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Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Caught off-garde

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to stick to the bread and butter of the genre, rather than mess about with weird gimmicks. In Fairy Fencer F, developed by Compile Heart, it aims to do just that in using fairies, furies, and fencers. Upon overhearing a rumour, our hungry hero Fang removes the sword in the stone to get his one...

NHL 15 (PlayStation 4)

NHL 15 (PlayStation 4)

Too few men on the ice

Last year, when EA made it apparent that NHL 14 would be the only sports game to be skipping out on arriving on the (at the time) next generation of consoles, some people were distraught – this author included. Why would the publisher miss out on introducing NHL to the PlayStation 4 as soon as possible? It was explained to...

Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Balloon fright

Murasaki Baby made this typically composed critic want to toss his figurative toys out of the pram, and that’s never a good sign. Ovosonico’s long in production PlayStation Vita exclusive whisks you away from the hustle and bustle of the real world to a nightmarish fantasy land, where you must guide a wailing infant and her purple...

Flockers (PlayStation 4)

Flockers (PlayStation 4)

Sheep thrills

In the nineties, Lemmings was so popular with gamers that it appeared on a mind boggling number of platforms, as millions tried – with varying degrees of success – to guide the careless rodents to safety. Since those heady days, you don’t see many titles that follow the Lemmings formula, but with the release of Flockers on the...

Destiny (PlayStation 4)

Destiny (PlayStation 4)

Guardians of the galaxy

Expectations breed negativity, and Destiny's long awaited launch has suffered for it. Despite making more money than we dare to imagine in its first 24 hours on the market, Bungie's latest project has attracted the ire of many players since its servers went live. After what feels like an eternity of hype and huge marketing...

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PlayStation 4)

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PlayStation 4)

Chip off the old block

Minecraft is quite simply one of those games that will go down in history as a truly revolutionary idea. Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s block busting sandbox has rapidly transformed into a cultural phenomenon, sprouting memorabilia, fancy dress costumes, and, of course, console ports. This PlayStation 4 release is very much...

The Golf Club (PlayStation 4)

The Golf Club (PlayStation 4)

Fore the fanatics

Breaking into the sports genre is almost impossible if you’re an indie outfit. There’s money to be made in pub games and the like, but you’re never going to see a ten man team take on FIFA or Madden – the odds of success are significantly worse than Tiger Woods’ now that he’s busted his back. The Golf Club by Canadian...

The Last Tinker: City of Colors (PlayStation 4)

The Last Tinker: City of Colors (PlayStation 4)

Needs a bit more tinkering

Sony has never been a stranger to having platformers hit its consoles. In a day and age where 3-D platformers are becoming less common than they should, there are occasions when weʼre treated with a fun little title that rekindles our interest in the genre. Developer Mimimi Productions brings PlayStation 4 owners a new...

Madden NFL 15 (PlayStation 4)

Madden NFL 15 (PlayStation 4)

Defensive win

It’s Madden Season, so it's time to pone your rivals and show them what you're made of on the gridiron — well, the virtual gridiron, at least. Unlike previous titles, this year’s release of the American football simulator makes some pretty massive changes to the way that the game is played. Madden NFL 15 has taken inspiration...

Velocity 2X (PlayStation 4)

Velocity 2X (PlayStation 4)

2Xcellent

Since the very beginning of video game history, developers have strived to give us new and exciting ways of blowing stuff up in space. Whether it’s deadly invaders from planets unknown or chunks of asteroids, it’s all been in preparation for Velocity 2X. Strap yourself in, grab yourself a glass of tang, attempt to figure out what the...

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

A good sssstarting point

Warriors titles may be having a decent critical run of late, but even that doesn't help the fact that this year has already had its fair share of titles from Koei Tecmo's slash-'em-up franchises. We've had Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, and now we've got Warriors...

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (PlayStation Vita)

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (PlayStation Vita)

On the move, dood!

When someone mentions “hardcore gaming,” your mind probably either springs towards the image of an overweight shut-in with poor hygiene and an obsession with the evils of Call of Duty or, failing that, one of those Korean chaps who inexplicably play Starcraft for six weeks straight. You probably don’t think about a cutesy...

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation Vita)

Hello addiction

Anyone who played and enjoyed Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is likely to mention one of its greatest strengths when praising the game: its ability to make you think about and consider the title's events, even when you're not playing. Its narrative structure and cast of interesting personalities meant that you'd end up pondering...

Mahjong Gold (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Mahjong Gold (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Shiver me tiles

The Mahjong solitaire variant is a popular genre for handheld devices. In fact, it’s ideal for touch screen handhelds due to the nature of the game: bite-size puzzles solvable by matching pairs of symbols. And, indeed, 8 Floor Games' collection of Mahjong titles with their three star challenges, limited special abilities, and...

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PlayStation 4)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PlayStation 4)

A real grower

Years of cultivation at PopCap Games has led to the growth of its latest title, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. This series has long been known as a popular tower defence title – however, the developer has now planted its roots into new soil by changing the format slightly. As its Call of Duty spoofing name may indicate, this...

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5 - No Going Back (PlayStation Network)

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5 - No Going Back (PlayStation Network)

The long and winding road

Back in July, when Telltale’s critically acclaimed The Wolf Among Us wrapped up its first season, The Walking Dead was only at its halfway point – but the developer has raced to Season Two’s finale since then. As those of you that are familiar with the series will already know, this second set of episodes puts you...

Tales of Xillia 2 (PlayStation 3)

Tales of Xillia 2 (PlayStation 3)

Cat scratch Ludger

Tales of Xillia 2 is the sequel to last year's successful Tales of Xillia on the PlayStation 3. Much like the previous game, it’s charming, wonderful, and rewarding all at the same time. The worlds of Rieze Maxia and Elympios return as well as most of the gameplay from the original, and being the 14th title in the Tales series,...

Risen 3: Titan Lords (PlayStation 3)

Risen 3: Titan Lords (PlayStation 3)

Roll with it

For any series to make it to a third entry is quite an achievement, especially when it’s a perennial underachiever like the Risen games. After leaning heavily into the more piratical aspects for its first sequel, developer Piranha Bytes has doubled down on this approach for Risen 3: Titan Lords, letting you once again sail the high...

Trials Fusion: Empire of the Sky (PlayStation 4)

Trials Fusion: Empire of the Sky (PlayStation 4)

Looking up

If there was one thing wrong with Trials Fusion, it was that there wasn’t enough chances to fall tens of thousands of feet to your death. The fans have spoken: sometimes smashing your 120MPH bike into a brick wall just doesn’t feel dangerous enough. Don’t worry, though, as Ubisoft has heard your cries for a little more distance from...

Hotline Miami (PlayStation 4)

Hotline Miami (PlayStation 4)

Miami Visceral

With the stylish murder simulator Hotline Miami first hitting the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the darling indie title has already achieved critical acclaim and a cult following of devout 80s obsessed adrenaline junkies. Just over a year later, the gory title sees a re-release on the...