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Can Fatal Frame Exorcise the Wii U's Drought?

Can Fatal Frame Exorcise the Wii U’s Drought?

April 15, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Another year, another irritating drought for Nintendo’s current home console. Now, while the Wii U has performed astoundingly well critically in what is still an underwhelming generation of consoles, it continues to struggle at retail…

5 SEGA Franchises that Desperately Need a Revival

5 SEGA Franchises that Desperately Need a Revival

April 1, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Sega are without a doubt one of my favourite companies in the games industry. Much like Nintendo, they’ve developed games that have put gameplay and fun above all else, understanding the importance of customer satisfaction, and utilising several high quality franchises to keep those hungry fans coming back for more…

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged review

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged Review

March 23, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

It’s been a few months since Rhys and Fiona reluctantly banded together, but now they’re back in the second episode of Tales from the Borderlands. Episode 1 got the Telltale series off to a flying start with expertly written dialogue, complete with an intriguing plot setup and a bunch of entertaining characters. Wrapped in Borderlands’ trademark cel-shaded style…

Dragon's Dogma Online

Has Dragon’s Dogma Been Slain by Capcom?

March 5, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Bloody hell, Capcom. Why must you continuously abuse your fans like this? After all the goodwill you’d been building back up with the likes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Dead Rising 3’s cheeky DLC expansion, you then go and pillow smother one of your youngest, most promising franchises…

Metroid Prime retro reflection

Metroid Prime Retro Reflection

February 16, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

When a new Metroid game was announced for the Nintendo GameCube way back in 2001, fans of the series the world over collectively filled their trousers with smelly excitement…

Final Fantasy XIV's Top 5 Awesome Dungeons

Final Fantasy XIV’s Top 5 Awesome Dungeons

February 9, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Can you judge an MMO by the quality of its instances? Well, kind of. Obviously the usual MMO staples have to be taken into account, like do they have guild support? Is the world well designed and fun to explore? Is the story and lore worth sifting through? Thankfully, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn already nails these points, and with its fast-paced hotbar based…

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review – Positive Verdict

January 30, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Is Ace Attorney as timeless a brand as Capcom and its fans would have you believe? Well, on the one hand, I would say yes. These murder mystery courtroom dramas with an abundance of Japanese cultural influence provide incredibly well crafted stories that can be enjoyed by anyone who’s ever picked up a book…

Persona Q is equal parts brilliant and awful

Persona Q is Equal Parts Brilliant and Awful

January 22, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth was a bit of a headscratcher for fans of the series when it was first announced. Toted as a cross between the gameplay styles of Persona and the Etrian Odyssey series, your objective is to make your way through several enormous labyrinths…

Are Sega wising up the West?

Are Sega Wising Up to the West?

January 5, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

While they’ve made some questionable business decisions over the last few years (but let’s face it, what publisher hasn’t?), it goes without saying that Sega still make brilliant games…