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Ryse: Son of Rome Review

I felt rather indifferent when I first heard about the Xbox One exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome. Perhaps it was the misspelling of ‘rise’ that just didn’t resonate with me...

I felt rather indifferent when I first heard about the Xbox One exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome. Perhaps it was the misspelling of ‘rise’ that just didn’t resonate with me on some level.

I had a chance to get up and cosy with Ryse at EB Games Expo last year and before I even laid hands on the game, I was told by a booth attendee what I was about to play was an alpha build. It didn’t help Ryse‘s cause as it was a bug-ridden and overly forgettable experience.

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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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Xbox One User Experience Review

Now that we’ve gone over how the Xbox One looks, let’s take a look at how it performs and whether or not you should purchase one.

Now that we’ve gone over how the Xbox One looks, let’s take a look at how it performs and whether or not you should purchase one.

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Xbox One Hardware Review

The Xbox One has plenty to live up to. As the successor to the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s most successful console to date, there’s a lot riding on the shoulders of...

The Xbox One has plenty to live up to. As the successor to the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s most successful console to date, there’s a lot riding on the shoulders of the Xbox One to supersede its outgoing predecessor.

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The Guided Fate Paradox Review

The Guided Fate Paradox is one of those RPGs that slipped under the radar this year, overshadowed by the arrival of next-gen consoles and a late in the year release...

The Guided Fate Paradox is one of those RPGs that slipped under the radar this year, overshadowed by the arrival of next-gen consoles and a late in the year release date. You’d be forgiven for assuming NIS America’s dungeon crawler can’t be all that great as it wound up on store shelves with little fanfare at all.

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WWE 2K14 Review

The WWE simulation series over the years has proven itself to be a popular choice with fans of professional wrestling. Despite the lack of contenders in the genre, developer Yuke...

The WWE simulation series over the years has proven itself to be a popular choice with fans of professional wrestling. Despite the lack of contenders in the genre, developer Yuke have managed to produce wrestling titles year in and year out to excite gamers, building strength upon strength.

WWE 2K14 represents a new era as the first title to be published by 2K Sports, since the publisher acquired the license from THQ last year. With the help of Visual Concepts (the developers behind NBA 2K series), it’s a relief to know the series is alive and kicking with an impressive maiden title.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD Review

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate was released earlier in the year on the Nintendo 3DS and was generally well received. Now this little nugget has been re-imaged...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate was released earlier in the year on the Nintendo 3DS and was generally well received. Now this little nugget has been re-imaged in HD for home consoles, and I must admit, the final product is much better than I anticipated.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate takes place in between the events of the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and the upcoming sequel Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Unlike the first Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate HD returns to its Castlevanian heritage adopting that familiar side-scrolling action game play the series has grown famous for.

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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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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Review

I’ll admit when the first Kingdom Hearts title was announced back in 2002 that I thought it was all one big joke. I mean seriously, Square Enix teaming up with...

I’ll admit when the first Kingdom Hearts title was announced back in 2002 that I thought it was all one big joke. I mean seriously, Square Enix teaming up with Disney to create a J-RPG? It smelled of disaster. Clearly I was wrong as more than a decade on and multiple releases on multiple platforms, the series is still going strong with a fan base of dedicated gamers clambering for their next fix.

With that in mind, it isn’t all that surprising for Square Enix to put out Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, a high-definition compilation of arguably some of the best titles in the series so far. The 1.5 ReMIX includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and lastly Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Despite the success Kingdom Hearts has garnered over the years, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories have never been released locally in Australia, until now.

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Girl Fight Review

Girl Fight has its fair share of issues to say the least. For one, calling the game Girl Fight is a telltale sign of who the target audience is going...

Girl Fight has its fair share of issues to say the least. For one, calling the game Girl Fight is a telltale sign of who the target audience is going to be and ultimately what themes we can expect from an all girl brawler.

Maybe to developers’ Kung Fu Factory it seemed like a prime concept to capture an adolescent male audience fixated on sexualised females but Girl Fight misses the mark entirely.

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