When an anime and a game share the same IP, it tends to be that the anime is the original source material (which is probably based off of a manga before that) and the game is the adaptation. However, in Scarlet Nexus' case, it's the opposite way round. I watched the Scarlet Nexus anime earlier... Continue Reading →
Introducing Shovel Knight, a retro platformer with character in spades.
I bet I surprised you with my super original title. I bet nobody talking about Shovel Knight has ever made that joke before /s Now that the obligatory shovel puns are out of the way, let's get serious for a second. Shovel Knight is an action-platformer that takes us back to a simpler time when... Continue Reading →
Gunfire Reborn is a great action roguelite, and it’s going to get so much better.
Gunfire Reborn is a co-op roguelite-FPS that's been consistently gaining traction online. I don't typically go in for first-person shooters, but I do go in for cute anthropomorphic animals in human clothes, so I figured I would give it a shot. I was pretty impressed by the quality of the game - the guns, the... Continue Reading →
Overgrowth – bunnies, puppies, slaughter and genocide.
Oh, yeah, this is totally for kids Did you ever watch the film Watership Down as a child? You know, that film from the 80s about fluffy bunnies getting brutally slaughtered by dogs, birds and bigger psycho bunnies, that subtly traumatised an entire generation of kids? Yeah, you know the one. For most British kids,... Continue Reading →
Blasphemous – The Greatest Metroidvania since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Kickstarter has delivered us some legendary games over the years: Pillars of Eternity, Shovel Knight, the Banner Saga and now Blasphemous, a metroidvania action-adventure game developed by The Game Kitchen, can be added to the portfolio. Needless to say, Blasphemous isn't the first successful metroidvania title Kickstarter has produced - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night... Continue Reading →
The Falconeer: another win for solo-developers.
The videogame industry has absolutely exploded in the last fifteen years. There are so many games being developed these days that it would be totally inconceivable to even keep track of them all, never mind to actually play all the newest games on release. In a market this saturated, it has become more difficult than... Continue Reading →
Just because Immortals: Fenyx Rising isn’t original, doesn’t mean it’s not fun.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising was Ubisoft's first release on the new PS5 and X-box Series X consoles. It's a colourful, light-hearted action-adventure game - with some platforming and puzzles woven into the mix - set in Ancient Greece. The protagonist, Fenyx (which is pronounced "Fee-nix" by the way, instead of "Fen-ix" which is how it's spelt... Continue Reading →
Monster Hunter World heralds a bright new future for the Monster Hunter franchise.
When I think back to my time spent playing Monster Hunter Tri on my 3DS until the small hours of the morning on a school night, never would I have imagined that my favourite franchise in the whole world would one day arrive on my PC. Yet, here we are. There is no greater joy in... Continue Reading →
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – there’s more to a quality fantasy-RPG than dungeons and dragons.
As a kid, I always considered myself to be a “die-hard fantasy-RPG junkie.” What I meant by that, of course, was that I had pumped an unholy number of hours into Skyrim but had no interest in anything else the fantasy-RPG world had to offer. Tragic. Alas, I regret to say that I spent my... Continue Reading →
Hades is the best thing to come out of 2020.
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a hellish year. Global pandemics, national lockdowns, political upheaval, civil unrest. It's been truly ungodly. All we need now is for a global famine and we'll have had a visit from all four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the space of twelve months. Aren't we... Continue Reading →