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Review: Iron Assault

Hello there. Looking at the last few review posts, I’ve obviously given up on trying to find another way to say “I hope you’re doing ok” – so, I hope you’re doing ok. Today we make a rare visit to the Simulation section of the site for some big robot action, in Iron Assault.

Review: Kathy Rain

Hi there. Hope you’re all doing ok. Today we welcome back Jo to solo reviewing duties after a break of, ooh, let’s just say, quite a few years. It’s kind of fitting that the game in question is a point and click adventure set in the the 90s: Kathy Rain.

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: The White Label

In a recent(ish) Vault of Regret post, I wrote about the time when I had a bulk clear-out of old games, shifting most of them as a job lot inside a massive cardboard box. Despite spending more time than is healthy on trying to find details of that eBay listing and what exactly was in […]

Review: Alan Wake

Hi there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we establish that the answer to the question, “How far in advance would you have to start playing a vaguely spooky game in order to produce a review of that game to coincide with Halloween?” is “about six months”. (Alternatively, the timing could be considered more of a […]

Discussion: Tacoma (spoilers!)

Hello there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we’re back with another spoiler-tastic discussion of a modern indie adventure game. At some point we’ll think of a good name for this series and link all the articles together with a tag, but for now we can just point you in the direction of previous chats about […]

Soundtracks/When I played…Need for Speed III

Soundtracks is where we talk about licensed music in games. When I Played was a series from a few years ago, about significant games, and times, in my life. Today we have a strange kind of hybrid/crossover piece, a one-off for a special occasion. Hope you don’t mind. Nostalgia and happy (or, sometimes, less-than-happy) memories […]

Soundtracks: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Soundtracks is where we take a look back at the use of licensed music in games. Go here if you want to know more. Today’s game is Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, which is probably the last football game I bought with a sense of genuine expectation that I would devote hours to the career mode, […]

Review: NBA Live 95

Hi there. Some time ago, The Last Dance on Netflix inspired me to play a couple of old basketball games. Here’s a write-up of the second: NBA Live 95 from EA. (I’ve since moved onto Friday Night Lights and Last Chance U, so I imagine I’ll end up writing about Front Page Sports Football while […]

Review: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Hello there. Hope you’re doing ok. I’ve generously been given the title of this site’s main “review guy” based upon a blistering work rate that produces anywhere from 10-15 reviews per calendar year. With such a reputation to maintain, I have another one for you today! It’s of a relatively modern remake of an all-time […]

Discussion: Firewatch (spoilers!)

Hello and welcome to the latest in our series of discussion reviews of modern indie adventure games (with spoilers). That’s a sentence that neatly describes what we do each time, but in case you aren’t one of our legion of enthusiastic regular readers, previous instalments have seen us tackle The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Gone […]