Category Archives: PC Reviews

Cloudbuilt Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Cloudbuilt, a game about parkour free-running above the clouds, aims to be the next big speed running game for the PC market. While it has some stand out mechanics, it’s the odd choices that keep it from being the next big thing.

Smite Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Smite, the new MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios, dares to be different. With a chance of perspective and fast paced gameplay, Smite manages to separate itself from the competition and be one of the best free-to-play games out there.

Here’s Something Awesome: Octodad: Dadliest Catch

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There aren’t enough games out there that are just bonkers. Octodad: Dadliest Catch says goodbye to logic and normality to make a hilarious and wonderfully enjoyable adventure.

Here’s Something Scary: Outlast

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Words by Milo Fisher

“No! nonononononono! S**T NOOOOOOO!” This made up the majority of my playtime with Outlast on the PS4, a survival horror game so creepy that I struggled to press forward even with the lights on. Scaredy-cats beware, this is one spooky ride.

The Lego Movie Game Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

After the recent release of the fantastic Lego Movie, expectations for the movie based tie-in game were high. So far all Lego games had been tied to another franchise, so having the game be set in a world that was made to already be Lego was a scary thought. Would the game be able to deliver the same amount of entertainment and comedy as the film while also providing hours of addictive gameplay? Well…

Jazzpunk Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

These recent years it seems video games are getting too serious. There became so many colourless shooters and Minecraft clones that I wondered if there was any hope in finding some originality in the world. Enter Jazzpunk, the self aware spy comedy adventure that makes me happy to be a gamer.

Dark Souls II Preview

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Words by Milo Fisher

I got the chance to visit Namco Bandai recently to get our hands on Dark Souls II. And after playing the first three hours, I can safely say that it’s just as punishing and rewarding as it’s predecessor, and I rather loved it.

Here’s Something Awesome: Broken Age

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Words By Milo Fisher

Point-and-click games were massive in the past, with such classics as Monkey Island and Grim Fandango being highlights to the genre (for me anyway). Sadly the genre has seemed to have died out in recent years in favor of more action packed titles. Fear not, for now things have changed! Tim Shaffer, the head of Double Fine studios and one of the minds behind both Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, has finally released the Kickstarter funded Point-and-click beauty that is Broken Age.

Here’s Something Awesome: Dungeon of the Endless

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Words By Milo Fisher

Rouge-likes are all the rage these days, with more and more being released every week it’s becoming harder to find the ones that do something different and take risks. Enter Dungeon of the Endless, an up and coming randomly generated dungeon crawler that makes opening every door a battle of life and death, and it’s rather cracking.

Here’s Something Awesome: The Banner Saga

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Gamers love to imagine what would happen if multiple games were combined together, to picture a game that takes all the best elements of games they love and mix them to create something incredible. Sadly, most gamers are left to dream for a game that captures what features they desire, but not for me, as The Banner Saga manages to capture everything I love in a masterfully crafted adventure.

Steamworld Dig Review

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Way back in the day, there was an Xbox 360 indie title called Miner Dig Deep, it was a nice relaxing game all about sitting back and working away at a mine. Steamworld Dig is just like Miner Dig Deep, except it has robots, monsters, puzzles, and rocket punches. Oh yes, it has sweet, sweet rocket punches.

State of Decay review

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State of Decay is the first game by studio Undead Labs. While the game has a few hiccups here and there, State of Decay is the fantastic zombie game we’ve all been waiting for.

Contrast review

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Contrast is an incredibly creative game with so much potential. But a lack of focus and constant amount of bugs keep this game from being something truly magical.

Here’s Something Awesome: Megabyte Punch

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A game where Medabots meets Super Smash Bros. Oh my yes.

The Stanley Parable Review

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The Stanley Parable is one of, if not theb̸̶̲̭̜e̡̫͇̣̘̞s҉͉̲̞̬̣̕t̥̫̫͇͜ ̥̤̻͇̯̮͕͇g̣a̴̮̼̭̬̪͇̞m̧̛̤͔̯̜͖͚̖͡e͉s̶̢͉̺̗̩ ̡͎̯̳̘̪͈̣ṯ̸̠̬o͔̥̣͝ͅ ̛̥͔͎̭͇͖̻̗͠e̶̸͙͍͎̻̝̱v̤̪̲́ȩ̬͕͔̣̩͙͚ͅͅṟ͕͉̤̤̦̠

Payday 2 Review

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Payday 2 is the newest game from Overkill studios. It’s a fast paced, action packed co op heist game, and one of the best co op adventures we’ve played in ages.

