Joe - GK

Joe - GK

Reviewer - GamerKnights


8.1

Great

Maneater Review

Mannnnnnn Eater: “Maneater” was the video game I never knew I always wanted. I’ve thought sharks were equal parts awesome and terrifying since I saw Jaws way too young – and subsequently became scared of the bathtub -but never did I think such an addictive and fun game could be fashioned out of their violent lives… or at least the violent lives they tend to lead in our medi...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Persona 5 Royal Review

We kind of saw this coming: Persona 5 Royal is by no means a surprise. Atlus are all about the re-release, which would be annoying if they didn’t go all-in with every new iteration. Like Persona 4 Golden before it, Royal is here packed with quality of life improvements and groaning with extra content. This isn’t just a ‘all-the-DLC’ package that most companies roll out (tho...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Bayonetta And Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Review

Bayonetta & Vanquish: Vanquish and Bayonetta still stand as some of the finest action games of their generation, and feathers in the cap of Platinum studios – a cap now full of feathers. As a new owner of a 4K TV and a PS4 Pro, I was thrilled to see two of my favourites show up in top form. Bayonetta has often suffered from spotty performance across its many iterations, and the PC version of V...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Darksiders Genesis Review

Genesis: Darksiders Genesis is not a Diablo clone. I just thought I’d get that out there early, considering how easy it might be to mistake this new entry into THQ Nordic’s hellish brawler franchise. Despite taking to the skies for a new, isometric viewpoint, this is not the looting dungeon crawler the familiar camera angle would have you believe.  That doesn’t mean its not a dev...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Need For Speed Heat Review

Heat: Need for Speed is a series that has long struggled to remain relevant in a genre it helped define.  With better and better racing games coming out across a huge range of sub genres, the contemporary, and frankly lukewarm, Need for Speed games of the last console generation never really seemed worth bothering with. I’m thrilled to say that NFS Heat is a different beast, demanding your a...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Shenmue III Review

Shenmue: As an absolutely massive fan of Shenmue I and II, I hollered when Shenmue III was announced. It wasn’t so much that I was willing to shout from the rooftops over a videogame so much as it was simply a relief – I had been campaigning for as long as I could remember to all who would listen for SEGA to finally let Yu Suzuki finish his vision of a young man trying to avenge the death of...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD Review

Redemption: I remember playing Banana Blitz way back in 2006 and lamenting. This felt like the final nail in the coffin – a motion controlled nail in a once brilliant series. It had stumbled from grace before, but this package was so misguided – a series based on precision controls being adapted to the ineffective waggle of Nintendo’s Wii console – that it felt like the end of the balled mon...[Read More]

8.2

Great

Romancing Saga 3 Review

Romancing SaGa 3: Romancing SaGa 3 is a relic from an age that often feels like it no longer has an audience. I’ve spoken a lot about how to adapt old school turn based JRPGs in the past, and about how the genre may no longer suit modern standards – and I stick by that. But every now and then I still find enjoyment in that dying breed. The re-release of Romancing SaGa 3 – a SNES game we neve...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Review

Yooka-Laylee: As a diehard Banjo fan, I was ridiculously excited when Playtonic – a company made up of former Rare developers – was formed, with the mission statement to bring back the platforming golden age. Their debut, Yooka-Laylee, was good but somewhat wanting, its worlds stretched a bit thin and its ideas scattershot. I thought that might be the end of the Rare rebirth – but I was wrong. The...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Indivisible Review

Divide By Zero: It feels like forever ago I was playing Indivisible’s early access demo. I remember being simultaneously wowed and worried by the frantic RPG action that felt like the videogame equivalent of spinning plates. But this was Lab Zero Games – the creators of the fantastic Skull Girls – and despite Indivisible only being their second title, I really ought to have known better than...[Read More]

7.8

Good

The Surge 2 Review

The Surge 2: After releasing the fun, flawed but most of all promising Lords of the Fallen back in 2014, I knew Deck13 were a developer worth keeping an eye on. They swiftly followed that title – clearly inspired by Dark Souls as it was – with another in the same vein, The Surge. Both games were a bit muddled, and neither were quite as good as their inspiration, but they brought fresh ideas to a g...[Read More]

6.6

Fair

Contra: Rogue Corps Review

Contra: Contra is a great series with a great lineage. The same used to be said of Konami, but now everyone arbitrarily hates them in the same way we hated EA not so long ago, so it was no surprise to me to see their latest effort met with critical damnation and commercial indifference. Contra Rogue Corps is an effort to modernize a genre – the run and gun – that didn’t neccesarily need mode...[Read More]

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