Author: Guy

Game ReviewsGamingPC / MacPS5Xbox Series X

System Shock (Remake), PS5

Remakes of old games usually do a couple of things for me. They remind me what an amazing experience a particular classic game was back in the day. Highlighting just how “ahead of its time” it was.

Conversely, said Remakes if not done with enough modern vigour, have a damaging effect on my rose-tinted glasses, laying bare how very far video game design has actually come. 

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Stellar Blade, Review

Anyone who doubted South Korea is now a total powerhouse of game development, needs to read the tea leaves. Stellar Blade is the first “AAA” outing for Seoul based developer Shift-Up and they have knocked it outta the park. Part Nier: Automata and part Sekiro but still… unique and most importantly, brilliant fun.

The PS5s arsenal of exclusives is even stronger for having this game in its quiver of titles.

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Rise of the Ronin, PS5 Review

That sweet middle ground of an immersive open world RPG, combined with the challenge of a From Soft game has always been on my Wishlist.

Now, before you take a breath to scream…” Elden Ring”. Yes, it was wonderful! But for me, the story and world lore were too convoluted to be engossing. And the combat, the bosses in particular, was just too hard for me…….so, a wonderful game, but not fun.

Rise of the Ronin though, seems to sit in this sweet spot though, or I thought it was going to.

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Helldivers 2, Review (it’s awesome!)

In recent months I have struggled to find a game that really gels with me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played a number of titles recently that I’ve enjoyed. But it’s been a while since something’s really grabbed me- since I’ve played a game that I think about even when I’m not playing.

Then, Helldivers 2 released.

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The Last of Us 2: Remastered, Review

The Last of Us 2 (TLoU2) was the swansong title for the PS4 in 2020 and it was AMAZING.

Hyperbole aside, it is the best video game ever made. So, Sony have seen fit to drop a native PS5 version and pack in some other goodies, plus a ‘rouge-like’ mode for good measure.

After replaying it all for this review I can say with confidence…it is STILL one of my favourite video games of all time!

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Trinity Fusion, Review

(Guest writer, Nina, returns to give a quick Byte Sized take on Indie game, Trinity Fusion.)

Trinity Fusion is a roguevania platformer and the latest release from indie devs Angry Mob Games. It is quite unlike anything the studio has put out before- up until now, Angry Mob’s MO has been mobile games and the odd Predator tie-in.

But you wouldn’t guess that when playing Trinity Fusion. In fact, you’d probably think these guys were veterans of the metroidvania genre.

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