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Bayonetta 2 Switch review

Button-masher and former Wii U exclusive, Bayonetta 2, is now out for the Nintendo Switch, with boxed copies also including a download code for the first game as well.

The partnership between Bayonetta developer, Platinum Games, and Nintendo for Bayonetta 2’s Wii U platform exclusive surprised me. The action-adventure button-masher did not seem to be an immediate fit alongside Nintendo’s usual, more family-friendly fayre. Continue reading Bayonetta 2 Switch review

ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

ASUS’s ROG STRIX XG35V invites players to maximise their gaming experience with a huge 100Hz, 35” ultra-wide display featuring AMD’s FreeSync. Continue reading ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Xbox One review

Development newcomers, Warhorse, take us back to 15th Century Bohemia with a first-person role-playing game that’s a tale of swords, chivalry, mud and shit, and not necessarily in that order.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance tells the story of a young nobleman, already a dab-hand with a sword as he rides about medieval eastern-Europe saving damsels and fighting evil black knights.

The paragraph above is a lie made up by me, the game isn’t like that at all.

Take your romanticized vision of life in the middle-ages and put it to one side. At the same time forget about any visions of shiny armour, glistening castles and the like. And you can certainly lock away any thoughts about wizards and dragons. Continue reading Kingdom Come: Deliverance Xbox One review

The Pac is back!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is out now on Nintendo Switch. It is, without a doubt, the best-looking portable version of the yellow pellet-muncher’s adventures to date. Continue reading The Pac is back!

Xbox One X – month four review

The Xbox One X is in its fourth month out in the wild.  Many games now proudly display the words “Xbox One Enhanced”. But is Microsoft’s top of the line console really performing? Continue reading Xbox One X – month four review

Sony’s Xperia 3D Creator app brings 3D scans of your food (or anything else) to Facebook

Most of us, at one point or another have taken a photo of the food in front of us and posted it on Facebook.

Earlier this year Sony Mobile invited me to test out the 3D Creator app for their Xperia mobile phones. 3D Creator enables Sony Mobile Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium owners to scan faces, head, objects and even plates of food and make 3D models that can be rotated, exported into high-end 3D software and printed out using a 3D printer. Continue reading Sony’s Xperia 3D Creator app brings 3D scans of your food (or anything else) to Facebook

The Inpatient PlayStation VR review

In 2015 Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn provided players with a tense interactive take on the teen horror genre. A snowy mountaintop, an isolated lodge and an abandoned asylum made for an interesting narrative-driven survival-horror game.

Supermassive returned to the franchise with the weird 2016 PSVR rail-shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. Instead immersing us in the world of Until Dawn, Rush of Blood was only really a shooting gallery featuring environments and characters from the main game.

The Inpatient is a proper VR prequel to Until Dawn. Set in Blackwood Pines Sanatorium, players become patient in the “care” of Dr Bragg, some sixty-years before the events in Until Dawn. Continue reading The Inpatient PlayStation VR review

Marvel’s Black Panther review

If someone had told me, twenty years ago, that Black Panther would be a major motion picture, whilst Daredevil and The Punisher were relegated to TV, I wouldn’t have believed them. In the Marvel comics, T’Challa’s adventures were usually as a supporting act for another character, his native Wakanda and its source of vibranium being of more importance.

But here we are with Black Panther, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s eighteenth movie in the ten years since its inception. Continue reading Marvel’s Black Panther review