Category Archives: Video Games

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

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Episode 2

The plot thickens with more twists and turns, and players are taken on a journey of discovery as things are taken up a notch. After a gripping adventure with an excellent storyline, unique visuals, a scintillating ending (and a slight delay on the release of

Flappy Bird (Indie Game Review)

Side scrolling, simple gameplay and retro looking – this is Flappy Bird and was released for android and IOS smart phones and tablets in 2013. It’s simple controls and familiar looking obstacles (that seem to have been taken from video game past) made this a

Super Contra (Retro)

Originally released in 1988 in the arcades and then with a friendlier version on the NES in 1990, Super Contra is a classic side scrolling shooting action game with an unrelenting onslaught of enemies. Released more recently on the Xbox Live Arcade we see a