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An utterly spiritual journey
March 16, 2015 - Ambitious game development is the key to creating a timeless classic. However, many bold innovators have also produced countless failed endeavors. Does Ori and the Blind Forest live up to the hype or have the developers' blind ambitions got the best of them?
Read more: Ori and the Blind Forest Review
A bloody good time
March 14, 2015 - Very few games give you withdrawal symptoms after you put them down. Hotline Miami is known for its addictive tough-as-nails twitchy overhead action, but does the sequel live up to the original? Slip on your favourite animal mask, we're going to find out.
Read more: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review
TMZ: the video game
March 11, 2015 - If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to pester celebrities then here's your chance. Paparazzi allows you and a friend to play as a paparazzo and celebrity in an interesting take on the classic cat and mouse formula. Grab your camera; it's time for a photo shoot!
Read more: Paparazzi Review
An 8-bit monster bopping adventure
March 9, 2015 - With an already oversaturated market, here comes yet another retro indie platformer. Was jumping on enemies' heads merely a fond memory or is it still enjoyable in this day and age? Lace up your stomping boots, we're about to find out!
Read more: Zombie Incident Review
Time to get serious
March 8, 2015 - Whether it's bad translation or merely localisation staff having fun, there sure are some silly Maverick names. Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look back at ten of the most laughable Mega Man X bosses.
Read more: Top 10 Mega Man X Mavericks With Ridiculous Names
Here's a tip: don't accept wooden stars
March 6, 2015 - Mario vs Donkey Kong is back and for the first time it's not exclusively for handheld. Tipping Stars features the gameplay of its predecessor Mini-Land Mayhem combined with a level editor and rewarding community mechanics. Should you let your minis march yet again or is it not worth winding up the little fellows this time around?
Read more: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Review
Taking the concept of bombing to a whole new level
March 4, 2015 - Very few retro flight combat sims are worth revisiting in this day and age. Does Aces of the Air deserve to be a member of this select few? Let's don our flight suits and take this simulator to the skies to see if it can withstand the heat of battle.
Read more: Aces of the Air Review
It's all about time
March 2, 2015 - When a game developer opts for a minimalistic approach, it's always a bold move. However, few have mastered this modus operandi. The question is, does Minutes have what it takes to be a worthwhile experience or should you spend your time elsewhere?
Read more: Minutes Review
The game that won't give up the fight
February 27, 2015 - It looks like Team Ninja is jumping on the fighting game re-release bandwagon like so many other developers. Within the past two and a half years, Dead or Alive 5 has been through four iterations. It makes you wonder; is it worth getting if you've already played a previous version or is it best to wait for the inevitable Dead or Alive 6?
Read more: Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review
Solvalou takes to the skies in 3D
February 25, 2015 - For a shoot 'em up released over 30 years ago, Xevious truly stands the test of time. This collection contains four arcade iterations with the most notable being Xevious 3D/G. Strap in to your Solvalou, we're going on a ride to experience retro arcade shooting at its prime!
Read more: Xevious 3D/G+ Review
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