Reviews by Alex Donaldson

Fantasy Life Review Fantasy Life Review

Level-5's town-centric RPG has brilliant mechanics, but still struggles to shine.

review by Alex Donaldson on 28 September, 2014

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Review Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Review

While not quite able to beat the PC, this is by far the definitive console dungeon crawler.

review by Alex Donaldson on 25 August, 2014

Sacred 3 Review Sacred 3 Review

Sacred edges away from the RPG, but sadly in doing so edges away from fun also.

review by Alex Donaldson on 11 August, 2014

Borderlands 2 Vita Review Borderlands 2 Vita Review

The core game is as good as ever, but performance mires this release.

review by Alex Donaldson on 30 May, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online Review The Elder Scrolls Online Review

Bethesda's big budget, massively multiplayer trip to Tamriel has some great ideas, but struggles with execution in places.

review by Alex Donaldson on 25 April, 2014

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

Obsidian nail South Park with one of the most faithful license adaptations ever - and make a cracking RPG to boot.

review by Alex Donaldson on 04 March, 2014

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Ambitious and sometimes startlingly clever, Lightning's final outing is sadly so flawed its better traits fall by the wayside.

review by Alex Donaldson on 11 February, 2014

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Review Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Review

Subtle changes see the already excellent base game decently improved in this tweaked rerelease.

review by Alex Donaldson on 24 January, 2014

Inazuma Eleven 3 Review Inazuma Eleven 3 Review

The third entry in Level 5's soccer RPG comes west on the 3DS - and we investigate.

review by Alex Donaldson on 02 October, 2013

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review

We take to the seas once again.

review by Alex Donaldson on 30 September, 2013

Deus Ex: The Fall Review Deus Ex: The Fall Review

You never asked for this, but it's here anyway. Should you play it?

review by Alex Donaldson on 22 July, 2013

Fire Emblem: Awakening and the spirit of the classics Fire Emblem: Awakening and the spirit of the classics

Did Fire Emblem: Awakening tumble out of the JRPG 'golden age'? Alex thinks so.

review by Alex Donaldson on 29 May, 2013

Mass Effect 3: Omega Review Mass Effect 3: Omega Review

Is Aria's mission worth taking on now the war is won?

review by Alex Donaldson on 30 November, 2012

Fable: The Journey Review Fable: The Journey Review

Off the rails. Literally.

review by Alex Donaldson on 09 October, 2012

Borderlands 2 Review Borderlands 2 Review

More guns, more loot, and more of Pandora. But is more enough?

review by Alex Donaldson on 25 September, 2012

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Review Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Review

Does Bioware's first single player DLC for ME3 sink or swim?

review by Alex Donaldson on 29 August, 2012

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition Review The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition Review

We find out how the 360 version of Geralt's adventures stacks up.

review by Alex Donaldson on 16 April, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Review Mass Effect 3 Review

We review the Journey's end.

review by Alex Donaldson on 06 March, 2012

The Last Story Review The Last Story Review

Does Mistwalker's Wii title live up to the Final Fantasy creator's pedigree?

review by Alex Donaldson on 27 February, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

We run down the English version.

review by Alex Donaldson on 28 January, 2012

Tales of the Abyss 3DS Review Tales of the Abyss 3DS Review

How does this PS2 RPG fare on Nintendo's handheld?

review by Alex Donaldson on 18 January, 2012

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

We put Bethesda's latest under the spotlight - and it shines back even brighter than we anticipated.

review by Alex Donaldson on 10 November, 2011

Dark Souls Review Dark Souls Review

Namco's latest hands us death, difficulty and frustration - and we come out of it absolutely enamoured.

review by Alex Donaldson on 03 October, 2011

Xenoblade Chronicles Review Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Monolith makes the case for the JRPG in 2011 in their latest Wii effort.

review by Alex Donaldson on 01 September, 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Console Review Deus Ex: Human Revolution Console Review

We check out the console versions of the return of Deus Ex and see how it stacks up in this supplementary review.

review by Alex Donaldson on 31 August, 2011

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