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

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

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

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

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