Author Archives: Charlotte Silcock

Review: FIFA 20 – Familiar with Some Fresh Ideas

FIFA 20

The latest installment to the FIFA series arrived on 27th September on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. FIFA 20 feels familiar to anyone who’s played the last few entries in the franchise, but there are a few welcoming new features to the game that make it seem a little less like a carbon copy. Like its predecessors, FIFA 20 is well-presented, fun, and a must-play for football fanatics. However, that’s not to say it’s perfect, as the game still feels underwhelming at times. Better […]

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Review: Super Mario Maker 2 – Exceptional Craftmanship

Super Mario Maker 2

Released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on 28th June, Super Mario Maker 2 is a side-scrolling platformer that allows you to customize and create your own Mario levels. Its predecessor, Super Mario Maker, was released on the Wii-U and 3DS back in 2015, and there didn’t seem to be much room for improvement or a need for a second title. However, Super Mario Maker 2 builds upon and perfects what made the original game such a joy to play by bringing in even more customization, more assets […]

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Nintendo Switch Lite – Everything You Need To Know

The Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite was recently announced and is set to be released on 20th September 2019. The Switch Lite is smaller, lighter, and lacks some features that are available on the standard Switch, but these limitations do mean it comes with a lower price tag. The Switch Lite is currently available for preorders and costs $199.99 or £199.99. Compared to the original Switch, which is priced at $299.99/£299.99 from most retailers, the Switch Lite is a more budget-friendly option. Here’s everything you need to know about […]

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Minecraft Earth Preview – Everything We Know So Far

Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality game developed by Mojang that will be available on mobile devices. It is based on the Minecraft series and is expected to release at some point in 2019. There is a closed beta that you can sign up for via Minecraft Earth’s official website to get a chance at playing the game early. However, there are limited spaces available for the beta, so not everyone who registers will be granted access to it. If you’re picked to play the […]

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Team Sonic Racing Review – Driving Around at the Speed of Sound

Team Sonic Racing

Released on the 21st May, Team Sonic Racing is an arcade-style kart racer that rivals the likes of Mario Kart 8 and Crash Team Racing, while also bringing some fresh ideas to the kart racing genre. It is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Nintendo Switch. Team Sonic Racing sets itself apart from other games in its genre by focusing on teamwork, like its title would suggest. Working efficiently with your team is more likely to secure you a win rather than just one of […]

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Nintendo Switch Review – 2 Years On

Two Controllers For The Price Of One

The Nintendo Switch recently celebrated its second birthday on March 3rd, 2019. In just two years, the console has achieved a lot, surpassing its competitors, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in terms of popularity, innovation, and accessibility. Let’s take a closer look at the Nintendo Switch’s journey. The Beginning The Nintendo Switch was released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a launch title. The console flew off shelves. If you hadn’t pre-ordered the Nintendo Switch before its release […]

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Review: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Delightfully Devilish

Metal Sekiro Solid

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure game developed by FromSoftware, the creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series. Sekiro has some similarity with its predecessors but also brings new features to make a truly enchanting experience. Unlike Dark Souls and Bloodborne where you create your own character, Sekiro has a set path for you to follow. You play as a powerful Shinobi warrior who must slash, sneak, and grapple hook his way through ancient Japan to rescue a young Lord who was kidnapped by a […]

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Review: Far Cry: New Dawn – Fun but Flawed

Far Cry: New Dawn was released on 15th February for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. The game is a spin-off entry to the Far Cry series but serves as a sequel to Far Cry 5. In New Dawn, you revisit Hope County with a new character to embark on a new journey. There are some features and additions, but New Dawn doesn’t majorly improve upon or bring anything new to the Far Cry series. It’s a fairly mediocre and generic game, but there are a few […]

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The Witness Review: A Flawed but Impressive Puzzle Game

The Witness

Released initially in 2016, The Witness was a very much anticipated game. The lead creator, Johnathan Blow was also behind Braid, the popular puzzle-platformer that was featured in the popular documentary, Indie Game: The Movie. Like Braid, The Witness is a puzzle game. However, that’s all there is to it. There’s no platforming, music, mechanics (other than walking and running), and there’s very little story. It doesn’t sound like a particularly thrilling game, but for what it is, The Witness is impressive and worth checking out. Puzzles, […]

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Review: FIFA 19 – Same Old Games, Some New Tricks

New FIFA 19

Most people don’t bat an eyelid when a new FIFA game is released, as the franchise’s golden years are seemingly over. If you look at any list ranking the best FIFA games of all time, the majority will overlook anything released after FIFA 14. However, FIFA 19 looked promising. With new game modes, enhancements to existing ones, more polished gameplay, and a bigger campaign, FIFA 19 could have been the reboot the series needed. FIFA 19 is an improvement to more recent entries, but it still doesn’t […]

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