Super Mario Bros. Wonder looks plenty creative — but it can’t shake off the series’ two most soul-sucking conventions
It’s easy to get swept up in how imaginative Super Mario Bros. Wonder looks. But is it really, or has New Super Mario Bros. just set the bar really low?
A Dungeon Master’s take on Baldur’s Gate 3
Our community loves a spot of D&D, so our resident DM Matthew investigates how Baldur’s Gate 3’s relative lack of freedom compares to real-life TTRPGs.
Pretty, but patchy: were Pokémon Scarlet and Violet even designed for the current Nintendo Switch?
Sure, Game Freak aren’t known for well-optimised, performant code. But we’ve got other ideas about what’s caused the new Pokémon games’ issues.
Civilization VI is finally worth playing
As long as you’re willing to spend £109.97 on the base game and two DLCs, Civilization VI might finally have caught up with its predecessor.
Matthew takes a trip down memory lane, to the time of Red Rings of Death and teenage crushes on Kaiden Alenko. But does Mass Effect 1 still hold up?
How did a game with so much going for it, wriggle into so much trouble? Snake Pass is a slippery customer, and left Mike feeling conflicted and weird.
The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is off to an amazingly fun start
Mike hesitantly dipped his toe into the Splatoon 2 ink and — despite some connection issues and a cluttered UI — was surprised to find he loved it.
Alas, Hitman has jumped on the “episodic release” bandwagon. But are its developers justified, or is this just an excuse to hoard their players’ money?