Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

They say that you should never meet your heroes. This was the one, overriding thought that was looping in my mind as I finished Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I love the Metal Gear games and Metal Gear Solid was the title that moulded me into a gamer. I remember watching as Snake dueled with Revolver Ocelot, the epic showdown with Metal Gear Rex and frantically trying to beat the Ninja in S...[Read More]

Postal Redux Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  There are few games that can claim to have created such widespread controversy as the original Postal. A game where the sole objective was to simply massacre everyone on screen. Aside from Mortal Kombat (the reason we have the ESRB), it may be the most controversial game that has been released since the abhorrent Custer’s Revenge. Naturally this sparked outrage with people calling for the...[Read More]

Life Goes On: Done to Death Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Puzzle games that feature a nice balance in terms of difficulty seem to be a rare bird in this day and age. Sure, we have great puzzlers like The TALOS Principle and The Witness, but more often than not I find that puzzle games struggle with applying a difficulty curve that depends on how familiar gamers are with your brand of logic. Ending up with most games having a mix of hair pulling di...[Read More]


I’m not sure what it is, but I tend to get all the tearjerkers at Mouse N Joypad. In Between, Goetia, Between Me and The Night, and Afro Samurai 2. Jokes aside, I guess everyone there knows I’m a big softy, and I’ll probably get the most out of my time with any game about death, sorrow and existential themes. So, when I was handed Sassybot’s Fragments of Him, a new PC and Xbox One game about death...[Read More]

Mr. Nibbles Forever Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Porting a game across multiple systems is an easy and cheap way of extending its shelf-life, and reaching a number of new potential fans. For instance, not everyone in this day and age has a smartphone available to them (god have mercy on their souls), meaning a whole host of fun games like Temple Run and Angry Birds are inaccessible to casual gamers who might otherwise be interested in suc...[Read More]

Democracy 3: Africa Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Democracy 3: Africa is the newest installment in the Democracy franchise by Positech Games. For those unfamiliar, the Democracy series is a strategy simulator that puts you in the place of a newly appointed president. Strictly focusing on D3: Africa, this means you are placed in the role of a president of a select number of African states. Before you begin playing, you are given the option ...[Read More]

Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Scott got to gush endless praise about Fallout 4 when it first came out, and the Automatron DLC, so now it’s my turn to tell you my thoughts on the game as well. So, what makes Fallout- wait- I’m only supposed to talk about ‘Wasteland Workshop’? I have to focus on the lackluster, buggy upgrade that feels more like withheld content as opposed to a full-fledged addition? Are you sure!...[Read More]

Speedrunners Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  When I met with tinyBuild at E3 of last year, I was surprised to find their small room was filled with the color orange; chairs, curtains, and party supplies. It was all orange. When I asked the obvious question any first-year reporter would ask, they gave me the easiest answer I ever had to understand from a developer; they were looking for something fun and memorable. After I got done che...[Read More]

Organic Panic Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  When I booted up my copy of “Organic Panic” I was presented with a title menu that had me believing the game I was about to play was designed for a population less than half my age. It had all the trappings that connote the general understand of what “Candy Crush” is -in essence; I was expecting an overabundance of the intellectually-reduced type of design that I do not need to extr...[Read More]

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Mascot fighting games are absolutely great in my opinion. Bringing together a huge pool of characters from a variety of sources, all tied together by a common thread and making use of easily recognised characters and locations to treat fans of the company to a thrilling and fun mash of references and interesting character interactions that normally wouldn’t come about otherwise. Whether i...[Read More]

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  “Who is Joe Dever?” I asked myself when I first started playing this game. Well, as it turns out he’s a famous fantasy author of the Lone Wolf series, which s a series of gamebooks that have been sold all over the world. This game is set between books four and five of the fantasy series though you won’t need to worry about being lost in the plot, as the game does a good job of getti...[Read More]

NightCry Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  When I heard about NightCry, I had a wave of childhood-inspired excitement overwhelm me. The Playstation’s Clock Tower was my go-to scary rental from my neighborhood shop when I was a kid, and my admiration has continued into my adult years. That being said- it’s not a great game. I’d be hard pressed to even call it a good game. Using a d-pad controller and a cursor, you click your wa...[Read More]