Author: Leah Williams

Leah Williams is a freelance writer whose work has been featured across The AU Review, IGN, Green Man Gaming and more. Her favourite game of all time is The Urbz: Sims in the City on Nintendo DS. Ask her about it @legenette on Twitter.

Persona Q2: The Cinema Labyrinth Review: Don’t Sleep On This

June 13, 2019

Persona Q2: The Cinema Labyrinth is a quirky little game, mixing the classic gameplay formula of Etrian Odyssey with Persona‘s ‘so hot right now’ shoot ’em up style. The blend works well for the most part, making Persona Q2 a fun and always interesting experience. You play as Joker, the ever popular protagonist of Persona […]

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Saints Row: The Third Holds Up On Switch, But the Sleaze Doesn’t

June 10, 2019

Gaming was a whole other world in 2011. Skyrim, Arkham City, Portal 2 and Dark Souls had arrived, changing the face of games as we know it. Open worlds were in vogue, indies were out, killing was cool and games were only for ‘true’ gamers. Saints Row: The Third was released in this strange hyper-masculine […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere

June 5, 2019

I’m in a funk with The Elder Scrolls Online — and I’m not sure how to feel. Its latest expansion, Elsweyr, brings skeletons, zombies and dragons to the fore, it’s spooky, creepy and kooky. There’s a talking, alcoholic cat, a frighteningly tall Khajit and a homeless gentleman known for wearing a pot on his head. […]

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Blood & Truth Review: An absolute triumph for VR gaming

May 28, 2019

Blood & Truth is the game that PlayStation VR sorely needed. For a long time, the peripheral has been seen solely as a gimmick, and been defined by self-contained ‘experiences’ rather than meaty, involving stories. You can become Batman, save a little robot army, play soccer with your head — but at the end of […]

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The Razer BlackWidow is the mother of all keyboards

May 22, 2019

The Razer BlackWidow is hot. From its perfect, clicky-clacky keys to its shiny rainbow lighting and sleek design, everything about it is hot. In fact, you going to have to pry this keyboard out of my cold, dead hands because I’m in love. You’ve probably seen the BlackWidow before. It’s got fantastic pedigree as one […]

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Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Brings Gnarly Nazi Nutshots to the Nintendo Switch

May 21, 2019

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is pretty unimpressive to look at. After all, when you’re retooling an already murky shooter from 2012, there’s only so much you can do to improve things. Thankfully, Sniper Elite V2‘s gameplay surpasses its muddy visuals and pushes them to the wayside because looks don’t matter so much when you can […]

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Final Fantasy XII began a new era for the series — but does it still hold up?

May 8, 2019

Final Fantasy XII is the latest in the iconic franchise to head to Nintendo Switch. This edition, The Zodiac Age, is an expanded version of an existing remaster localised for the first time in 2017 on the PlayStation 4. Like the majority of Final Fantasy remasters, ports and what-have-yous, the game looks slick, plays smoothly and […]

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The Moto G7 and G7 Plus are the best budget phones on the market

April 27, 2019

Sometime in the last five years, the Big Dogs of the phone industry decided that it should be normal, good and acceptable to pay upwards of $1000 for a phone. We’ve somehow gone back to the ridiculous phone prices of the late 90s when mobiles were an emerging technology. Once a king of the mobile […]

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Little Misfortune is a dark adventure starring a sweet little girl and other Eldritch horrors

April 26, 2019

All Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez wants is to be happy. With an abusive father and an alcoholic mother, her life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows – but perhaps a bit of glitter will solve her problems. Little Misfortune is the newest game from Swedish studio Killmonday Games, developer of one of our favourite creepy point-and-click adventures, […]

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Playing Final Fantasy X for the first time in 2019 is fascinating and frustrating

April 22, 2019

Final Fantasy X is often spoken of in the same breath as the phrase, ‘the best game of all time.’ Released in 2001, it was the first Final Fantasy title to receive a sequel, and both games have since been remastered for new audiences in the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster bundle. Originally released for […]

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Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown Review: A rare VR experience

April 20, 2019

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is the future of tabletop storytelling. It’s also one of the few games I’ve played lately that enthralled me so much I lost time. Coming from Melbourne studio Tin Man Games, this is just one in a long line of brilliant Australian games proving the depth and ingenuity of […]

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Aussie Tabletop VR Adventure Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is out now!

April 17, 2019

Here at the AU, we love a good Aussie game, and Table of Tales is one of the shiniest and newest of the bunch. Developed by Melbourne studio, Tin Man Games, the game puts you in the shoes of a virtual reality tabletop adventurer as you discover a magical, living board game in your Aunt’s attic. The game will […]

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My Time At Portia on Nintendo Switch is a Bit of a Mess

April 16, 2019

My Time At Portia is a solid and inoffensive little farm sim. It has all the usual trappings of the genre – travelling to a new city, taking over a farm, building some things, farming other things. Remarkable moments are few and far between, and that’s okay too. Sometimes, a game can just be a […]

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Borderlands: GOTY Edition is f***ing gorgeous

April 16, 2019

They say you always remember your first time, but the original Borderlands was determined to prove this wrong. With a muted colour palette, confusing map system and generic post-apocalyptic worlds, it was good – but not memorable. Borderlands GOTY Edition is memorable! The original game has been given a complete facelift with this remaster, and […]

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Quick Look: Hob: Definitive Edition is a magical, but often confusing journey

April 9, 2019

Entering the world of Hob is a magical experience. With no dialogue, a minimalist soundtrack and a towering, robotic companion as your only companion, the world is beautiful – but empty. The wind whistles through the grass, trees sway and the earth breathes, but you appear to be the only humanoid around. It’s a world […]

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Mars Underground Review: When Strange Things Happen…

April 9, 2019

Mars Underground is a fascinating and fantastic tale from Canberra-based developers Moloch Media. The first time I saw the game was at PAX AUS 2018, but in the hub-bub of the show floor, it was difficult to give it the time it deserved. I’m glad I was able to revisit Mars Underground so many months […]

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Razer Basilisk Essential Review: Haus of Mouse

April 8, 2019

Razer’s cornered the market on sleek gaming peripherals, and the latest Basilisk Essential mouse is no exception. It’s smooth, gorgeous and comfortable, with some great design that includes a soft little nook to rest your thumb in as you game. As is common with most Razer products, it’s also powered by Razer Chroma and features […]

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Space Junkies Review: A solid VR arena shooter

April 2, 2019

I was sceptical going into Space Junkies. VR, I’ve found, can be hit-and-miss, and nearly every title I’ve played has led to dizzy spells and nausea. Not only that, but this was a title set in the cold vacuum of space with rockets, guns and jetpacks. If anything was going to cause me problems, it […]

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The newly improved Razer Kraken builds on perfection

April 2, 2019

I loved my first Razer Kraken headset. With its chunky earpads and lurid green colour scheme, it was the perfect thing to draw heads on buses — as if I’d only walked in to say ‘look at me, look at me!’ With its newest iteration, Razer improves on perfection, but you’ll have to look hard […]

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Yoshi’s Crafted World Review: Pure platforming delight

March 28, 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World has been made with all the love and care in the world – and it shows. From the subtle, crafty touches to the gorgeous soundtrack, cutesy worlds and stellar gameplay, everything about it screams wholesomeness. The game is so wholesome that it makes me want to be a better person. Story If […]

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