Category: Reviews

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Proteus Review

For our new segment on reviewing the monthly PS Plus Instant Game Collection offerings, I fired up the Vita, downloaded Proteus and settled down to see what it’s all about.

So, what can I say about Proteus? Well, first would be that Proteus is not a game. I mean not in the sense that Mario Kart, Skyrim or Papers Please are games. It’s not even a game in the way that Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls are games. In the latter two, there was at least some point to the on-screen goings-on, regardless of how you felt about not actually controlling the action. 
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Divinity: Original Sin Review

I enjoy when things don’t take themselves too seriously. As someone with an almost pathological inability to maintain a professional attitude even in the most dire of circumstances, I love it when we manage to get a game that throws off the ultra-dark, gritty, and generally grey landscape that video games find themselves in so often. Fantasy RPGs are one of the most likely perpetrators of Operation AngerRage, with the Witcher series being a great example. Fantastic games and all, but damnit, I don’t always want to have to check myself in for counselling every time I want to save the world. With this in mind, I was delighted to see that Divinity: Original Sin didn’t have that same level of seriousness. True, it is a grand, sweeping epic with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, but it at least knows how to have a laugh along the way. Read more …

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls- Ultimate Evil Edition Review

Reviewing the Ultimate Evil Edition of Diablo 3 for new gen consoles is a tricky proposition because most of you will already know whether you will or won’t be buying it. Having already seen numerous editions of the game released both for PC and last gen consoles, many who wanted the game will have already played it through. But does the Ultimate Evil Edition do enough to warrant another purchase?

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ArcheAge Closed Beta 4 Review

It’s a risky business starting up an MMO these days. With WoW still sitting pretty with its millions of subscribers, new MMOs tend to begin in a flourish and slowly decline, inevitably becoming free-to-play. Just look at Trion World’s last effort, Defiance. However, with ArcheAge, Trion have admirably shown some true ambition in their attempt to create the definitive MMO experience. Read more …

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The Mirror Lied

Oh sure, P.T. came out last week during Gamescom.  I downloaded it, I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to Silent Hills.  The teaser had oodles of atmosphere and plenty of “scary” bits, though a little less reliance on jump scares would have been preferable.  But all the time I was playing, I was thinking of a game that I enjoyed a lot more.  One that, for me, was a lot more unsettling, a damn sight less frustrating and overall more rewarding to play.  Then I realised that I’d never spoken about it in one of my articles, which simply won’t do.

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