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The Witcher 3 – Five Years Old

The Witcher 3 – Five Years Old

A browse around any mainstream gaming website (sadly, there are rivals to The Reticule out there) over the past day or so would have revealed that we have passed the 10th anniversary of the release of Red Dead Redemption and that The Witcher 3 has turned five. And as I look through our archives, it saddens me that we have not covered this game as it deserves. Somehow we managed to deliver not one, but two Verdicts on its predecessor. Even then,…

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Phoenix Point – First Impressions

Phoenix Point – First Impressions

In 2022 Earth was ravaged by a mystery virus that turns anyone who comes into contact with it for too long into horrific monsters. The PandoraVirus was trapped in ice for thousands of years and eventually exposed to the earths atmosphere thanks to global warming.

Adventure in Aellion Beta, Release Date(!)

Adventure in Aellion Beta, Release Date(!)

You might remember that back in January, when life was normal, I previewed Adventure in Aellion based on my hands-on time with it at EGX last year and a chat with Luke O’Donoghue, director of developers The Game Product Company. I described it back then as “a Zelda-like with drop-in drop-out multiplayer”, and if you want to check it out yourself a beta is now available, with all the details and a new trailer below the cut.

XCOM: Chimera Squad – The Verdict

XCOM: Chimera Squad – The Verdict

So as you’re all already aware (having devoured my preview on the subject) I’ve been reviewing XCOM:Chimera Squad in the Reticule towers for the past week. I’ve finally come to a point where I think I can give an honest assessment of the game, so jump to the cut to see what I think.

Assassinating Around Viking Britain

Assassinating Around Viking Britain

Oh Ubisoft, you do know how to treat us. After an impressive artistic demonstration you today revealed that Valhallah is going to be our next adventure in the Assassin’s Creed universe. We’ll be getting another character, Eivor who we can take into action in male or female form. Advancing on from Odyssey, we will have more freedom to customise the look of our embodiment of Eivor, and we will adventure from the Nordic regions to Britain and set up home….

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XCOM: Chimera Squad – First Impressions

XCOM: Chimera Squad – First Impressions

Here at Reticule towers I’ve been reviewing Firaxis’ new XCOM game; Chimera Squad. Luckily for you lot I’m a huge XCOM fan so I grabbed the title as soon as it came out to bring you the only definitive review…. However it’s not going to be as simple as I thought. I’ve put 9 hours into it already and feel I need to spend more time on it before I can give you a fair evaluation of the title. As…

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Filament – The Verdict

Filament – The Verdict

Filament really shines in it’s design and and works perfectly in the indie game envoironment it’s placed itself in. It’s a game that puzzle lovers will enjoy getting their teeth into but also contains a lot of interesting environment that contain those puzzles well.

DiRT Rally 2.0 (GOTY) – The Verdict

DiRT Rally 2.0 (GOTY) – The Verdict

As with most other sports, the World Rally Championship is on hold, but for the first time since the days of Colin McRae and Richard Burns, we have a championship contender in Elfyn Evans. Yet in these dark times when the forests are quiet, a Game of the Year edition of DiRT Rally 2.0 appears pulling together the content from the four seasons that Codemasters have released since the game first launched in February 2019. This bundle also brings with it…

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Clearing The Backlog – Portal 2

Clearing The Backlog – Portal 2

A few things strike me as I start writing about Portal 2. For one, how has it taken me until nine years after release to write about this game again? And for two, it’s strange to look back at Ben’s review from 2011 and to think that was one of the early Verdict’s following the relaunch of the site in April of that year. So much time has past, and yet with regards to Valve’s singleplayer games, it’s only now that…

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The Reticule Guide to Isolation Gaming

The Reticule Guide to Isolation Gaming

We all know that things out there in the real world are scary right now, and many of us are entering into social distancing and isolation. But, games are here to help you get through these tough times, and we here at The Reticule have no shame in offering some thoughts on the games to play in these troubled times. Grand Strategy Fun My first choice here would be Hearts of Day, but you can substitute it with any number…

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Half-Life: Alyx – Missing Out

Half-Life: Alyx – Missing Out

Way back when, Half-Life and Valve were the biggest topics doing the rounds. The hype for the release of Half-Life 2 was unprecedented in the PC landscape, with equally unprecedented levels of debate doing the rounds about the introduction of Steam as the delivery tool for Valve’s blockbuster. Now, with Half-Life: Alyx just days away from release, I see news stories that pre-loading of Valve’s dive into VR has begun, and I wonder when a game last had pre-loading. Maybe…

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Card Fight! Fights in Tight Spaces

Card Fight! Fights in Tight Spaces

In these Corona filled times, sporting events and leagues across the country are being postponed. One such example is the Elite Ice Hockey League, the best place to go to watch some hard hitting brawling with a dash of ice hockey. Where might I find something than can quench my desire for some fighting? Later this year, Fights in Tight Spaces might fill the puck-shaped hole in my heart. Coming from Ground Shatter, with publishing duties helmed by Mode 7 (Frozen…

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Late to the Arthur Morgan story

Late to the Arthur Morgan story

Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that I received for my birthday last year, but one that I’ve only just started to get into properly. It’s a game that many seem to love, but what took me so long? When I first tried to get a flavour of the tale that Arthur Morgan spins, my venerable PlayStation 4 (no Pro here) was hooked up to a run of the mill 32” TV. Things looked fine, but it certainly wasn’t the…

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