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Godzilla review – King of the Meh-nsters

Stage fright In diorama mode, you can pose any kaiju you’ve unlocked and take pictures of them just like that Annie Leibovitz. Trouble is, it takes so long to unlock stages and monsters that you’ll be done with the game long before amassing anything interesting to shoot, and since the ...

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Spectra review

Let’s get straight to the point: Spectra is a head-bangingly boring futuristic driving game that just so happens to have a brilliant soundtrack. It’s by Northern Irish chiptune artist Chipzel, with whose work you may already be familiar: notably, she provided the urgent, thrillingly claustrophobic backing to Terry Cavanagh’s modern ...

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Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf review

Battlefield golf While the bulk of PGA Tour is built around a simulation-type experience, the game does offer some shorter diversions. One of them is a par 3 course built around a Battlefield map, replete with grenades for tee box markers and crashed aircraft carriers as obstacles. Another is The ...

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F1 2015 review

Online is… weird The traditional online lobby system has been replaced with a ‘Hopper’ system, which allows you to choose a difficulty level (presumably to separate crashers from serious racers), and then return to whatever you were doing while the game searches for a suitable match. The lack of ‘quick ...

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Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward review

Heart in crafts? FF14 also has a crafting system so deep that it easily rivals the fighting, and it’s expanded upon in Heavensward. As well as all of classes rising to level 60, the option to build your own airship by working together with your Free Company (basically a guild). ...

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Splatoon review

Splatoon should be the Wii U’s best game. It’s one of the most inventive, joyful, and vibrant shooters in years, bursting with energy and a ton of unique ideas. Nintendo has squirted new life into a genre that, for all its explosive set-pieces and viscera, has grown complacent over the ...

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited review

Achievements to Dye For TES Online features an excellent equipment dyeing system, with three color channels per piece. New dye colors are obtained by completing achievements. This is both a nice way to make achievements matter and a good overall customisation set-up, since a color is always available once it’s ...

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MotoGP 15 review

It’s 30 for a reason Disappointingly, even on PS4, the game only runs at 30fps. It’s solid and good-looking, certainly, but seeing as Project CARS manages 60fps with damage modelling and even better dynamic weather, this isn’t quite up to the standard of its peers. At least it still feels ...

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Massive Chalice review

Rule Tool The game offers one break from the manage-battle-manage XCOM rhythm, in the form of mini-text adventure moments. You’ll be presented with many (usually weird) decisions to make, from national politics to what to do when a school trip comes to your Citadel. The results are usually more catastrophic ...

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