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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 […]

May 1, 2017

Did you want a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (aka the NES Mini)? You know, the miniature plug-and-play replica of Nintendo’s most famous console that came out last christmas? It has thirty classic NES games on it, the controller feels just like an original NES controller, and the emulation of NES hardware is as […]

April 10, 2017

Developer: David OReilly Publisher: Double Fine Productions Platform: PS4 (reviewed), PC   This being the Art issue, I thought it would be a good idea to have a gander at an “artsy” game, one where the rules go out the window and any sort of weird shit is possible. Oh boy, did I find one! […]

April 3, 2017

As much as I like to say that games are for everyone, the unfortunate truth is that the medium is nowhere near as accessible as it should be. It isn’t about subject matter or anything to do with a game’s artistic intentions; rather, it is a matter that most people wouldn’t even give a single […]