Reviews

The Unfinished Swan PSN review – inventive, unique and absolutely beautiful

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at 10:26am October 15 2012
The Unfinished Swan review

Even if it weren’t overtly presented as such, The Unfinished Swan would feel like stepping into a child’s bedtime story. It’s all about exploration, wonderment and journeying into a classic fairytale dream world. Sadly, it’s slightly too limited to fully capture that kind of magic, but in terms of invention and as a visual spectacle it comes close on more than one occasion.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie PSN review – network star skids onto the big screen

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at 04:08pm October 10 2012
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Mr. Danger won himself a big fanbase when he burst onto PSN back in 2010, offering an inventive racing/platformer hybrid made from Trials HD’s stunt courses, LittleBigPlanet’s physics and boyhood fantasies of lunatic daring.

Darksiders 2 PS3 review – The apocalypse gets it right second time around

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at 05:00pm August 14 2012
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“O death, where is thy sting?” runs the famous cry from Corinthians. “Right here in this axe the size of a Fiat Punto,” replies Darksiders II, as its hero – the Reaper himself – swings like a steroidal Cuban at the hunch-shouldered monsters roaming the expansive netherworld between heaven and Earth, scattering them like a handful of chucked pebbles.

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 PSN review – previously, on The World Wants To Bite Your Face…

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at 05:10pm July 12 2012
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The first game impressed with its smart storytelling and consequence-driven gameplay, and while part two is slightly more clichéd and mechanically clumsier in places, it’s largely more of the same Romero-inspired goodness.

Quantum Conundrum PS3 review – Falling off the shoulders of giants

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at 04:14pm July 11 2012
Quantum Conundrum PS3

It’s been discussed to death during the game’s development – “It’s from the girl who made Portal, you know”, “It’s a first-person puzzler – a bit like Portal”, “Doesn’t the Q in the title look a bit like a portal?” – so let’s just deal with it up front. No, this is not ‘the new Portal’, and no, sadly it isn’t up to the standard of either of Valve’s first-person masterpieces. It is, however, a lovingly created brainteaser with more than a few structural similarities, even if overall it lacks the narrative hook and top-of-the-class humour of its forerunners.

London 2012 PS3 review – can the official tie-in bring home the gold?

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at 10:40am July 3 2012
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It’s been nigh on impossible this summer to avoid having your eyeballs assaulted by a Rorschach-esque blot that may or may not resemble Lisa Simpson in a compromising position. From cereal bars to disposable barbecues, products are hurdling over themselves to be crowned the ‘official’ whatever of the Olympics.

Spec Ops The Line PS3 video review

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at 05:00pm June 27 2012
Spec Ops The Line PS3 Review

Here’s OPM’s Leon and CVG’s Matt with a Spec Ops The Line video review. It’s sandy, but is it any good?

Spec Ops: The Line PS3 review – Imaginative take on combat is left parched by gruelling campaign

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at 02:44pm June 26 2012
Spec Ops The Line PS3 Review

That I’ve just shot a Soap McTavish-lookalike in his probably-tartan knees says plenty about Spec Ops. It might be dressed in gun-game camouflage, but the story in The Line is intended to be a rejection of Call Of Duty’s wang-waving gunnery. Does it work?

Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 review: a few cheers for an undead hacker lagging behind the leaders

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at 03:42pm June 20 2012
Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 review

I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. Well, there were moments during my playthrough of Lollipop Chainsaw when I was angry – sometimes at the imprecise combat, more often at the pointlessly crude dialogue – but mostly this just feels like an opportunity badly missed.

Ratchet & Clank HD trilogy PS3 review

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at 10:18am June 19 2012
Ratchet & Clank HD trilogy review

Find out if the lombax still has it with our Ratchet & Clank HD trilogy review.

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