Qbeh-1:The Atlas Cube Review

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Knowing nothing about Qbeh-1 going in to it I was very pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful, enchanting puzzle game before me. Developed by Liquid Flower, it’s a follow up to their four level student project Qbeh. The game is broken in to five stages with six levels a piece. The level’s themselves are built from cubes and float in the sky, not dissimilar to the PS1 classic Kula World. Continue reading

Footsteps in Rain – Teslagrad Review

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It’s the middle of the night and rain is pouring down, there are buildings on fire, people running in panic, tyranny and chaos in the air. Teslagrad hits the ground running, you take control of the unnamed protagonist, a young boy that immediately starts running away from the scary men trying to capture him! You run across the red crumbling rooftops of an unnamed town, up and down ladders and across collapsed bridges. The town itself, a steampunk inspired vision of old Europe, is in chaos, a dystopia on the verge of collapse, but you can’t stop to figure out what is happening exactly. Your oppressors, henchman clad in red are hot on your heels. So why your running away is not yet clear, but it soon becomes apparent what you’re running towards, a gloomy looking building, a tall structure in the centre of town, this building is a Tesla Tower.

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Resogun Review

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What makes a good video game is different for different people. Some want a graphical showcase, others an in depth story, whilst many now want endless hours of online multiplayer. Personally I enjoy all types of game but no matter how good the story or how impressive the lighting effects there is one thing that must always come before all else. The name of our hobby gives it away, gameplay. Gameplay should always be at the heart of the experience regardless of what other bells and whistles come along with it. Resogun thankfully has great gameplay in spades.  Continue reading

Bye Bye Birdie

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Almost as quickly as it rose to fame, Flappy Bird’s wings have been clipped after ‘ruining the creator’s life”! Nguyen Ha Dong, the creator of the viral game, took to twitter on Sunday “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 12 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down” he tweeted. “I cannot take this anymore.”

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Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons – Review

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Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is the latest game by Swedish game developer Starbreeze Studios. Like the title suggests, this is the tale of two sons that embark on a fabled journey to save their dying father. The game begins with the younger of the brothers, Naiee, paying his respects at his mother’s tombstone. With the aid of a flashback we discover that she drowned at sea while he tried to save her. His elder brother, Nyaa, calls him to help him carry their ill father to the village’s doctor. This is where you first get to try out the unconventional control scheme. You control each brother independently with the left and right analog sticks, and each brother has an action button with the corresponding trigger button. This unusual way of controlling the game is at first confusing, but your brain quickly adjusts to it and you soon get the hang of it. This sort of single player co-op helps create a sense of synergy with the two brothers.

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The Wolf Among Us – Episode 1: Faith – Review

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‘Fables’ are among us, or at least they are in The Wolf Among Us, the new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, the developers behind the multi-award winning The Walking Dead. Fables, you see, are mythical creatures. Continue reading

Device 6 – Review

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Text adventure games have certainly come a long way since Zork. Simogo (the developers behind previous iOS games Year Walk and Beat Sneak Bandit) turn the genre on its head, with the wonderfully surreal iOS brainteaser Device 6. Quite literally, in fact. Continue reading

In A Glass Cage Of Emotion – Beyond: Two Souls Review

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The problem, as it was once so eloquently put, is choice. For Beyond: Two Souls, the latest epic from Heavy Rain maestro David Cage, the problem is not only choice, but consequence as well. In a world where we have so much choice and freedom in modern gaming, where does Beyond sit? The answer is that it sits somewhat awkwardly between linear narrative and fully interactive experience, where every choice should matter. Continue reading