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Video Game Review: Yakuza 5

Series poster boy Kazuma Kiryu is back again, and this time he's a reformed man looking to start a new life. However, once a Yakuza, always a Yakuza as the events of his past will come back to haunt him. The series will also tell the story of other c...
by RotoRob on Jan 5, 2016

Video Game Review: Jack the Ripper DLC

The primary missions are mostly well designed, with a few featuring some level of infiltration flexibility. Some of the DLC also has you playing as Jack himself; whether it’s a gimmick to exploit history or a psychological trick to get into the min...
by RotoRob on Dec 30, 2015

Craft the World Review

I spent most of the past few days playing Craft the World, a world building sim that’s a mix of Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper and Minecraft. This type of thing is normally what happens when you mix together a steam sale, a trip away with only my...
by The Zombie Chimp on Dec 29, 2015

Video Game Review: Fat Princess Adventures

As with games like Diablo, Fat Princess Adventures has you traveling across a sizeable world from one checkpoint to the next, leaving dozens of dismembered enemies in your wake. Unlike Diablo, though, there’s little sense of progression, even as yo...
by RotoRob on Dec 28, 2015

Video Game Review: Anno 2205

As a genre, building games can be fairly complex and intimidating. Conversely, Anno 2205 is actually a fairly good introductory course. The game starts off charging players to build up their corporation’s newly owned temperate land mass enough to h...
by RotoRob on Dec 21, 2015

Skylanders Superchargers Xbox 360 review

Another year and another edition of Activision’s videogame and collectable figurine mash-up. For this year’s Skylanders Superchargers, vehicles have been added into the mix, opening up a whole new way to play the game and drain parents of their c...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Dec 18, 2015

Video Game Review: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Competitive matches pit two teams of five unique operators against each other in a best-of-five series (first to three wins) where you'll alternate as attackers or defenders. There's a short setup phase before reaching the action -- attackers scout t...
by RotoRob on Dec 17, 2015

Monument Valley IOS Review

I cross paths with plenty of iOS mobile games on a day-to-day basis, but it’s fairly rare that one gives me the ‘Oh, this is actually rather good’ feeling, but Monument Valley by developers UsTwo does just this. Monument Valley is a perspective...
by The Zombie Chimp on Dec 15, 2015

Video Game Review: The Talos Principle

The less said about the story, the better. The only thing we’ll really divulge is that things are not necessarily what they seem, and it’s probably the closest a game story has come to classic hard science fiction in a while. Much of this is done...
by RotoRob on Dec 14, 2015

Driveclub Bikes PlayStation 4 review

The PlayStation 4’s exclusive racing game, Driveclub gets a major upgrade with its Driveclub Bikes DLC pack, adding two-wheeled superbikes into the mix. To say that Driveclub had a difficult birth would be an understatement. Originally due to be re...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Dec 14, 2015

Video Game Review: The Crew: Wild Run

Bigger, better, louder, faster – it’s the same promise for most updates, but can Ubisoft really deliver? Yes, it truly can.
by RotoRob on Dec 12, 2015

Video Game Review: Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below

Dragon Quest Heroes has a pretty standard combat loop, and while fun generally, it can feel a bit old after a while. You and three of your party members are dropped into a map with a horde of enemies with simple goals. Sometimes it will be to kill mo...
by RotoRob on Dec 10, 2015

Video Game Review: Just Cause 3

Our intrepid hero, Rico Rodriguez, has returned to his home of Medici, which now suffers under the despotic rule of General Di Ravello. Reunited with his childhood friend, Mario, Rico must now try to stop the General, whose ambitions lie beyond the b...
by RotoRob on Dec 8, 2015

Dancing is the Best Medicine with Just Dance: Disney Party 2

 My daughter loves to dance! You can always find her listening to some new song and making up a dance routine to go along with it. Since she loves to dance so much she is a HUGE fan of the Just Dance video game franchise.She also just so happens...
by My Sweet Sanity on Dec 8, 2015

Beep Boop Bot Review

A few days ago, I was contacted by Psycho Robot Studios an indie game development studio asking little old for my opinion on Beep Boop Bot. Firstly, this is great because I love hearing the sound of my own virtual voice and secondly, I respect any co...
by The Zombie Chimp on Dec 7, 2015

Video Game Review: Sword Art Online: Lost Song

At its core, Lost Song feels like an action game with RPG and adventure elements shoehorned in. You can unlock new skills in your journey through ALfheim, though few enemies need much more than a few combos. In terms of story, ALO just received its v...
by RotoRob on Dec 2, 2015

Just Cause 3 PC review

Prepare yourself for some nose-bleed inducing mayhem as gaming’s homage to over-the-top action movies gets its third entry. Get ready for the impossible physics of the third-person explosion-fest that is Just Cause 3. Rico Rodriguez, dictator remov...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Dec 2, 2015

WRC 5 PlayStation 4 review

New-gen console owners finally get some real rally action from Kylotonn Racing Games’ WRC 5. Whilst I’ve been playing Codemasters’ forever-in-development Dirt Rally on PC, I’ve still a bad taste in my mouth from the Codies last two Dirt “ra...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Nov 30, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront PS4 review

In advance of one of the most long-awaited movies of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes one of the year’s most anticipated games, Star Wars Battlefront. From veteran development studio, DICE- the same outfit that gave us the Battlefield...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Nov 28, 2015

Need for Speed PlayStation 4 Review

For Ghost Studios’ second crack at EA Games’ racing franchise, and the first new-gen console/PC-only version, they have dropped the subtitle and just stuck with Need for Speed. But is this a new beginning for the series? The new-gen console duet...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Nov 27, 2015


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