Review : Pokémon Sword and Shield

Sword and Shield introduce players to the new Galar region. Inspired by the UK, this region is characterful and utterly full of personality. It has a cohesive identity that affectionately caricatures British pop culture and speech, while each town and city that make it up still manages to have its own utterly distinct look, resulting in a region that’s a ...

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Review : The Sinking City

The Sinking City takes steps into genre-refreshing territory in order to set it apart from its Lovecraftian peers. Where 2018’s Call of Cthulhu tries to carve out a small space to tell its own stand-alone story that tucked itself into the already existing cosmic lore, The Sinking City feels like it’s picking up eight movies into a Lovecraft cinematic Cthu-niverse, ...

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Review : Forza Horizon 3

‘Thunderstruck’ is banging on my stereo and the tacho needle is banging on the redline. This is Forza Horizon 3 for me; an experience that could only get more Australian if it was delivered inside a giant jar of Vegemite by Paul Hogan crashing into your living room riding an actual crocodile.Like, really matter. When the original PlayStation was launched ...

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Review : Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines is like a trip to a natural history museum. It’s empty and nostalgic, meticulous and dated. More importantly, it’s hands-off. Like a museum, Colonial Marines is at its best when you’re admiring the view. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a disappointing exercise in bland corridor shooting, dragged down by laughable dialogue and cooperative play that makes the game ...

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Review : Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is a familiar game in look and play style but has so many improvements and new elements that it will appeal to fans and newcomers alike. It can also not be overestimated how great it is to have a game where loot boxes are free and you get exactly what you pay for.Each weapon feels unique and the ...

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Review : Metro Exodus

Metro: Last Light, Metro Exodus finds protagonist Artyom and his wife Anna working to protect what remains of Moscow’s citizens, but the dead-end prospect this means for his future leaves him unfulfilled. In search of hope, Artyom returns several times to the irradiated surface and attempts to locate other surviving regions via radio, much to the dismay of Anna, but ...

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Review : Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

There has never been a game that fills me with such uncontrollable rage as FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Never has a game made me utter such profanities, cry in pure frustration and yet still come back for more. There’s this undeniable magnetic pull that sees me returning time and time again to this punishing hellscape, determined to beat the ...

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