Gary Durston


10 games reviewed
75.5 average score
80 median score
50.0% of games recommended
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Jun 8, 2014

As the good outweighs the bad, this is certainly worth a punt. Great story, enjoyable gameplay and the key element of fun are littered throughout the game, and are marred only slightly by a few niggling technical issues and rough-edged gameplay in places. A hugely enjoyable ride, just as single-handedly blasting through waves of über-Nazis should be.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Kinect Sports Rivals
Apr 16, 2014

Sprinting out of the starting blocks like Usain Bolt, Kinect Sports Rivals quickly pulls over short of the finish line and soils itself like Paula Radcliffe. Two of the six sports on offer here pack a real punch, with the others lagging way behind. A valiant effort, if not a lot more else. A genuine attempt at highly competitive sports are hampered by a needlessly convoluted interface.

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Mar 18, 2014

Ground Zeroes is a short, but perfectly formed, experience. With outstanding graphics, a fully immersive playground and new features, Ground Zeroes still very much feels like classic Metal Gear Solid, but the new Fox Engine, particularly accompanied with next-gen technologies, brings it off the rails and gives the classic franchise the scope and settings for an even more incredible experience. Snake is back!

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Despite a slight dip in the overall Walking Dead experience, A House Divided is just as integral an addition to the opus as any other episode. Desperate decisions in the heat of the moment and QTE battles with walkers and the living are kept to a minimum, making gameplay suffer but allows more scope for the story to expand.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Strider
Mar 3, 2014

A cracking game, not without its flaws but a hugely enjoyable romp throughout. Variety in gameplay and an attempt at any sort of engaging narrative would've helped make Strider a flawless release.

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5 / 10.0 - Blackguards
Feb 23, 2014

Great graphics, huge, varied and interactive battlegrounds and a quasi-intriguing story are drastically hampered by shoddy RPG systems, flawed combat and terrible customisation. There's a fairly good game here hidden underneath a mountain of broken gameplay mechanics.

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Feb 2, 2014

Good-looking with a nice idea at the forefront, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood's execution leaves a lot to be desired. Clumsy controls, questionable physics and collision detection all ruin an otherwise decent effort.

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9 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga
Jan 14, 2014

The Banner Saga, while not absolutely perfect, ticks many boxes of what makes an RPG great. The story is deep and emotional, and the combat, marching and decision-making all have their own systems in place that work well by themselves and perfectly with each other. A game that will stay with you long after you finish.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Dead Rising 3
Jan 4, 2014

Updated graphics, more accessible gameplay, tonnes of customisable weapons and vehicles, and all the zombies you could ever want filling your screen. Dead Rising 3 is over the top, bloodthirsty fun at its finest, albeit with some minor glitches and a lack of innovation that prevents it from being perfect.

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9 / 10.0 - Tearaway
Dec 3, 2013

This is the game the PS Vita has been waiting for. A truly unique platformer crammed with so much creativity, innovation and personalisation. Use all of the PS Vita's functions and make your own mark on Tearaway's rich and colourful, paper-crafted world.

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