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This is where you’ll find all our written features such as opinions pieces and reviews

Guacamelee! 2
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Guacamelee! 2

Does the sequel to 2013’s Guacamelee! improve upon the original recipe, or is this avocado action underripe? Brian Edwards taste-tests… At the end of Guacamelee! we got to see legendary luchador Juan Aguacate take down […]

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The Spectrum Retreat

An assignment far more sinister than a retro gaming conference, Leah Haydu braves the lobby of The Spectrum Retreat. Hotels are kind of creepy. That’s not just me, right? There’s something a little unsettling about […]

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A rapturous refrain

James Carter harks at the importance of the use of sound in the BioShock games. Listening to the gentle click-clack of my keyboard as I type this is hypnotic. A rhythm to write to… to […]

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Ahead of our podcast later this year, Paul Brown reviews Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice “There is a space I want us to fill. Common wisdom says that this space doesn’t exist. I’m calling this […]

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The loneliest number

James Carter excogitates upon the idiosyncrasies of playing co-op with AI in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Is it a sacrifice to run into a hail of bullets if you know you won’t actually die? […]

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Raging Justice

Fan of vintage brawlers Michiel Kroder reviews MakinGames‘ nostalgic, rambunctious debut. “Whatever happened to the scrolling beat ‘em ups, the Double Dragons, the Final Fights and the Streets of Rages?” It’s an often heard lament […]