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Jonathan has been playing video games since he was first introduced to a Master System as a child. When he's not playing something, he enjoys writing fiction, working with animals and relaxing with a good old book.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Review

It's always nice when a publisher takes note of what the fans want. Much to the delight of their audience, Bandai Namco has been...

Catastronauts Review

There's a lot that goes into a name. It's often the first chance a content creator has to hook an audience. Most AAA, blockbuster...

Atelier Arland Trilogy Review

Japan has no shortage of long-running, well-regarded RPG series. Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Persona, to name a few, have been ongoing...

Asterix & Obelix XXL2 Review

Ever since enhanced versions of older games began appearing en masse for the PS3 and Xbox 360, there's been a steady debate around the merits of remasters. Quality of these ports tends to vary, ranging from the excellent Metal Gear Solid collection to the dismal Silent Hill offerings, which somehow managed to present versions of Silent Hill 2 and its sequel that were worse than the originals. Remasters have been plentiful ever since, and the freshest of the batch is Asterix & Obelix XXL2 for Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. But will this remaster join the ranks of Metal Gear Solid and the Team Ico ports, or is it another Silent Hill?

Swords and Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon Review

What do you get if you throw together Vikings, Persians and a horde of Demons? Armageddon. More specifically, Shawarmageddon, in what is the first...

Warriors Orochi 4 Review

Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise began with the arrival of 1997's Dynasty Warriors. Since then, the Warriors banner has grown to include two historically inspired hack-and-slash series, several crossover tie-ins (including franchises like One Piece and Fire Emblem) and even a live-action film.

428: Shibuya Scramble (PS4) Review

Amongst the myriad genres of video games, visual novels can be something of an oddity. The major appeal of the medium is putting the player in control of a character in a very immediate, hands-on sort of way. Visual novels put you more firmly in the role of the observer; even in the most interactive games of the genre, your influence is often limited to occasional dialogue or action choices. 428: Shibuya Scramble is one of the more player-dependant visual novel stories I've seen, and the engagement it expects from the player is one of its strong points.

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