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Bladestorm: Nightmare Review

Bladestorm is Koei Tecmo’s black sheep of their franchise family. Primarily known for their Dynasty Warriors series, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War was released back in 2007 on the PlayStation...

Bladestorm is Koei Tecmo’s black sheep of their franchise family. Primarily known for their Dynasty Warriors series, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War was released back in 2007 on the PlayStation 3 to a rather hush reception.

Although a competent title, it’s nowhere near as popular as the Musou series, largely due to its real-time strategy approach to its historical re-telling of the century long clash between England and France. If you missed it the first time, Bladestorm: Nightmare offers you the chance to experience it on a revised re-release with expanded content on a new generation of consoles.

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Review

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires continues Omega Force’s tradition, meshing together two seemingly different genres into a singular cohesive experience. Combining the best of hack-n-slash action with the turn-based strategy of...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires continues Omega Force’s tradition, meshing together two seemingly different genres into a singular cohesive experience. Combining the best of hack-n-slash action with the turn-based strategy of Romance of the Three Kingdoms is pure magic, but as the 8th instalment in the franchise, is there enough innovation and features to justify a brand new purchase?

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Dragon Ball: XenoVerse Review

Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series is one of the greatest anime series ever created and despite the manga and anime concluding many years ago, the popularity of Dragon Ball is...

Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series is one of the greatest anime series ever created and despite the manga and anime concluding many years ago, the popularity of Dragon Ball is so intense that a new title is released almost annually. The first offering for a new generation of consoles is uniquely different from the Budokai Tenkaichi and Raging Blast brawlers of years gone by.

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the latest in a long list of updated releases for Dead or Alive 5. Since the original title, DOA5 has been re-released on...

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the latest in a long list of updated releases for Dead or Alive 5. Since the original title, DOA5 has been re-released on PlayStation Vita with Dead or Alive 5 Plus, and again in 2013 as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Although available on last gen platforms, DOA5: Last Round is the first in the series to make the transition to current-gen consoles, and there have been some updates since its last outing.

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EVOLVE Review

Evolve is here and its shaking up the conventional multi-player formula with its unique take on co-operative first person shooting. Its asymmetrical design is deliberate and well-crafted, although it has...

Evolve is here and its shaking up the conventional multi-player formula with its unique take on co-operative first person shooting. Its asymmetrical design is deliberate and well-crafted, although it has its fair share of difficulties along the way.

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Magic 2015: Garruk’s Revenge Expansion Review

Wizards of the Coast returns with an expansion for Magic 2015, after the lacklustre response it received from fans. The Garruk’s Revenge expansion looks to write the many wrongs players...

Wizards of the Coast returns with an expansion for Magic 2015, after the lacklustre response it received from fans. The Garruk’s Revenge expansion looks to write the many wrongs players complained about from the original annual iteration, most notably the lack of full access to cards and removal of key features from previous year’s release. Can Garruk’s Revenge appease the player base and restore Magic‘s unrestricted creative freedom?

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Review

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 takes the competition to EA’s FIFA 15 and this year, may be on the verge of snatching away FIFA‘s long-standing mantle as the premier football...

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 takes the competition to EA’s FIFA 15 and this year, may be on the verge of snatching away FIFA‘s long-standing mantle as the premier football (soccer) simulator. With a lukewarm reception from FIFA 15 this year, PES 2015 have delivered their strongest contender to date.

Visually, PES 2015 is head and shoulders ahead of FIFA 15 in this department. While FIFA 15 visuals look starkly similar to last years offering, PES 2015 have upped the ante once again producing a beautifully realistic experience.

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Never Alone Review

Note: Never Alone throws a major curveball at around the midpoint of the story. As such, light spoilers will be discussed (though not in any detail) due to its influence...

Note: Never Alone throws a major curveball at around the midpoint of the story. As such, light spoilers will be discussed (though not in any detail) due to its influence over the story, as well as the gameplay itself.

Rarely does a game with such potential fail to deliver on the same level as Never Alone. The concept – or at the least one that’s initially presented to you – is fantastic, highlighting the side-scrolling adventure of a little girl in the icy tundra with only an arctic fox for company. It’s an appealing premise, and one that you’ve probably never considered before. Sadly, the game is far better on paper than it is in execution thanks to a number of unwanted factors.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Review

When Borderlands first burst on to the scene back in 2009, many critics wrote the series off before it was even released. Gearbox Software “loot and shoot” first-person shooter launched...

When Borderlands first burst on to the scene back in 2009, many critics wrote the series off before it was even released. Gearbox Software “loot and shoot” first-person shooter launched at a highly competitive period against the likes of Uncharted 2, Demon’s Souls, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the following month.

Despite the odds, Borderlands not only survived; but thrived thanks largely to its addictive looting system, tight gameplay controls, and lush cel-shaded graphics.

Naturally Borderlands 2 followed not too long after, but before the series takes a step forward, Gearbox Software along with our very own home-grown 2K Australia will be taking things half a step back with a 1.5 release in the story arc – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is what my younger self has been waiting for. As an impressionable youth, I stumbled upon Alpha Centauri which captivated my mind and stole many...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is what my younger self has been waiting for. As an impressionable youth, I stumbled upon Alpha Centauri which captivated my mind and stole many hours of my life. I was enamoured with Alpha Centauri and once the credits rolled, Firaxis took a piece of my heart with them.

More than a decade on, Firaxis returns with the spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri in Beyond Earth. Can Beyond Earth weave the same magic?

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