I’m never really sure what to do with kids games. I can’t review them from a child’s perspective and it’s not like I can fetch some kids to play it for me. Even so, I wouldn’t trust a kid’s opinion on anything. Kids have no sense of taste, no sense […]

Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake – PS4 Review

Raiden IV x Mikado Remix is a vertically-scrolling shoot-’em-up from famed Japanese arcade developer MOSS.  As with most series from Japan, there’s a degree of… non-linearity to their releases and that’s definitely the case here as Raiden V already exists (we reviewed it five years ago).  But a lot of people […]

Raiden IV x Mikado Remix – PS5 Review

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion could well have been a Ratalaika effort for the almost generic title. Though we’re glad we didn’t dismiss it out of hand as it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Coming from Massachusetts-based dev Snoozy Kazoo and publisher Graffiti Games, as increasingly seems to […]

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion – PS4 Review

The Legend of Tianding comes to us from Creative Games & Computer Graphics Corp in conjuction with Taiwan Tech (aka National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) and Taiwanese publisher Neon Doctrine. So far so Taiwanese! According to Wikipedia, this is a fleshed out version of a 2004 Flash game which […]

The Legend of Tianding – PS5 Review

Despite getting three lots of DLC last year, the Far Cry 6 expansions keep coming with the latest, Lost Between Worlds, now available on PSN.  Unlike those previous DLCs though, this one gives the player back control of Dani Rojas, the protagonist from the main game. A short, slightly glitchy cutscene sets […]

Far Cry 6: Lost Between Worlds DLC – PS5 Review

Breakers Collection is a compilation of two Neo Geo fighting games, namely Breakers from 1996 and its follow-up Breakers Revenge in 1998.  Excitingly, these games were never released outside of Japan so this is probably your first chance to get a hold of them (well, assuming you’ve not been dabbling with emulation for the last […]

Breakers Collection – PS5 Review

Wings of Bluestar is a horizontally-scrolling shoot ’em up from prolific publishers EastAsiaSoft who’ve put together quite the stable of games from this genre.  Now, most of these have been quite unusual with games like Red Death and Project Starship but, on the face of it at least, Wings of Bluestar is a bit more traditional. […]

Wings of Bluestar – PS5 Review

Pinball Heroes is a pinball simulation game that launched on PSP back in 2010.  How is this relevant to you?  Well, Sony have decided to add it to the neglected ‘Classics’ section of PS Premium.  That means that subscribers to PSN’s top tier now have access to the game. As […]

Pinball Heroes – PS5 Review

I’ve often wondered how to view games that don’t carry a lot of challenge. I can feel like a passenger throughout but some of my most memorable experiences have also felt very trivial to complete. It’s a quandary I’ve had to keep in mind whilst playing Wavetale, an adventure platformer […]

Wavetale – PS5 Review

Terror of Hemasaurus is a game from Finnish one-man studio Loren Lemcke and can be described as a 2D destroy ’em up in the same vein as Midways ’80s coin-op Rampage in so far as that you play as a big monster that tears through cities smashing buildings, flinging cars and eating people. […]

Terror of Hemasaurus – PS4 Review

I think few games have left a mark on open-world design than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Elden Ring has taken the lessons to heart but, prior to that, Sable took a shot at keeping the world fairly quiet and letting players do the map marking. Originally […]

Sable – PS5 Review

Evil West is a third-person brawler-shooter from Polish studio Flying Wild Hog (best known for Trek To Yomi and the Shadow Warrior games) which sees you playing as a gnarly vampire hunter in a Wild West setting which, you have to admit, sounds absolutely awesome on paper. The story here is actually pretty decent.  […]

Evil West – PS5 Review