Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4) Review

Resi 2 Remake

Seems strange to cover a remake of a game I’ve already covered on this blog, given it’s only been running for a few years (and games weren’t being reviewed for a good chunk of that), but here we are! The Resident Evil 2 Remake managed to not only be a great game in and of itself, but a game that lives up to the lofty legacy of the original Resident Evil Reamke, which still stands as one of the best entries in the series. While I still have one or two gripes, let’s take a deeper look at one of the best Resi games in a long time…

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Power Move Pro Wrestling (PS1) Review

Power Move Pro Wrestling

The first entry into the Wrestling Game Rundown since the old game review blog got transferred over to this one, and it also happens to be the first 3D wrestling game on the list, and indeed the first 3D wrestling game I ever played. We’re also back into made up wrestlers / promotions side of things, though only briefly! (well, for the entire roster, anyway…) So let’s have a look at this old PS1 game, see if it’s a hidden gem, or a blocky mess… or both!

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SoulCalibur VI (PS4) Review

soul calibur vi

SoulCalibur VI was looking like an unlikely prospect a few years ago, after SCV was, frankly, a rather expensive mistake that pretty much killed the franchise dead. I always assumed if we got a new game it would be a reboot instead of SoulCalibur VI, but it turns out… we got a sort-of reboot that’s still called SoulCalibur VI…? Let’s take a look!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) Review

ssb ultimate

It only feels like yesterday the mammoth marathon counting down the days to this game’s release started on this blog, but now it’s been over a month since its release and it’s time to review the game itself! Ultimate is certainly a fitting subtitle as not only does it have every previous character playable (plus new ones!) but it has a mode where you can collect “spirits”, and each of these 1,000+ spirits are based on other characters and concepts from games from all over gaming history. It’s just one giant celebration of gaming, and thankfully it’s damn fun to play as well! Let’s have a closer look then…

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My Top 10 Games of 2018

Top 10 Games 2018

It’s that time of year again, and now all three categories are on the one Blog! So, we’re starting with Games, and… yeah, once again I’m just one man (with a full-time job, no less) so there are games on most people’s lists that I just haven’t played (God of War seems to be this year’s Breath of the Wild in that sense…), and thanks to two 2017 games taking a couple of chunks of the year up, I only just made it to 10 games released in 2018… So, without further ado, here is my list of Top 10 / Only 10 Games I’ve Played of 2018!

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Red Dead Redemption II (PS4) Review

Red Dead Redemption 2

It’s the first game review since I combined my regular blog with the Game Review one, and it’s a hell of a first game to start with! Red Dead Redemption II continues Rockstar’s streak of great open world games, once again mixing good gameplay with an amazing story. So let’s take a deeper look into the sequel (that’s actually a prequel…)

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Super Mario 64 (N64) Review

Super Mario 64

So here we are, after 28 days we arrived just one single day away from the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and what other way could we end on other than Mario? So the hard part was choosing which Mario game to go with, the original Super Mario Bros. due to it’s all-time classic status? Mario Galaxy for arguably being my favourite? Mario Odyssey for the being the one I played most recently? In the end, I went for none of the above, and jumped into Mario 64, as much like the first game, it was a truly revolutionary experience, and just as worthy of a choice as the others, especially in giving me something to write about in the “Thoughts Then” category… Let’s take a look then, and end this lengthy countdown…

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Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Review

Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country was a game that always looked great to me, again being a Mega Drive owner. My brother never got it, so I was left with memories of seeing how “amazing the graphics were” when it was reviewed on Bad Influence (old British Gaming TV Show…) So once again, like a lot of these final reviews in the Smash marathon, it’s something I can’t talk about how I liked it back then, but I can tell you how it holds up now! Let’s find out…

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) Review

Breath of the Wild

Back when I did the Top 10 games list last year I remarked about missing out of Breath of the Wild due to not having a job in the middle of the year, therefore not buying a Switch until Super Mario Odyssey came out, and that I hoped to play it during the middle-of-the-year lull this year… Well, I did! Also: it’s great! Unsurprisingly. Anyway, rather than put up a second Zelda game I decided to make this the game review for the franchise in the Smash countdown, after all the Link in the game is based off of this one! Let’s take a look then, at Nintendo going proper open world…

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Super Metroid (SNES) Review

Super Metroid

This was a tricky decision for me, as I actually played the original Metroid when I was younger, but I didn’t like it (it was too hard, as many games were for me at the time, though to be fair in the case of the original Metroid it’s still extremely difficult for me now!) where as I really wanted to play Super Metroid but never did thanks to that old chestnut (on this blog) of the fact that I owned a Mega Drive while my brother had a SNES, so I was at the mercy of his game choices. I ended up going with Super Metroid because even though I won’t be able to add a “Thoughts Then” part of the review, it’s such a good game that I just wanted to play it again after giving a proper go for the first time a few years ago. So… let’s take a look!

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