Articles written by Stephen Palmer (Page 3)
Big unfriendly giants
September 8, 2016 - Jotun's a game that demands you impress the gods to progress. But is it impressive enough to warrant a purchase?
Read more: Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review
Move to the beat
September 7, 2016 - First released on PC in 2013, rhythm-platformer 140 now bounces its way onto consoles. Does its minimalistic style hit all the right notes or fail to strike a chord?
Read more: 140 Review
A new approach to puzzle solving
September 4, 2016 - Screen-wrapping is almost as old as gaming itself (think Asteroids, Pac-Man and even 1962's Spacewar!). Four Sided Fantasy builds its puzzles around this concept, allowing you to "lock" the screen at any moment and screen-wrap to another side of it.
Read more: Four Sided Fantasy Review
Hey, that rhymes
August 30, 2016 - Looking like a cross between Limbo and Apotheon, Hue is a charming puzzle-platformer that distinguishes itself by employing a unique colour-switching ability as its chief mechanic.
Read more: Hue Review
Gotta go fast
August 29, 2016 - As the second console game from Slender: The Arrival developers Blue Isle Studios, Valley ditches jump scares for exploration. But can it do for adventure games what Slender did for horror?
Read more: Valley Review
The best game about pie charts you'll ever play
August 27, 2016 - After launching as a PS Vita exclusive as plain old Metrico in 2014, Metrico+ is now releasing for current gen consoles and PC with a reworked control system, new features and a fancy plus sign after its name.
Read more: Metrico+ Review
Worms of Mass Destruction
August 25, 2016 - This latest entry in the long-running Worms series tries to inject some variation into the mix with the introduction of some high-powered vehicles and a crafting system. But, is that enough to differentiate it from previous games?
Read more: Worms W.M.D Review
A sci-fi romance adventure
August 22, 2016 - Created by Benjamin Rivers (the developer behind the 2D horror title Home), Alone With You is a narrative-driven sci-fi game that promises players adventure, exploration and even a little romance.
Read more: Alone With You Review
Introducing the PS4's first ever negative-space shooter
August 16, 2016 - Inversus is a fast and frantic multiplayer shooter whose spartan graphics are as much a part of its gameplay as they are its striking aesthetic. But is its original take on the genre enough to make it a sure-fire hit?
Read more: Inversus Review
August 13, 2016 - While nearly everyone else has been jetting through space, exploring exotic worlds and generally chilling out in No Man's Sky this week, I've been running around a haunted house getting scared to death by a bunch of murderous dolls. Yay.
Read more: Emily Wants To Play Review