Ian - GK

Ian - GK

Editor - Reviewer GamerKnights


8.5

Great

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Heading for a fall? This generation of consoles hasn’t exactly seen a plethora of strategy releases, despite their seeming success on the 360 & PS3. Does this turn-based 4X game give the genre the boost it needs in the living room? Story: Unusually for a 4X game, Planetfall tries it’s best to weave in a narrative. It’s a bold and ambitious choice, and one that doesn’t always come off. There’s ...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

MXGP 19 Review

Moto…cross: The MXGP games now seem like annual occurrences. With the limited budget that Milestone has, does this year’s edition offer enough over previous iterations? Gameplay: The major enhancement to this year’s game is the Playground, which is set in France. There’s a large open area, which includes a couple of tracks and some curated challenges from the developers. You’ll need to drive to ea...[Read More]

7.8

Good

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Hold my stein… Add co-op gameplay, Arkane studios and some 80’s kitsch to the world of Wolfenstein – could anything possible go wrong? Story: You may ask why it’s the 1980’s? Well you don’t play as BJ in this instalment, but one of his two daughters, Jess or Soph (or Arthur and Kenneth, as they like to refer to each other), who head to Paris to investigate Dad’s disappearance. After an interesting...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition Review

Hotline Monk-ami?? Redeemer is like a bastard child of Diablo and Hotline Miami, with elements of both games in fairly equal measure. But can a top-down shooter with RPG elements combine into a thing of beauty? Story: Vasily was once a trained killer. But when his old boss tried to make him a cybernetic warrior, and his brother-in-arms agreed and turned against him, he went rogue before hiding in ...[Read More]

7.9

Good

The Sinking City Review

A sinking feeling? Cthulhu games seem to be coming quick and fast this last twelve months with an officially licensed RPG, and now an adventure game from Frogwares, who have spent the last decade or so developing Sherlock Holmes games. Is it too ambitious for them to take on a change of theme and a move to an open world in one go? Story: Cthulhu and Lovecraft have long been a source of inspiration...[Read More]

8.6

Great

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review

Getting Elsweary of this game? Elsweyr is the latest big expansion to ESO, which has seemingly recovered from its rocky start. But after two hugely anticipated releases with Summerset and Morrowind, can the land of the Khajiit excite players in the same way? Story: Zenimax have certainly tried to roll out the big guns, promising necromancers, dragons and more. Unfortunately, given the online compo...[Read More]

8.9

Great

F1 2019 Review

A Prosty Reception? F1 2018 was one of the best racing games released this generation, is it even possible for F1 2019 to do anything other than provide livery updates? Story: I said last year that I thought that Codemasters had done everything they could from a story perspective, but this year they have indeed gone one further. This isn’t exactly going to rival FIFA, but it’s a start, and hopeful...[Read More]

8.1

Great

Warhammer: Chaosbane Review

Bane of your life? Warhammer games continue to come thick and fast, and perhaps the biggest surprise is that no-one has attempted a Diablo clone yet (as far as I can see, anyway). Does “Warhammer: Chaosbane” bring anything to the party or is this just hoping to lure in a few new fantasy fans? Story: Chaosbane is actually quite unusual, even amongst GW games in terms of the period it pi...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Team Sonic Racing Review

Gotta go fast? Mario Kart may be the undisputed king of the genre, but that’s not to say that other kart games can’t emulate the style competently or even do their own thing; and Sumo Digital have definitely gone for the latter approach with their latest Sonic racer, “Team Sonic Racing“. Does it work? Story: Interestingly enough, the game has a fully-fledged story mode, with 7 differen...[Read More]

8.9

Great

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

The Komplete Fighter? Mortal Kombat is a series that I’ve come back to time and time again, despite being rubbish at fighting games. Whether it was MK 2 or 3 in the arcade, MK4 on the N64, Deadly Alliance on the GameCube, I’ve always been interested. And recently the crazy storylines have had me more than intrigued. 11 games in, does the franchise still deliver? Story: The narrative in MK11 –...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Dangerous Driving Review

2 Fast 2 Dangerous? Let me make this very clear. The Burnout games are some of my all-time favourites. The sense of speed. The deformation of the cars. The bright, airy feel of the levels. The challenge. After several attempts, the team at 3 Fields (who are all veterans of the original games) have finally drummed up enough support to put out a spiritual successor, “Dangerous Driving“. ...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Yoshi’s Crafted World Review

Well crafted? The Yoshi games have always been quite divisive amongst Nintendo fans, both from an art style and gameplay perspective. Still, after a glut of excellent exclusives, can there possibly be any issues with a new Yoshi platformer in 2019? Story: Unfortunately, the attempt at story is even more contrived than your average Nintendo platformer. Kamel and Baby Bowser show up in an airship an...[Read More]

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