Steep – Review from Console Mash Blog

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A short review I wrote on Steep

For the longest while the only games I could really think of that involved any type of winter sport were Cool Boarders and SSX series and both of them seem to have fallen away and slowly getting forgot about. Yes the Winter Olympics put out a video game every 4 years but they’re really just a bunch of mini games, There hasn’t been a winter sports game out there until now.

Steep comes to us from Ubisoft Annecy and brings with it all the spills and thrills of throwing ones self down a mountain.

Now I know this is a little late but I’ve only just got my grubby little mitts on this so I’m putting up a review now.

Steep seems quite unique at first glance, not only giving us the stranded snowboarding but also skiing which is rarely seen in video game form, and Paragilding and wing suit flying which is normally reserved for the likes of Just Cause and its ilk.

Each sport takes place on the open world playground of the Alps and Denali (formally Mount McKinley). With events scattered among each ranges peaks there’s plenty to do, from races to gate challenges and Proximity flying, which if  I’m honest I found a pain in the ass.

Control wise its decidedly simple with pick up and play controls for anyone with a moderate amount of skill, but if you want to master Steep and get everything out of it then you’ll need to put the time and effort in.

Each sport feels different and as they should with things like snowboarding being a little more realistic than in things like SSX. Switching between them is nice and simple too and a nice crisp clean HUD is easy to navigate around.

As far as the game looks, Steep is simply beautiful with standing on top a peak looking out across the epic grandeur of the mountain before you all being presented with some cinematic flair and if you’re feeling daring there’s also a GoPro mode to let you throw yourself around in first person.

All that being said there is one big sweaty bug bear sitting on Steep and that is that its always online, with the game throwing you back to the main menu if your internet drops out which is quite maddening. If you can get past this then Steep is not a bad game at all and is worth a look if you can find it cheap.

Its probably worth a look for its visuals alone.

Jason ‘Voxie’ Tillotson 

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Project Log.

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I was thinking the other day that I should find somewhere to write down and organize the several things that I’m currently doing, You know so I don’t get side tracked which I inevitably will.

To that end I’m going to jot them down here it’s only really for my own benefit.


  1. Sorting out Welcome Home  – Welcome Home was released last year in October mainly finished now its been out for a bit there’s a few bits and bobs that need to be sorted with it.                                                                                                                                If any wants to play it, Its free at here But be warned it’s rather pants (It doesn’t even have proper cover art).
  2. Started a new yet to be titled game project – Game doc’s basically done but there’s a few massive decisions to make before I can start proper.
  3. The 100 Games – A few months ago Nerdcubed released on his channel his list of the 100 greatest games and I was thinking its actually a good idea for a lot of people to make there own list, As we all have different tastes and it may open us up to new games we once dismissed. So  I’m going to give it to go and put up on here.

I think that might be it, Wow I have problems keeping track of 3 things hmm oh well.

Time Machine: Stargate The Video Game

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This is a short reveiw ‘thing’ I wrote a few years back for a video game blog called Console Mash

Now I’m a big fan of the Stargate franchise (and Madness may even be its biggest fan). So when i found this whilst looking through the Internet Archive, I got very excited.

Based on the original movie, This game was released in 1995 by Acclaim for both the Sega Megadrive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo.

Its kind of a weird mash up between aside scrolling shooter and a platformer. The game follows the same plot points as the movie (save Abydos from the tyranny of Ra) but also creates a few new side quests such as find and collect missions as well.

Even though it hasn’t aged very well in terms of game play (it feels a bit clunky and most enemies seem to be lower then you can actually aim), It does still look very pretty, But if your a Stargate fan its a welcome addition to the franchise and seeing there are no other Stargate video games about apart for a cancelled MMO, A defunct third person shooter and an arcade machine which is actually a which is actually defender 2 and was released way before the movie Its kind of a must if youbare a video game and Stargate fan.

Hopefully the Reboot of the franchise that began planning in 2013 will bring us some more Stargate games to play, Lets just hope there good.


until next time stay safe and be good to each other.

Voxie Tillotson

Fire Pro Wrestling World (Early Access) A Quick Reveiw

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Its been about a decade since the last Fire Pro Wrestling (If we don’t count that poor excuse for a game on the 360) and the first released in the UK sheader

since the Game Boy Advance version came out in 2001 and I’m so glad its back.

Right before we get started this is in early access but don’t let that put you off there plenty here for the price.

So lets have a look. The game has kept its classic 2D arcade style game play whilst adding a lot of new moves and a new strike system that thankfully replaces the old test of strength system that was always a bit of a pain.

Fire Pro veteran’s maybe disappointed by the amount of customization options but new comers maybe overwhelmed by the sheer number of options that are available (I know that sounds a bit contradictory but its true).fire-pro-wrestling-world2

Spike have said that many more customization options are on there way when the full game comes out.

Speaking of new comers, there’s a fantastic new mode called mission mode that allows players to get to grip with the games controls. Mission mode allows to go through the slandered tutorial section as in most games nowadays but then presents you with a huge amount of missions to put your new found skills to the test.

Well there’s a very quick run down of Fire Pro Wrestling World as I said its still in early access but its still a fantastic game and a must for any wrestling fan.ss_71150391f0755da87ec9ebe29b89e218c4a64336.600x338

Anyway I’m not sure how to end this so……umm……. Bye Bye

Voxie Tillotson


Starting a new

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I’ve always wanted to write and to be honest it didn’t matter what I wrote, I just wanted to.

So I thought I’d start again on this blog, now I may not be very good what with spelling and sentence structure, but as someone once told me “the more you write the better you’ll get at it (Practice makes perfect)” so I’m giving it a go.

I’m going to try to post at least three times a week and try to keep to a schedule. These posts could be about anything really probably video games and just a slice of life. So anyway if anyone reads these things then great and if not it’s still all practice.

See you soon

Voxie Tillotson

Remembering SWOS

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Ah SWOS as its known to people who have played this great and wonderful game is one of the best football games ever made.

It had the easiest control scheme of any football game ever made, The PC version which I’am currently playing allows you to move your player using the directional keys and everything else was mapped to just one button, CTRL.

How is that possible? I hear you ask, Well dear reader I will tell you.

Depending on how hard you press the CTRL button your player would either pass the ball, lob the ball or shoot. If the ball was in the air the player would go for a header. If you didn’t have the ball the button would either switch control to different players or go for a slide tackle. Sounds complicated but it really isn’t.

The game also boasted a huge number of club and international teams and in a time before lawyers each of the 1’500 teams and 27,000 players had proper names.

If you havent already played this gem and if you fancy something

 a bit different from FIFA or PES then you owe it to yourself to go pick this up.

Its on Good Old Games for £3.89 GO GET IT.




Feeling Stifled (I hope that’s how you spell it)


Last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to start a new project (and also get a proper job).

I’ve found myself being discouraged by the people around me and have found that i have always been around very negative people.

Maybe this is one of the reason’s I’ve suffered with depression this last 8 years. Anyway maybe I just need a change of environment. Just need to change my work space around. Right then off to Pintrest for ideas.