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Mobile Game Review: Tekken

For the past eight or so months, I’ve been pretty much devoted to Tekken 7, a game which has rekindled my love for the fighting game genre as a whole. So, when I heard there was a mobile version, you can imagine exactly what I said…

“This is going to be dreadful! How can I get my beloved combos on a tiny phone?!”

So, uh, I went in with pretty low expectations for the fighting game franchises first foray on mobile – a hard platform to do any form of video games as a whole. However, what I experienced ended up being something I genuinely didn’t expect… And hey, it’s free, so let’s read on!

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Mobile Game Review: Jetpack Joyride

Ever thought to yourself “man, those guys in that science company sure are working on some big old science. Wouldn’t it be neat if I could get a bit of the science for myself?” I’m sure you have done – Many of us have. However, just because we think it doesn’t mean we’re then going to action it. Instead, we opt to carry on and enjoy it when the science goods come through for us, such as driverless cars, AI such as Alexa and more. However, one man called Barry decided that he really wanted a jetpack. Through a sheer force of vandalism, Barry breaks through the Science peoples walls and steals their jetpack for a Jetpack Joyride!

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Video Game Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Espionage, augmented humans and cybernetic abilities combined to create a unique blend of spy/action gameplay – We can only be talking about Deus Ex, where today we’ll be checking out the most recent incarnation, Mankind Divided. If you’ve never played a Deus Ex before, like me, then read on for what I thought about it, along with how it typically plays out. It’s time to get our cool shades on!

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Video Game Review: Planet Coaster

In the midst of the Steam January sale, I spotted a gem that I’d been keeping my eye on, waiting for the day it hit the sale rack. Planet Coaster is an exciting, roller coaster/theme park simulation game. I had been dithering over whether to buy it or not, I absolutely loved Theme Park back in the day, so this was exciting to say the least.

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Video Game Review: THOR.N

When I read the little bio snippet for THOR.N, a game which is currently free on the Humble Monthly Trove until the 2nd of February, I was immediately interested and looked forward to playing it. After less than thirty minutes, the experience was over! Marketing itself as a job simulator, I was thoroughly looking forward to giving this a blast. What did I make of the experience in what attested to the shortest job I’ve ever had? As this was a Humble Bundle Exclusive, I took to the game with hopes to find something truly different!

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Video Game Review: Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic

I remember being a child, wanting to go to Thorpe Park and ended up going to a different theme park called Thorpe Park, due to. Instead of ending up in Surrey, we found ourselves in a place called Cleethorpe. From that day, I vowed to create the greatest theme parks in the world – But I was a bit too young, so I played Roller Coaster Tycoon! Now, with the power of smartphones, Roller Coaster Tycoon is on our phones and tables – And no, this isn’t some dumbed down wannabe either..!

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Polybius – The urban legend bought to life

If you’ve read up on an arcade game called Polybius, you will find information about an arcade cabinet from 1981 that became an urban legend. It was apparently a crowdsourced psychology experiment that produced psychoactive and addictive effects. The legend also talks of men in black attending the cabinets, simply for the purpose of data-mining. The arcade cabinet is as rare as rare can be and there are rumours that only a few of the original cabinets exist; one of which is stored in Basingstoke. James Rolfe, aka The Angry Video Game Nerd, did a piece on the legend too, so it has an interesting history.

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Nex Machina – Review

Look, I told you that my opinion of Nex Machina might be slightly biased. There is no hiding the love I have of Housemarque products but at least you can say that I have been completely honest with you. Nex Machina is available on PC and PS4 and we will be using the PS4 version for our review.

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Video Game Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Trial)

When I think ‘free trial’, I used to suspect that I’ll be able to get through some of the introduction levels, before it comes up with a big splash screen saying “Buy the game now!” Fortunately, Final Fantasy XIV(FFXIV): A Realm Reborn’s trial is incredibly fair – Allowing you to level up to 35 with no time restrictions. As I’m an avid MMO fan, who thoroughly enjoyed World of Warcraft, Aura Kingdom, City of Heroes, Dark Ages of Camelot and more, I took a dive into the world… of Hydaelyn.

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Video Game Review: Mirror’s Edge

Mirror’s Edge was a game that broke boundaries; insofar that it created a unique way to traverse across the maps. You didn’t have to follow a specific path, but it certainly would help if you did. Many years on, we then got another addition to the Mirror’s Edge franchise, which wasn’t quite as well received. I decided to go back recently and replay through this EA Title released back in 2009 – Is it as good today as it was when it was first released?

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