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AuthorCameron Gray

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August 7, 2017

It was one of the most anticipated games of 2014, a brand new IP from the team that made Call of Duty the juggernaut it is today. It combined fast-paced movement and parkour elements with giant mechs that really pack a punch. Its sequel built on everything the original did well, in addition to having […]

July 24, 2017

Developer: Marvelous Publisher: Marvelous/Xseed Games Platform: PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch (reviewed) Review copy supplied by publisher.   Oh great, another obscure Japanese franchise that only nerds like me have even heard of! Be warned — deep lore and pointless fanservice lies ahead… The Fate series began in 2004 with the visual novel Fate/stay night, and […]

July 17, 2017

Developer: Vicarious Visions Publisher: Activision Platform: PS4 I cannot emphasise enough how much of an impact the Crash Bandicoot series has had — not just on me, but on gaming in general. The little orange marsupial quickly became iconic in a time when every console needed a mascot and, sure enough, Crash is synonymous with […]

June 6, 2017

I’m about to do something I’ve deliberately avoided doing ever since I started writing for Salient back in 2015. It was, and is, the gaming controversy to end all gaming controversies; nothing else comes even remotely close in terms of impact on the wider gaming community and on society in general. Mentioning its name is […]

June 6, 2017

Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games Platform: PS4, PC (Windows) Review copy supplied by publisher   The Warriors franchise is one that tends to dip under the radar for most gamers, despite there being dozens of games within it. In fact, there are so many games that it can make your head spin trying […]

May 29, 2017

Developer: Rain Games Publisher: SOEDESCO Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Windows), Wii U Review copy supplied by publisher.   There’s nothing worse than wasted potential. You’ve probably seen at least one film where you’ve immensely enjoyed the first two thirds, only to see everything fall apart at the end, turning a potential favourite into just […]

May 22, 2017

Back in Issue 00, I wrote a piece about the then-upcoming Nintendo Switch; you might recall how I was cautiously optimistic about the hybrid console’s prospects. Now that I have a cool job that lets me play games in the office, it was just a matter of time before I spent nearly my entire first […]

May 15, 2017

Developer/Publisher: Tribute Games Platform: PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One Review copy supplied by publisher.   Roguelike games — traditionally RPGs containing procedurally generated environments, permadeath, turn-based combat, and tile-based graphics — have been around since the early days of computer gaming, but seem to be becoming more popular in recent years, especially among indie developers. […]

May 8, 2017

Developer: Playtonic Games Publisher: Team17 Digital Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Windows, macOS, Linux), Nintendo Switch Review copy supplied by publisher   Is anyone else really sick of nostalgia being used to sell us shit? ’Cause I am. For those unaware, back in the late ’90s and early 2000s a studio called Rareware released a […]