Here’s Something Awesome: Mercenary Kings

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Mercenary Kings is the new gun slinging game from Tribute Games. It follows a Rambo-esc ‘King’ or a Sonya Blade looking ‘Queen’ as they take on missions in order to stop the evil CLAW gang and SAVE THE WORLD!

Saints Row IV review – Hail to the Chief

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Trying to describe Saints Row 4 is like trying to describe insanity itself, because for all intents and purposes, that’s what it is. Imagine a world where anything you want to do is possible, and anything you don’t want to do is also possible. Now take that world, toss it in a blender, add some bananas (K?), a few slices of chaos, and a dash of nud-oops, all of the nudity-, sit back and hit frappé. Once this glorious concoction of gleeful violence, murder, and mayhem settles, toss in some elements of The Matrix, any superhero comic/movie, Crackdown, and Prototype, and you’ve got yourself the newest Saints Row game.

Spelunky PC video review

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Spelunky was recently released on PC. After playing for hours on end, Milo has lovingly put his impressions of the game into a nice little video for all to enjoy.

Deadpool Review

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Deadpool has been growing in popularity over the internet in recent years. So much so that High Moon studios, the guys behind the new transformers games, have decided to give Deadpool his own game.

‘DARK’ 2 hours in review. Pro-tip: Don’t buy.

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Can’t do it. I cannot complete this game. If there was a way to remove the 2 hours I spent with this game from my head, I would do it in a heartbeat. The voice acting is unbelievably bad with zero emotion. If you woke up as a vampire, wouldn’t you be freaking out a bit? Not Eric Bane. One of the most flat and shallow characters in this generation of gaming, it’s almost cringe worthy to know there will be some sort on monotone narration from him about everything. And I mean everything. “The throbbing in my head is pounding in my temples.” Wow, look at that thrilling dialogue.

Borderlands 2 ”Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep’ DLC review

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Borderlands is the epitome of insane fun, insane action, and just plain insanity. And nothing shows that more than the latest DLC release of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. The craziest character in any video game ever, now has you at the mercy of her twisted, freaky mind. Roll for initiative suckas!

Remember Me review

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If there is one thing that affects us most as human beings, it is our memories. We reflect on the good ones when we are down, and we rely on the bad ones to teach us how to not make the same mistakes as the past. I’m sure though, that every single person out there has a day in their past where they wish they could remember it differently, or just escape the pain of a memory so traumatic it can shut you down. That is the premise of Remember Me.

Thunder Wolves Review

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There was a time where games only had to be fun. No need for ultra high graphics options, realistic physics or even over-the-top models. Think about Choplifter, Silkworm or Desert Strike. Thunder Wolves brings you back, right there. In the 90′s.

Metro: Last Light review

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When the echoes of the past have you in their grip, clawing your way out seems to be the only option. Shadows that are illuminated by lighting bolts don’t just seem to move, they do move. Ghostly images of past lives litter the world and you sense, if not outright feel, their chilled hands clinging to you in search of warmth. These are just a few of the haunting examples you will stumble across in Metro: Last Light. Even though it’s a direct sequel of Metro 2033, Last Light stands as it’s own game.

Zeno Clash 2 review

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Zeno Clash 2 is the sequel to the psychedelic first-person fighting game from 2009.

Strike Suit Infinity review

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Strike Suit Infinity is the sequel from Born Ready Games’ “Strike Suit Zero”. While the predecessor had story-driven missions, “Infinity” developers only kept what players liked and got rid of the rest.

Bioshock Infinite review

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To fully understand and appreciate Irrational Games’ Bioshock Infinite it helps to have a basic understanding of alternate realities. The theory that at any point in time there are an infinite amount of parallel realities that can seem exactly the same or completely different. In one world you could be the opposite sex, you might never have been born, you might have children or have none.

Tomb Raider review

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Franchise reboots are always controversial. Many gamers don’t want to see their favorite games ruined by a new title. Others think the games are stale and need to come at a new angle. The unfortunate reality is that many reboots end up hurting a series rather than helping. Crystal Dynamics hit the nail on the head.

Borderlands 2 Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Review

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We always wanted to know about Sir Hammerlock. He seemed quite eccentric, even from the start of Borderlands 2. With the addition of the Big Game Hunt DLC, you get plenty of opportunity to learn more about him, but unfortunately he becomes rather dull very fast. Where he was interesting in the full game, his dialogue in the DLC lacks the enjoyable aspect you get from the usual missions. His posh gentleman act gets on your nerves since it really serves no point except to antagonize the main villain.