Review: Mind Scanners

Version Played: Xbox Series S This is one game I didn’t finish. I liked the idea of Mind Scanners: it’s a game with a similar style and premise as the great Papers, Please, set in a dystopian future where you have to scan minds and declare if they’re sane or insane. Your daughter is currently

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Review: Anthem

Version Played: Xbox Series S I decided to check out Anthem to see how it functions as a singleplayer game. Unfortunately, it’s one of those games that still treats you as “online”, even if you’re playing on your own: this includes the removal of incredibly important gaming features such as the “pause” function, no suspend/resume

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Review: Townscaper

This is sort of a simple toy. There’s no goal, you just create a city. The controls are incredibly simple: You press A to place a block, and press B to remove a block. The only customisation you have is colour. As you place blocks, they will morph into buildings and other structures depending on

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Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

After not enjoying Ori and the Blind Forest due to issues seeing things in the game, I went into Will of the Wisps hoping that I wouldn’t have the same issues…and thankfully I did not. The graphical style in Will of the Wisps is stunning, with great usage of shadows and light, which made identifying

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Review: Deeeer Simulator

Version Played: Xbox Series S Taking the “broken physics” style of video game comedy and combining it with more over the top randomness, Deeeer Simulator is a crazy utterly nonsense game. Games like Goat Simulator have pulled this off in an amusing way, while other games like Surgeon Simulator have purposefully bad controls being the

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Quick Review: Ori and the Blind Forest

Version Played: Xbox Series S Sadly, this was not a nice experience to play. It looks brilliant, and plays fantastically, but has one really massive flaw: enemies and obstacles blend in with the background and are extremely difficult for me to see. I couldn’t find a lot online about other people having the issue, so

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Quick Review: Exo One

Version Played: Xbox Series S A game with very unique movement. You play as a strange alien spaceship – created by humans after aliens sent the designs to them following a failed space expedition resulting in the loss of lives. The “ship” is a ball with the unique ability of increasing gravity for itself, using

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Quick Review: The Artful Escape

Version Played: Xbox Series S A very surreal game. The Artful Escape follows the story of a folk musician who wants to do rock and roll, but doesn’t want to disappoint his town, who expects him to fit into the shoes of his uncle, a legendary folk singer. He gets whisked into space and ends

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Quick Review: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Version Played: Xbox Series S (Backwards compatible) While I thought that TimeSplitters 2 didn’t age that well, I had an extremely enjoyable experience with Future Perfect, due to its extremely humorous and enjoyable story. I never realised how many jokes and references were in the game when I first played Future Perfect, and it’s nice

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Quick Review: TimeSplitters 2

Version Played: Xbox Series S (backwards compatibility) Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this game as much as I remember. I think it’s in an odd place of feeling very dated, but also lacking something simple about what makes GoldenEye or Perfect Dark still incredibly fun to play. TimeSplitters 2 still has great ideas, and the different

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