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John Walker

4 days ago

Feature: RPS IS YAY

Baba Is You review

I first saw Baba Is You a year ago during the Experimental Gameplay Workshop at GDC, and was -- like everyone else in the crowd -- absolutely blown away. But, of course, with these big novel ideas always comes the fear that it might not translate into a coherent game. Some of the stars of the EGW have gone on to be somewhat flat, their…

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6 days ago

Feature: Y2K Hun?

Hypnospace Outlaw review

Hypnospace Outlaw, if it can be described at all, is a game about policing an alternate-world dream-based internet browsing system in 1999. Oh yes. Accessed by wearing a brain-scanning headband, users can create their own Geocities-like web spaces, interact via a chat app, and share music and images with one another, all via the HypnOS operating system. Think Compuserve, but you're asleep. And, because it's…

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1 week ago

Feature: Hot Fresh Content

Steam Charts: Weeping Sore Edition

Hahaha, I can't believe you think the game you like is good! The game you like ISN'T good! Your liking the game you like makes you look just SO silly. Find out which games everyone else likes, and then start liking those games instead, with our handy Steam Charts guide.

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Shapeshifting Detective

Vignettes review

Vignettes is a toy. And that is why it’s completely splendid. On your screen is an object, which when rotated to the correct angle will transmogrify into another. So angle a telephone correctly and you’ll get a television, or a bowl, or a saucepan. And each of these can become something else. And that’s it! And it’s worth it! The trick is trying to find…

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Feature: Not my jam

Toejam & Earl – Back In The Groove review

I never played Toejam & Earl in 1991. I didn't own a Mega Drive, and my friends with one never had it. And, children, in 1991 we didn’t have a The Internet in our houses back then, not even a bit. So I grew up in a world where it simply didn’t exist. Playing this revival of the series - Toejam & Earl: Back In…

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Feature: It's coming apart at the seams

Steam Charts: Pretty Broken Edition

I'm nothing if not a hypocrite. Week after week I lament you utterly awful people buying the exact same five games again and again and again and again and again and again and again. This week I shall lament people buying games that barely even exist. Hold my hand, let me walk you through this most peculiar of weeks, and into oncoming traffic.

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3 weeks ago

Feature: Can I speak to your manager?

Tech Support: Error Unknown review

I'm all in favour of as many A Normal Lost Phone/Orwell-like games as people can make. A fake phone or desktop, in which a story plays out via the mundane apps we are used to using every day. But, they do tend to miss more often than they hit. Tech Support really needs some.

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Feature: 100% True

Steam Charts: Historical Edition

Of course the original editions of the Steam Charts focused on those maps used by the early pioneers of steam-based exploration, so this week we take a historical look back at the origins of your favourite game series. For just one week, put aside your modern electricity-based computing, and come on a journey through time.

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4 weeks ago

Feature: Hexcellent

Tametsi review

After reviewing the pleasing puzzler Globesweeper, I was recommended a whole other pile of recent puzzle games I've missed. I'm working my way through them, and the first to report back on is 2017's Tametsi. A game that takes its lead from the best PC puzzle game of all, Hexcells, and then combines it with the core Minesweeper mechanic. Which is to say, bespoke, intricately…

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Feature: Uncivilised

Sid Meier’s Steam Charts: Sid Meier’s Sid Meier’s Edition

The game you like isn't as good as the game I like. When you like the game you like, you are made to look a fool! Find out why in this week's Steam Charts.

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1 month ago

Feature: Inspector Remorse

Rainswept review

Ultimately, Rainswept has a good story to tell. A sad story, one of grief, loss, murder and small-town cruelty. It's a crime procedural, but its forensic examination is of a complicated and difficult relationship. It's a game that touches on difficult topics, including childhood abuse, domestic abuse, and suicide. And yet, perhaps quite extraordinarily, it's also ultimately a game about hope. I say "ultimately", because…

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Feature: Arse Crack

Crackdown 3 review

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. What a horrible story there must be to tell of the last six or so years of Crackdown 3's development, if the result of all that time is this wet tissue of a game. A bland, woefully dated, aimless and deeply derivative open city, which somehow can't even be saved by the presence of Terry Crews.

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Feature: BLOW UP THE MOON

Globesweeper review

Minesweeper is a terrible puzzle game. It's not a terrible game! But it's a terrible puzzle game. Because Minesweeper involves guessing, and that's fundamentally bad puzzle design. Whether you enjoy playing it comes down to how you approach it. If you're someone who enjoys methodically solving complicated puzzles using learned techniques (hello!) then Minesweeper is the worst. If you're someone who loves reaching a certain…

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Feature: Eastshade And Up

Eastshade review

There was a time when I wasn't quite sure about paint 'em up Eastshade. It's a slow starter, a little clumsy with its introductions, a little distant. But over time it won me over, really won me over. And now, as I idly sail a boat I've built through the twisting caverns on the coast, listening to the beautiful violin strains, discovering magical caves, I'm…

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Feature: Stale Of The Century

Steam Charts: The Worst Ever Edition

I took it for granted. I knew I shouldn't, I think I even knew I was doing it at the time. But last week, when the charts were filled with new and interesting games, pushing out the tired and bloated titles, I didn't take the time to recognise what we had. And now, as can only be the direct responsibility of my careless credulity, everything…

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Feature: Monet for nothing

Art Sqool review

Oh, Art Sqool. A game that's somehow less than the sum of its parts. Beautiful art design by creator and artist Julian Glander, splendid scratchy ambient music, a surrealist world that realises the style of the artist, and a lovely conceit about being put through an art school by an AI. And yet... it's crumbling between my fingers as I think about it.

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Feature: Epic Content

Steam Charts: Fishy Wishies Edition

It worked! Everyone, it worked! The sacrifices we all made, they were all worth it. Some said we were fools to ritually slaughter those Fortnite players and smear our naked bodies with their blood and entrails, but look! No GTA V in the Steam Charts! And no Monster Hunter World! Sure, there's still flipping Clancy Siege, and obviously nothing short of sacrificing a god could…

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2 months ago

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Unsung Warriors’s free demo delivers the standards with aplomb

Like any decent human, I like a side-scrolling platformer. So when I spy one with a demo, I'm inclined to take a look - most of the time I say, "Huh, yup, that was another side-scrolling platform demo," and don't trouble you with the news. But do you know what - I'm rather taken with Unsung Warriors. Not least because of how ridiculously charmingly it…

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Feature: ICE TO MEET YOU

Subnautica: Below Zero thrills with its chills, even at this early stage

Subnautica is one of the great early access success stories. Not just because of its financial achievements - still dwarfed by some of the bigger names - but because of how it used the process to build and refine an exquisitely good game. Co-created with its players, but confident enough to maintain its creative direction, the result is one of the best games of the…

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