Category Archives: Video Games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

The long-awaited next instalment of the Metal Gear franchise is finally here, and it is something Hideo Kojima and Konami have made sure will not disappoint. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain continues the story of Big Boss, who after waking up from a

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Danganronpa is a combination of the Japanese words “dangan” and “ronpa” – which translate as bullet and refutation respectively. Together with the subtitle “Trigger Happy Havoc”, it would be reasonable to assume that this title is some kind of anime-themed shooting game, but without a single gun in sight Danganronpa is

Suikoden (Retro)

Originally released in the late ’90s for the first Playstation, Suikoden was finally re-released as a PS3/Vita port on the European Playstation Network in 2015. A good deal of credit for this should go to the Suikoden Revival Movement, who have been petitioning Konami for

Life is Strange Episode Two

Following on from the first chapter, episode two picks up the next morning with the player battling that great enemy of mankind: the snooze button. Having just prophesized the upcoming obliteration of Arcadia Bay, our selfie-obsessed timelord spent her night hitting the books in an attempt to

Guardian’s Crusade (Retro)

With my series of retro reviews, I’ll be coming in from the left field to shine a light on games that have either been long forgotten or never really discovered in the first place. Today’s case is Guardian’s Crusade. Guardian’s Crusade is a turn based Role

Jet Set Radio Future (Retro)

In 2015, talking about “Jet Set Radio Future” on the Xbox (original) is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s hard to mention it without the Dreamcast original, Jet Set Radio, cropping up. The equivalent would be talking to someone about Street Fighter 2, and then them continuing

Life Is Strange Episode 1

If one were to mention The Walking Dead video game, very few people would think about the shooter that came out in 2013. This is partly because Survival Instinct is widely regarded as a shambling mess, but the main reason is that Telltale Games absolutely nailed it

Air Conflicts: Vietnam – Ultimate Edition

Arcade flight simulators are tricky things to get right, but that hasn’t stopped developer GamesFarm and publisher bitComposer from taking another run at the genre. Following “Secret Wars” and “Pacific Carriers – their spin-offs to 2006’s “Air Conflicts” – comes the PS4 re-release of their

Porky’s

The Last American Virgin, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Animal House and Porky’s – the 1980s was packed to the brim with teen sex comedies that rigidly follow the same formula. To that end, one could legitimately rinse and repeat the previous review of the

Worms: Battlegrounds

The evil Mesmer is seeking the legendary Concrete Donkey’s Stone Carrot to enslave the world, and the worms are tasked with retrieving the only thing capable of stopping his nefarious plan – the Golden Child. No, not the awful Eddie Murphy movie. The decidedly twisty