Category Archives: The Rest Previews

Quickie Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth

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So many video game references.

Styx: Master of Shadows Review

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Styx: Master of Shadows is a new fantasy based stealth game developed by Cyanide Studios for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the game takes place in the universe of ‘Of Orcs and Men’ (the game’s sequel) and inside the ominous Tower of Akenash. Players take control of the first goblin, Styx, as he tries to steal the heart of The World Tree in order to earn himself a small fortune and in the hopes of discovering his origins as the first goblin. Styx is described as being a master of stealth, thievery and murder… How original.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Review

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War. War never changes.

Here’s Something Awesome: Elite Dangerous

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Being known as one of the original and best space exploration franchises, Elite Dangerous has some pretty big boots to fill. I’ve been tinkering around with the beta for the past few weeks, and from what the beta build has to offer so far, I’m blown away.

The Legend of Korra: The Video Game Review

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The animated Avatar franchise has had a bad history with video game adaptations. Past games that focused on the series have all been shallow beat-‘em ups with little enjoyment other than fan service. The Legend of Korra hopes to right the wrongs of past games in the franchise by being an action packed 3D brawler that can appeal to anyone.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

Akiba’s Trip is one of the few whacky Japanese games that ten years ago we would of assumed would never make it across seas. But thanks to the team at NIS, the game has been lovingly localized for European audiences. The downside to bringing these strange Japanese RPGs is that they aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and Akiba’s Trip may be the hardest game to sell to a mass market. Akiba’s Trip is a free roam RPG that involves running around Japan attacking and stripping vampires.  Yep, it’s one of those games.

Destiny Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Destiny is a universe jam packed full of adventure. Unfortunately, most of those adventures end up being repetitive and unimaginative.

Danganronpa 2 Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

A school trip on a tropical island takes a turn for the worst when students start killing each other, and what’s worse is that no one remembers who they are. It’s Danganronpa 2!

Splatoon Hands On Impressions

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Splatoon was my biggest surprise from the Nintendo Post E3 Event, it managed to amaze me like no other game did. The shooter looks like a kiddy paintball game designed with little depth and complexity. But looks can be deceiving.

Yoshi’s Woolly World Hands on Impressions

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After the unimaginative slugfest that was Yoshi’s New Island, I was eagerly awaiting something new and fresh for the next Yoshi game. Woolly World came completely out of left field in Nintendo’s conference, and I wasn’t too enthralled. But the hands on demo changed my opinion completely as it has the potential to become the best family friendly co op game for the Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors Hands On Impressions

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Looking at Hyrule Warriors from a distance makes it appear to be another typical Dynasty Warriors clone, even brandishing “Warriors” in its name to emphasis that it’s a shameless skin. But looking a little closer reveals that Hyrule Warriors is a little different.It takes the fundamental ideas from the DW series (I.E killing hoards of mindless enemies to build up special moves that clear the screen) and builds upon them by adding elements from the Zelda franchise.

One Piece Unlimited World Red Review

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Written by Milo Fisher

One Piece has been going for over 15 years now, and yet has never managed to find a video game genre that fit it. The series would often borrow from other franchises for its video game adaptations (see One Piece Pirate Warriors 2) but would never dare to be original. One Piece Unlimited World Red takes a bold step for the franchise by being the first original title to grace a home system, and it does so wonderfully.

Here’s Something Awesome: Landmark

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Words by Milo Fisher

Since the worldwide phenomenon known as Minecraft was released, there have been countlessattempts to cash in on the addictive mechanics of resource gathering and base building. While many have failed to be anything more than poor clones, Landmark is attempting to be different by being the first MMO in this new resource gathering genre.

The Last Tinker: City of Colours Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

An action platformer with so much love and care put into its creation, it’s hard not to adore.

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The newest game in the long running Etrian Odyssey franchise has arrived on the 3DS, and while it doesn’t do anything too revolutionary with its mechanics, it makes up for it by being the perfect dungeon crawler for newcomers to the genre.

Conception II Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Conception II is unapologetically unoriginal. It’s sexist, unimaginative, bland and repetitive. But for some reason, I can’t put it down.  

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Review

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Trying to talk to people in the west about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is like talking to a brick wall, it’s practically unknown. Meanwhile in Japan, it’s a highly popular manga and anime series that’s been going strong for more than 20 years, seeing multiple video game and movie adaptations. For this review, I’m going to assume that you’ve never heard of the franchise before in your life, and try to explain why this game, along with the series, is worth your time.

Demon Gaze Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Anime inspired dungeon crawlers have had a resurgence in the past few years, with series such as Etrian Odyssey and Shin Megami Tensei leading the pack. However there’s always been a running issue with these games in their accessibility and difficulty, often making it hard for newcomers to get into the genre. Demon Gaze, the latest dungeon crawler from NIS America, is no different, but it’s gratifying gameplay and stylistic art design make it a great Vita exclusive.

Tales of Symphonia HD Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

I’ve always held the “Tales of” series close to my heart. From the cheesy writing, to the simplistic yet addictive combat, I love it all. And while I was never fortunate enough to experience the Symphonia games when they were originally released, the glorious teams at Namco Bandi and tri-Crescendo have come together to re-release the two role playing epics in wondrous HD.

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.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Demo Impressions

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Words by Milo Fisher

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite anime out there. It has whacky characters, bombastic battles, manly posing, and a whole lot of people shouting “JOJO!” and “DIO!” at the top of their lungs. It’s bizarre, and it’s wonderful. So when word came about that the fighting game was coming to the west, I was overjoyed with the thought that more people would experience the sheer joy from the game that I felt watching the anime. After playing a good few hours of the new demo that was just released, all I can say is that I want this game more than ever.

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.

The Last Tinker: City of Colours Preview

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Words by Milo Fisher

I recently got to play the first 30 minutes of the upcoming indie platformer The Last Tinker. While the game is in need of some serious polish, it has the potential to be the next big indie darling.

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

Inazuma Eleven made its name on the original DS back when the system started out, and with the latest game in this sport RPG series being released on the new 3DS, how does it fair?

The Wonderful 101 Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The Wii U is known for being a console for younger gamers due to the lack of hard and challenging games for the system. Thankfully, Platinum Games have decided to bring a hardcore game to the Nintendo market with The Wonderful 101.

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…

Ys Memories of Celceta Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The Vita has been stepping up recently with a slew of new games being brought over to the handheld. One of these new games is Ys: Memories of Celceta, a game that so enjoyable and well made that you don’t want to put it down.

Danganronpa Review

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Words by Milo Fisher

The success of the “Zero Escape” series has spawned a wide range visual novels to be translated and brought over to the west, with each one trying to stand out from the crowd with their unique features and whacky characters. Danganronpa is the latest of these puzzle visual novels, a game with a style unlike anything else.