As maligned as the visual novel genre is, I keep wondering if I’m going to come across one with a genuinely good story.  They do exist but I find the majority I encounter land in the same trappings that stifle my enjoyment of a good read.  The latest to cross […]

Autumn’s Journey – PS4 Review


It may not carry the same weight that it did forty years ago but the name Space Invaders is still huge when it comes to gaming.  It is considered to be one of the great grandfathers of gaming.  Not the first arcade game by any means but the first to catch […]

Space Invaders Forever – PS4 Review


Before reading this review, look outside your window. Go ahead, I will wait. See that? Crazy isn’t it? Not only do you have Christmas to deal with, which is stressful enough. It’s also 2020, by far the toughest and most depressing year that most of us have experienced. It’s times […]

PHOGS! – PS4 Review



Ponpu from developer Purple Tree and publisher Zordix is a classic example of never judge a book by its cover. Similarly, never judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover. On the face of it, Ponpu is yet another PS4 indie game. What sets it apart is the execution. It’s all very […]

Ponpu – PS4 Review


Our man Mike reviewed the PS4 iteration of this not that long ago, back in September in fact. We were hoping he’d follow up with the PS5 launch redux, but it wasn’t to be as he didn’t manage to snag a console yet. As luck would have it, I was […]

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship – PS5 Review


I don’t tend to see a lot of brawlers these days. Sometimes it’s a genre that’s tough to get right but we’ve seen with the River City Ransom revivals and Steets of Rage recent return that there’s an audience for a good punch-up. Paw Paw Paw is the latest indie […]

Paw Paw Paw – PS4 Review



Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is what Sonic Team do now instead of, you know, Sonic games.  Puyo Puyo™ Tetris® 2 (to use Sega’s official trademark acknowledgements) is a sequel to 2014’s fantastic puzzle game that straddles two titans of the arcade puzzle genre. This reviewer played the first game to […]

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – PS5 Review


Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure is an indie puzzler from Thai-based coders 7 Ravens Studio and a game that revisits a classic game format from years past.  Any reader over the age of twenty who is reading this, will have seen from the screenshots that this is pretty much a Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move clone.  […]

Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure – PS4 Review


Another day, another indie title. This one comes from Ninja Rabbit studios. Micetopia is a fairly simple tale of a mouse called Rich. He’s one of the few villagers left after monsters have taken some of the other residents hostage. With a sword in hand, our little hero has two […]

Micetopia – PS4 Review



I haven’t played Enter the Gungeon, Richie reviewed it for us. I’ve not played much anyway, I did play a tiny amount just to get a feel before this review but apart from the obvious change in perspective I can’t comment on differences. I have played quite a bit of […]

Exit the Gungeon – PS4 Review


2018’s Spider-Man was one of the best PS4 exclusives.  Sure, it played much like all of the open-world Spider-Man games (which is to say all of them since 2004’s Spider-Man 2) but it was executed perfectly.  For the record, we gave it an 8 but if I’d taken that review […]

Spider-Man: Miles Morales – PS5 Review


Remnant: From the Ashes does stick in my memory as a highlight of the now last generation. At times it was frustrating and it’s main gimmick of randomised events didn’t always work in its favour but the gunplay was fun and discovering the different events was rewarding. At the time […]

Chronos: Before the Ashes – PS4 Review