Joe - GK

Joe - GK

Reviewer - GamerKnights

8.9

Great

Octopath Traveler Review

Intro: Square Enix have been relentless in figuring out exactly what the JRPG is in the current generation of consoles. With games like Bravely Default, I Am Setsuna and Final Fantasy 15 testing the waters for stark new ideas and directions, it seems at times that they’re the last hope for the genre. Which is why it comes as a wonderful surprise to see their latest game, Octopath Traveller, become...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Overcooked 2 Review

Many hands make hectic work: The original Overcooked was an absolute delight that nearly tore my girlfriend and I apart. A couple of years later and here were are, still screaming at each other to “cut those digital carrots or so help me I’ll cut you.” Story: Sent on a mission to save the world from the un-bread menace – yes, you read that right, undead bread – you and a team of likeminded chefs m...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Review

Shaq-Fu: I never played the original Shaq Fu, which some say was one of the worst games ever made, so going into the Legend Reborn I didn’t have the same history as many of my peers. I knew of its reputation, however– with developer Big Deez Productions proudly iterating on this so-bad-its-good legacy, with their official trailers even calling out the original for sucking so bad – so I was surpris...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Hitman: Sniper Assassin Review

Target Practise: Sniper Assassin marks the first time I’ve ever reviewed a pre-order bonus, but here we go: If you adored the first season of Hitman’s episodic antics (and really, why wouldn’t you?) and are willing to bet cold, hard cash that the sequel will be just as fun, then you’ll nab this vertical-slice of sniping hijinks. Story: A trio of morally dubious guests turn up to a wedding in a bea...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Unravel 2 Review

Unravel 2: The original Unravel was an absolutely fine puzzle/platformer – and that was the most damning thing about it, honestly. Fine doesn’t really cut it anymore – luckily developers Coldwood Interactive stepped up and knocked this sequel out of the park, making a game that is so much more than just fine. Story: Our story picks up just as the cute and charming Yarny is tossed from his boat int...[Read More]

8

Great

LEGO The Incredibles Review

No Capes: Developer Traveller’s Tales have been putting out Lego-fied versions of popular films, cartoons and comics for decades now, and whilst many might be calling for change to that same rock-solid formula (this reviewer included) you can’t help but admit it’s a damn fine one. Collecting goodies, unlocking extra characters and hoarding thousands upon thousands of studs is a compelling reason t...[Read More]

8.6

Great

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Review

The Way of Sushido: So this is what it’s come to. A hyperactive match-em-up puzzler concerning Sushi. This is the path we were set on the moment ‘Candy Crush Saga’ and its ilk poured into the puzzle genre and ruined everything. I miss Tetris… …is what I would be saying if Sushi Striker wasn’t such a bloody brilliant good time. Story: After the great Sushi wars (or the Sushi Struggle, as it’s known...[Read More]

8.6

Great

Yoku’s Island Express Review

Indie: Last year an indie metroidvania (Hollow Knight) crept into my GOTY list, beating out the likes of Super Mario Odyssey and Resident Evil VII. I shouldn’t feel surprised, then, that this year looks to repeat that upset. Yoku’s Island Express is a charming, inventive entry into a genre that all-too-often rests on the laurels of its formula. In that regard, Yoku’s Island Express refuses to play...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Vampyr Review

To suck or not to suck: Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been obsessed with vampires – I love the stories, I love the striking look and creeping menace, and I love how they capture a little moment in time when a bloodsucking stalker from the shadows symbolized all of the fear and evil of Western civilization. I was really excited when the developers behind the excellent Life is Strange decided n...[Read More]

8.6

Great

ONRUSH Review

Absolutely Smashing: I didn’t really know what to expect when Onrush arrived on my desk. Looking like a spiritual successor to the excellent Motorstorm series I excitedly dove in expecting a meaty arcade racing experience. But whilst it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, a duck this is not. I’d hesitate to even call it a ‘racing’ game – but whatever it is I can tell you one thing: it’s bloo...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers Review

Dillon: Dillon the Armadillo is one of Nintendo’s most underappreciated mascots. Prior to Dead Heat Breaker’s he had two fantastic tower defence games that passed a lot of gamers by, but now with a physical release of the third instalment in his action-slash-strategy series I’m hoping he becomes the big deal he deserves to be. There’s just nothing else out there like it right now. Story: Within mi...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Review

Strange Journey Redux: The Shin Megami Tensei games have always been a bit niche, and more than a little weird. This dark, brooding and strangely styled series often presents a more mature take on a genre that is usually joyful and upbeat. Strange Journey, originally released on the DS system, was similarly moody and difficult, and now nearly ten years later it’s got a 3DS remake. As one of the be...[Read More]

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