Streets of Rogue Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes Matt Dabrowski, a one-man-band hailing from Los Angeles, is a University of Southern California graduate with a wealth of expertise in the industry. Starting out as a Quality Assurance Analyst for Blizzard Entertainment, he is now an independent game developer who has provided Streets of Rogue for our gaming pleasure. Described as ‘Nuclear Throne meets Deus Ex, mixed with the anarchy of GTA’, it is evident that this is a true labour of love for Matt and one every gamer should be experiencing.

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Just from looking at the artwork for Cybarian, you can tell it took great inspiration from the classic 80s arcade games, which is what intrigued me the most. It’s different from many of the modern games that come out these days with their focus on realistic graphics and vast worlds, and I was looking forward to a fun, 2D side scroller with a taste of nostalgia. What I wasn’t expecting was how challenging this game could be, based heavily on perfecting your timing.

Rolling Sky Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The mobile hit Rolling Sky rolls on over to the Nintendo Switch, and in it, the spherical sensation provides a unique taste to the usual platforming experience, testing the player’s reaction times, reflexes and speed with fun challenges accompanied by gratifying background music. The player controls a ball that rolls automatically and must traverse through many obstacles like spikes and lasers that can only be avoided by moving with perfect timing to the rhythm.

Apex Construct Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes The first time I saw the promotional materials for Apex Construct, I was reminded of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn. With the trailer emphasising the bow & arrow weapon and the mechanical animals that succumb to it, that impression was apt but false. After playing it for a bit, I came to realise that Apex Construct was far less like the game mentioned above and more in-line with games like System Shock 2 and Bioshock, though only superficially.

We. The Revolution Review

Reading Time: 7 minutes We. The Revolution is a unique journey told through the eyes of a judge during the French Revolution. Every action and decision affects the people around you, including your friends and family. Interrogate and pass sentences on the guilty or free the innocent. Find clues, cross exam the witnesses to find the truth. Remember, every action you take affects your story and the outcome of future decisions. Will you be a revolutionary judge, or will you condemn all you know to suffer indefinitely? That choice is up to you.

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes A game which quickly became my most anticipated Nintendo Switch title of the first half of 2019, Super Mario Maker 2 released to much fanfare and high expectations. A sequel to the WiiU title of the same name – minus the 2 – in 2015, the Nintendo published Mario extravaganza promised creativity, freedom and ingenuity unlike anything seen in a game before. When the review code dropped into the Rapid Review inbox, the hype had reached fever pitch. With little margin for error, especially with the ‘no online multiplayer between friends’ debacle of May ’19, we double jumped right in!