• Review Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4)

    Shut the hell up, kupo

    There are few franchises in video gaming quite like Final Fantasy. After three decades, the series has spawned more iconic characters and cities than most other franchises could hope to achieve in twice as long. The appeal, therefore, of a game like Dissidia Final Fantasy NT should be self-explanatory: take a bunch of...


  • Review Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PlayStation 4)

    Last but not least

    Dead or Alive's first foray onto the PlayStation 4 is everything that you'd expect, and not much else. Buxom women, chiselled men, and angry cyborg demons make up a decent sized character roster, while the modes on offer are standard fighting game fare. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the most complete edition of Koei Tecmo's...


  • Review Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PlayStation 3)

    Girls just wanna have fun

    It’s been less than a year since we last went toe-to-toe with Team Ninja’s curious cleavage meets combat comeback Dead or Alive 5, and now – following a temporary detour on the PlayStation Vita – we’re strapping up our appendages and digging out our most inappropriate fighting gear again. As its name so...


  • Review Dead or Alive 5 (PlayStation 3)

    Looks can be deceiving

    Dead or Alive 5 is nothing if not utter nonsense. Tecmo Koei has had seven years to stuff its flashy fighting series full of gibberish, and it’s delivered. Unfortunately, it’s forgotten to fully advance the combat systems at the heart of the experience along the way – and the sequel feels like a half-step as a result...


  • Review Ninja Gaiden III (PlayStation 3)

    A bloody mess

    To accept a life that walks in the path of a ninja is to accept death itself. Bloodshed flows like a river through the fingers tightly grasped to the hilt of his blade. Burdened with carrying the weight of the thousands of lives he’s taken, always knowing that payment for his sins will come in due time. In Ninja Gaiden III, series...

  • Review Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PlayStation Vita)

    A cut above

    Taking up the way of the ninja is to accept a life of constant challenge and sacrifice, as death dealing is a ninja’s foremost priority. While many will try, very few will ever hold the necessary skills it takes to walk this path alone. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus has slashed its way onto PlayStation Vita as a launch title and puts the...


  • Review Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PlayStation 3)

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a totally overhauled version of Ninja Gaiden II that launched exclusively on the XBOX 360 last year

    This upgraded port features enhanced visuals, reworked controls and new playable characters, as well as a complete online two-player co-operative mission mode. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 plots you in the shoes of the Ryu Hayabusa,...