About Author: Chris Morell

Chris Morell
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Chris is from London, UK and has been gaming his entire life. Having worked on other online video game sites, he brings with him a broad range of gaming knowledge stretching right back to the original NES and Sega Master System. A huge action/adventure fan who'll play pretty much anything except real-time strategy and sport/wrestling titles.

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Flockers Review

Right from the outset, it’s clear that Team 17’s Flockers is set to be one strange ride. It’s not that its ideas are particularly wild or that it does anything...

Right from the outset, it’s clear that Team 17’s Flockers is set to be one strange ride. It’s not that its ideas are particularly wild or that it does anything notably new, but rather its oddities come from the fact that its various parts appear to be working against each other. Unfortunately, this issue goes far beyond the presentation and permeates the experience as a whole, making for a title that’s fun in spurts but ultimately tough to recommend.

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Trials Fusion Review

The intense, dirt biking antics of the Trials series takes a futuristic turn with Trials Fusion. Renowned for its death-defying leaps, trial-and-error gameplay as well as its downright addictive nature,...

The intense, dirt biking antics of the Trials series takes a futuristic turn with Trials Fusion. Renowned for its death-defying leaps, trial-and-error gameplay as well as its downright addictive nature, it’s a series that’s thoroughly earned its fan base – and more to the point, one willing to keep returning ‘one more time’ to finish its most unforgiving courses.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations DLC Review

Alucard’s part in the Lords of Shadow 2 mythos takes centre stage in Revelations, the two-to-three hour DLC available now for February’s divisive adventure. Those who found the tale’s ending...

Alucard’s part in the Lords of Shadow 2 mythos takes centre stage in Revelations, the two-to-three hour DLC available now for February’s divisive adventure. Those who found the tale’s ending to be abrupt and unsatisfying will no doubt be disappointed given this download’s nature as a prequel, but at least they can take solace in the ability to play as someone other than Dracula since Mirror of Fate HD. Although a welcome change from the LoS norm, it’s worth noting that those unimpressed with the series so far will find little here to warrant a second glance.

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Ratchet & Clank: Nexus Review

The dynamic duo return in Ratchet and Clank: Nexus (or Into the Nexus for the USA), the epilogue to the well-received PS3 Future trilogy. As a budget title releasing alongside...

The dynamic duo return in Ratchet and Clank: Nexus (or Into the Nexus for the USA), the epilogue to the well-received PS3 Future trilogy. As a budget title releasing alongside the launch of the PlayStation 4, you’d be forgiven for expecting Nexus to be a half-hearted effort. Thankfully, it’s back to greatness for the beloved heroes, undoing the pain of recent instalments that strayed too far from the winning formula.

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BEYOND: Two Souls Review

There’s something instantly alluring about Quantic Dream’s latest effort, Beyond: Two Souls. Following on from the success of Heavy Rain – with all its intrigue and shock twist – Beyond...

There’s something instantly alluring about Quantic Dream’s latest effort, Beyond: Two Souls. Following on from the success of Heavy Rain – with all its intrigue and shock twist – Beyond could have been content to repeat the formula, placating some fans but ultimately failing to push for the new. To the team’s credit, one thing the game doesn’t do is play things safe, gifting us a unique tale with aspirations to leave the Hollywood heavyweights in the dust.

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Dragon’s Crown Review

You have to hand it to the creative minds behind Dragon’s Crown; their decision to produce a side-scrolling, multiplayer focused game akin to the arcade titles of yore is a...

You have to hand it to the creative minds behind Dragon’s Crown; their decision to produce a side-scrolling, multiplayer focused game akin to the arcade titles of yore is a bold one. With big-budget action releases all vying unashamedly for your last remaining coins, it takes a team with real nerve to attempt something so retro while still shooting for the full price at retail. The world of Dragon’s Crown is not for the faint of heart any more than it is for the single player, so you’ll want to buddy up right away if you wish to see the journey through to its end.

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Eurogamer Expo: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Hands-On Preview

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reimagined the popular franchise and looked to imbue it with shiny, modern graphics and the intense set-pieces of the biggest gaming blockbusters. Dripping with bloody potential,...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reimagined the popular franchise and looked to imbue it with shiny, modern graphics and the intense set-pieces of the biggest gaming blockbusters. Dripping with bloody potential, LoS presented a long yet linear adventure full of creative enemies and gothic ambience. Sadly, the high challenge and onset of frustration polarised the masses, with purists seeing it as a poor man’s DMC rather than a beast of its own making. The whip-cracking Gabriel returns next year in Lords of Shadow 2, but will it do enough to satiate its fans and silence the naysayers?

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Rayman Legends Review

It’s easy to see why Rayman Origins earned critical acclaim when it was released back in 2011. Colourful visual, tight controls and a host of outlandish faces made it a...

It’s easy to see why Rayman Origins earned critical acclaim when it was released back in 2011. Colourful visual, tight controls and a host of outlandish faces made it a unique adventure that was ignored by all too many. It’s a real shame too, as Origins brought our whimsical, limbless hero into the spotlight without the Raving Rabbids in tow. Astonishingly, this year’s Rayman Legends takes what came before and improves upon it in almost every way possible.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

The legendary Sam Fisher is back and the stakes have never been higher. With America under attack from a terrorist group called the Engineers, it’s up to the grizzled hero...

The legendary Sam Fisher is back and the stakes have never been higher. With America under attack from a terrorist group called the Engineers, it’s up to the grizzled hero and his band of Fourth Echelon pros to bring them in or take them down. Fans will instantly notice that Sam has undergone something of a facelift, with his youthful and muscular appearance only bolstered by the change in voice actor. Despite looking like a battle-worn Commander Shepard, our hero still has all the skills needed to bust some heads and ultimately save the world.

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Flashback Review

Resurrecting a cult classic is never an easy task, and one that is likely to be met with a series of cheers from its fans. What people tend to forget,...

Resurrecting a cult classic is never an easy task, and one that is likely to be met with a series of cheers from its fans. What people tend to forget, however, is that just because a game can be brought hurtling into the modern era with a shiny new paintjob, doesn’t always mean that it should. Case in point is Flashback; a rotoscoped adventure hailing from 1992 that, without a good deal of tinkering, would prove too frustrating and unwieldy to stand alongside the side-scrollers of today.

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