Author: Ben Johnson

Big Nintendo fan, probably playing too many JRPGs at once. Don’t like coriander.

Tropic 6 Review: Trouble in Paradise (Switch)

Tropico 6 Review: Trouble in Paradise (Switch)

Tropico 6 for Nintendo Switch pairs grand city-building with a massive visual downgrade. While the gameplay is the same as it ever was, how can you enjoy building-up a grand archipelago when it's so hard to actually see it? Find out in our ...

5 Average
5 Things We Want From An Assassin's Creed Series

5 Things We Want From an Assassin’s Creed TV Series

Here are the top 5 things we want from an Assassins Creed television series. It is among the most beloved of Ubisoft game franchises and one of the best-selling video game series in history. Here are some key things they can do to stop it f...

Foregone Review Switch

Foregone Review: Fluid But Forgettable (Switch)

Foregone is a very capable Souls-like, full of imaginative bosses and satisfying gameplay. However, fluid movement and a bevy of exciting weapons don't help the game rise above its somewhat forgettable nature. It has all the right component...

6.5 Fair
Röki Review: Adventure Comes a-Nøkken (Switch)

Röki Review: Adventure Comes a-Nøkken (Switch)

Röki is a heartfelt and heartwarming tale of siblings lost somewhere in the mystical cold of Scandanavia. It is an adventure game that both breaks down barriers and pushes to new heights. It is gorgeous to look at and listen to, and charmin...

8.5 Great
orangeblood switch review

Orangeblood Review: Welcome to New Koza (Switch)

Come on into New Koza, a man-made island off the coast of Okinawa, in Orangeblood. A stylish hip-hop-inspired JRPG marred by clunky battles and dreadful dialogue. Gorgeous to look at and overall has a good vibe, but it's just not enough to ...

5.5 Average
Doom Should Never Be An Xbox Exclusive

Doom Should Never Be An Xbox Exclusive

Exclusivity is the antithesis of Doom. While Microsoft's Bethesda purchase was pricey, they really shouldn't make the demon-slaying shooter an exclusive. It is a game famous for running on everything, being available everywhere. It should r...

Bounty Battle Review: Barebones & Broken (Switch)

The Super Smash Bros. for indie games is a wonderful premise, but the execution of it is nowhere near what you would imagine. While there are some good tunes, every other inch of Bounty Battle disappoints. Some games just launch in a rough ...

3 Bad
The 10 Best Video Game Soundtracks Of This Generation

The 10 Best Video Game Soundtracks Of The Generation

Some of the best music is in video game soundtracks, and some of the best video game soundtracks have come out this generation. Here's a roundup of some of the best, from the ambient to the orchestral, the jazzy to the poppy, and everything...

Why Is Mario 3D All Stars A Limited Release?

Why Is Super Mario 3D All-Stars A Limited Release?

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is coming as a limited release, being pulled from sale - both digitally as well as physically - at the end of March. Why is Nintendo doing this? Well, there are a few possible reasons, but none of them seem to actua...

Manifold Garden Review: Infinitely Mesmerising (Switch)

Manifold Garden is a wonderful, mind-bending puzzle experience. After 7 years of development, the five or so hours of the game are unique yet familiar. There is nothing else quite like it, and is one of the best puzzle games ever created. F...

9 Amazing

Epic’s Cunning Use Of Fortnite Against Apple Is A Heavy PR Blow

Epic is waging war with Apple and succeeding in making Apple look very bad in the process. While the outcome is still unclear, their clever tactics have caused a heavy PR blow. If Epic can get public opinion to turn strongly, they just migh...

What We Don't Know About Next-Gen Is Worrying

What Little We Know About Next-Gen Is Worrying

We don't have enough information about the next generation of consoles, and it is worrying. Without a price, release date, and clear launch lineup, how are we meant to know which one to buy, let alone whether to buy one at all? Everything w...

Xbox Game Pass Is About To Change The Video Game Industry Forever

Xbox Game Pass Is About To Change The Video Game Industry Forever

Xbox Game Pass is about to change the games industry forever. As we enter the next-generation of consoles, a new horizon is upon us. Streaming services will be the future of games, and Xbox's own Game Pass service is paving the way. It is u...

