Jon Bailes

‘Eastward’ review: An artful ode to classic JRPGs that doesn’t know when to stop talking

Nostalgia, beauty and clever design struggle against an overwritten script

We should value games that make violence uncomfortable to experience

12 Minutes and Road 96 make violence feel harrowing in a medium that often uses brutality as punctuation

‘Road 96’ review: interactive storytelling at its finest

A series of road trips full of delightful turns

‘Death’s Door’ and ‘Eldest Souls’ – two July releases that may make the perfect odd couple

You wait ages for a new top-down hack and slash game then two come along at once. The second half of July sees the...

‘Legend of Mana’ review: A visually sharp remaster that could do with further refinement

Old-school baggage weighs down an adventure that still sparkles with originality