The Escapists 2 (Xbox One)

The Escapists 2 (Xbox One)

In a departure from my usual style, I present instead the story of Clive. Clive was a prisoner at the Centre Perks 2.0 prison until his recent escape. How did he escape? Well, disguised in some stolen civilian clothes he hid behind a bush in the gardens until nightfall where he then cut a hole in the fence and legged it. It’s not the most exciting end to a story, but the story that precede those events actually summarises The Escapists 2 rather well.

Sonic Mania (Xbox One)

Sonic Mania (Xbox One)

The early 90’s was somewhat of a golden-age for the video games industry. The NES and Master System had successfully revived the industry and everything was set for the second act. Back then the major industry players, Nintendo and SEGA, were in a direct head to head for your money and leading the vanguard were their respective mascots Sonic and Mario.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition (PC)

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition (PC)

A relic, long left abandoned by an ancient but now long vanished alien species. It’s hardly an original idea, but it’s a well established foundation used by many a sci-fi tale. Halcyon 6 is this game’s relic, a derelict hulk long left forgotten. Its occupation and survival is the only thing that is holding the New Terran Federation together after the recent invasion of a new enemy, the Chruul, has seen the Federation beaten back from a galaxy spanning empire to just a single bastion of hope. It’s from here…

Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire (PlayStation 4)

Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire (PlayStation 4)

One Game, 2 versions. It’s not an entirely new concept and there are many previous examples of games releasing with 2 differing versions to choose from. The one that immediately jumps to mind – and I really didn’t believe that I would be drawing any parallels with – is the Pokemon series, specifically the original Red and Blue releases. Fallen Legion revives this concept, and has released as Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire on the PlayStation 4 and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion on the PlayStation Vita. Both games…

‘n Verlore Verstand (Xbox One)

‘n Verlore Verstand (Xbox One)

One of the best things about reviewing video games is playing games that perhaps I would likely have never played, nor even heard of. Sometimes you discover a right gem, that takes a simple idea and implements it perfectly to create a fun or thought provoking experience that sticks with you long after you finish it. Other times, you get to take in some of the worst that the industry has to offer. ‘n Verlore Verstand, by South African based developer Skobbejak Games, is very much one of these games….

Marvel Heroes: Omega (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

Marvel Heroes: Omega (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)

It’s a frantic battle, with the game stressing under the sheer amount of attacks being exchanged. In amongst the mess Bullseye, one of the games many antagonists, gives as good as he takes despite the fact his health bar is plunging faster than the value of sterling. The lunacy only increases, as more and more players join the fray and soon it’s almost impossible to see where the enemies let alone where you are. 

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

You play Scarlett Everitt, an apprentice alchemist who has just finished 5 years at university and is returning home only to find that things have changed considerably in her absence. Keen to start working under the local master alchemist, you instead suffer an encounter with a mysterious stranger which triggers flashbacks to memories of your missing parents, and this is where the game starts. If it all sounds a little familiar, well that’s because it very much is.