Author Archive: Lee

Shallow Thrills: Maneater (XBOX) | Review

Surfacing from the depths of an energy-drink-fuelled brainstorming fever dream (presumably), Maneater, an open-world action-RPG where the main protagonist is a shark, is a bloodthirsty concept that never really sinks its teeth into its absurd premise, ultimately delivering shallow, repetitive…
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John Wick Hex (PS4) | Review

With at least one more film coming, a comic adaptation already in circulation and a rumoured TV series in the works, the real question is why it’s taken so long for John Wick to brute force his way into video…
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Hunt: Showdown (Xbox One) | Review

From Crytek GmbH, they of Crysis and CryEngine fame, Hunt: Showdown is a high-stakes, always online PvPvE first-person shooter set in the humid swamps of 19th century Louisiana, where grizzled wild west hunters stalk creatures of the night for cash…
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Journey to the Savage Planet (Xbox One) | Review

In a gaming landscape where ‘games as a service’ is a constant AAA developer mantra and the video games that don’t fall under that umbrella are (more often than not) exhausting open-world time-sinks, Journey to the Savage Planet is a…
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THE SURGE 2 (PS4) | REVIEW

The sequel to the 2017 RPG third-person action-adventure, The Surge, which was in itself the spiritual successor to 2014’s Lords of the Fallen, The Surge 2 continues developer Deck 13’s sci-fi romance with the Soulsborne games. While I’ve flirted with…
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Mighty Switch Force Collection (Xbox One) | Review

Mighty Switch Force Collection bundles together the original Nintendo 2011 platform puzzler game, 2012 HD remake, 2013 direct sequel and 2015 PC outing co-op puzzler, giving good value for money at a price tag of just under £17 on PS4,…
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Car Mechanic Simulator | PS4 Review

As modern console players we’ve grown accustomed to games offering exhaustive open worlds full of various gameplay mechanics that keep the gameplay loop interesting over play times that easily top the triple digit hour mark. Car Mechanic Simulator is not…
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THIS WAR OF MINE STORIES: FATHER’S PROMISE MOBILE REVIEW

IN WAR, NOT EVERYONE IS A SOLDIER If the title ‘This War of Mine’ awakens a sense of deja vu within you, it’s most likely because you’ve heard of it before in the last few years. The bleak survival game…
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THE MONSTER CLOSET – MUTANT YEAR ZERO REVIEW

Based on the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name and developed by a team that includes Hitman and Payday veterans, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based strategy game that borrows a few mechanics to differentiate itself from…
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THE MONSTER CLOSET – THE MOOSEMAN REVIEW

Any time we are lucky enough to get review codes, they are always requested with the intention of becoming the subject of a podcast episode. Anyone who has listened to The Monster Closet will be well aware that we can…
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