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Sniper Elite 4 (Xbox One Review)

Somewhere, deep inside Sniper Elite 4 there is an allegory for 2017. The natural escalation of how to deal with Nazis and their rhetoric; with a clean entry wound as opposed to the sloppy punch delivered on national television. It’s a great game that captivates the player and takes them back to a time where we were proud to stand against Nazis. A time in which the meeting of minds between our elected leaders was a thing of hope as opposed to a near Twilight Zone farce – or an episode of Black Mirror, feel free to pick whatever show suits your dystopian future paradigm.
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Top 10 Tips for Nioh Beginners

Look, there’s a rumour going around that you’re struggling with Nioh. We are not going to say who started it, or confirm that it involves you crying for several hours on end in the corner of the room rocking back and forth. It’s just not our style. We wouldn’t do that to you. To hold your weak moments against you in this time of despair, instead we are going to lend you a wee helping hand.
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Uncanny Valley (Xbox One Review)

Uncanny Valley presents itself as an entity of fear. Fear of our past coming back to haunt us, fear of not being able to escape our daily routine, and ultimately our fear of the unknown. Cowardly Creations set’s out to deliver a story that not only startles the player through use of typical horror themes, but to evoke a sense of unease through the “uncanny valley” of our own creations.
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Knee Deep (Xbox One Review)

Knee Deep is a game that follows in the immensely successful footsteps of Telltale Games’ episodic format, where storytelling and dialogue reign supreme. Action takes a back seat as you’re transported to Cyprus Knee, a dingy backwater town in Florida. There’s an instant difference between Knee Deep and other similar games though; Like Super Mario Bros 3, you’re acting out a play.
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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Xbox One Review)

The Resident Evil franchise has been going through a bit of an identity crisis lately. With Resident Evil 6 being a huge departure for the franchise’s horror roots and “transforming” the series into a Michael Bay-esque action movie – inducing a “more flair than scare” mentality. And up creeps Resident Evil 7 out from within the shadows to try and revitalise what the series had lost, re-inventing the wheel by taking similar gameplay elements from popular games like Outlast or Alien Isolation. Trading in the the over the top set pieces for a familiar more intimate locale, switching the player’s view to a fixed FPS mode; ditching the over the shoulder camera made popular by Resident Evil 4. All in the hopes of realising Capcom’s goal of putting the Resident Evil franchise back on track to being the king of survival horror games.
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Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS Vita Review)

When KoeiTecmo first announced a new Dynasty Warriors RPG back in early 2016, the community responded with a resounding “Huh?” While the idea of more Musou goodness was great, most of us were unsure it would translate into the turn-based strategy role-playing format that they were promising, especially given how much Omega Force have perfected the 1 vs. 1000 feel of their flagship franchise over the past 15 years. Not that Koei Tecmo were unfamiliar with this style of game, with past releases such as Dynasty Tactics, Kessen, Saiyuki: Journey West and the Eikestuden series (after which this new Shin Sangoku Musou title is named in Japan), but it has been a while. Since their last outing Fire Emblem has quite confidently cornered the market. That said, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is a pretty well-crafted addition to the SRPG catalogue.
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Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4 Review)

Japanese RPGs have come a long way in the past decade; relinquishing old traditions and shaking things up, often to appeal to a wider audience. The epitome of this would have to be Final Fantasy XV and while debatable in some aspects, there’s was no doubting it played and looked like a “current gen” JRPG that could only be done on the newest consoles. I’m bringing this up because going from Final Fantasy XV to Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers has been a strange experience; with the latter feeling like it was made a decade ago, despite being the newer game.
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Upcoming Games of 2017

With 2016 behind and the end of the world looming in front of us our only escape may be in the digital world. It’s almost customary that all the guys at ReadersGambit club together and write a list of their most anticipated games for the coming year.
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Rise & Shine (Xbox One Review)

There’s a few wanky ways you could probably analyse Rise & Shine’s title. From the aspirations of a young boy turned hero to the alertness required just to be moderately successful throughout the short campaign. But we will spare you the details as any discussion of the title itself would probably take longer than the subject therein. After all Rise & Shine is a fairly simple game.
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Metrico+ (Xbox One Review)

