Reviews

The Last of Us Part 1 Review: Remade to Perfection

September 1, 2022

Let’s address the elephant in the room; yes, most of will again be playing The Last of Us on what will be a third generation of PlayStation systems. It’s quite understandable however, that the true question on everyone’s mind revolves around whether or not it’s worth paying what can only be considered the price of […]

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Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed Review: Extra-terrestrial Hijinks

August 29, 2022

I’ll admit right off the bat that I have very fond memories of both Destroy All Humans! games when they each released over 15 years ago. I don’t know if it was the satirical humour, wacky gameplay mechanics or both, that drew me into the admittedly insane premise. That being said, I had doubts about […]

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Saints Row Review: Blessed be the new Saints

August 23, 2022

Saints Row is back after a seven year hiatus, opting for a soft reboot of the series which aims to retain all the things fans love about the games, all while bringing it to a new generation of fans and consoles. Complete with some impressive graphics and a wide array of customisation options, Saints Row […]

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Spider-Man: Remastered PC Review: The wall-crawler sticks the landing

August 17, 2022

A PC remaster of a game always has a lot to live up to. And when said game is critically-acclaimed, universally-lauded by fans and industry members, multi-time Game of The Year (2018) recipient Marvel’s Spider-Man you know you’ve got some big webby shoes to fill. At minimum, PC punters are hankering for the exact marvellous […]

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Live A Live Review: Old dog, new tricks

August 16, 2022

At first glance, Live A Live feels like an older, more experienced JRPG that boldly returned to show the younger kids just how it’s done. It feels even stranger however, to discover that’s exactly what this is. Live A Live was released way back in 1994 by developer Square, then known as SquareSoft, but never […]

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Cult of the Lamb Review: Worship like a baa-ass

August 11, 2022

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who already have a real life army of followers dedicated to praising their glory, and those who simply fantasise about it. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to which camp I’m in, but why let cult dreams be dreams when you can act out […]

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Stray Review: A stroll through the neon lights

August 2, 2022

When you think of 2022’s game of the year contender, one real contender comes to mind; Elden Ring. But developer Blue Twelve Studio had to go ahead and drop this fantastic feline fiasco with little fanfare, in addition to being free for PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers. Since is release, Stray has turned into a viral […]

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As Dusk Falls Review: The heart of the heist

July 29, 2022

As Dusk Falls is in many ways a perfect representation of its setting and characters. Tucked away in Arizona, the small town of Two Rock paired with a deep and nuanced cast of intriguing characters bring to life one of the better video game stories in recent memory. Tied to many of the developer Telltale’s […]

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Mario Strikers : Battle League Football Review: Run, Kick, Repeat

July 19, 2022

Mario and the team are back in the long-awaited follow-up to the 2007 Wii game, Mario Strikers Charged. Various sports games infused with loveable Mario characters have definitely become a fan favourite over the years. While it has been 15 years since the previous game, the Nintendo Switch offers a brand new take on the […]

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The All-New PlayStation Plus Review: A solid foundation for the road ahead

July 8, 2022

The all-new PlayStation Plus has finally launched in Australia, dividing the subscription service into three separate tiers, each with exclusive features and perks. Admittedly, this review is going to run a little differently to our standard reviews in terms of structure. We’ll also conclude without an overall score, as I believe the experience for many […]

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review: Victorious on and off the battlefield

June 27, 2022

I’ve always admired musou style games for their sheer intensity. Repeatedly hacking and slashing waves of villains never seems to get old, from the Dynasty Warriors franchise, to the more recent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. As a result, the Fire Emblem franchise has decided to try its hand at the genre for the second […]

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The Quarry Review: A trip to remember

June 23, 2022

In my opinion, developer Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn stands as one of the most underrated games of the last generation. The Quarry feels like it was made in the same way. It’s focused on telling a rather simplistic story, playing on the horror tropes and expectations that have come before. For the most part, The […]

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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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