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Test Tube – Two hours with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Thursday 30 January 2014ADD COMMENTS

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on XBO and PS4 l Published by Square Enix l Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal (with Nixxes Software and United Front Games) l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1-8 players

Last year Lara Croft made a comeback bigger than John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. The simply titled Tomb Raider was just what the doctor ordered to resurrect Lara’s flailing career as an adventurer. A dark and gloomy tale that showed a young Lara fighting to survive was backed up by some top-notch gameplay and great graphics. Well, Square Enix has decided that there was still some room for improvement and so has brought her adventure to the next gen with the ‘Tomb Raider: Holy Hell This is a Damn Fine Looking Game Edition’. It may also be called the ‘Definitive Edition’ in some stores so be sure to ask for that if the clerk looks at you funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Test Tube – Two hours with TownCraft

Posted by Cha Holland On Monday 26 August 2013ADD COMMENTS

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on iPad l Published and developed by Flat Earth Games l Unclassified l Supports 1 player

TownCraft is a relaxed crafting and building sandbox by Sydney-based developer Flat Earth Games. It involves setting up a mediaeval town, starting from collecting basic resources such as twigs and stones, and gradually working towards more complex tools and constructions. Read the rest of this entry »

Test Tube – Two hours with Freedom Fall

Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Tuesday 20 August 2013ADD COMMENTS

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on PC, iOS and Android l Published and developed by Stirfire Studios l Unclassified l Supports 1 player

PAX was great for introducing journalists and gamers to titles that they would not otherwise have known existed. The Freedom Fall booth at PAX was staffed by eager and enthusiastic representatives of Stirfire Studios, keen to get anyone and everyone to have a go at Freedom Fall. They perhaps seemed a bit too eager, so I avoided them on the Saturday, but eventually relented on Sunday and was guided to a PC running the colourful little platformer.

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Test Tube – Two hours with Toy Mania

Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Thursday 8 August 2013ADD COMMENTS

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on Facebook (pre-alpha) l Published and developed by The Voxel Agents l Classification NA l Supports 1 player

Toy Mania was one of the indie titles on display at this year’s PAX Australia. I spent a bit of time with its colourful, addictive gameplay during the show and thought it would make a good subject for a test tube. Read the rest of this entry »