In spite of 2017’s first month being somewhat unique in gaming circles, what with Nintendo releasing a ton of information on the upcoming Switch, elsewhere January is settling into its now standard routine of being a month in which you can relax, take a breath, and have a look at some lesser-publicised titles.One such title is Metrico+.
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Hunter’s Legacy (Xbox One Review)

Hunter’s Legacy is a Metroidvania-like platformer from Mexican developers Lienzo. While it’s been out for a while on PC and Mac (garnering overall Positive reviews on Steam since July 2016), Hunter’s Legacy is taking the leap to Xbox One on the 20th January and the PS4 a few days later (24th January). I joined the main character, Ikki, on her quest to free the Kingdom of Iripur on Xbox One.
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The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (PS4 Review)

If The Flame in the Flood is anything to go by I’d not do well in an apocalypse setting. Or in a raft. Basically, I’m the guy you’ll see the crows picking at about 3/4 hours into any apocalypse. Thanks to the folks at Molasses Flood you can find out just how well you’d do in that kind of situation.
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Outbreak (PC Review)

An homage to the Resident Evil franchise, Outbreak is an all out tribute to survival horror and its tropes. Changing fixed camera angles for a more widespread bird’s eye view whilst adhering to a low res quality of visuals that a lot of indie games go with these days.
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Sylvio (Xbox One Review)

The horror genre is one that strongly permiates our emotions, unleashing a myriad of overwhelming feelings that overwhelm us. Players are either forced to endure the scares that the developers have in store or shy away in fear; to see the plot to finality or give in our fears and find a more comforting game to play.
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Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution

The French Revolution is one of the defining points of human history. It started the shift towards liberal democracy in the western world and set a trend of abolition of monarchy. It also set the stage for the rise of Napoleon’s authoritarian regime and lead to the first known instance of Total War: a country devoting every aspect of its citizenry and government to armed conflict.This was no February Revolution, which birthed the 2nd French Republic, there was little in the way of liberte, egalite and especially not fraternite. It was a brutal affair that made way for an even more brutal century. So it’s kind of bizarre to see it played out by anthropomorphic squirrels, to be quite honest.
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Game of the Year Awards 2016

Once a year we all like together and argue like it’s the end of the year and the arbitrary title that wins each category truly matters. We even added a new section this year! Throughout all the pain and anguish that comes with buying as many titles as you can a few gems stand out from the rest and provide countless days of fun and that’s what we are here to celebrate. So, without further ado, here’s our Game of the Year Awards for 2016.
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RG Podcast : GOTY 2016

We’ve been debating everything over the course of the year, from the name of our podcasts to our favourite characters, but we haven’t had a chance to actually talk about our games. So prepare yourself for the 2016 GOTYcast from the guys at ReadersGambit.

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Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One Review)

Taking on an RPG is no easy task, in fact when it comes to a JRPG you often don’t see the full picture until you are staring in to the face of secret end game content. Although that doesn’t stop us from talking about everything leading up to that point, like we did in our initial impressions piece for Final Fantasy XV. But now that we have invested a whopping 70+ hours we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the whole endeavour.
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Our Marvel Versus Capcom: Infinite Wishlist

There’s no hiding that I am a massive Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 fan. I’ve lived and breathed the franchise since its release and both franchises have held a special place in my heart for longer than I can remember. All hope was lost when Capcom’s license ran out a few years ago and the Versus titles started to disappear from the digital realm. And then PSX 2016 happened.
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RG Podcast S2E6: Trico Time(Almost)

The gang are back in 2016’s penultimate episode. Esler talks about his recent games, note that includes spoilers for Dead Rising 4 and Final Fantasty XV, Scotch Rat talks about his love of Dwarves, and Kwaig does his best to keep his cool as the other two talk a load of nonsense. Due to getting caught up talking about the pitfalls in Final Fantasty XV’s design there is absolutely no theme, but we do talk about PSX!

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Dreamfall Chapters (Playstation 4 Review)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dream a little dream of me.

World to the West (Playstation 4 Review)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

World to the West is a 3D action-adventure game set in the same universe as indie hit Teslagrad. However, this is a standalone extension of the universe and…

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Xbox One Review)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Scoping out the competition.

Syberia 3 (Playstation 4 Review)

Monday, May 1, 2017

The call of the Youkol.