Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review

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After previewing and now reviewing Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, I have come to the conclusion that this a game I would play in between games – it’s like watching an episode of the Simpsons in between Game of Thrones and a Scorsese marathon. It’s not a game that requires me to think, nor does it require me be invested in its story or its characters; I can just jump in and zone out. Read More »

Why The Old Republic works and Elder Scrolls Online Doesn’t

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First, let me apologise. “Virtual cinematography” is up there for one of the most indulgent, self-absorbed wankery imaginable on an indie site of all things, but it’s a crucial element these days in video games. Framing the shot matters and after burning almost 50 hours in The Elder Scrolls Online, it’s something I’ve come to appreciate a lot more. Read More »

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 08 – Adric “Falco” Middleton & Sam Baxter

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The fourth episode filmed at the Queensland major Buttonsmash is a double special featuring Adric “Falco” Middleton from South Australia and Sam “The Ham” Baxter from Queensland. Both of them are young and relatively new to the scene, but are widely considered to be two of the best players in Australia. Read More »

Why Delsin Needed A Mask – The Failures Of Infamous: Second Son

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There was a point during Infamous: Second Son where I was staring into the lens of a CCTV camera, my crosshair glowing red as it hovered over the the wailing tech that had spotted me casually decimating citizens on the streets of Seattle. I wanted nothing more than for the siren to stop, because, firstly, it was annoying, and secondly, it wasn’t going to do anything. Read More »

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review

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My client stands accused of being a witch. The sentence is death by fire. The prosecution is an Inquisitor, clad in armour and wielding a sword. No one here seems to have ever heard of fingerprinting, or even of logical thinking. Everyone in the court, from the audience, to the judge, to the inquisitor, to the witnesses themselves, want to see my client burn. Read More »

Yoshi’s New Island Review

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When the credits finally rolled on Yoshi’s New Island there was one feeling that overcame all others: relief. Not the usual satisfying release of pressure and stress that accompanies, say, depositing particularly difficult excrement. There’s no payoff for the sweaty discomfort inflicted by Yoshi’s New Island, just the same hollow feeling injecting the word ‘New’ into a beloved franchise might insinuate. Read More »

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