Simon Miller, Editor-In-Chief - Nothing, Xbox One

South Park: The Stick of Truth screenshot

After sitting at my desk for almost 30 minutes and blindly staring at my screen, I realised I'd played nothing this week. Bratt made me try out some One Piece… thing… that I'm still perplexed about, but other than that it was a week that didn't involve much game playing.

Such a discovery made me realise, though: what exactly would I play if I had the time? It's a crime that I'm still yet to get into South Park: The Stick Of Truth, and Watch_Dogs has me intrigued, but disgustingly I seem more drawn to mobile titles at the moment, simply because they're quick and easy to get involved with.

With all that said, I did play some Altered Beast. And realised that the original Sonic is horribly hard to control on an Xbox 360 pad.

Steve Burns, Reviews and Features Editor - Valiant Hearts: The Great War, PS4

Valiant Hearts: The Great War screenshot

This week I played Valiant Hearts, a game about the Great War which seems to have been directed, in part, by Michael Bay and whoever made Metal Slug. I'm not joking: at one point you have a fist fight in the middle of the Somme's no-man's land. On top of a tank. In a vest.

The rest of the game is rather good though, so check it out.

When I wasn't hunting comedy German villains, it was UFC fighters, and I'm sad to say the EA UFC is a step back from the excellence of last generation's entries, feeling lighter on content and less satisfying to play. I'm still enjoying my time with it: how much longer I'll spend with it, however, is up for debate.

Brett Phipps, Staff Writer - Shadowrun Returns, PC

Shadowrun Returns screenshot

This is the first time I’ve been able to take advantage of the Steam Sale, and one of my purchases was Shadowrun Returns.

As a big fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the gameplay format is a nice fit, though it’s a shame the game is pretty easy. What is great about Shadowrun is its story. A gritty, underground world reminiscent of Repo: the Genetic Opera, it presents a great world and plenty of texts to delve deeper into the narrative.

The narrative is enough to keep me invested and want to see the story through to the end, making the easy gameplay less of an issue and something that actually becomes a positive. Bratterz will be proud.

Tom Bickmore, Friend of - Sniper Elite 3, Xbox One

Sniper Elite 3 screenshot

This week I reviewed Sniper Elite 3, which brings the series into the next generation, but largely remains the same as V2. The highlight is still the X-ray kills, but that quickly wears thin. I found myself having the most fun when having a total disregard for stealth. Taking on the Nazi menace in the deserts of Africa guns ablazing is when the game is at it's best.

My only regret is not capturing the clip of me shooting a dude through the chest, the bullet then bouncing off the wall behind him, and hitting someone on the other side of the room in the arse.


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Nxs's Avatar


PS4: Watch Dogs
PC: 100% Orange Juice. It is strangely addictive
Age of Wonders 3. Damn good game
Torchlight 2
Papers Please
Planet Explorers
Battleblock Theatre. Not really the easiest to play without a joystick

Posted 17:19 on 28 June 2014


I play Splinter Cell Blacklist, for less then 10 Bucks I thought I should give it a try.

And... its okay, I guess. So far I had some good Moments, but then the Game always throws some bollocks at me. As if it wants me to not like it too much. But I'm not through yet, maybe it gets better.
Posted 17:00 on 28 June 2014
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I've finally had a chance to play some mario kart 8 this week. I wasn't disappointed. I've also played a game of civ 5 and played through portal in the space of an evening.
Posted 14:03 on 28 June 2014
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Oh, does this means we'll get a review of One Piece Unlimited World Red from Bratt? Or was he just playing it in his spare time?
Posted 00:07 on 28 June 2014
Bloodstorm's Avatar


If you want to stay playing Shadowrun, check out the workshop on steam for extra content. It's a treasure trove.
Posted 20:25 on 27 June 2014


Have any of you chaps played Broken Sword 5 yet? I have just finished it and loved it. So glad they were able to bring this game out, no more awful memories of the tosh they brought out in 3D *shudders*. The 2D animation is perfect, and takes it back to the series roots. I definitely recommend it, if you haven't played it.
Posted 17:52 on 27 June 2014
colc's Avatar


you should get on dawn of war 2!! ive recently gotten into it and it seems *****in awesome
Posted 17:24 on 27 June 2014

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