Claire Phillips

Loves – sci-fi, gaming, movies, purple, photography, David Tennant, reading, doodling, writing.

Murasaki Baby Review

Murasaki Baby Developer: Ovosonico Publisher: Sony Platforms: PlayStation Vita Release Date: 17 September 2014 Price:  US $14.99 Available Here Overview Young children are frightened of a lot of things, things that aren’t real, things that they don’t see and understand in quite the right way. Murasaki Baby tries to take those fears to an adult audience by putting players in contol of B...

Randal’s Monday Preview

Randal’s Monday Developer: Nexus Game Studios Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment  Format: PC (Previewed), Mac Release Date: November 12th, 2014 Price: TBA Randal’s Monday is a point and click adventure game with a Groundhog Day style plot, an obsession with pop culture references, and a minor but deadly grudge against pigeons. Developed by Spanish team Nexus Game Studios, it’s clear from the ...

The Walking Dead Pinball Review

The Walking Dead Pinball  Developer: Zen Studios Publisher: Zen Studios Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Wii U Release Date: 26 August, 2014 Price: $4.55  Available Here Overview It seems that there is no stopping The Walking Dead. From its comic book origins the property has spread to nigh on every medium that it can ...

The Swapper Review

The Swapper Developer: Facepalm Games, Curve Studios Publisher: Curve Studios Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: 6 August, 2014 Price: $22.95 – Available Here Overview The Swapper was first released on PC in May last year, gathering a decent amount of press and strong reviews. A year later and it has made its way to all of Sony’s machines...

Dying Light trailer showcases gameplay for Gamescom demo

With Gamescom 2014 just around the corner, Techland and Warner Bros have released a new trailer for Dying Light, their upcoming open world horror title that sets players loose in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. The game was delayed from its 2014 release back in May, but those looking forward to exploring the latest creation from the Dead Island developers are in luck- the trailer show...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Review Developer: Nihon Falcom Publisher: XSEED Platforms: PC Release Date: 30 July, 2014 Price: $19.99 – Available Here Overview Trails in the Sky is an extremely traditional JRPG, packed with mechanics and characters that fulfil pretty much every trope and stereotype you would expect. The leads are two teenagers who are in love with each other but ab...

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Review

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy  Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: Sony Platforms: PS Vita Release Date: 2 July, 2014 Price: $34.99 – Available Here Overview I first experienced the Ratchet & Clank series in the shape of Tools of Destruction, the first and (according to Metacritic) best last gen outing for the bot and Lombax duo. That these guys are up there with Jak & Daxter, Sl...

Chronology Review

Chronology Developer: Osao games Publisher: Osao games Platforms: PC Release Date: 13 May, 2014 Price: $9.99 – Available Here Overview Puzzle platformers are everywhere these days, with indie game developers and the Steam Greenlight programme combining to provide a constant flow. This one is from Danish developers Osoa games, and maintains another trend; mechanics based on the manipulation o...

The Trip to Italy Review

The Trip to Italy Studio: BBC, Revolution Films Distributor: Madman Entertainment Format: Cinema Release Date: 29 May, 2014 Overview Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are back for another round of impersonations and silly banter, taking off on a tour of six Italian restaurants with naught but an Alanis Morissette CD and each other for company. The film is a follow up to 2011’s The Trip, and like i...

New Dying Light Release Date Announced

Dying Light developers Techland have just announced that the game’s release date has been pushed back a few months to February 2015.  The developers are keen to stress that the slight delay is to allow for the best final experience possible in the open world horror game; the team don’t want to stop development before the game is ready, with freedom of movement high on the list of prior...

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

The Last Tinker: City Of Colors Developer: Mimimi Productions Publisher: Unity Games Platforms: PC (Reviewed), Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 Release Date: 9 May, 2014 Price: $21.99 – Available here Overview The Steam page blurb for The Last Tinker: City of Colors lists Banjo Kazooie as one of the games inspirations. This colorful adventure certainly shares some spirit with the bear and bird (in ...

The Blackwell Epiphany Review

The Blackwell Epiphany Developer: Wadjet Eye Games Publisher: Wadjet Eye Games Platforms: PC Release Date: 24 April 2014 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview The Blackwell Epiphany is the fifth and final entry in Wadjet Eye Game’s point and click adventure series following on from The Blackwell Deception. Rosa and Lauren Blackwell have been saving souls with the help of wise ass ghost Joe...

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