Grim Fandango Remastered Review

“I’m not sure how players are supposed to figure that out,” says Double Fine’s Tim Schafer on the Grim Fandango Remastered commentary. He’s talking about a late-game puzzle involving demon vomit and liquid nitrogen, and he has a point. Grim Fandango was originally released in 1998; an adventure game, like Monkey Island and Sam & … Read moreGrim Fandango Remastered Review

Citizens of Earth Review

Citizens of Earth is simultaneously an enjoyable old-school JRPG romp that made me smile more times than I can count, and a bloody-minded and aggravating slog that nearly made me throw my controller at the wall about nineteen times. Do I like it? Yes. Do I loathe it? Yes. Am I very confused about my … Read moreCitizens of Earth Review

Elite: Dangerous Review

Before we get to the imploding heat-fusion core of this review, here’s something important to remember about Elite: Dangerous: it’s an always-online game where even the single player component requires a semi-constant connection. On launch day (ie; when this review goes up,) Frontier’s servers may have problems. The recent history for always-online PC titles suggests … Read moreElite: Dangerous Review

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

By now, you’ve probably read plenty of other reviews extolling the numerous sacred virtues of Dragon Age: Inquisition. You’ve possibly also read my early port impressions, in which case you’ll have noticed that – at the time, at least – I wasn’t actually very impressed with what was on offer. The cynics among you will … Read moreDragon Age: Inquisition Review

The Old City: Leviathan Review

A lot of people are going to have strong, emotional reactions The Old City: Leviathan. Some of those people might even have played it. I’ve played it. I’ve even played bits of it twice. But I’m still not sure whether its high-concept narrative is profoundly philosophical or baffling nonsense. Maybe it’s neither. Maybe it’s both. … Read moreThe Old City: Leviathan Review

Starpoint Gemini 2 Review

Starpoint Gemini 2 has been out for a while now, but it’s one of those games that I’ve been ducking in and out of since its release. Having notched up significant time in this open-ended space experience it was about time I put some words together. I didn’t play the first Starpoint Gemini so I … Read moreStarpoint Gemini 2 Review

Rollers of the Realm Review

With the cavalcade of pre-Thanksgiving blockbusters now beginning to fade into a distant plume of dust, it’s refreshing to look at a game that’s trying something a bit different. Big money sequels have their charms, but if any month tends to highlight the play-it-ultra-safe trend for “slap a number or a subtitle on a well-established … Read moreRollers of the Realm Review

Far Cry 4 PC Review

Far Cry is an unusual series, insofar as none of the games have borne much more than a passing resemblance to each other. The first was a fairly standard shooter with the caveat that it was in a relatively open environment, letting you approach the otherwise-linear levels and objectives from all sorts of different directions, … Read moreFar Cry 4 PC Review

Rugby 15 Review

There are new football games every single year, but rugby is a sport that’s been hit and miss when transferred to the world of videogames. There’s a simple reason for this; it’s a complex game with so many intricate rules that bringing all of the different elements of the sport to a game is not … Read moreRugby 15 Review

Randal’s Monday Review

If there’s a particular art to making an adventure game, I reckon it comes down to the puzzles more than anything. The art, dialogue, writing, story, and general flow all matter too, obviously, but that’s true for all sorts of other games. Adventure games have to tie that into inventory puzzles with some sort of … Read moreRandal’s Monday Review