Reviews

Evil Dead: The Game Review: Hail to the King Baby

May 27, 2022

The Evil Dead franchise continues to amaze me. From a campy independent film made by college kids, to one of the most successful horror franchises ever made, it’s seen its fair share of films, games, comics and even a recent TV series. It’s also worth noting that Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn is one […]

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Trek to Yomi Review: A stylish, samurai showdown

May 6, 2022

I’ve often been drawn to the various samurai films of the 20th century. From director Akira Kurosawa’s classics like The Hidden Fortress and Seven Samurai, to the ultra violent Shogun Assassin, there’s a sense of grace and simplicity to be found amongst the many stories of revenge and redemption. As a result, it’s no secret […]

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: Suck it up!

May 3, 2022

Nintendo’s iconic pink blob is back for a new adventure through an apocalyptic version of Earth. An unlikely setting to say the least, but one that still manages to showcase just how much fun, colour and life is still left in this long-running series. From the opening moments of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby […]

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Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space Review: Good old fashioned, chaotic fun

April 19, 2022

Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is the recent remaster of Sam and Max’s second season, originally released in 2007.  Brought back to life by Skunkape Games—a development team made up of alumni Telltale developers—who acquired the rights to the beloved 3 seasons of Sam and Max. This episodic point and click adventure game […]

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review: May the bricks be with you

April 8, 2022

The lightsaber battles. Dogfights. Distant planets. Iconic characters. The Star Wars saga has brought with it many memorable moments that have stood the test of time. While I won’t begin to list those moments here, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has decided to cram them all into one neat package, reinventing the LEGO game formula […]

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Ghostwire: Tokyo Review: Saving the city, one soul at a time

March 23, 2022

Tokyo might just be one of the busiest and most popular cities in the world. Known for its dense population, vibrant nightlife and iconic culture, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place with less to do or see. Enter Ghostwire: Tokyo. A supernatural force has left the city empty, devoid of human life. Their souls […]

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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection Review: Ezio lets loose on the Nintendo Switch

March 17, 2022

I am a late bloomer when it comes to the Assassin’s Creed series. My first game was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and I have enjoyed most of the entries since that release. When people talk about Ezio, I shrug my shoulders and tentatively agree. While there have been various remakes and remasters since, like […]

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WWE 2K22 Review: A Rey of sunshine

March 13, 2022

After a much needed year off, the WWE 2K franchise has returned with the hopes of providing a high flying, hard-hitting recreation of the iconic sport. While we won’t talk about the state the franchise has been in the past few years, it’s worth noting that WWE 2K22 marks a triumphant return for wresting games […]

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Shadow Warrior 3 Review: As safe as crazy can be

March 11, 2022

I have fond memories of the Shadow Warrior franchise. Having played the original a little over 20 years ago on the old family PC, I was fairly certain I was prepared for the insanity the rebooted franchise would throw at me. This rebooted trilogy has indeed proved serviceable if a little safe. Make no mistake; […]

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Gran Turismo 7 Review: A sublime racing simulator

March 3, 2022

Just over 20 years ago, I unboxed the original PlayStation and with it, two of the first games I ever played, in Tekken 3 and Gran Turismo. I still remember being amazed by the stunning visuals, if a little intimidated by the realistic gameplay. Cut to the present day. I am a car lover and […]

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OlliOlli World Review : Rolling with the fun

February 28, 2022

The third entry in the OlliOlli series combines the fun of learning to skate on shiny new consoles alongside an expansive world with varying locations that constantly change up the way you play. Developer Roll7 has incorporated a story mode into the series this time around with an overhaul of the graphics engine adding a […]

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Elden Ring Review: A masterclass in brutality and satisfaction

February 24, 2022

The release of Elden Ring had me personally excited. Not just because it was another FromSoftware game, (that’s a given) but because it truly felt like the next step forward for the SoulsBorne series, a transcendent outing into a new frontier. After spending more time than I’d like to admit with Elden Ring over the […]

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Nvidia GeForce Now Review: A next-gen alternative

February 24, 2022

It’s no secret that next-generation consoles are hard to come by. But with new games and exclusive features gracing such consoles, we don’t blame people for wanting to enhance their gaming experience, future-proofing their software and hardware for the best possible performance and fidelity. Cloud-based gaming has made its way over to Australia in the […]

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Horizon Forbidden West Review: A remarkable sequel

February 15, 2022

The Horizon franchise has returned with great anticipation, continuing the story of one of the most successful and beloved PlayStation exclusives of the last generation. With that being said, Horizon Forbidden West is well on its way to becoming the fan-favorite of both last generation and next-generation PlayStation owners alike, presenting an intriguing narrative, functional […]

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review: A childhood dream come true

February 5, 2022

When Pokémon Legends: Arceus was first announced, I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical about it. What could The Pokémon Company and Game Freak possibly do with the Sinnoh region that we haven’t already learned by now? Then, more and more information started to come out, and I became more and more hooked on […]

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Uncharted : Legacy of Thieves Collection Review: Seek your fortune

January 30, 2022

Fortune favors the bold as developer Naughty Dog bring two of their biggest hits to the PlayStation 5 just in time for the release of the Uncharted film starring Tom Holland. This package contains Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, both of which were originally released on the PlayStation 4 system […]

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Rainbow Six Extraction Review: Succumb to the ooze!

