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As a soft reboot to 2011's Homefront, Homefront - The revolution tasks the player in a situation where the United States has been invaded by a more technologically advanced North Korea. If you are of a certain age then this sounds a lot like the plot to "Red Dawn", Which in a way Homefront - The Revolution is.

The game has a lot of ideas and where some of these are good, others just do not seem to work. The main aspect of the bad for me is the way the combat is set out. Initially the guerrilla warfare is quite refreshing and entertaining, you do generally feel that you are fighting a well equipped army. But sadly as the upgraded roll in you do not seem to get any better, I found that I had most times had to resort to stealth based tactics even though I was at this point in the game a well equipped soldier.

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It was not long ago that I was at Resonate Glasgow representing XBLG and checking out the new Indie Titles as well as the video game competitions it has to offer. The event was a fantastic first gaming event and I look forward to the next one. But I also look forward to seeing Ant Workshop return with another title like Binaries.

At Resonate I had the chance to play Binaries having followed the developer, Tony Gowland, through the Scottish game development of Binaries. Having played a handful of levels and enjoying the subtle charm of the game. I am now reviewing a copy of the full game and all i can say is. It's challenging. 

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F1 2016 is the latest in a long line of annual releases for the Formula one series by Codemasters. F1 2015 was met with some negativity from the fans as they found that it was a bare bones experience, but was praised for its driving mechanics which critics said where the best they have ever been. So does F1 2016 follow suit and fall short or does it break free to become the best F1 game to date let’s find out.

The graphics in F1 2016 are pretty good, a few rough edges in places but the game looks great in the places that count. The cars are the best they have ever looked which is good as you spend most of your time looking at the cars. The tracks look great as well, although only in the track confines, anything outside the track doesn’t look that good but it won’t really bother you as you will be going past it at such a speed you won’t see it. The weather effects also look amazing especially when it rains, this is when F1 2016 comes alive. Like I said there are a few rough edges in the game, mainly the character models and their animation, the game has some of the worst character models and character animations. Although this shouldn’t bother you as you will spend most of your time on the track. There is also some screen tearing in places, but this rarely happens that often.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the highly anticipated sequel to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, set in not too distant future where human augmentation and robot prosthetic limbs are common sights. The game is a cyber-punk RPG, where players are encouraged to explore levels and decide on their own way to play the game rather than sticking to a linear play through style. 

The Deus Ex series has been around since the year 2000 with the original game (set after the events of both Human Revolution and Mankind Divided), the series made its mark on the public and is still regarded as one of the best games ever made by many. The series is now on its fourth console release title, and the second outing as Adam Jensen
The series has been praised for its level of customisation through skill trees and the sheer choice players are given to tackle a great number of objectives. Choices have consequences and players are given plenty of side missions to help gain extra experience and create their own version of the character. 

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Armello has been one of those games I've seen appear over the last year. I've watched YouTubers run a feature and it grow from a simple KickstarterLeague of Geeks, the developers behind Armello, wanted to create a tabletop card game in a video game. The aesthetic behind Armello reminds me of Redwall/Animals of Farthing Wood meets Game of Thrones. 

The short but direct narrative of the game is that the King of Armello (A Lion) has fallen sickness to an ancient evil known as 'The Rot'. The Rot drives the king mad and the clans of Armello must now strive to save or take the throne. There are four clans in all, Clan of the Wolf, the Rat, the Rabbit and the Bear. Currently there are eight playable characters to choose from, two from each clan and each character has their own special ability and skills. 

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