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    Astor: Blade of the Monolith Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

    If you didn’t grow up with a PS2 or a GameCube and want to know what games were like back in the early 2000s, look no further than Astor: Blade of the Monolith. I don’t think it was an intentional design decision by developer C2 Games Studio – it...
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    Mediterranea Inferno Review (Xbox X/S)

    Set in Italy post COVID-19, Mediterranea Inferno is a psychedelic visual novel about three Gen Z’s readjusting to reality after the pandemic. Before the viral outbreak, our three protagonists were known as the Sun Guys (which sounds so much more poetic in Italian) and were revered by their peers...
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    Lords of Exile Review (Xbox X/S)

    Lords of Exile is an homage to linear 8-bit Action Platformers and within the first 20 minutes, I knew I hated it. As a callback to classic NES games, it features all the archaic physics and controls that I had hoped we had abandoned by now. Lords of Exile...
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    Froggie – A Retro Platformer Review (Xbox X/S)

    Froggie – A Retro Platformer does exactly what it says on the cartridge, so to speak. It’s a 2-bit Platformer where the titular Froggie hops, wall climbs and slides through 100 levels. Story Froggie – A Retro Platformer has no story but if I had to make one up...
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    Worldless Hands-On (Xbox Series X/S)

    I love a good Metroidvania; it’s probably my favourite genre. There’s something extraordinarily satisfying about improving my character’s arsenal of skills over time, eventually granting them access to areas previously teased but tantalisingly inaccessible the first time I saw them. And in equal measure, I dislike turn-based strategy games....
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    It’s a Wrap! Hands-On (Nintendo Switch)

    If you have ever dreamed of shooting, directing, starring in, and editing your own movie, you need to know about It’s a Wrap!. In this multifaceted puzzle platformer, you juggle multiple media roles to pull off iconic 80s blockbuster hits. Using the different timelines in the editing suite, you...
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    Atlas Fallen Review (Xbox X/S)

    I would rather drown in quicksand...
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    Boxville Review (Xbox Series X/S)

    Welcome to Boxville: the cardboard city inhabited by quaint tin cans. Earthquakes start to disrupt the city, and in the mayhem, Blue Can loses his pet tin dog. On a mission to rescue Rusty, Blue Can leaves the familiarity of home and has to confront the unsavoury side of...
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    Apico Hands-On (Xbox Series X/S)

    When I first heard about Apico I was buzzing to play it. In Apico, you are an amateur beekeeper who must restore the bee population by breeding and releasing them into the wild. With a strong emphasis on genetics, Apico challenges you to discover new species of bee by...