January 21, 2022

I’m going to level with you; this is my first foray into the Rainbow Six world, so if you are looking for an expertly crafted history of the franchise and its entries, this is probably not the review for you. If like me, you are intrigued by the introduction of monsters into this shooter that […]

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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Review – Hail to the Chief

December 21, 2021

Previous Halo games have always served as a single-player experience for me. While I did attempt to get into it in the previous title Halo: Guardians, There were way too many other MMO games at that time that had my attention. After a bit of a dry spell this year, I jumped into Halo Infinite […]

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Big Brain Academy : Brain vs. Brain Review – Switch it up!

December 11, 2021

The Big Brain Academy series is back on the Nintendo Switch with a colourful and interactive take on the classic game series that originally came out on the Nintendo DS. 2021 has been a big year for party games on the Switch and it looks like we are closing out the year with another strong […]

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Halo Infinite Single-Player Campaign Review: Welcome back Chief

December 9, 2021

On this, the 20th anniversary of the franchise and the Xbox platform as a whole, Halo has sparked many questions in the minds of its fans. Has the series run its course? Is the Master Chief a relevant hero for the modern age? Can such a dated franchise really exist without pushing new boundaries? Well […]

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Death’s Door Review: A Door Worth Knockin’ On

December 1, 2021

Gaming has always been the past time for a bit of escapism. Now more than ever, the sheer variety of games has allowed us to be whisked away to worlds we would never have even imagined. For one, you can now self-insert as a cute little crow working for the Reaping Commission Headquarters as a […]

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Battlefield 2042 Review: A Trip Into the Eye of the Storm

November 26, 2021

For a franchise centred around the conflict of war, covering several eras and stories, it’s clear that Battlefield 2042 had one target left in mind; itself. What follows is an incredibly frustrating blend of smooth action and refined gunplay, paired with numerous bugs and glitches, and the overall lack of depth within its mainline modes. […]

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Game Review: An Ode to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

November 26, 2021

It’s been 15 years since the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl—arguably the most important entry in the Pokémon gaming franchise, as it revitalised its popularity through changes to the battle system, along with Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to connect players to the wider Pokémon community. It was the spark for the Gen IV […]

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition Review: A Missed Opportunity

November 19, 2021

Let’s get one thing out of the way. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is without a doubt my favourite entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise and one of my favourite games of all time. So you can imagine my excitement when Rockstar had announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition, containing Grand Theft […]

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Review: A Familiar Firefight

November 15, 2021

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s return to a World War II setting is not without its merit. Since Call of Duty: WWII, the franchise had cycled back around to a Modern Warfare revival and two Black Ops titles. But was this era worth revisiting? In many respects, yes; and no. Call of Duty: Vanguard plays its […]

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Bright Memory: Infinite Review: A Linear Yet Admirable Action Outing

November 12, 2021

My time with Bright Memory: Infinite has been interesting, to say the least. As I loaded up my assault rifle, picking off enemies in the distance, I quickly navigated my surroundings. I bounced off walls to get across precarious chasms. I hacked and slashed my way through obtrusive enemies. I participated in lighting fast quick […]

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Forza Horizon 5 Review: The Fastest Fiesta in Town

November 4, 2021

The screen is dark. The sound of an engine roaring pierces the air, as the back on a cargo plane opens. Suddenly, your vehicle drops out of the back, parachuting down to a dense, colourful Mexican landscape. As soon as you land, you blast onto the road, on your way to your first Horizon Festival. […]

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Mario Party Superstars Review: Celebrate Good Times

November 4, 2021

I owe the Mario Party franchise a great deal of credit. It’s responsible for some of the best gaming moments I’ve had on a Nintendo console. While Mario Party 3 will always remain my favourite, it’s safe to say that the franchise faltered in recent years, prompting me to drift away from the iconic mini-games […]

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Review: The Heroes We Deserve

October 30, 2021

I have to be honest. After publisher Square Enix’s last Marvel themed outing, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy instilled a sizeable amount of doubt within me. Sure, Marvel’s Avengers was a fun cooperative experience, but it lacked any depth and heart. It seems as though the second time is the charm, as Marvel’s Guardians of […]

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Story of Seasons

Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Review: Friendship is forever

October 15, 2021

My first foray into farming simulation games dates back further than Harvest Moon‘s rebrand to Story of Seasons. I’m old enough to remember when it was called Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. That game is now 22 years old. It’s hard to overstate how uncommon slice-of-life narrative games were back then. Today, there are video […]

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