Monthly Archives: August 2015

An Oddessey on the RTS

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The Real Time Strategy is a strange beast of a genre, I suspect it always will be. There’s something about it which can really work for some, not for others. They on a whole, challenge people to think in a very different way. The very best of the genre plays with this wonderfully, the lesser titles dance with them, to Continue Reading...

Mega Man Legacy Xbox One Review

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Mega Man originally came to life in 1987 on the NES and was instantly a fan favourite and since it’s creation has spawned over 50 games on multiple systems.  The Mega man franchise has sold over thirty million copies worldwide and is a number that continues to climb today with what I am here today to review with The Mega Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 205 – Backwards Compatibility

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This week on the DJ Podcast we discuss the latest news including backwards compatibility for the Xbox One and its extension to the original Xbox titles. Also making news, a Nintendo employee is fired for appearing on a podcast, plus Nintendo maybe abandoning its health focus in 2016? This plus a whole lot more on the show you’ve come to Continue Reading...

Republique iOS and PC Review

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Another hidden gem on the tablet market, has come to the PC. This was a game I was at first unsure about, that it could be too voyeuristic. I was mistaken and it is truly a stunning game idea at its core, it’s beautiful and bleak at the same time as well as stunning yet scary. It’s one that should Continue Reading...

Q.U.B.E Director’s Cut Xbox One Review

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The Qube is a lie, or is it? If this sounds remotely familiar, you would be excused for mistaking it for another game. Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut makes its debut to consoles and it definitely gives a similar feel both in the experience as well as gameplay mechanics. Gameplay Q.U.B.E. which stands for Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion, is a first-person Continue Reading...

Rare Replay Xbox One Review

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Get ready for one of the biggest video game compilations of all time with 30 titles from Rare, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was too good to be true.  Well, whilst Rare Replay delivers on value the real question is does it deliver on fun? Gameplay Rare Replay is a collection of 30 of Rare’s best games over the Continue Reading...

World of Tanks Xbox One Review

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The guys over at Wargamming.net who are renowned for their free to play “World of” series on the PC have been kind enough to port over one of the more popular games in that series World of Tanks to the Xbox one. Gameplay World of Tanks has you fighting large scale vehicular battles across six different maps all set in Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 204 – Gamescom 2015

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This week on the DJ Podcast episode 204 we head to Gamescom in spirit.  The team are all here to discuss the latest news straight out of Germany, including a new 1TB Halo 5 themed console.  Also, a host of games including Quantum Break, Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Tomb Raider and more were shown and were here to talk about our Continue Reading...

Satellite Reign PC Early Access Review

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In the mass respawn of cyberpunk with titles including Shadowrun Returns and Deus Ex, we have a spiritual successor Syndicate Wars. It’s not a world you want to live in and it’s not at all friendly. Corporations with infinite power and an unknown benefactor guide you on your many operations. Neon and cordite are the core of the world. It’s Continue Reading...

AG Drive iOS Review

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If you ever played a Wipeout or F-Zero title and have an iPad, this is the game for you. Stunning soundtrack matched with strong track design and no in-game purchases make this a solid purchase. What makes it great is the ease of the play and different modes, even though it’s racing, it’s not just racing the same tracks and Continue Reading...

The Fall Xbox One Review

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The Fall comes to us from a Kickstarter project but it not to be underestimated. The question is, which character are you controlling and is everything as it seems? This is no fast-paced side-scrolling game. Gameplay The Fall is a side-scrolling adventure that forces you to be ultra-observant and to think outside the box. It first started out as a Continue Reading...

Game Of Thrones Episode 5 Xbox One Review

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It’s coming down to the wire, with Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers being the second last episode of the series, things are hyping up in a big way. What will become of house Forrester? Who will die and who will persist in the ashes of this tale? Gameplay In the true nature of the beast, Game Continue Reading...

Life Is Strange Episode 4 Xbox One Review

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Life Is Strange is coming to an end, just one episode to go and I’m definitely hooked. A compelling story with plenty of choices for you to make. These girls have too much to do than sit around and talk about boys. Gameplay It is quite clear that Life is Strange Episode 4: Dark Room is the second to last Continue Reading...

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Xbox One Review

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EA Sports brings us a new golf game for 2015 and who better to title this edition than Rory McIlroy. This year’s edition brings all the detail of the world’s best courses, the right atmosphere and a bunch of fun all wrapped up in the one package, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. Gameplay So what makes a great golf game and Continue Reading...

God Of War 3 Remastered PlayStation 4 Review

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Kratos returns in 1080p and a steady 60fps in God of War 3 on the PlayStation 4 with its remastered edition.  With 2 previous HD collections on the PlayStation 3, even though this seemed to come out of nowhere and came off as kind of a cash grab, to this reviewer it seems fair that after two previous HD collections Continue Reading...