Hey all! For this week, I’m posting the review I done this week for VGChartz.com on a “game” called Late Shift. It’s a film game where the footage gets you to make decisions on the direction of the plot, a nice and novel approach that worked fairly well. You can read the full review at VGChartz.com below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267930/late-shift-xone/ I hope you enjoy the article, and have a great weekend! -Dan

I know I know. I should’ve played and reviewed Shovel Knight many years ago. But in my defence, I always have a massive backlog of games to get through, and purchasing one that’s full price (most of the time) doesn’t warrant high on my list of things to do. So when Yacht Club Games announced that they would be breaking the original Shovel Knight up and instead putting all of it’s freely available DLC into separate versions, I decided to jump on it asap to make sure I got the best deal possible £6.89 (with my 10% humble store discount) was definitely more like what i was willing to spend, especially when I wasn’t sure if the game would live up to the lofty expectations the internet’s put upon it. Having completed the game, I can now, with confidence, say that Shovel Knight is by-far one of the best 2D…

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Hey hey all! Welcome back to another weekly gaming! This week, as the title implies, I’m taking a look at Snake Pass, a game that’s both challenging and oh so endearing. You can read my full review over at VGChartz.com at the link below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267762/snake-pass-ns/ As always, thanks for visiting, and be sure to catch my next review dropping next Friday, 10am! If you have any questions, or have any ideas of content I should cover, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me over at twitter. Til next time! -Dan

Whilst it may have been released many eons ago, I have fond memories of the original Star Wars Battlefront for the original Xbox. Not when it was released mind you, no no no, years later when I was at university in 2007 is where most of my memories come from. A close friend had the game, and with university being the time where you laze around a lot I visited his house often to play epic multiplayer games against each other, especially with bots on. Whilst I loved these hectic nights, I never personally bought the game, mainly because I didn’t have a need to and moved on to other games once I finally got Xbox Live. Fast forward to 2017, and with a new Xbox One S in my possession which came with a free 30 day trial to EA Access, I decided to plunge head first into the…

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Hi all, This week I take a look at a new little indie game called THE VIDEOKID, a paperboy inspired game that managed the hook me for a few hours due to it’s extreme difficulty. You can read my full opinions on the game below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267372/the-videokid-pc/ You can also watch my video review on the game below: Anyway, I hope you’re all well, and if you have any questions, by all means shout at me on Twitter, or comment below. -Dan

Whilst playing through Lego Jurassic World one thing constantly surprised me; everytime I brought up that I was playing the game to friends and family the absolutely universal love all people (gamers and non-gamers alike) have for the series is shocking.  I was surprised for example that my own girlfriend, a lady who rarely plays games, loves the Lego series, so much so that it was her that bought this copy. There has to be a reason for this universal love, and one which by the end of this review, I hope to get to the bottom of. First up, the graphics, which given this is a Lego game, you can imagine there’s not much of the stuff. It doesn’t take much to make simplistic figures with next to no geometry look like real-life plastic, and Jurassic world does it with ease. Oddly enough, despite the lack of need for…

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Hey all! So this week I’m linking back to a review I published a few weeks ago over at VGchartz.com. Leaving Lyndow is a fantastic little game that made me want to spend more time in the world, it’s a shame that it doesn’t last that long. Hey ho, Eastshade (the full game) will be out next year. You can read the review below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267322/leaving-lyndow-pc/ But if you’re more inclined, watch my video review of the game! (link to video) Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a lovely weekend! -Dan

Holy crap, who would have thought it. A Call of Duty game with a bloody great story? Colour me surprised. Last year I made a point to play each Black Ops game, and came out the other side feeling “meh” about what Geoff Gerstmann described as one of the best Call of Duty campaign’s in recent years. Infinite Warfare blows all that away by making characters that you care about, and backstory’s worth listening to, all whilst giving you the freedom to pick what missions you go on, and how you attack levels. As the name implies, Infinite Warfare is set in the far distant future, when humanity has developed faster than light travel and is able to colonise the whole solar system. No reason is ever given (or hinted at) as to why we haven’t expanded past our own solar system, but each of the planets and moons suffice for good,…

