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FUSE [5 Minute Review]

When FUSE (formerly Overstrike) caught my attention, I was surprised that the project was seen through to completion. The ideas didn’t seem terribly unique: four player co-operative shooting with futuristic weapons and “deeply flawed” characters have been promised before, but I … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance [5 Minute Review]

Ready for some Metal Gear Solid “tactical espionage action”? Well, that’s too bad, because Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has as much sneaking in it as monster truck rally. The frenetic combat and over-stylised presentation in Revengeance is fun, but it … Continue reading

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Dead Space 3 [5 Minute Review]

Dead Space has changed over the years. Sure, you get the impression that it’s still about “survival” in the sense that you’re scrounging around for supplies and dealing with reanimated corpses bursting through air vents. However, Dead Space 3 is a … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon [5 Minute Review]

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon knows its target audience: they were the ones who woke up early on Saturday mornings to get their dose of cartoons and messed with the tracking on their VCRs to play back taped TV shows. They’re … Continue reading

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Gunpoint [5 Minute Review]

What would you do with pants that gave you the ability to scale buildings with a single bound and land without injury? In Gunpoint, you’d put them through their paces as you attempt to unravel the reasons behind the murder … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Auto V [5 Minute Review]

For every success that Rockstar achieves with Grand Theft Auto, the next title must feel like a hard act to follow; critical acclaim, while surely welcome, is a heavy burden to bear. GTA V builds upon the strengths of the … Continue reading

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The Last of Us [5 Minute Review]

The Last of Us: the swansong of the seventh gen. Heavy praise and high reviews are aplenty for the not-quite-a-zombie-game-but-it-feels-like-a-zombie-game, and despite my scepticism of the hype and the generally positive mainstream reviews, The Last of Us truly did manage to tick … Continue reading

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