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[REVIEW] Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun


By Dan Spence on February 6th 2017


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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is developed by Mimimi Studios and published by Daedalic Entertainment. It’s a throwback to the real-time tactics games of the late 90s and the early 2000s that outshines its predecessors in basically every way.

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[REVIEW] Pony Island


By Dan Spence on January 27th 2016


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On the face of it Pony Island appears to be a very basic game about a cute pony jumping over fences. This simple veneer is quickly stripped away, however and the game takes a significantly darker turn. Saying too much would undoubtedly spoil the game, as Pony Island is an experience that manages to play with your expectations at almost every turn.

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[REVIEW] Aviary Attorney


By Dan Spence on January 12th 2016


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Aviary Attorney is a game developed by Sketchy Logic in which you play as an anthropomorphic falcon criminal-defence lawyer in 19th century Paris. (Which may be the most niche description of a game I’ve ever written…)

Aviary Attorney sees you take on the role of Jayjay Falcon as he investigates crimes across Paris so that he may better defend his clients in their upcoming criminal trials. With his quick-witted assistant Sparrowson at his side, it’s up to Falcon to ensure that justice is served so that the truly innocent may walk free once more.

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[REVIEW] Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide


By Dan Spence on November 6th 2015


 

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Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide is a 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer universe and developed by Fatshark. The game sees players working together to complete a number of missions set across various areas of Ubersreik, a town infested with insidious Skaven rat-men.
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[REVIEW] Xeodrifter


By Dan Spence on September 2nd 2015


 

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Today I played Xeodrifter, a Metroid-style 2D action adventure game developed by Texas-based studio: Renegade Kid. Xeodrifter is a game riddled with large quantities of retro nostalgia but manages to feel fresh regardless due to some interesting design choices.

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