Somewhere between Braid and Super Meat Boy lies the epileptic-fit-waiting-to-happen that is Super Time Force Ultra. As various members of the Super Time Force, lead by Commander Repeatski, you’re tasked with saving Earth from the evil Dr Infinity while occasionally popping back in time to change the past in order to ‘improve’ present-day Earth.
STFU’s key selling-point is its Braid-like re-wind feature; if (when) you die you can go back in time to a previous point in the level. Your other More >
Note: This game is in Early Access. This review may be revised to reflect changes to game content.
If you’ve played the previous Rebuild games, you’re in for a treat with Gangs of Deadsville. If you haven’t, this is a fantastic place to start. Described as “Sim City meets the Walking Dead”, you must lead your group of survivors to reclaim the city, all the while fending off starvation, zombies, uprisings and attacks from other factions, including cannibals and crazy priests.
Deadsville shares More >
Starion Tactics offers an experience that strips out most of the tedium found in the 4X strategy formula. Unfortunately this may be a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. While faster paced and more combat oriented than a standard Civilization title, Starion Tactics doesn’t bring enough to the table to draw you in.
Tactics plays out like a checkers match, except before much of the fun begins the pieces must be bought and built. In a turn by turn fashion each of the participants in More >
I don’t buy much DLC, so when I say that this is the best DLC I’ve ever bought the statement might not carry much weight for people that buy them regularly. That being said, the quality of this add-on for PS3’s greatest game is absolutely superb. The content is fairly short for this price: I managed to finish it in one sitting of around two and a half hours. But this is all that costs the DLC a perfect ten out of ten score. Once you can get past the cost, it’s a breathtakingly wonderful couple More >
Trace Vector is described as a high speed action arcade game with puzzle elements. It also has vector style graphics, and is very easy to learn but difficult to master. The music has been described as electronica and certainly adds to the 80’s arcade feel of the game overall.
The object of the game is to race your ship through each geometric level grabbing all the fuel cells you can and dodging dead ends along the way. The controls feature just two buttons to determine the path your ship will More >
Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar by Cuve games is by no means an exciting reimagining of the fantasy roleplaying genre, it is, however, a fairly enjoyable, if at times tedious, strategy/action game that will easily fill up an afternoon but, for an asking price of £6.99, this is not an exceptionally good value proposition.
In Heroes and Legend: Conquerors of Kolhar you will spend the vast majority of your time in pitched three on three battles that take place in real time making tougher More >
King’s Bounty: Dark Side is the latest entry in the seemingly endless King’s Bounty series of turn-based RPG/strategy games. In theory, it shakes up the formula by, for the first time, letting you play as the bad guys. In practice, it feels like a lazy retread of the same game developer 1C-SoftClub have been milking for over half a decade.
Dark Side sees you playing either an Orc warrior, a seductive Demoness or a Vampire wizard, on a quest to restore the balance between Light and Dark. The More >
Enemy Mind breathes new life into the shoot-em-up genre with a clever twist to the formula. In the midst of an intergalactic war between humans and squid-like aliens, you play a formless psychic entity capable of taking over ships from either side. In battle, you jump constantly between enemies, adapting quickly to the distinct weaponry and abilities of each vessel and then abandoning them as their health and ammo run out.
Gameplay is at once frantic and strategic – staying with any one ship More >