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The Crew 2 Closed Beta Review – Your Next Favourite Game?
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The Crew 2 Closed Beta Review – Your Next Favourite Game?

Well thanks to Ubisoft that was a very busy weekend!  For those of you not lucky enough to receive a code to the closed beta for eagerly anticipated The Crew 2, sit back and have a claw through my review to read some of the highlights to be had. Ubisoft have definitely taken their game up a notch since the first Crew hit consoles back in Christmas 2014.  Back then I played the beta and I wasn't massively impressed to be honest as you sought to take out revenge for the killing of your brother by infiltrating a gang.  Yes open world driving was pretty fun but I couldn't get on with the physics of the cars and to be honest despite the cool google map style zoom in from map to ground level when playing, the graphics just didn't do it for me, especially when compared with similar large open ...
Animal Super Squad Review
Gaming, PC Reviews, Switch Reviews

Animal Super Squad Review

Animal Super Squad is developed and published by DoubleMoose Games, so what exactly is this bright and colourful game all about, lets dive in and find out! Gameplay Animal Super Squad in essence is a 2.5D platformer with vehicles.   The game has a short story mode where you collect the different characters, hats, and vehicles.  Even though the story is short the game depends a lot on community made content which ranges from laughable easy to so challenging you will want to go back and play the easy ones.  The game reminds me a lot of Trials (motorbike game) but instead of motorcycles you roll around until you find a motorised toilet on wheels that helps you get through obstacles.  Some obstacles take multiple tries to understand and get through, but thank goodness for checkpoints! ...
Driveby Gangster – The Concept That Could Have Been
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Driveby Gangster – The Concept That Could Have Been

Driveby Gangster is a Steam Greenlight game belonging to Verto Studio LLC. There’s a reason the Greenlight system was shut down, and games like Driveby Gangster are prime examples as to why it needed to go. What makes it so bad is completely beyond me, there’s no way of explaining it. The game manages to transcend awfulness and go straight into numbingly dull very quickly. But that’s not to say the game doesn’t have some enjoyable moments to it. No, for the first few levels do provide a slight amount of enjoyment. It’s horrendously comical but in one of those slapstick ways, similar to that of Surgeon Simulator, but without the proud sense of satire or half decent graphics. Story You are a gangster strapped mercilessly into the passenger seat of a car with what seems to be a Great Dep...
Football, Tactics & Glory PC Review – A Game of Three Moves
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Football, Tactics & Glory PC Review – A Game of Three Moves

As a child of the 80s/90s, I grew up around what can be said were the classic Football Management games. Premier Manager, LMA Manager, Championship Manager etc. as well as seeing the evolution of football games in general to include a management mode (PES, FIFA). Football, Tactics & Glory is a rather unique take on football management and gameplay from Creoteam. Stripping away all the complications of some of the more well-known Management Sims and giving us more of a turn based strategy style game. The question is, does this new style work well in a football game? Or should it be relegated into the abyss of forgotten attempts (Yes Total Football Manager I’m looking at you). Gameplay Football, Tactics & Glory pretty much throws you straight into the action, giving the backg...
Lake Ridden Review  – Puzzles in the mist
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Lake Ridden Review – Puzzles in the mist

If you enjoy walks on the beach, happy thoughts, and not the ever pressing presence of something dark and foreboding then this game is not for you. However if you like puzzle solving, eerie scenery, and a dark atmosphere then this is for you and I hope you enjoy my review of the creepy, puzzle based, walking sim that is Lake Ridden Lake Ridden is the newly released game on PC from studio Midnight Hub, an indie studio based in Sweden made up of former Minecraft and Pardox developers. Not quite a horror game, and not quite a walking sim, Lake Ridden is however a fantastic puzzle game with beautifully done scenery, music and voice acting that helps draw you into its rich story. As someone that is not at all okay with any type of scary stuff I was prepared to be miserable. However, as I g...
Spacehulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition Review
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Spacehulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition Review

When I was a kid, I used to walk past the Games Workshop stores in my town and admire the posters and figures in the window. The design and detail in the Warhammer 40,000 universe was immense to a young me and I loved their take on Space Marines, aliens and intergalactic warfare. There was so much story and background to them, it seemed like a secret universe that I felt like I would enjoy. Problem was I preferred a joystick to a paint brush and video games to board games, so I just never took up on the hobby. If they had been larger action figures or in a video game I would have been a lot more invested. A young me would have dreamed of what it would be like to be a Space Marine, equipped with oversized weaponry and mech-suit armour; fast forward 30 years and by the power of Pla...
Elgato Stream Deck Review – Pushing Buttons
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Elgato Stream Deck Review – Pushing Buttons

After recently getting stuck into Twitch streaming and getting all setup like a professional, I got the chance to get my grubby mitts on a Stream Deck by Elgato. Now having spent a good amount of hours using the thing, it was the best time to put my thoughts into words and bring you this hardware review. Let's get to it! So the first question to answer. What Is the Stream Deck? Well thats easy, in simple terms its a bank of 15 macro buttons that you can assign different functions to so that while you are streaming, or even just using your computer, you can quickly and efficiently use. Having only used the Stream Deck while I have been streaming I cant comment on the use in general on your computer, but if it is anything like I have experienced it would be fantastic! So what...
Conan Exiles PS4 Review – Addictive, Buggy, Brutal
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Conan Exiles PS4 Review – Addictive, Buggy, Brutal

Conan Exiles from Funcom is a Survival Game that I had been waiting for since it was first announced. As someone who generally doesn’t go for this genre of game I’d hoped that being in Robert E. Howard’s famous fantasy world would pummel me into seeing what was so popular among fans of this genre. The first thing that surprised me was that it can be played both online (how I expected it to be) and also in an Offline Solo Play mode. Just as a small disclaimer: The bulk of the review below has been done using the Solo Play mode. As I didn’t want any external factors of my internet connection or other users influencing my review. However, I asked one of our other members (Alex, who is also incredibly handsome, funny, and smart) to give me his thoughts on the Online Party play to give...
Everspace Review – Every Day I’m Hubblin’
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Everspace Review – Every Day I’m Hubblin’

Everspace is a single player 3D rogue space shooter by Rockfish games and is the German developer's first foray into the PC and console gaming world.  Exhibiting at the earlier EGX: Rezzed in London, Rockfish games have made the leap across from mobile gaming where they found huge success with the "Galaxy on Fire" series.  Born from the loins of a kickstarter campaign, as many indie games are now funded, Everspace has been available on PC and Xbox One since 25th May 2017 however it is finally arriving on Playstation today (22nd May 2018).  So what is it all about then? Gameplay You play as a character called Hero who recalls vivid memories of a dispute that turned physical, escalating to being jabbed in the neck with a strange liquid filled syringe, and then escaping with a space shi...
Warcube, Buggy, Brilliant Fun
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Warcube, Buggy, Brilliant Fun

Warcube is a humorous game that takes the simple concept of cubes and makes them the core of attention. The result? Cubes in a fantasy setting with an overly dramatic combat system that could be something really magnificent. Haven Made have created a game that looks incredibly simple on the face of it, but as you progress, Warcube becomes a lot more interesting. I gained access to the title quite a few years back now, and the progression has been both impressive to see, but also worrying. I booted up the game with the excitement of being a cube fizzling around within my gut. And after the introduction cut-scene throws me down to the Old Kingdom like a cubic Superman on fire, I smashed my way through the easy-peasy tutorial. After slapping some scarecrows around with my big stick,...