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Jon Newcombe

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Fable: The Journey to a New Beginning

Fable: The Journey to a New Beginning

PC / Xbox One / Xbox Series X

We look back at the legacy of Lionhead's fan-favourite fantasy series as the next entry is readied for release over at Playground Games.

Text: Jon Newcombe
VampyrScore

Vampyr

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"We expect that genre fans will appreciate what it tries to achieve, however, a wider audience is unlikely to find much to sink their teeth into."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Yoku's Island ExpressScore

Yoku's Island Express

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"It's relaxing and enjoyable for the most part, while also testing player skill just enough to keep things interesting."

Text: Jon Newcombe

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InkedScore

Inked

PC

"It's a visual delight that presents an intriguing narrative and some stimulating conundrums."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Bio Inc. RedemptionScore

Bio Inc. Redemption

PC

"Overall, Bio Inc. Redemption feels very much like a mobile game ported to PC - which in fairness is exactly what it is."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Road RedemptionScore

Road Redemption

PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox One

"Despite some issues, there's fun to be had with Road Redemption."

Text: Jon Newcombe
The Banner Saga 2Score

The Banner Saga 2

PC

"It's hard not to admire the scale of what Stoic has achieved."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Football Manager 2016Score

Football Manager 2016

PC

"It excels at allowing you to play out your football fantasies and the addiction factor is incredibly high."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Chaos RebornScore

Chaos Reborn

Linux / Mac / PC

"Every turn is a gamble, sometimes it goes wrong and you lose, sometimes you deserve to fail only to come out on top."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Invisible, Inc.Score

Invisible, Inc.

Linux / Mac / PC

"Every attempt to conquer the campaign is hugely enjoyable, even if the story doesn't stay as fresh as the action."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Crimson DragonScore

Crimson Dragon

Xbox One

"The repeated objectives and clunky controls detract from what could have been a better experience."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Zoo TycoonScore

Zoo Tycoon

Xbox 360 / Xbox One

"There are plenty of features but it's rarely a hefty challenge. It's a game to be enjoyed at a relaxed pace, an experience to celebrate and share because it's so refreshingly pleasant."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at SeaScore

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea

PC / PS3 / Xbox 360

"Burial at Sea is an enjoyable blast through a familiar setting. But the short run time raises a difficult question."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Bioshock Infinite: Rebuilding Rapture

Bioshock Infinite: Rebuilding Rapture

PC / PS3 / Xbox 360

We sit down with Burial at Sea's producer, Don Roy, and find out more about the inspirations behind the incoming DLC.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Football Manager 2014Score

Football Manager 2014

Linux / Mac / PC

"The real beauty of Football Manager is in the stories you will experience."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Pokémon X/YScore

Pokémon X/Y

Nintendo 3DS

"New features, and engaging visuals show great strides forwards. X and Y will be looked on very fondly in years to come."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Godus Hands-On

Godus Hands-On

Android / iOS / Linux / Mac / PC

Who knew being a God involved so much clicking?

Text: Jon Newcombe
Amnesia: A Machine for PigsScore

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

PC

"While sneaking, hiding, running away and solving environmental puzzles isn't everyone's idea of fun, players looking for a nail-biting horror experience could do worse."

Text: Jon Newcombe
The Consistent Console Message

The Consistent Console Message

PS3 / PS4 / Xbox One

As we're in the midst of a console war, Jon Newcombe considers if consumer desires should be driving technological innovation.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Fable Legends Beta due in 2014

Fable Legends Beta due in 2014

Xbox One

More news on Lionhead's recently announced Xbox One exclusive.

Text: Jon Newcombe
33 PS4 games to land this year

33 PS4 games to land this year

PS4

It looks like it's going to be a good end of year for early adopters.

Text: Jon Newcombe
FIFA 14 - What to Expect

FIFA 14 - What to Expect

PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One

As the latest instalment of the ever popular football simulator nears release an abundance of information has been revealed.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Tales of XilliaScore

Tales of Xillia

PS3

Tales of Xillia is absurd, and it flourishes in absurdity.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Dynasty Warriors 8Score

Dynasty Warriors 8

PS3 / Xbox 360

China's legendary warlords take to the battlefield once more for some high-octane button bashing action.

Text: Jon Newcombe
The Walking Dead: 400 DaysScore

The Walking Dead: 400 Days

iOS / Mac / PC / PS Vita / PS3 / PSN / XBLA / Xbox 360

Does this DLC offering from Telltale have enough bite?

Text: Jon Newcombe
A Step Back in Time: Project Eternity

A Step Back in Time: Project Eternity

PC

Project Eternity is a return to the dark and punishing world of the isometric RPG. Thousands of people wanted it. Chris Avellone promised to deliver it. Thanks to Kickstarter, it looks like we're going to get it.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Surgeon Simulator 2013Score

Surgeon Simulator 2013

PC

Though the clinical title suggests otherwise, Surgeon Simulator 2013 won't help medical students get their licence.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Battle Ready: WildStar takes aim

Battle Ready: WildStar takes aim

PC

The MMO with a free-form fighting system more akin to Zelda than Warcraft is taking shape ahead of release. We go hands-on and talk to the man behind the combat.

Text: Jon Newcombe
6 screens from D4

6 screens from D4

Xbox One

From the creators of Deadly Premonition.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Next-Gen Exclusives: Xbox One

Next-Gen Exclusives: Xbox One

Xbox One

All the major exclusive announcements from Microsoft's conference at E3.

Text: Mike Holmes and Jon Newcombe
Project Spark revealed at E3

Project Spark revealed at E3

Xbox One

Game creation game shown off at Microsoft conference.

Text: Mike Holmes and Jon Newcombe
Forza Motorsport 5 announced

Forza Motorsport 5 announced

Xbox One

It's the announcement we all knew would happen, but it's still a welcome sight.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Xbox One - methods of control

Xbox One - methods of control

Xbox One

Kinect and a new controller detailed in Microsoft's presentation.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Gaming's Defining Moments - Batman: Arkham Asylum

Gaming's Defining Moments - Batman: Arkham Asylum

Mac / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360

We continue to recall some of the greatest games of the generation. This time Rocksteady Studios' revival of a caped crusader.

Text: Jon Newcombe
Slender: The ArrivalScore

Slender: The Arrival

PC

Run away screaming or embrace the darkness?

Text: Jon Newcombe
EvolandScore

Evoland

PC

"Initially the game is two-tone, similar to the original Gameboy. An early chest transforms the world into colour, by the end characters are 3D models traversing glorious HD."

Text: Jon Newcombe
BattleBlock TheaterScore

BattleBlock Theater

XBLA / Xbox 360

"The story is absolutely barmy. Narrated with goofy enthusiasm and near perfect comic timing, it's a rollercoater of wackiness that's almost impossible not to fall in love with."

Text: Jon Newcombe
Rhythm DestructionScore

Rhythm Destruction

PC

"Think Dance Dance Revolution meets Ikaruga, and you're close to understanding what Rhythm Destruction is all about."

Text: Jon Newcombe


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