Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Blood of the Werewolf review

Blood of the Werewolf is quite easily the biggest game from indie developer Scientifically Proven. Having worked on a few small multi-platform releases, the company has mainly stuck to mobile games, with this representing their first full platform release. Action-platformers may have fallen in popularity since the times of Castlevania IV and its kin, and are now a bit more of a niche genre. With Blood of the Werewolf, Scientifically Proven are trying to bring back a taste of what used to once take pride of place in any gamer’s collection.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Chapter One review

Whilst the charts are filled with the likes of Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, old school point-and-click adventure games are often overlooked. Sure, the HD reworkings of the Monkey Island games introduced a whole new generation to these sorts of games, and more recently TellTale Games have done a phenomenal job in reclaiming the genre. Their take on The Walking Dead is unforgettable, and with upcoming series based on Game of Thrones and Borderlands, they're just going to get better and better. In the meantime, perhaps The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, from Nordic Games and The Adventure Company, will fill the void. It's the tale of a thief, long thought to be dead, returning to steal some priceless artefacts in a globe-trotting adventure. It has a good premise, but does it deliver with the goods? Read on to find out...

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Dungeon of the Endless preview

Dungeon of the Endless is the 2nd release from Amplitude Studios, acting as a prequel for their previous game, Endless Space. While the latter may have been met by positive reviews, this new game is a venture into a completely different genre of game, swapping Turn Based Strategy for a rogue-like tower defence game. Does it hold up the same level of quality as their first title? After playing the alpha version, available through Steam's Early Access program, here are my first impressions.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Colossatron: Massive World Threat review

There are certain developers for every platform that just get it. Each game they make is vastly different to the last, and fully takes advantage of that platform's capabilties. One such developer for iOS titles is Halfbrick Games. Every game they've released so far has just been mind-blowing. Whether it's Monster Dash, Jetpack Joyride (which I still play daily) or Fruit Ninja, there's probably something for you. Does Halfbrick's latest game, Colossatron: Massive World Threat match the ridiculously high standards of their previous titles? Read on to find out...