When you really stop and think about it, translating wrestling into a fighting game framework can be an impossible task. The sport itself is a collaborative effort whereas most gaming is a solo experience with explicit win conditions. Wrestling games have been many things over the years but I struggle […]

WWE 2K23 – PS5 Review

Fight’N Rage is a side-scrolling beat ’em up from Uruguayan developer, and fighting game enthusiast, Seba Games Dev and it is very much inspired by the classics of the genre, a genre which arguably had its heyday back in the late ’80s and early ’90s but repeatedly gets dipped back […]

Fight’N Rage – PS4 Review

From developer 9Finger Games and publisher Jandusoft Games comes Zapling Bygone. Self-described as a “twisted metroidvania where you murder your foes and steal their abilities by wearing their skulls.” That’s true to a certain extent, more you have to beat bosses in some cases, others you find the skulls after […]

Zapling Bygone – PS5 Review

Catan is an adaptation of the excellent board game of the same name which has been around since 1995 and has maintained a good level of popularity over the years thanks to its simple enough rule set.  It comes to us by way of UK-based simulation specialists Dovetail Games, who […]

Catan: Console Edition – PS5 Review

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations continue for Atari with Caverns of Mars: Recharged, a remake of their 1981 vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up (ish) of the same name (minus the Recharged bit, of course).  The original game which was one of their home-only titles, rather than a coin-op, saw you making your way […]

Caverns of Mars: Recharged – PS4 Review

Imitation breeds innovation, right? There’s been a lot of attempts to twist and add some spice to From Software’s recent efforts. Team Ninja’s no stranger to it with Nioh, a series I genuinely enjoy. Their next move is to take the parry-heavy combat of Sekiro and marry it with the […]

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – PS5 Review

Blood Bowl III comes to us from Cyanide Studio and is published by parent company Nacon. Despite that, this is very much a work-for-hire project for Nottingham based Games Workshop aka Warhammer. The first Blood Bowl was released in 2009 with the sequel, the imaginatively named Blood Bowl 2 coming […]

Blood Bowl III – PS5 Review

It’s been a busy time around here with releases starting to drop. February used to be a bit of a dumping ground but now, as games are delayed and release windows are hard to nail down, games feel like they can arrive at any time of year. Step forth, Scars […]

Scars Above – PS5 Review

Reviewing a game like Zen Studios’ Pinball FX is a little like reviewing the latest FIFA.  Taken in isolation, it does about as perfect a job of simulating its target subject as you can realistically expect from a videogame.  From the core elements of the physics of the ball, the feel of […]

Pinball FX – PS5 Review

You have to hand it to Atari at the moment.  They’re celebrating 50 years in the industry and they’re doing a really good job of it.  Aside from revisiting a load of their back catalogue classics with their Recharged series, they also recently put out their Atari 50 compilation which […]

Akka Arrh – PS5 Review

From developer Wildboy Studios and publisher Untold Tales comes a comedy romp through the halls of the Norse gods. Rather unexpectedly, Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree is a point and click adventure with a script worthy of LucasArts at the height of their powers. Only kidding, it’s a generally […]

Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree – PS4 Review

Maybe it’s spending more time at home but I’ve found myself looking at smaller diversions to spend fifteen minutes here and there. Games come in all shapes and sizes but Mighty Math arrives from Greenfall Studios with a cheap price tag and a very simple premise. Having already landed on […]

Mighty Math – PS4 Review