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  • Review Arcade Spirits - A Visual Novel with a Lot of Heart

    Ready Player One

    Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel set in an alternative future where the video game crash in the 80s never happened. Imagine: the now-infamous E.T. game was held back until a higher quality title could be produced, meaning that Atari didn’t have to dump hundreds of thousands of unsold copies in the desert. The gaming...

October2019

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December2018

  • Review Nippon Marathon - Janky Japanese Japes

    Takeshi's hassle

    It does feel like there's some strange appetite at the moment for multiplayer games that are actually a little bit shoddy. Gang Beasts is kind of the poster boy for this brand of title, with its flailing, imprecise brawls leading to some golden moments. Nippon Marathon slots very neatly into this small but growing convention,...

September2018

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    Review Punch Line

    Surprisingly not pants

    Before we started playing Punch Line we weren’t really sure what to expect. All we’d heard about the game was that if the main protagonist looks at a lady's undies twice then the world would end. Yup, the set-up sounds completely bonkers and we were fully expecting the game to be mostly fan service, with a bunch of cheap...

July2018

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    Review All-Star Fruit Racing

    Running out of juice

    With arcade racing games almost extinct on PS4, the time is ripe for a good old fashioned kart racer, and as far as concepts go, fruit is a surprisingly good fit for the genre. We'll try and keep this pithy: All-Star Fruit Racing pits fruit-themed characters in races through fruit-themed tracks in fruit-themed cars. Is it a...

April2018

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    Review Gal*Gun 2

    Sucking the fun out of it all

    It hasn’t even been a full two years since Gal*Gun: Double Peace caused a bit of a stir upon its PlayStation 4 launch, but in a desperate attempt to satisfy your kink, developer Inti Creates is back with a sequel. You won’t be surprised to hear then that Gal*Gun 2 attempts to be just as titillating as its...

November2017

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    Review Cat Quest

    Purr-fection or cat-astrophe?

    Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the land of Felingard which has been conquered by dragons. You play as the last of the blood knight cats meaning you have the ability to slay these dragons with the help of your trusty sword. That’s not the only issue in these lands, though, as an evil pussy named Drakoth has...

October2017

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    Review Chaos;Child

    Murder she wrote

    Chaos;Child is the latest visual novel brought to us by developer 5pb, and the fourth main entry in the ‘Science Adventure’ series. Chaos;Child sits in that series with acclaimed titles like Steins;Gate and this game’s predecessor, Chaos;Head, but don’t worry too much about having experience with either. Ultimately,...

August2017

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    PS4

    Review Rabi-Ribi

    She's not a bad rabbit, she's just drawn that way

    You know that dream you have where you’re a bunny rabbit who mysteriously gets turned into a cute human girl? Eh? Oh, just us then? But imagine the fun you could have as a literal bunny girl with kick ass battle powers. Yeah, that’s Rabi-Ribi. Packing one of the strangest plots to have hit the...

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    Review White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

    Whispering corridors

    In 2001, a little-known game called White Day: A Labyrinth Named School released to a Korean-only audience, and amongst those who played it, many considered the title to be one of the scariest games of all time. 16 years later, this slice of Korean horror has finally made its way to western shores thanks to an English...

May2017

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    Review Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2

    Can't stop the rock

    Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is a masterful fighting game, and if you've been hankering for more of Arc System Works' gorgeous brawler, then you probably won't want to miss Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2. An expansion to REVELATOR - which can either be purchased as downloadable content or as its own standalone release - Rev 2 adds a...

March2017

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    Review FlatOut 4: Total Insanity

    Safety car

    It's a miracle that FlatOut 4: Total Insanity exists at all really. The previous instalment in this smashtastic series – 2011's irreparably awful FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction – is widely regarded as one of the worst racing games of all time, sitting just a position ahead of the notoriously appalling Big Rigs: Over the Road...

November2016

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    Review Steins;Gate 0

    Do you underSTEIN?

    Imagine if we managed to create a working time machine? How long before the future, past, and present were altered irrevocably – and would it be fun and games or trauma and death? Steins;Gate was a massively acclaimed visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus back in 2009 telling of humanity's first time-travelling...

October2016

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    Review RIDE 2

    Keep on ridin'

    When it comes to racing, there's a raw thrill… An adrenaline rush that can't be explained. In terms of gaming, it's a genre that's much beloved and for good reason, whether it be arcade-style or simulation-based. Italian developer Milestone is no stranger to the racing genre, and last year it put out a motorcycle-sim racer called...

July2016

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    Review Gal*Gun: Double Peace

    Between a rod and a hard place

    The last time we strutted through a school targeting ladies with our love shots, Interpol got involved. In fact, we're not sure whether penning this review is a violation of our parole conditions – we try not to let legal proceedings get in the way of our quest to bring you the best PlayStation coverage available,...

February2016

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    Review Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo

    Loeb and behold

    Few studios have supported the PlayStation 4 quite like Milestone. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo represents the racing specialist's fifth release on the new-gen format, with three more due this year alone. However, despite the prolific nature of the Italian outfit's output, this off-road simulator has clearly been given ample attention...

March2015

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    Review RIDE

    On yer bike

    Milestone knows a thing or two about motorbikes. The industrious Italian developer has been pumping out licensed two-wheeled titles like MotoGP, MXGP, and SBK for years now, and RIDE represents its most recent return to the saddle. Unlike its older endeavours, however, this is an original intellectual property inspired by the likes of...

October2014

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    Review MXGP: The Official Motocross Game

    Scrubs up fine

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the mentality that MotoGP maker Milestone appears to be adopting with MXGP: The Official Motocross Game following March’s somewhat unspectacular PlayStation 3 outing. Having been on the receiving end of a bit of a critical soiling, the Italian outfit has now opted to port a...

July2014

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    Review MotoGP 14

    Top Márquez

    Our infallible scientific studies suggest that many MotoGP stars endured multiple bumps on their bonces from a very early age. Asphalt icons such as Valentino Rossi and reigning champion Marc Márquez make average adrenaline junkies look like cucumber sandwich scranning stick-in-the-muds – and that’s before they even climb onto...

March2014

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    PS3

    Review MXGP: The Official Motocross Game

    Rev bull

    There’s something strangely appealing about the way in which Italian outfit Milestone constructs a single player campaign. The developer’s previous forays into the World Rally Championship and Moto GP have all lacked polish, but have had a certain je ne sais quoi in spite of their presentational shortcomings. MXGP: The Official...