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Nintendo Warrior. Fan of pretty much all game genres.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed Review

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Truth be told, I’ve never been to Japan – let alone Tokyo – but I get the strange feeling that Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed isn’t an accurate representation of Japan’s capital, or its world-famous Akihabara district. If it were like this I would question a few things, number one probably being why so many [&hellip Read more

DragonBall Xenoverse Review – Super Saiyan Gaming

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Nowadays my childhood seems like one big blur, school and teenage years mashed in a mess of hazy memories where I spent my time playing games and avoiding doing any “work” if I could. Most importantly, it was a time that helped shape my personal tastes in games, TV, movies and anime forever – and [&hellip Read more

Resident Evil HD Review – Reviving Survival Horror

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Resident Evil is a gaming juggernaut – one of the few gaming properties to make it into Hollywood and stay there for more than a single movie, a franchise that has instilled fear and horror in thousands of gamers. It probably peaked at Resident Evil 4, still one of the best games of the last [&hellip Read more

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

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When Nintendo announced Captain Toad was getting his own game everyone was delighted, overjoyed in fact, thinking of a downloadable Captain Toad puzzle game. Then Nintendo said; “No, actually, this is a full retail release”, and it sounded a bit weird to everyone. The Captain Toad minigames in Super Mario 3D World were fun and cute, [&hellip Read more

Persona Q Review – Plenty of Personality

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What happens when a spin-off of a hardcore JRPG crosses with a hardcore dungeon crawling JRPG? JRPG-ception, that’s what, and with Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth I’m more than happy to continue going deeper… It’s the series that’s become so popular even Atlus have decided to forget about it ever being a spin-off. Shin [&hellip Read more

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review

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When Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light released in 2010 it was the game that Tomb Raider fans had no idea they even wanted. A game traditionally about platforming and exploration suddenly became an isometric perspective multiplayer shooter with a healthy dose of puzzles and collectables. It was fantastic and featured more actual tomb [&hellip Read more

Square Enix offer £70 of games for £5 this Christmas

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This Christmas what could be a better present than cheap games? Well, we can think of one, and that would be free games. In lieu of that, cheap games will have to suffice.   Today Square Enix is offering ‘The Square Enix Christmas Surprise’ bundle on their online store, boasting £70 worth of games for [&hellip Read more

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review

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After months upon months of hype reels, minor announcements and sneak peeks Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is finally here, smashing onto the scene with promises of simultaneous 8 player gameplay, a huge roster of Nintendo characters and improvements that makes this the definitive Super Smash Bros. game. Does it succeed on those points? [&hellip Read more

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review – More than the sum of its bricks

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I still remember when LEGO Star Wars first released and I thought a LEGO game was a fun novelty. “A game where everything is made out of LEGO, even the characters? That sounds amusing!” I thought to myself. Well, as it turns out it was amusing enough to spawn seemingly endless amounts of LEGO-themed licensed [&hellip Read more

Tales of Hearts R Review

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I think it’s fair to say at this point that the Tales series is rivalling the likes of Final Fantasy for the title of ‘Best JRPG Franchise’. Whilst the latest titles of Square Enix‘s juggernaut are either moving away from the single player roots or are quite controversial in their reception, Tales keeps taking strides [&hellip Read more

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