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Grim Fandango Remastered Review

In a past editorial, I riled against the fact that most video game developers seem to consider ‘story’ to be one of the least important factors of a game. However, back in the 90s when adventure games were riding high, games were valued on the strength of their narratives, and few have been as acclaimed as Grim Fandango, which was recently remastered and released on PS4, PS Vita and Steam. Read more …

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Evolve

Evolve is a difficult review for me, as I can’t help but view it through the prism of my own weighty expectations. For a long time, Evolve has looked like the game that was finally going to kick start the age of PS4 and XBone, using the grunt to power something different and innovative rather than something that’s the same but prettier. Regardless, any new franchise is always going to invoke adulation and derision in equal measure, either for finally being something different to the existing fare or for being too different to what we’re used to. Either way, it was very much a sense of anticipation that washed over me as the disc went into the Xbox and I sat back to see how it all panned out. Read more …

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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – Review

I’ve been a Zelda fanboy from back when I stumbled upon my father’s NES game collection and picked up the shiny golden cartridge that was The Legend of Zelda. Admittedly, I had no idea what was happening, but the bright colours, open world, and heroic music hooked me from the very first moment. I’ve followed the series from platform to platform, saving Hyrule more times than I can remember, but my favourite game in this long running series has always been Ocarina of Time. The music, combat, and story remain relevant even today, thanks to the 3DS remake that came out a few years back. And while most entries in Legend of Zelda are loved and admired in one form or another, there is one that is often overlooked – Majora’s Mask. Read more …