The Perplexing Orb: Bounce N’ Roll is a platforming game indie stuff TreeFall games.  It shares a sub-genre with other rolling ball platformers like Trailblazer, Bouncer, Spindizzy and, if you want an example that isn’t from the ’80s, Super Monkey Ball.  It’s the third entry in a series of Perplexing Orb games with […]

The Perplexing Orb: Bounce N’ Roll – PS5 Review

It’s been a good year for souls-likes. Whilst the more notable ones haven’t all clicked with me, I enjoy seeing the genre take on a more robust shape. Dark Point Games arrive with, from what I can tell is their first effort. Achilles: Legends Untold takes the Greek mythos and […]

Achilles: Legends Untold – PS5 Review

Settris comes to us from developer Zoo Corporation and prolific publisher eastasiasoft. As you might surmise from the name, it involves quads, not unlike Alexei Pajnitov’s masterwork that remains relevant to this day through its constant iterations. The latest of which Tetris Effect is even playable via PSVR. We even […]

Settris – PS5 Review

When we reviewed Remnant II back in August, we really enjoyed and appreciated its superb gunplay and gorgeous environments, so Gunfire Games announced their first bit of DLC for it, we were always going to be interested.  Of course, the original Remnant: Form the Ashes had plenty of DLC too but with […]

Remnant II: The Awakened King DLC – PS5 Review

Alina of the Arena is a deck-building, roguelike strategy game from Taiwanese indie studio, PINIX.  It’s been out for a while on Steam and the Switch but has now found its way over to PSN and it should be of interest to fans of games such as Slay the Spire and Into […]

Alina of the Arena – PS4 Review

As the resident racing guy, I’m used to getting games focused around two or four wheels. I can say with confidence this is time I’ve ever had to deal with literal horse power. Wildshade: Unicorn Champions is a kid-friendly, pretty basic racing game that takes more inspiration from kart racers […]

Wildshade: Unicorn Champions – PS5 Review

Jagged Alliance 3 has been in the proverbial development hell for quite some time. Jagged Alliance 2 came out in 1999. Jagged Alliance 3 was first announced in 2004, with stop-start development finally ceasing five years later. So it’s been quite some delay since it was last seen. The rights […]

Jagged Alliance 3 – PS5 Review

Air Twister is a lock-on rail shooter and it comes to us from famed Sega Producer Yu Suzuki, the man behind such classics as Out Run, After Burner, Power Drift, Shenmue and, most relevantly to this game, Space Harrier.  His softography stands up to any producer/programmer in the industry and so when a […]

Air Twister – PS5 Review

Alright, I can finally cross off 4X strategy games off my gaming blind-spot. I can’t say I’ve actively avoided them but I do prefer strategy to be more real time and, preferably involve some kind of power fantasy. Spellforce: Conquest of Eo certainly provides the fantasy part. Taking place across […]

Spellforce: Conquest of Eo – PS5 Review

Spells & Secrets is a rogue-lite title from German games devs Alchemist Interactive.  Set in a wizard academy called Greifenstein, you have to create and play as a first-year student as they attempt to save the school from evil forces.  So, yes, if you’re thinking Hogwarts Legacy, then you’re probably in […]

Spells & Secrets – PS5 Review

Excessive Trim is the latest effort from Panda Indie Studio best known for their long line of vertically-scrolling shoot ’em ups published by eastasiasoft.  We’ve reviewed quite a lot of their games and while their last one, Feeble Light, was awful, we generally like what they do. This game is a […]

Excessive Trim – PS5 Review

Cats and nosey sods, let’s be honest. I’ve had plenty through my life and their need for attention gets them in situations they really shouldn’t be in. Cats and the Other Lives is a narrative-driven puzzle game from Cultic Games which looks to replicate the feline experience. I’ll be honest, […]

Cats and the Other Lives – PS4 Review