ROGUE TROOPER REDUX

Based upon one of the three members of 2000 AD’s holy trinity of anti-heroes, Rogue Trooper Redux is a welcome re-release of a sadly often overlooked adaptation. Following (with some pragmatic edits) the story of the last genetically modified infantryman, Rogue, hunting down the general who betrayed his species, the tale works the best of … Continued

WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS

With The New Colossus, it’s clear that MachineGames stuck to the oldest of sequel tropes: More is better. If you have a winning idea, then doubling down on its best elements is usually a major step in the right direction. As a result, the latest Wolfenstein game strikes a similar tone to The New Order … Continued

STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II

Star Wars: Battlefront II is the rare example of a game which takes two steps forward, and then twelve backwards. And then stumbles over the edge of a cliff. There are tangible, very notable, efforts to bring back what made the classics memorable. Many key criticisms have been resolved with brilliant solutions, vastly improving the … Continued

SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

Oh no! Princess Peach has been kidnapped! Again! It’s a familiar story that somehow has never got old, and one that never fails to raise a smile. Loading up a new Mario game and anticipating the crazy adventures that lie in wait is one of life’s finest pleasures, and thankfully Super Mario Odyssey certainly didn’t … Continued

PERDITION’S MOUTH: ABYSSAL RIFT

There is a glut of board games on the market that are miniatures heavy and ‘adventure quest’ in style, resembling games such as HeroQuest and Zombicide. We tend to only review a few of these, as many of them have limited availability, which is a pity because some of them are a little bit special. … Continued

A HAT IN TIME

Collect-a-thons are coming back. For a long time now, there has been a drought in the genre, with Super Mario Sunshine-esque games becoming rarer and rarer, despite their popularity. After over a decade of more linear (but not necessarily bad) Mario platformers, Nintendo seeks to fill their gap with Super Mario Odyssey, releasing at the … Continued

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War symbolises everything wrong with this industry. Oh, it’s far from bad, in many respects it’s even spectacular. It offers an engaging story, great new mechanics for your armies, and even a refined system of battle mechanics and orders. By all rights this is a spectacular release, and yet all of that … Continued

BEYOND EDEN

Browsing through visual novels is akin to navigating a minefield at times. Often you’re forced to pick your way through dire cliché ridden failures to find a few surprising gems hidden away among them. Beyond Eden thankfully falls into the latter category, as it makes a few revisions to the normal formula. You’re not simply attempting … Continued

THE WOMAN WHO LIVED SET

Doctor Who has had more than its fair share of special guests over the years, and many of those could easily be part of their own spin-off show. One such is example is the Woman Who Lived, played by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. The character appeared on the show in multiple incarnations; first … Continued

VASHTA NERADA – DOCTOR WHO INTO THE VORTEX EXPANSION

It was with some concern that we opened the Vashta Nerada expansion for Warlord Game’s Doctor Who: Into The Time Vortex game. After all, the Vashta Nerada are essentially shadow creatures that consume all flesh, and that’s not the sort of thing you want to take out of a box. Luckily, what we got was … Continued