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Shovel Knight review

Shovel Knight Review

September 12, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I launched into Shovel Knight with some pretty hefty expectations given the buzz about it being one of the standout indie titles of 2014. Catchy chiptunes, uber-hard platform mechanics, old school rescue-the-princess storyline re-imagined with shovels instead of swords…

LEGO The Hobbit Review

LEGO The Hobbit Review

April 29, 2014 | by Adam Vjestica

Everything looks better as LEGO. Seeing your favourite fictional characters or real-world items transformed into the iconic blocks and pieces most of us grew up with is a real joy to behold. Hell, I’d go as far to say that a LEGO Lindsay Lohan would be more appealing than her real-life counterpart…

Super Mario 3D World review

Super Mario 3D World Review

November 27, 2013 | by Adam Vjestica

There are no guns in Super Mario 3D World – no brutal melee kills or unnecessary expletives. You won’t encounter any micro-transactions forcing you to pay over the odds, a DLC season pass, or any contrived quick-time events…

How to Survive review

How to Survive Review

November 6, 2013 | by Vince Shuley

They say first impressions last, but if that was everything we had to go on in this industry then gamers would be rarely impressed any more. Bungled launches have become ubiquitous and dare I say, politically correct…

Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

September 13, 2013 | by Adam Vjestica

Sam Fisher climbs quicker than a starving monkey in pursuit of a ripe, hanging banana. He puts guards to sleep using the back of his thigh, the palm of his hand, the tip of his elbow, or a carefully thrown gas grenade. With an array of cutting-edge…

The Wonderful 101 review

The Wonderful 101 Review

August 26, 2013 | by Adam Vjestica

There’s something incredibly infectious and wholly refreshing about Platinum Games’ approach to video game design. The Japanese studio has become renowned and rightly celebrated for producing high-quality…

Pikmin 3 review

Pikmin 3 Review

July 31, 2013 | by Adam Vjestica

While doctors recommend that we eat five pieces of fruit a day as part of a balanced diet, I’ve managed to consume no less than 66 pieces – freshly squeezed…

Unepic review

Unepic Review

July 15, 2013 | by Vince Shuley

Picture this: you’re spending an evening with friends playing some table top Dungeons & Dragons when – after your fourth beer or so – you let the cleric and the goblin duke it…