Oxenfree Is Engaging, Excellent, Essential

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Let’s cut to the chase – in a year of excellent indie titles, Oxenfree is 2016’s best so far. If you have a platform that will run it, you’ll be doing yourself no harm in downloading this emotionally engaged, smartly written supernatural adventure. Read on to know why…

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Review: Clockwork Tales – Xbox One

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Artifex Mundi, developer of adventure game/hidden object hybrid titles such as Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, are back on Xbox One with Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink – is it deserving of your hard earned? Read on!
Pleasingly, Artifex have made a confident and smooth port of the PC version. Using the same, user friendly control scheme that fans of the studio have become accustomed to, there is a striking visual flair to the beautiful painted screens you’ll find yourself navigating and, combined with its steam-punk trappings, Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is certainly unique.

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Review-Valiant Hearts: The Great War

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Pope John Paul II said, whilst making an impassioned speech to the Italian Corps. Diplomatique, “War is not always inevitable, it is always a defeat for humanity”, and of the many wars waged across the expanse of human history, there are none for which this appeal is as applicable, as it is to the two Great Wars through which human suffering was taken to its furthest possible extreme. With this is mind, and with 2014 being the centenary of the start of the First World War, Ubisoft Montpellier has seen fit to remind us of the senseless violence, the human cost, of the war between 1914 and 1918 with its UbiArt framework powered, Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

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Review: Mario Kart 8

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It has now been twenty-two years since the original Mario Kart powered its way into the hearts of gamers across the world on the SNES, with its winning formula of combat racing and familiar Nintendo characters, making it an instant classic and one of the finest multiplayer games ever created. Now though, Nintendo bring this classic series to the Wii U, presenting the first ever Mario Kart game to feature HD visuals, but putting its graphical upgrades aside, does the tried and tested gameplay still hold up today? And is it really the game that Wii U owners have been waiting on?

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