every action you take or word you utter counts, so failure never seems illog...

 
 
 
 

50 Word Review Challenge - Undertale

For the new year, I've decided to set myself a challenge. Way back in the mists of time, I used to write reviews for a now defunct gaming website. However, I've been trying to get back into writing and have for a while, been ...

 
 
 
 

Falling out with Fallout 4

Unlike one former Russian worker,  Fallout 4 addiction isn't likely to be a problem for me. Not because I possess any measure of self control, but because as far as said game goes, I'm done. I'm still highly enamoured of the Fallo...

 
 
 

An open letter to Fallout 4's Preston Garvey

Dear Preston, It's not that I don't appreciate being granted membership of the Minutemen,  though I was certainly a little surprised.  I would have thought that my regular use of Jet, Buffout and an as-yet-unnamed Deathclaw deri...

 
 
 

Sorry, son. Dogmeat's all the family I need.

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the apocalypse. I was playing Bethesda's Fallout 4, when I realised Dogmeat, the canine companion you acquire quite early on in the game, wasn't following me. I heard frenzied barking and realising...

 
 
 

My Top Five WTF Moments in Videogames.

Games can evoke a range of feelings: joy, excitement, sadness, frustration, anger, and even boredom, though I doubt many designers would actively court the latter. There have, however, been moments where the only semi-rational reaction to a...

 
 
 

[Review] Statues - PC. Don't Blink.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Statues is a veritable love letter to Doctor Who's 'Weeping Angels'. This indie horror borrows heavily from the show's 'Blink' episode, where the protagonists were pursued by the Weeping ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[Review] The Park (PC) - just coasting along.

While The Park can be compared to other walking simulators such as Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, the thing it reminded me of most was Charlie Brooker's 'The Metaphor Dimension', an imaginary programme he created for his TV Go Home websit...

 
 
 
 
 
 

They Call Me Spooky: Silence is Golden

I've been marking the run up to Halloween by writing a series of 'Halloween Flashback' blog articles, in which I take a look at older horror games. One game that won't be appearing in that series is Silent Hill 2. Not because it's a bad gam...

 
 
 

System Shock 2 - [Halloween Flashback #4]

It's been a good few years since I last played System Shock 2 and, truth be told, I wasn't entirely surely whether to go back to it or not. Like many gamers, I had fond memories of the title, but surely it couldn't stand up to today's surv...

 
 
 

Alone in the Dark - [Halloween Flashback #3]

Before there was Alone in the Dark: Illumination , there was... Alone in the Dark. But before that, there was.. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare. And before that, there was... Alone in the Dark. Confused? That's entirely understandabl...

 
 
 

Playstation Now [Review] - How Soon Is Now?

Backwards compatibility is a funny old business. While many people assume that the current generation of consoles should be able to play previous gen games, that's rarely been the case. It's true that the first version of the PS3 played P...

 
 
 

Not (Wax)Work Safe! [Halloween Flashback #2]

WARNING: This review contains some rather gruesome screenshots. If you are of a nervous disposition and prefer looking at pictures of kittens, then I suggest you avert your gaze and seek another article.Just what is horror? Google's online ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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