Reviews

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake – Review

Okay, you either love or hate Spongebob Squarepants, the titular yellow sponge with the annoying voice that obscurely lives in a pineapple under the sea. ‘Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake,’ by Purple Lamp Studios, is a perfect reimagining of the Spongebob Squarepants cartoons as a game, and it’s somewhat of

9.5

ATONE: Heart Of The Elder Tree – Review

Mythology & folklore, times of magical beasts, and Gods among men. Dark times and unknown forces are tainting the villages around Midgard. The Nordic Gods no longer wander the Midgard Plains. With no Gods left or Odin’s guardians remaining in Midgard, the protection of the Elder Tree has dissipated. It

9.5

Dead Space (Xbox Series X) – Review

The original Dead Space came out back in 2008 and instantly became one of my all-time favourite games. Even today, this science-fiction horror masterpiece still holds up, so when Motive and Electronic Arts announced a “Remake”, I was beyond excited to see what they would do with it. For those

8.5

Fire Emblem Engage – Review

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are looking to ignite the start of 2023 with a brand new mainline entry into the long-running Fire Emblem series. Fire Emblem Engage is a single-player tactical RPG released for the Nintendo Switch, which welcomes newcomers with open arms and spoils series veterans with a host

8.5

Dread Templar – Review

All first person shooter players know and love ‘Doom’, well I know I do. So, a game that follows a similar playstyle, and even some of the retro art style a lot of us began playing with made me very keen to jump into this one. Developed by T19 Games,

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Chasing Static (Xbox Series X) – Review

Chasing Static is a first-person horror game inspired by 80’s Horror Sci-Fi. Developed by Headware games and published by Ratalaika Games, it is a game coming from the Haunted PS1, which serves as a demo for various developers to share their work with other developers, and fans of horror games

8

The Pioneers: Surviving Desolation – Review

Developed and published by Supercube, The Pioneers Surviving Desolation offers a simple-to-understand, yet challenging survival base-building game. Survival games, in general, are one of my favorite genres. This game is no exception, and even with it still in development and early access, there are some bugs here and there, yet

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Breakers Collection (Xbox Series X) – Review

The 90s was an era that helped define the arcade scene and fighting game genre. Amongst all the Street Fighters, Mortal Kombats, Tekkens, King of Fighters, and more, were also a handful of lesser-known, obscure fighters that often imitated, or took inspiration from the more successful and established titles. One

7

Children Of Silentown (PC) – Review

A quiet little village with a sinister curse looming over it. This is where Elf Games Works and Luna2s’ newest title, Children of Silentown begins. A point-and-click game that twists the typical notions of a traditionally casual gameplay style and turns it creepy. The game borrows a storytelling style like

8

Gatewalkers (PC) – Review

A2 Softworks is back again with their third title on Steam, Gatewalkers, a cooperative RPG where you travel to different worlds to save your own; a group called the Gatewalkers. The chosen few can go through the gate and come out on the other side to face what lies ahead.

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M3GAN – Review

Blumhouse Productions have been on a bit of a tear lately; a dedicated bunch of people that wish to make us uncomfortable in our seats, screaming or cowering behind the nearest person. Their latest film, M3GAN, follows the evolution of a robotic Artificial Intelligence, and I would say it was

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HEROish (Nintendo Switch) – Review

When I first started playing HEROish, I immediately thought ‘this is a single-player MOBA game’, but it is much more than that. HEROish also has aspects of tower defense and deckbuilding. This is the debut title for developers and publishers Sunblink and it’s a great game to debut with. Starting

8

Sail Forth (Nintendo Switch) – Review

Published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and developed by Festive Vector, Sail Forth is a nautical adventure game, where players can raise their sails to explore the open seas, upgrade their ships, recruit new crew members and engage in naval battles. This unique indie game is now available on PC,

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X-Plane 12 – Review

Have you ever dreamed of being a pilot? Then this is the review for you, and we can all thank Laminar Research, the team who brought the next level of flight simulation to our screens with their latest installment into the X-Plane series. X-Plane 12. The updates in this title

Knight Crawlers – Preview

“Knight Crawlers” is a ragdoll physics-based dungeon crawler by freshly formed Good Morning Games and published by The Iterative Collective. A rouge-lite crawler that brings fun energy through awkward flailing movements both during combat and while running around exploring. Playing as a Crawler, you’re tasked with making your way through

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Mummies (2023) – Review

Mummies, the brand-new animated film from Warner Brothers, brings the afterlife back into modern-day London for a zany adventure. This family-friendly film launches right in time for the post-Christmas rush when the kids are looking for a day out of the house. Beginning our adventure in the depth of Egypt,

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