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Review – Devil May Cry

Ninja Theory’s new Devil May Cry sure is one hell of a ride. It immediately throws you into a demonic version of reality, which is a decaying and interactively evolving version of Earth, called Limbo. The new Dante can be ‘pulled’ into Limbo seemingly at will by the demons who inhabit it, and the world dramatically changes around him. The first level of the game takes place on the Santa Monica Pier (or something very similar) and it quickly evolves into a red, hyper-aesthetic and uncontrollably exciting nightmare.

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Dead or Alive 5 Review – How do you weaponise a ninja?

Straight up; I’m no expert on fighting games, having only played them casually Back in the Day. Additionally, my only contact with the Dead or Alive series was the movie, which I’m convinced is a parody of video game movies more than anything else. Though I’m kind of scared how much character recognition this gave me during this review.

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Far Cry 3 Review

Far Cry 3 is a deep, violent and drug-fuelled venture into a lush, tropical island with an unforgiving and dominant underworld. Aside from Rook Island’s dark pretences, you play how you want to play, do exactly what you want to do and as a result your experience will be entirely unique. You can fight your way through the main quest armed with the weapon of your choosing, or maybe explore ancient ruins, dive into mysterious caves, tackle bullsharks or walk among locals. Rook Island is yours – well, aside from the pirates, madmen and an inescapable principle of violence.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Review: Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

It’s here, the long awaited third numbered game in the franchise, which sees a new assassin finally arriving after three Ezio games. Do we finally get our answers to the burning question of the past 4 games?  Did the newest assassin measure up to the lineage of Ezio and Altair? Did Desmond’s story come to a fitting conclusion?  Yes… and no.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag sadly, when there was so much potential.

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Halo 4: A Beginning and an End

(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) Halo and I go back a long way.  There isn’t a franchise I’ve spent more time over the last decade playing, discussing, or thinking about.  It is, maybe more than any other title, how I identify myself as a gamer.  So when Halo’s creator, Bungie, decided to relinquish control of the franchise to 343 Industries, I was worried.  Actually, mortified might be a better word.  What would happen to Master Chief and Cortana?  How would the game play change?  What would be added?  What would be taken away?  How could a brand new studio, unknown and untested, […]

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Review – Borderlands 2

Oh Pandora, you’re still a crapsack world, but I love you. Of course, I can only express my love through violence…

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Mass Effect 3 – Omega DLC Review

As a huge fan of the Mass Effect series, it’s always a joy to hear new DLC has been released for the blockbuster title. This is doubly true for the latest DLC for Mass Effect 3 – Omega – given this DLC focuses on one of the more…theatrical characters of the ME Verse – Aria T’Loak.

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Review – Need for Speed: Most Wanted

There are games that hold a special place in your heart – ones that you look back on with fond memories because your experience when playing them was magical. The original Need for Speed: Most Wanted was this kind of game for me. I am pleased to say that the current re-imagining of Need for Speed: Most Wanted by Criterion and EA Games retains all the magic I remember, and adds more.

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Review: Medal of Honor – Warfighter

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The modern militaristic shooter is a crowded genre, already featuring heavy hitters like the Call of Duty franchise. For a game to stand out amidst the shooter crowd, it needs to be a powerhouse in its own right – well executed and planned gameplay must combine with excellently realised set pieces, responsive control mechanics, logical AI and strong visuals and storytelling. Unfortunately for Medal of Honor Warfighter, it fails in every single one of these elements.

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The Walking Dead Review

When I first reviewed TellTale’s The Walking Dead Episode 1, I didn’t realize at the time how good the rest of the series would be.   By the time Episode 2 came out, I could see that the series would not rely on coincidence and love of the source material to get by.    Since the mechanics stays the same throughout Episodes 2-5, I felt like it would be a disservice to the story and world TellTale created to essentially give a plot review each month.   With Episode 5’s release last week, I finally feel able to give my thoughts on the […]

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