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The Witness review

The path ahead Eight years in development The Witness is Jonathan Blow’s follow up to Braid. That time manipulating-platformer was a huge critical success and partly opened the way for an indie gold rush that followed in its wake. The game’s lengthy development has seen Blow hone and shape the ...

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Resident Evil Zero HD review

Wesker Mode A side-mode unlocks once you finish the main game, replacing Billy with Wesker. In it, Wesker harnesses the power of Uroboros from Resi 5, with which you are able to sprint down hallways (Shadow Dash) and charge up your glowing eyes (Death Stare) to pop zombie heads. Yes, ...

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Oxenfree review

When you do shut up, most of Oxenfree’s gameplay revolves around Alex’s portable radio. After inadvertently triggering mysterious forces, Alex has to use the radio to traverse the island, activating parts of the world and bypassing gates and doors. Disappointingly, this just involves scrolling through numbers on a dial until ...

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India review

To a degree, that seems like the point, as puzzle-solving parkour is clearly Chronicles India’s focus. In some ways, that attention pays off – Arbaaz’s movements have a natural flow, creating the perceptible smoothness that constant motion should have. That’s particularly clear in timed levels when the course allows for ...

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Amplitude review

Get the FreQ out Once you finish the regular campaign mode, you unlock the ability to turn on FreQ mode. This swaps the flat-laned layout of Amplitude for the rotating tunnel of the original game’s predecessor, FreQuency. It doesn’t make a ton of difference to the gameplay, but it looks ...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order review

As do some missions that are more mundane than enjoyable. Wading through tunnels in search of a lost welding torch is just plain boring, equalled only by the yawn-fest that is navigating sewers filled with obnoxious, flying drones. These feel out of place, especially when weighed against New Order’s otherwise ...

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Yakuza 5 review

Previously on… Unlike other Yakuza games, this entry doesn’t have a story recap of the other games in the series. It’s unfortunate, as the weight of many of the game’s biggest twists rely on your investment of its colorful cast. That said, Yakuza 5 does a decent job getting you ...

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Fat Princess Adventures review

You have cake and I scream Satiate your monstrous appetite by gobbling up cake to restore your HP, and keep on guzzling to supersize your hero in a comical power up that will have you bursting out of your armour and crushing your foes with your big meaty hands. Although ...

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Among the Sleep review

Bear necessities To help baby get through his nightmare in one piece, Among the Sleep gives you an companion early on in the adventure: a sentient, talking teddy bear. Teddy is a quizzical soul, and will often comment on your surroundings. Mechanically, he also acts as a glorified lamp – ...

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. review

The origami killers One of Bowser’s frequent tricks is to send giant, papercraft enemies to stop you proceeding. Luckily, you’ve got a few papercraft creations of your own (hefted around by some poor toads). Battles between these hulking, origami brutes play out like a weird, real-time 3D brawler punctuated with ...

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