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Hi all, This week I take a look at Sniper Elite 4, a game which doesn’t deviate much from the tried and tested formula, but my god is it fun! You can read my full opinion on the game over at VGChartz.com using the link below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267404/sniper-elite-4-pc/ I hope you enjoy the review, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter or down below! Until next week, -Dan

Hey all! This week was going to be a review on Lego Jurassic World BUTTTTT I managed to get a review copy of Halo Wars 2, so proceeded to review it ASAP for VGChartz.com. Soooooooo you can read my thoughts on the latest console RTS at the link below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267440/halo-wars-2-xone/ Hope you enjoy the review and it either tides you over into buying the game, or putting you off it. Regardless of how you feel, I hope it helps you make a good purchasing decision. Until next week! -Dan

Mirrors Edge was a strange old bird. Released at the height of EA’s attempt to get on gamers side, it received mediocre reviews but managed to spawn a cult following, given it’s uniqueness and style. critics across the world moaned about it’s linear story, and that the core mechanics got old fairly quick. Fast forward 8 years and here we have another Mirrors Edge, albeit this time we’re taking control of Faith in the past, before the events of the first game. Considering how the first game ends, it’s no surprise, but does a more advanced, mature Mirrors Edge fix the flaws of the first game? Unfortunately not. Now, I’m not saying Mirrors Edge: Catalyst is a bad game, not by any stretch of the imagination. As I’m going to explain, the game does a lot of things right, so much so that I ended up putting in over 15…

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Hi all! So, it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a game for VGChartz.com. This hasn’t been intentional, there just hasn’t been many new games to review, and no publishers/developers willing to give me a review copy. Thankfully, that all changed this week when Wales Interactive reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review Knee Deep, an adventure game from Prologue Studios. Having seen the game at EGX in the past and being intrigued at the premise, I said hell yes and proceeded to play through the game. If you want to read my thoughts on it, by all means click the link below: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267270/knee-deep-xbox-one/ If you wanna shout at me for this review, or have any thoughts/feelings on my critique of the game, you can always reach me over on Twitter: @caesoose As always, thanks for visiting! -Dan

I finally done it. After months of hearing fellow gamers and journalists talk about Superhot, I finally bit the bullet and bought the game to play through it in one night. And truth be told: I’m underwhelmed. Not to say Superhot is a bad game, not by any stretch of the imagination. Far from it in fact. I just believe that maybe gamers across the world have maybe shouted superheats praises a little too much, making my time with the game not feel as epic as someone playing it with no prior knowledge. But, I’m getting ahead of myself here, so lets start from the beginning. Superhot is a First Person Shooter whereby time doesn’t move until you move. From that one sentence you can already tell this isn’t like normal FPS’s, and as a consequence, you could also call super hot something of a strategy/puzzle game. The game starts…

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Whilst I believe that the Gears of War series was one of the defining experiences of the previous generation of consoles, I never 100% got into them. Yes, their “press Y to look at this thing we want you to look at” and cover mechanics defined an entire generation, but they just never felt right to me. Maybe it was the overwhelming odds that the group faced, as they consistently survived with no issues, or maybe it was the fact that the attempts at horror fell flat when the game was constantly making you feel like a hero, interjecting humour wherever it could. Regardless of the reason, I still continued to play every single one, and proceeded to enjoy my time with the series whilst playing co-op with my friends, enjoying, but never loving, the series. So here we are, with a new generation of consoles to play the game…

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Oh The Order: 1886. It’s been many years since your first trailer when Sony announced the PS4, and holy shit were gamers the world over blown away by your visuals. Then you finally got released after many delays, only to get shit on and end up in the bargain bin for £12. Was it gamers expectations that let you down, or was the criticisms against you valid? Well lets take a look as over the course of the last week I finally managed to play through this gorgeously astonishing game. One thing can be said about The Order from the offset: it’s aimed high in it’s setting. You play as sir Galahad, a knight of a secret order that protects Great Britain and all it’s domains from mythological creatures that see fit to kill innocent people. Set in 1886, the world is going through turbulent change, with the British empire…

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