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Tales of Xillia 2 review
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Tales of Xillia 2 review

Would you sacrifice a parallel universe to save your own? That’s the moral dilemma at the heart of Tales Of Xillia 2, a game that struggles with quandaries of its own. In some respects, it demonstrates a desire to shake things up; in most others, however, it appears the developer...

Hohokum review
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Hohokum review

When artist Richard Hogg collaborated with developer Honeyslug for Frobisher Says!, the result was a sensory assault; an unremitting torrent of cartoonish visuals matched with slapstick larks, each skit demanding full attention and instant understanding of its simplistic concept from its participants in order to succeed. Now, two years later,...

Firefall review
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Firefall review

Firefall has been through development hell over the last few years, and it’s unfortunate that what it mostly has to show for it are the scars, and a yawning gap between potential and reality that not even the nimblest of its battleframes could jetpack across. When announced back in 2010,...

Risen 3: Titan Lords review
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Risen 3: Titan Lords review

For a game that at least partly feels like an apology for Risen 2, Titan Lords goes out of its way to be hard to like. As it begins, you’re stuck in the middle of a badly animated battle as a pirate who had better be good at drinking rum...

Road Not Taken review
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Road Not Taken review

You can’t fault Road Not Taken for its inventiveness. Though the game is primarily a match-three puzzle game – the likes of which developer Spry Fox itself had already mastered with Triple Town – it provides enough of a twist to the core mechanics that there’s a genuine sense of...

Metrico review
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Metrico review

It’s not enough for an indie game to be different these days, it really has to look different to stand any sort of chance of success. But we also know that doesn’t bear quite as much relevance as you’d believe as to how the game functions. So, while most indie...

Wayward Manor review
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Wayward Manor review

Ghost In The Machine It’s always a concern when a big-name ‘real world’ writer jumps into our world, but in truth authors have fared far better than Hollywood scriptwriters. Terry Pratchett’s Discworlds were a delight, Tom Clancy pretty much revolutionised Ubisoft’s entire output, and even the JK Rowling-powered Wonderbook on...