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Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night- Perfection Vania

Metroidvania is one of the terms I hate when talking about games. A mishmash of Metroid and Castlevania it is normally an excuse for backtracking through areas already completed when […]

Mario Maker 2 is a masterpiece
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Mario Maker 2 – Infinity and Beyond

Mario Maker 2 arrived early so I have been able to sink enough time into this charming sequel to one of the Wii U’s greatest games. I feel like putting […]

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Crash Team Racing Nitro Fuelled – Another Excellent Remaster

Crash Team Racing or CTR follows in the footsteps of the excellent remaster Crash Bandicoot N-sane Trilogy. Like that game, it is more challenging than many of you may remember. […]

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FIFA 20 and My Problem with Modern Sports Games

FIFA 20 was revealed at the weekend with universal positivity over the inclusion of a 5-aside or FIFA Street mode. I must admit I was drawn into this straight away […]

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Rage 2 – Sandbox of Emptiness Punctuated by Excellence

I had a soft spot for the first Rage and in particular the wingsticks. A homing three-bladed throwing weapon of death that got me out of many a tight spot. […]

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Days Gone – Comfort Blanket Gaming as Sons of Anarchy meets Zombieland

Days Gone, the latest exclusive from a Sony Studio, this time Bend, has got a bit of a hammering in press reviews. Despite this, it has been the highest selling […]

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Crash Bandicoot N – Sane Trilogy Review – Increase The Difficulty By Sharing With Toddlers

Crash Bandicoot has become something of a tradition in my household between my three-year-old son and I. Bought on Black Friday I didn’t get playing it properly until the Christmas […]

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Formative Films – Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007)

What really makes this a formative film to me is the way Boyle, taking inspiration from Alien, 2001 and the original Solaris, tried and succeeded with his first effort in the Sci-Fi genre. Unfortunately, because he hadn’t prior success in the field people didn’t view it as kindly as it deserved despite it showing that a director who studies other films of the type can make an original film in his own right to add to the masterpieces.