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Her Story review
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Her Story review

Her Story burrowed into our brain and dug right in there, buried itself like a tic. It made us compulsively obsessed with small details, it made us listen intently to the sole character’s voice, replaying bytes of sound over and over again as we scanned for a crack in the...


Kalimba review
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Kalimba review

Kalimba is a puzzle platformer based on one simple mechanic: you control two avatars instead of one. Nudge the analog stick right, and both will move right; tap the jump button, and both will jump. On top of this, Press Play has layered different uses of that basic mechanic, one...

Lumino City review
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Lumino City review

Captivating. That’s probably the best way to describe Lumino City, and before it becomes bogged down in mechanics and direction and problems, it has you drawn in and breathless. The hand-crafted, stop motion animation aesthetic has you sworn from the very first second; it’s a true, genuine labour of love...

Roundabout review
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Roundabout review

Roundabout is the kind of game that you have to force your friends to try for themselves before they’ll understand, because the elevator pitch will just get you funny looks. Described as a “Seventies B-movie game where you drive a constantly revolving limousine”, this is Crazy Taxi on LSD, and...

The Sims 4 review
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The Sims 4 review

Well, Maxis has certainly had a bit of a thrashing, hasn’t it? Despite the underlying improvements that came with SimCity, the internet had spoken – it did not like the reboot. Not to recap on everything too much, but here it is in a nutshell: Maxis made design decisions the internet...

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,...

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...