Game Review: Virginia (Xbox One)

An interactive story, or as it’s better known ‘a walking simulator’, Virginia’s strength lies in its fantastic movie like soundtrack and its initially gripping story. I say initially because for 2/3 of the game, you won’t be able to turn away but the game drops the ball hard for a disappointing, confusing and unsatisfactory final third.

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Game Review: What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox One X)

Winning a BAFTA for best game in 2017, What Remains of Edith Finch is centred on the character Edith Finch. It’s revealed that she’s the last in the Finch family line which have a perceived curse. They believe that it causes all but one member of each generation to die in unusual ways.

Each death is played out in a short gameplay sequence to the player. The game is presented as an anthology of these mini-experiences, wrapped in the dramatic retelling of the family’s history and fate through Edith’s narration.

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Game Review: Kholat (Xbox One)

Kholat offers up its own dark explanation of the mysterious, unsolved death of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains on February 2nd, 1959. A premise that could make for a chilling and scary horror game. Sadly, the end result is mind-numbingly boring and incredibly ineffective.

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Game Review – Steppy Pants (Mobile – Free to Play)

Steppy Pants is a walking simulator, yep, that is a thing, that jumps on board the currently popular naming convention like Crossy Road or Flappy Bird and the like. Silly name aside, developers Super Entertainment have put out a simple game that is frustratingly addictive.

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Game Review: N.E.R.O. (Xbox One)

N.E.R.O. or Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is a first person adventure game based on puzzle solving and exploration. In the game, you traverse through a magical world. Throughout the journey you’ll discover floating pieces of dialogue that slowly unravel its sorrowful tale.

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