It’s no secret real-time strategy remains one of the few genres yet to properly seed on consoles, but what better way to cross-pollinate than one of the most recognisable franchises on the planet? The incredibly talented (and now long defunct) Ensemble Studios tried it with the original Halo Wars and..
There’s really nothing quite like a round or ten of Bomberman. Run around a maze, plant bombs, blow up your friends and attempt to avoid getting fried yourself. It’s a simplicity that’s granted the classic Konami series a healthy dose of immortality, but when an Nintendo Switch launch title is..
Nintendo has a solid history of launching consoles alongside games that truly show off the new trifecta of hardware, software and control method. Mario 64, with the N64 pad analog stick allowing you to have unprecedented control over the portly plumber, all rendered in what was at the time, mind-blowing..
[Reviewed on Xbox One] A startling trend is quickly becoming apparent when it comes to Ubisoft. While the publisher is known for its sprawling, heavily iterative open worlds – bloated with collectibles, familiar content and cartoon caricatures of whatever period it is brazenly attempting to depict – its finest titles..
[Reviewed on Switch] Cartography is a pretty tough gig. Or rather, it was, before satellite imagery was everywhere and cameras became a staple part of more or less any gadget. We’re basically cheating today, whereas the mapmakers of old had to do everything by eye and by hand. It’s not..
The fact that Guerrilla has never made a role-playing game before is really the source of Horizon Zero Dawn’s greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses. The Dutch studio has been able to shed decades of accumulated baggage from the genre, striking out in interesting and engaging new directions, but it has..
[Reviewed on PS4] The best scares should leave a scar. A permanent mark that follows you. It should serve to remind you of dangers that lurk in the night, that force you to fear the shadows of your soul and turn from flickering lights that dance in the dark. The..
The 3DS is no stranger to large JRPG releases, with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and Pokemon Sun And Moon releasing in 2016, but there’s still room for another gigantic journey, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King fills that niche excellently. Dragon Quest VIII kicks off with..