Just the Scores 2017

Nidhogg 2

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

6

Erm.. a six… seven? I dunno… It’s more Nidhogg, you’ve played it before. Give it your own score dammit.

 

 


Greedy Guns

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

6

Greedy Guns is nicely polished and has a pleasant way about itself. A tad old fashioned, which will delight fans of these types of games, but ultimately lacking sparkly magic. 

 


Sonic Mania

SHORT REVIEW: NINTENDO SWITCH

8

This is no fan-made game. Sonic Mania is the real deal. A game made with a deft touch and skill. Short but replayable. Dripping with care and attention.

A wonderful little game at the right price. 


Titanfall 2

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

8An excellent online shooter, fully dependant on your own gaming perversions and tolerance for others.

Titanfall 2 is generous in its demeanor and intoxicating to play.

 


Behold the Kickmen

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

6

A fun little firework. Bang! It entertains. This is fun isn’t it. I enjoyed that. Now it is done.

Let’s move on.

 


Fast RMX

SHORT REVIEW: NINTENDO SWITCH

8

Not a game that immediately demanded my attention. Be warned, it might not pull you in. But if it does, you’re in for a treat. Nice.

 


Super Bomberman R

SHORT REVIEW: NINTENDO SWITCH

6How did they make a mess of Bomberman? All they had to do was copy, paste (an’ improve) the previous downloadable versions. Fucking useless.

If updates arrive in the form of snappier controls with additional game modes, we’ll change the score back to 7.


Little Nightmares

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

8

 

A short memorable game thats beauty obfuscates familiar game beats.

 


Tokyo 42

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

FIVE

I struggled to have fun in the sexy world of Tokyo 42. All the pieces are in place and it wouldn’t take too much to inject the fun factor. Right now, it didn’t click with me. 

A game that proves aesthetics should never interrupt gameplay.

 


The Sexy Brutale

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

8

You wake to the same murder rich Saturday in the fantastical hotel known as The Sexy Brutale. You’ll find murder, mystery and unforgettable adventure. Or a slow walking puzzle round some house. 

 


The Last Guardian

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION (NO, NOT THE PS4 PRO)

8A game in which the vision is the dominant force, for better or worse. In time you’ll forget the technical problems, to be left with the breathtaking memories of one boy and his monster. Looking forward to those remasters. 

 


 Azkend 2

SHORT MUSICAL REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

FIVEWell, the rap gave it a 5 which I feel is a bit harsh. Joey Jo Jo, anything you would like to add?

Actually, the video fades out just as I got a “Nice!” 16x combo. Thanks for that.

 


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

SHORT REVIEW: WII U VERSION

10The first perfect score, but we all know perfection doesn’t really exist. So if you find yourself shaking ya’ fist at a numbered score, remember this. It’s not a demand you love a game with breaking weapons. It won’t change the opinion of the person who doesn’t like being lost in an open world.

Breath of the Wild will affect open world games of the future.


Thimbleweed Park

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

8I’ll miss my time with these characters and enjoyed every second of my adventure. Thimbleweed Park easily sits alongside the classic point and click games of the past and fulfils its kickstarter remit. 

A game designed to directly appeal to my fond childhood memories, which means my opinions corrupted. Well played Mr Game Developer… Well played. 


Rocket League: Dropshot

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

10

Postgamous award of excellence.

The perfect sports game… with cars though.

 


Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

6A game that ignores the strengths offered by the Musou engine.

Fans of Berserk will get something from this. For others looking for simple brawling pleasure, it would be wise to seek out the superior Hyrule Warriors.

 


Motorsport Manager

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

7

I’ll continue to let this game eat into my precious time, as Motorsport Manager strikes the right balance simulation and game, but is held back by a lack of additional intrigue and the truly surprising. 

Let’s hope the next addition builds upon an excellent and cripplingly addictive foundation, and it isn’t churned out to exploit the earned goodwill.


Double Dragon IV

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

FIVEDouble Dragon is devoid of original ideas, with the same ol’ conveyor belts and ladders from yesteryear. 

I bemoan it’s lack of progress, but that was never the point was it.

 


Watch Dogs 2

SHORT REVIEW: PC VERSION

8

A very fine world, with very fine characters, with very fine stories. 

A very fine game.

Does it really push the open world genre? Nah. It is fun though. 


Titan Souls

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

5A personal disappointment and I hope that’s a sentiment you don’t share. It’s a well made game, with a decent idea and I hope Titan Souls thrills and excites you, I really do. 

It’s not you… It’s me, we can’t see each other again. Goodbye.

 


Uncharted 4

SHORT REVIEW: PS4 VERSION

8

The difference between obvious crass adventure and snobby high-art could be attributed to tone and your own sensibilities. Especially within the world of computer games, a new-ish medium still finding its feet and finally discovering itself like a  spider monkey in a rather fetching dress. The tart.

What you will find here, is a simple adventure and a fine send off to the Uncharted series.