The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Review

Playing The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is an exercise in time travel. Ahead of the Switch remake, I replayed a 2011 version of a 1998 version of the 1993 original. I found the famously inscrutable handheld, top-down Zelda as

FIFA 20 Review

I’ve had to reassess the way I’ve played FIFA this year, which is something I haven’t had to do in many years through all the tweaks, changes and so called “game-changing mechanics”. FIFA 20 feels different to previous years; in

Sayonara Wild Hearts Review

More visual musical album than traditional video game, Sayonara Wild Hearts’ is packed with vibrant imagery, high-speed motorcycle chases, impressively seamless animations, and just a pinch of magical girl anime inspirations. It reminded more of Daft Punk’s 2003 animated film

WRC 8 Review

Though it’s been through some hard times over the past 19 years, KT Racing’s WRC series has been steadily improving since the French development team’s tenure with the license began in 2015, and WRC 8 represents its biggest leap in

GreedFall – Final Review

GreedFall is almost everything I want out of a big, juicy, old-school RPG. While it’s still lacking a lot of polish, the exciting combat and excellent, complex quest writing bring it very close to that winning formula of a mid-2000s

No Man's Sky Beyond Review

In 2019, No Man’s Sky is the water fight of games. When your water balloons are stacked high and your water gun is full it’s an absolute blast. But inevitably, you run out of liquid ammunition and have to pause

Gears 5 Final Review

Gears 5 managed to pleasantly surprise me, both in terms of its gameplay and its story. For a series that’s now six total entries deep, that’s impressive. The Coalition pulled it off by taking the time to develop its trio

NHL 20 Review

Time is everything in fast-paced sports like hockey. A split second can determine whether a goalie makes a game-changing save, a player scores a career-altering goal, or a defender locks up that threat before they have a chance to get

SEGA Genesis Mini Review

The SEGA Genesis Mini is the best all-in-one retro console ever made. With a line-up of 42 games (some of which never saw proper Western releases), great UI and software handled by legendary software company M2, catchy menu music composed

Daemon X Machina Review

To my mind, there is one indisputable fact about Daemon X Machina – it looks fantastic. The living manga designs, technicolour-skied maps, glorious cartoon explosions, and endlessly stylish animations are beautiful, made more impressive because they’re contained on the relatively