Every so often an indie game comes along which happens to be utterly fantastic, we wish we could report that Balancelot was one of them. Unfortunately the latest from Ratalaika isn’t even close to good. The title Balancelot is a great little pun, given the setting. The tagline is ‘medieval […]

Balancelot – PS4 Review

Windfolk catches the attention pretty quickly. Not many games give you the ability to fly at pace in a 3D environment and the visuals are simple but bright as you whizz past them. As the tutorial level teaches you how to fly it makes a good first impression and the […]

Windfolk – PS4 Review

Factor 5 were a game studio with long and varied history behind them. Depending on your age, and videogame system of choice, you might remember their name being associated with scores of quality games. Most famously they teamed with LucasArts to make a great Indiana Jones platformer on the SNES […]

Turrican Flashback – PS4 Review

Loot Hero DX is the latest Ratalaika offering and a game that comes by way of Swedish indie casual gaming specialists Varagtp.  Now with Ratalaika you generally know what to expect – easy trophies, casual gameplay, retro presentation – but this game is somewhat unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.  Sure, […]

Loot Hero DX – PS4 Review

From veteran Italian developer and publisher Milestone comes MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame, based on the planned 2020 FIM MXGP race series. The seventeen unique tracks on offer here represent the series as it was supposed to have been in 2020, before, you know, 2020 happened. In reality, […]

MXGP 2020 : The Official Motocross Game – PS5 Review

PlayStation gamers were never able to play the original 2013 Hammerwatch, a hack and slasher from Swedish (not Danish!) coding squad, Crackshell.  They have however just dropped 2018’s Heroes of Hammerwatch on us, a game that takes the original hacking and slashing but builds quite a complex upgrading system behind the action. […]

Heroes of Hammerwatch – PS4 Review

Ultimate Fishing Simulator from developer Bit Golem in conjunction with joint publishers Console Labs and Ultimate Games is pretty much exactly what it says. It’s a fishing simulator in a variety of locations where you… fish. The well used Unity engine does a fair job of depicting the locales in […]

Ultimate Fishing Simulator – PS4 Review

Rigid Force Redux is a horizontally-scrolling shoot ’em up from confusingly named German indie coders ‘com8com1’ and is a console port of their earlier PC release Rigid Force Alpha.  As you can see from the screenshots this is an arcade style title which evokes memories of shoot ’em ups from […]

Rigid Force Redux – PS4 Review

Freddy Spaghetti is daft. Joyfully, wilfully daft. In the best possible way. In this, Freddy Spaghetti, from Playful Pasta (aka Tom Mulder) and published by Ratalaika. The setup is Freddy is a sentient strand of spaghetti, living out a serene existence in suburbia until he realises his true purpose. The […]

Freddy Spaghetti – PS5 Review

We’re self-confessed fans of 10Tons Ltd and their range of twin-stick shoot ’em ups and have been covering their reappearance as PS5 titles happily.  It started with Jydge which got a surprising re-release as a PS5 launch title and since then we’ve given positive reviews to Undead Horde and their new joint Tesla […]

Tesla vs Lovecraft – PS5 Review

Override: Mech City Brawl had some neat ideas but a bland single-player experience and a barren mutliplayer resulted in a half-baked experience. Now Modus are back with an expanded sequel. With a bigger focus on multiplayer competition, Override 2: Super Mech League looks to deliver some simple but nuanced combat […]

Override 2: Super Mech League – PS4 Review

It’s sometimes difficult to find the right stance to take when discussing games that are designated as ‘clones’ of other popular titles. After all, the video games industry is mostly built on a clone in some form or other, with one ground-breaking title making way for its copies, only for […]

Immortals: Fenyx Rising – PS5 Review