Sometimes it’s good to be late to the party. When Sifu originally released I was knee deep in review mania and I always have trepidation tackling a game where the difficulty is a keen selling point. Sloclap’s been tinkering with combat systems since their debut Absolver. Whilst that focused on […]

Sifu – PS5 Review


Update:  since reviewing Gungrave G.O.R.E the devs have put out a patch that does a couple of very cool things.  There is no an option to play with cel-shaded visuals.  Rather than being overtly cel-shaded like Jet Set Radio, this really just adds a subtle outline to the visuals but does […]

Gungrave G.O.R.E – PS5 Review


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Heidelberg 1693 is a 2D action platformer from Andrade Games who we became aware of when we reviewed Sturmfront: The Mutant War which was a wild top-down shooter in the vein of Total Carnage (itself a successor of sorts to Smash TV).  It was a good looking game that was absolutely stuffed with […]

Heidelberg 1693 – PS5 Review



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Inertial Drift is a racing game that was released in 2020 on PS4.  Our guy Ian reviewed it back then and kind of liked it but wasn’t overly sold thanks to the erratic difficulty balance and a lack of cohesion in terms of what type of game it wanted to be.  […]

Inertial Drift: Twilight Rivals – PS5 Review


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Finding the Flowzone is the second, and final, DLC for Roll7’s OlliOlli World, itself the third game in the OlliOlli series.   We reviewed that back in February, giving it a score of 8 and praising the gameplay and track layout improvements that the series badly needed.  For those of you new to the series, […]

OlliOlli World: Finding the Flowzone – PS5 Review


Game Type DX is a horizontally-scrolling shoot ’em up from Nathan Fouts, the solo-ish developer behind Mommy’s Best Games.  We’ve covered his work before, reviewing the sensational Shoot1UP DX as well as Weapon of Choice DX and Explosionade DX. If you’re not familiar with Fouts’ work, he tends to specialise in […]

Game Type DX – PS5 Review



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Atari 50: the Anniversary Celebration is a compilation of retro titles spanning most of the life of famed software publisher Atari and has been put together by Canadian coders Digital Eclipse.  Aside from such keywords as Atari and 50, the one that rings truest about this collection is ‘celebration’ as […]

Atari 50: the Anniversary Celebration – PS5 Review


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All good things have to end and Kylotonn’s stint with the World Rally Championship license is coming to a conclusion. As a swansong, WRC Generations consolidates all the previous content under one tidy package. Whilst they’re not pushing the boat out, there is plenty here to admire and, with the […]

WRC Generations – PS5 Review


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Tanuki Sunset is a skateboarding game from Canadian coders Rewind Games.  However, that description doesn’t really do this game justice at all.  The game combines downhill skateboarding with a glorious ’80s aesthetic and it does it all to great effect. You play as the titular Tanuki, who is a rather radical […]

Tanuki Sunset – PS5 Review



Super Woden GP is an isometric racing game from Spanish software studio ViJuDa that landed on Windows last year but has now found its way across to PSN courtesy of publishers EastAsiaSoft. The developer describes the game as being very much influenced by console games from the ’90s back when top-down […]

Super Woden GP – PS5 Review


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Sophstar is a vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up in the classic ’90s style and it was put together by Brazilian studio Banana Bytes.  It’s kind of old school, as evidenced by the 2D sprites and simple backdrops but comes with a lot of options and ways to play that give it maybe […]

Sophstar – PS5 Review


Of all genres that could do with more entries in this industry, fighting games is one of them. I blame Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat for this of course, the big issue being that when those games came out, you were either one of those two or part of […]

Them’s Fighting Herds – PS5 Review