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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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The Legend of Korra Review

Fans of Nickelodeon’s sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender rejoiced upon hearing the news that Platinum Games – renowned for titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising...

Fans of Nickelodeon’s sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender rejoiced upon hearing the news that Platinum Games – renowned for titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising – would be taking on the challenge of a true The Legend of Korra videogame. Licensed games typically have a reputation of failing to meet expectations, and while this may still hold weight with this year’s tie-in, fans will be pleased to know that they can still dive in and experience the power of bending for themselves.

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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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Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Review

Magic: The Gathering returns for another year with the release of Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers. The previous iterations have built upon the past title, improving and adding new...

Magic: The Gathering returns for another year with the release of Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers. The previous iterations have built upon the past title, improving and adding new features to justify the annual release schedule, much like the trading card game with its constantly evolving meta game and diverse card line-up.

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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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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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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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Ducktales Remastered Review

It’s been two decades since the adventures of the penny-pinching Scrooge McDuck and his feathery flock came to a close. These long dormant heroes have been championed for a return...

It’s been two decades since the adventures of the penny-pinching Scrooge McDuck and his feathery flock came to a close. These long dormant heroes have been championed for a return this summer, thanks to the folks at Capcom and WayForward; a move which will leave some baffled given such an extensive timespan. As such, it’s tough to pin down exactly who the target audience is for DuckTales Remastered, a reworked version of the NES classic that undeniably made a splash in its day.

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Sacred Citadel Review

Sacred Citadel‘s entrance was a rather small blip on the release radar, edging its way to retail without too much fanfare, at least for non-Sacred fans. Sacred Citadel takes the...

Sacred Citadel‘s entrance was a rather small blip on the release radar, edging its way to retail without too much fanfare, at least for non-Sacred fans. Sacred Citadel takes the Sacred series and flips it RPG roots on its head, converting the franchise into a side-scrolling brawler. The cross-genre universe work surprisingly well as a dungeon crawler, giving bigger name titles a run for their money. There’s enough here to captivate, but falls a little short to make a mark for itself.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review

Pistols, cowboy hats and tense saloon standoffs are all synonymous with the Old West, a troubled time where outlaws roamed and alliances were forged or broken. It’s a period that...

Pistols, cowboy hats and tense saloon standoffs are all synonymous with the Old West, a troubled time where outlaws roamed and alliances were forged or broken. It’s a period that Hollywood once depicted with all the glary-eyed trash talk and dramatic shootouts you might expect. It might be considered strange then, that gaming never really followed suit, barring Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption as a particularly memorable western. Before that, however, was Call of Juarez and its sequel, Bound in Blood, both of which proved to be fun yet flawed outings in their own right.

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