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The Sexy Brutale – Review

The extravagant party hosted by the enigmatic Marquis has not turned out to be the luxurious event the guests had bargained for. The anonymous staff of the mansion are systematically killing the masked guests, and if that wasn’t bad enough, every time the clock hits midnight the time goes back and the entire process is repeated in its continuous, deadly cycle. So, it’s up to the protagonist Lafcadio Boone, who is a priest to the mansion’s chapel, to save the victims from their perpetual nightmare. Boone’s ability to remember the events after the time inevitably ticks back is what allows him to do this, a gift given to him by a mysterious woman drenched in blood. Boone must scalp out each individual culprit and impede them on their murderous errands before they inevitably kill their victims. (continued)

PC · PS4 · Review

Nier: Automata – Review

If it wasn’t for the medium of games, Automata just wouldn’t be able to exist. This game takes all the creative elements that are only accessible through the art of video games, and as a result has produced one of the most original and relevant titles of the current generation. The reasons why will not be fully explained here through fear of spoiling the game’s fundamental properties, but Platinum Game’s original and ingenious use of the medium is one that should be revered throughout the years to come. (continued)

PC · PS3 · Rewind · Xbox 360

Rewind – Bayonetta

Possibly one of Platinum Game’s most renowned titles before the release of Nier Automata, Bayonetta is a vastly eccentric game that took the ‘hack n slash’ genre to a whole new level when it was released back in 2009. With a balletic combat mechanic, a quirky protagonist and a playful soundtrack it exuded a spectacular personality that was unique and memorable, and its fighting template is still used to this day by the developers. Similarities are instantly drawn to Devil May Cry in its style, and these conclusions aren’t completely unjustified as Platinum Games was once part of Capcom, so the influence was almost inevitable. (continued)

PC · PS4

This Week at Red Minotaur Gaming

Due to an extremely hectic line up during the former stages of this year, I've only just had the chance to pick up one of my most anticipated games of the year so far. Unfortunately Automata's Predecessor slipped under my radar during its initial release, and with seeing such a passionate cult following for the franchise, I am certainly intrigued to see what all the fuss is about. (continued)

Insight · PC

Insight – Quake Champions

The initial few hours of Quake: Champions are undeniably nostalgia inducing for anyone familiar with Id Software’s classic shooter, and with only some minor tweaks to the design, fans will feel at home with this latest outing. FPS’s were the pinnacle of the games industry a decade ago and are arguably the reason why the… Continue reading Insight – Quake Champions

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Insight – The Problem with Timed Exclusives

Timed content exclusives payed for by publishers on high budget games seems to be becoming more consistent recently. Not only is this approach bad for us, the consumers, but it’s also killing and dividing the industry. Both Sony and Microsoft are at fault with this growing movement, by paying for platform exclusive DLC, initial access… Continue reading Insight – The Problem with Timed Exclusives