Retrospective Review: Race the Sun

Race the Sun is a game with a simple concept – pilot a solar-powered ship across a landscape for as far as you can until the sun goes down, dodging the scenery and collecting as many gems as you can.   Your score is measured in meters covered, and every five gems gives you a multiplier. Skim an edge of […]

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Assault Android Cactus Review

Developed by Witch Beam, Assault Android Cactus is a twin-stick shooter set in a cartoon sci-fi setting. You take control of one of a selection of androids fighting an mutinous uprising on a ship, blasting through hordes of enemies in a series of stages from a top-down perspective. I’ve always had an affinity for twin stick shooters, ever since picking […]

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Vanquish Retrospective Review

Published back in 2007, Vanquish released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 (and was later ported to PC) to a relative lack of fanfare and moderate critical acclaim. In the years since however, the game has achieved something of a cult status, and is being looked back upon with more appreciation than it initially garnered. This is possibly due to it […]

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Rogue Legacy Review

Rogue Legacy released back in 2013, and promised a rogue-like high-fantasy sidescroller with random level layouts, a perma-death mechanic with tight controls and a deep skill tree. The concept behind rogue-likes has always intrigued me, so I thought I’d pick the game up for a try. The premise is fairly simple in that you take control of a character of a certain class […]

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Cuphead Review

Cuphead released in September 2017 to critical acclaim, boasting a unique 30’s style cartoon aesthetic and rock-hard run-and-gun gameplay. You take control of Cuphead (and his brother Mugman in 2-player co-op) who, after getting into gambling debt with the Devil, have to collect a series of contracts from across the 3 islands of Inkwell. To collect a contract you must […]

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Retro-review: Fable 2

Fable 2 released in 2008 for the Xbox 360 to critical acclaim. The long-awaited sequel to Lionhead’s ambitious, charming but ultimately disappointing Fable, the sequel promised to deliver on all the promises made of the first by the developers. The game sees the player grow up as the Hero of Albion, adventuring through a fairy-tale world of castle towns, forests, […]

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