Articles written by Stephen Palmer
Monotonous twin-stick mayhem
July 30, 2017 - Twin-stick shooters are ten a penny these days. Circuit Breakers tries to stand out from the crowd with its retro looks and a unique ammunition mechanic but is that enough?
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July 29, 2017 - Leaving Lyndow is a very short first-person adventure experience that serves as a prelude to its upcoming, larger companion piece called Eastshade. Does it give players enough of a taste to get them interested?
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A new home in the stars
July 25, 2017 - Strategy titles on console are generally few and far between. Can sci-fi city-builder Aven Colony bravely go where few games have gone before and bring the genre to a new audience?
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Save the last humans (again)
June 24, 2017 - Nex Machina is the latest offering of twin-stick shooting mayhem from genre masters Housemarque. Are you fast enough to take on one of their toughest games to date?
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Knock-knock. Who's there?
June 19, 2017 - Survival horror games are ten a penny these days but Perception attempts to freshen things up with a novel premise and some unique gameplay mechanics. However, is that enough to help it stand out from the crowd?
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The return of a fan-favourite location
June 17, 2017 - Two years after coming to consoles, The Elder Scrolls Online just got its largest expansion yet. Will a return to one of the series' most beloved locations be enough to lure players back to Tamriel?
Read more: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Review
A slow descent into madness
June 6, 2017 - The Town of Light has an intriguing premise that blends a real-life setting with a fictitious personal story. However, do the two combine to create a compelling gameplay experience?
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War of the words
May 29, 2017 - After starting life as a game jam before making its way to Steam, The Insult Simulator now arrives on current-gen consoles. Has the joke worn thin or is insulting people just as much fun as ever?
Read more: Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator Review
An attractive but flawed adventure
May 20, 2017 - Seasons After Fall is a 2D platformer in which you play as a cute fox who can control the seasons at will. It sounds like a winning combination but is its gameplay as appealing as its premise?
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Kill, die, repeat
May 9, 2017 - Butcher is an ultra-violent 2D sidescroller that prides itself in its hard difficulty. However, does the unforgiving gameplay make for a fun or frustrating experience?
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