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Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

Super Mario 3D World encapsulates everything wholesome about Nintendo and underlines that despite what you may read on the internet, these folks know what they’re doing with Wii U. Our favourite plumber’s adventure starts off a little differently this time around: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad come across a …

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Review: Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS)

Japanese RPGs have an often turbulent time in Western regions. They are often plagued by same-y gameplay and uninspired stories — which is what makes them both alluring and repellant at the same time. One new title in the Nintendo 3DS library embraces this conflicting relationship; Bravely Default does so …

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Review: Tearaway (PlayStation Vita)

From the creative minds at Media Molecule, who gave us the LittleBigPlanet series, comes a brand new platforming adventure. Tearaway for PlayStation Vita is a lot of fun, simply adorable in every way, and a big reminder of our Arts and Crafts childhood. Playing as Iota (or the female version, …

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Review: Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One)

There’s no doubt being the only new IP out of the Xbox One launch line-up makes life a little bit more difficult for Ryse: Son of Rome. Almost every other NextGen title has the benefit of being an already popular series, and therefore any shortcomings with new technology are usually …

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Review: Contrast (PlayStation 4)

Contrast is a unique spin on the puzzle/platformer genre, rather than sticking to tradition like LIMBO or Braid, Contrast adopts a 2D meets 3D approach that, while ambitious, ultimately falls short of what could have been. Set in a 20’s Noir style atmosphere in the year 1923, Contrast sets you …

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Review: WWE2K14 (PlayStation 3)

WWE2K14 is the first WWE game since 2K Sports gained the WWE license from the now defunct publisher THQ. Many may think that the take-over, which happened halfway into the game’s development period may have had a negative impact on this release, they were very wrong indeed. While WWE2K14 isn’t …

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)

Back in my day, we didn’t have “textures” and “physics” in our games. When we got home from school (we had to walk, barefoot, in the snow), we’d have to manually load a game cartridge into our console and play with a controller tethered by cable. Grand Theft Auto didn’t …

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Review: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One)

Another year, another revival of one of last generation’s most profitable game franchises: Call of Duty: Ghosts comes with a slew of promises to entice a potentially trigger-tired legion of gamers. The first of which is the epic new storyline that forgoes any sense of realism the previous titles in …

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Review: F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

Codemasters, who should be called Racingmasters, have once again released the next instalment of F1 Race games for PlayStation 3. Once again, simulation and realism is the key to the success of the series, but how much has actually been added to F1 2012 to make this a worthy purchase? …

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Review: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is a collection of HD Kingdom Hearts games, including PlayStation 2 classic Kingdom Hearts, previously unreleased in Australia Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (the PS2 remake), as well as HD cutscenes and journal entries derived from DS game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Kingdom Hearts, …

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