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Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms – The Verdict

Kevin McLennan November 27, 2014 0
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms – The Verdict

I hack and slash but the enemies keep at me thick and fast, surrounding me from every angle. Slowly they chip away at my health, forcing me to drain my soul reserves in order to replenish my health. I pull back to a previous area hoping to pick off a few grunts before the full force hits me again. Alas it's no use, there are just too many. Fortunately I have one last trick up my sleeve. Not one that many mortals would openly admit to, but then again I am not just any mortal. I have already been resurrected once today and don't plan on giving cause for a second time. My secret... well, you see I have a demon in my soul and can transfer to its shadowy world in a mere second. And just like that... I vanished.

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Knights of Pen and Paper +1 – The Verdict

Chris Evans November 25, 2014 0
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 – The Verdict

Why am I writing a Verdict on a game that came out nearly 18 months ago I hear you ask? Well, it is because a fun Halloween themed DLC pack was released a few weeks ago, a piece of DLC which convinced me to go back to the game and give it another try. It was fun last year, and it is still fun now, just with added content...

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Destiny – Expanding December 9th

Chris Evans November 24, 2014 0
Destiny – Expanding December 9th

It is somewhat strange for me to realise that I haven't played Destiny for a couple of weeks. A game that I adore, but has slipped behind my current playing schedule thanks to the need to actually...you know...review games. While I haven't touched it recently, I will be planning to make my way back on December 9th as the first expansion, The Dark Below will be launching.

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Our Week in Games – Week 106

Chris Evans November 23, 2014 1
Our Week in Games – Week 106

Welcome to the last normal edition of Our Week in Games this year. Starting next Sunday, we will be starting to run with Our Year in Games where we will look back at the games that have defined our year. This will lead on to Our Games of the Year on Christmas Day. With that, read on for Our Week in Games as we reach Week 106.

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Hearts of Iron IV – Tanks!

Chris Evans November 21, 2014 0
Hearts of Iron IV – Tanks!

I've dabbled with Hearts of Iron in the past, but in recent years, I've leaned ever more closer towards Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV as they tend to offer more room for creating your own in-game stories. What Hearts of Iron offers though, is the chance to shape modern history, a particular interest of mine thanks to studying the modern era extensively during school, college and university. And so, I bring you the latest developer blog from Paradox Interactive for Hearts of Iron IV.

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News: Coraabia

Jon Armer November 20, 2014 0
News: Coraabia

Our intrepid leader forwarded a press release onto me the other day and it piqued my interest enough to want to pass it on to you, our dear, highly intelligent and obviously beautiful readers…. It’s a card trading game called Coraabia and its out now. Jump to the cut for some info on this intriguing title.

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New Heat Signature Trailer is Fun…and Space is Beautiful

Chris Evans November 19, 2014 1
New Heat Signature Trailer is Fun…and Space is Beautiful

It is always nice when you get to listen to a game developer talk about their game and really show some enthusiasm for their title. That is just part of the reason for why I am enjoying this Heat Signature video so much. The other reason is that the upcoming title from Tom Francis (of Gunpoint fame) just looks so damn good.

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New Blitzkrieg 3 Trailers Show Off Destruction Tech

Chris Evans November 18, 2014 0
New Blitzkrieg 3 Trailers Show Off Destruction Tech

Don't you just hate it when you wake up to witness a fleet of tanks rumbling through your nearby forest, knocking down trees, destroying fences and then, once they reach the roads, crushing cars beneath their tracks like there is no tomorrow? If you don't hate that idea, then I have three videos that will be just what you need to see.

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I Expect You’re Wondering Why I’ve Gathered You All Here.

Nick Wheeler November 17, 2014 0
I Expect You’re Wondering Why I’ve Gathered You All Here.

Ursula was dead. I couldn't be certain, but from the masses of vomit, the mysterious discolourations on her body, not to mention the fact that I'd just found half a bottle of poison left in a cupboard, I was pretty certain her demise was not the accident it appeared to be. No, this was murder, and as the resident Inquisitor it looked like it was up to me to sort it out.

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Grand Theft Auto V Lands on The New Generation Tomorrow – Are You In?

Chris Evans November 17, 2014 0
Grand Theft Auto V Lands on The New Generation Tomorrow – Are You In?

Tomorrow is a big day in the world of the new generation machines. They'be both been selling by the bucketload, but apart from Halo: The Master Chief Collection and (a botched) DriveClub, they've been lacking on any exclusive title to set them apart with re-releases like The Last of Us Remastered making up the numbers. As we march our way through November, we are going to see if Grand Theft Auto V will bring the remaining few old-gen gamers over to the new world.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – The (singleplayer) Verdict

Chris Evans November 17, 2014 0
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – The (singleplayer) Verdict

Kevin Spacey, double-jumping and the (near) future. Yup, Call of Duty is back and better than ever. I've completed the singleplayer half of the game, I've enjoyed it, I've thought about many ways in which things could be improved and this is my Verdict.

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Football Manager 2015 – The Verdict

Chris Evans November 17, 2014 0
Football Manager 2015 – The Verdict

I've been a long standing fan of the Football Manager series, stretching back to my debut with the games in their original Championship Manager incarnation. Each year, there is something of a debate about whether buying into the yearly releases is worthwhile. Most of the time, the answer is an easy "Yes", but with Football Manager 2015, I find myself unsure of whether this edition is a must buy.

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Our Week in Games – Week 105

Chris Evans November 16, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 105

It's that time of year when the big blockbusters launch ready for Christmas. I'm talking about games like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed...sadly though, we will only be covering one of those games in the coming weeks. We weren't able to secure review code for Unity or Rogue here at The Reticule, so unless one of the team can afford to dig deep, they'll be on the back burner. In brighter news, I'll be having first thoughts on Advanced Warfare soon, while Kevin will be taking a crack at Dragon Age: Inquisition on the Xbox One.

With those few updates out of the way, let us get on with Our Week in Games.

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The Old City: Leviathan – Launching December 1st

Chris Evans November 16, 2014 0
The Old City: Leviathan – Launching December 1st

I like to think that the first-person exploration genre started way back when with Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, though it can be argued that Valve's effort was more of a tech demo than a real stab at the exploration genre. The reality is that Dear Esther was the first such game, with titles such as Gone Home and Montague's Mount taking a stab at the alternative take on first-person action. They will soon welcome a new genre-mate as The Old City: Leviathan is due for release December 1st.

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Dovetail Games Fishing – Get Casting in Early Access

Chris Evans November 16, 2014 0
Dovetail Games Fishing – Get Casting in Early Access

I meant to drop a line about this last week, and I had thought about baiting in readers by giving the Early Access build a play...but yes, Dovetail Games Fishing launched on Steam's Early Access program last week. As my fishing puns are now depleted, please read on without fear.

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