This cinematic from Alberto Mielgo is jaw-dropping.

A Londoner Reacts To Watch Dogs Legion

How would a Londoner react to Watch Dogs: Legion? From the people to places, Ubisoft seems to have painstakingly recreated London with a keen eye for detail. After they showed off a big chunk of their latest Watch Dogs at Ubisoft Forward l...

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Combat Explained

A Beginner’s Guide to Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Do you sometimes have no idea what's going on during a battle in Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition? Well, there is no need to. Follow our guide to learn all about Arts, Topples, Chain Attacks, Aggro, Tension, and the wonders of the Mo...

With this Monado you can see the future. With my guide you can do even more.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review — Definitely Definitive

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the perfect way to play one of the best RPGs. Even though it came out in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii, its age doesn’t really show. Now, with enhanced visuals and a new story chapter, this definitive...

9.5 Amazing
Why Breath of the Wild 2 Will Be The Perfect Video Game

Why Breath Of The Wild 2 Will Be The Perfect Video Game

The sequel to the best game ever will be a perfect game, probably. Here is an attempt at explaining why perfection will be followed with perfection. While it is hard to say with any certainty, there is definitely evidence to suggest this co...

Top 10 Indie Games Nintendo Switch

Top 10 Indie Games On Nintendo Switch

Indie games seem to always shine on handheld consoles. We breakdown our favourites from the massive library of quality indie games on the Nintendo Switch. While portability makes a lot of games better, no handheld console has done indie gam...

What The Last Of Us Part II Backlash Tell Us About Video Game Discourse In 2020

What Does The Last of Us II Backlash Tell Us About Video Game Discourse in 2020?

The Last Of Us Part II has faced a vitriolic backlash from a vocal minority. What this tells us about the state of video game discourse is unclear, but one thing is clear: lots of people are very angry. Maybe some of these people are a litt...

10 Things We Want To See From Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

10 Things We Want From Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

The upcoming Ubisoft game Assassins Creed: Valhalla is somewhat of a known quantity. There will be a huge map, an expansive story, and a lot of random things to do in it. Oh, and maybe some assassination stuff in there. Here is what we want...

the outer worlds switch review

The Outer Worlds Review: Charmingly Ugly (Switch)

The Outer Worlds doesn't look very good on Switch, but I still had a wonderful time. The game itself is well written and endlessly charming so that the visual concessions didn't make that big a difference. While that will be different from ...

7 Good
Black Lives Matter & The Video Game Community

Black Lives Matter & The Video Game Community

The video game industry has often been a powerful force for fundraising and charity. Recently, many names in video games have been using their power as a rallying cry around the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are just a handful of the pe...

The 7 Best JRPGs on Nintendo Switch

Some of our favourite JRPG experiences have been on the Nintendo Switch, a console featuring some of the best available. If you're a JRPG lover or an interested observer, dive into this list to see what's what. And tell us what we got wrong...

Can BioWares Anthem Disaster Be Saved?

Can BioWare’s Anthem Disaster Be Saved?

With BioWare’s latest offering being a stark failure compared to their stellar back catalogue, is there any hope of saving Anthem? Trying to revive the game may not even be possible at this stage. The question may rather be 'should they bot...

Nintendo is about to have a really bad year

Nintendo Is About to Have a Really Bad Year

Even though Nintendo has been doing well this year, a lineup made-up of old ports and niche sequels could make this the first drought since the Switch was launched. While we may be getting a new Paper Mario, a two-game year is not a good lo...

Sony Next-Gen Silence is Deafening, But Working

Sony’s Next-Gen Silence Is Deafening, But Working

PlayStation has ruled this generation, but with it coming slowly into the rearview mirror as next-gen pulls away, Sony's silence to the future has been deafening. Xbox may control the conversation, but Sony controls our attention. Their sil...

Inside Xbox and the Dangers of Hype

Microsoft made some headlines last week with its much-hyped Inside Xbox showcase. With a ton of new games it looked like Xbox trying to do all the right things. Even so, there was widespread disappointment - especially at the lack of gamepl...

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