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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

Posted by Karen Jacobson On Friday 11 April 20142 COMMENTS

Available on 360 and PS3 l Published by Konami l Developed by Kojima Productions l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > There’s not really much to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, except a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Phantom Pain. What you will find is an enjoyable stealth experience with striking graphics and acute attention to detail. What you won’t find is your money’s worth. At a RRP of $49.95, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t just a demo, or at most, a $10 download.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Posted by Stephen Foote On Wednesday 9 April 2014ADD COMMENTS

Available on 360 and PS3 l Published by Square Enix l Developed by Square Enix and tri-Ace l Classified M l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Lightning Returns reinforces the notion that Square Enix is doing its best to squeeze every last dollar out of increasingly cynical Final Fantasy fans and the ageing Crystal Tools engine. It is an amalgamation of disparate game mechanics, some reused art assets and a heavily retconned storyline masquerading as the last hurrah for the venerable series on ‘current’ generation consoles. Read the rest of this entry »

Backtrack Review: Pokémon Y

Posted by Jamie Dalzell On Sunday 6 April 2014ADD COMMENTS

What’s this ‘Backtrack’ business all about? Well, every so often we elect not to review a game, only to realise that we have made a TERRIBLE MISTAKE. That’s where Backtrack Reviews come in. With Pokémon enjoying renewed popularity thanks to a certain Twitch stream, Jamie decided to dust off last year’s 3DS release and give it its due.

Available on 3DS l Published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company l Developed by Game Freak l Classified PG l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Pokémon’s 3DS debut is a ‘best of’, ‘greatest hits’ and reunion tour all in one. A calling card for former champions to dust off their Pokédex, if for no other reason than to look upon Pokémon past and present in all their newfound detail. Read the rest of this entry »

Infamous: Second Son Review

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Friday 4 April 2014ADD COMMENTS

Available on PS4 l Published by Sony l Developed by Sucker Punch l Classified M l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > If you’re looking for a game to show off the power of the next gen then Infamous: Second Son is it. The graphics are simply breathtaking. Don’t fret about the gameplay, either. Beneath the beautiful exterior is the best Infamous gameplay yet. Despite being a little on the short side, this is a must buy for PS4 owners. Read the rest of this entry »