Way of the Passive Fist – the not quite a pacifist brawler, not quite a rhythm game

It’s not quite a scrolling Beat em up brawler such as Streets of Rage or the intense, rhythm/dance combat VR game Beat Saber, but in skirting a range of different genres, Way of the Passive Fist is an interesting new take on some tried and tested gaming mechanics. In short, DON’T GET HIT…

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Zelda Month – Send in the clones: the series’ best…. or most interesting.. 2D copycats

When considering the success that Nintendo has had with the Legend of Zelda series dating back to the 1980s, it is not surprising that developers will have been influenced by the action adventure classic.

However, it is testament to the flexibility of the series that developers are continuing to this day to try and take bold, and not so bold approaches to recreate the earliest Zelda games with some interesting tweaks to gameplay, story and tone.

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State of Decay 2 and ‘Nightmare’ mode: a treasured, Sisyphean gaming slog

JJ Robinson braves the zombified cornfields of digital small-town Americana. Along the way, he finds the experience of going through an 8 year-old game – and especially its sequel – may tell a player way more than is comfortable about who we are in times of strife and trouble, as well as what matters most when the chips are down… Yeehaarrrrgh.

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