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Forza Horizon 2 Review (Xbox One)


Forza Horizon 2 is a racing game that came out in 2014 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but it’s also playable on the Series Consoles. The game is developed by Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games and published by Xbox Game Studios. Please enjoy our Forza Horizon 2 Review (Xbox One)!

Comparing this game to the 1st and 5th one in the series, there is a lot of things wrong with this one. Sadly, the open-world bit feels really stripped. While it improved on the 1st game with the off-road stuff, the road trip element really just makes the game more boring and linear.

Every time you do a small road trip to a city, do 4 races and then you go off to the next city… and that’s the whole game. This made the game so extremely boring, especially because every time you got to the same city again, it felt like I was doing the same 4 races again but with just a different car.

Forza Horizon 2 Review (Xbox One)

Visually the game did really improve, the cities and landscapes look a lot closer to the newer games and the way it plays and the HUD as well. The areas are probably Italy-inspired, it just looks so nice, it has some open fields and cool cities to drive around in. But due to the way the game is played, it just gets boring really quickly to see the same few locations over and over again.

The soundtrack is just great to listen to, it has some great hits on the radio that just fit the game perfectly again. Having some of my favorite bands in there like CHVRCHES made me hyped up to race every time their song came on.

Overall, I’m pretty disappointed about how the game works, it would have been so much better to have a ton of random races to do all over the map instead of this linear approach to the game. If it didn’t have that it would be a close to perfect game for its time seeing how the more recent Forza Horizon games have turned out.

Want to read some more reviews? Then check out this page!

Race With Ryan Review (Xbox One)

Race With Ryan is a racing game for kids that plays a lot like a dimmed-down version of Mario Kart 8. Developed by 3DClouds and published by Outright Games and is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Read more in our Race With Ryan Review!

Cringe would be a light word to call this game, but it is… Sadly the game did not feel fun to play at all, even at higher difficulties the AI was just not really doing anything and I was far ahead. I know this game is targeted for kids and for kids I can actually see this being a really good entry game.

The maps are outright boring to drive around on and all feel the same, there are more cups, but in the 2nd cup already there are 2 maps that are the same as the 1st one but just reversed.

The gameplay itself is actually not too bad for kids, the drifting just feels really strange and not really like a drift. The only issue I had with the gameplay itself is that it’s just boring and feels like a massive copy-paste from Mario Kart 8. Some of its weapons are just the regular things like shields and bombs but “kid-friendly” but there was nothing new or special about any of them that makes the game stand out.

The visuals of the game are fine, nothing special about it, and the cutscenes and characters actually do look pretty nice, but the weird implementation of “Ryan” is just a bit strange and doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the game.

MediEvil Trophy Guide


Trophy Roadmap:

Difficulty: 3/10
Estimated time to platinum/100%: 15 hours
Missable trophies: None (Chapter Select)
Glitched trophies: Yes (Deathly Smorgasbord)
Difficulty related: No
Playthrough: 2 (1 Trophy requires you to head back through a few missions)


Welcome to the MediEvil Trophy Guide!

Gallowmere is in danger, a hero is needed but where will one be found? Enter the bones of Sir Daniel Fortesque a long dead hero who saved Gallowmere from the evil sorcerer Zarok or so he was remembered. The truth of this fallen hero is a strange tale, for now this unnaturally living set of bones need to fulfill his purpose of defeating Zarok.


Step 1: Complete the story
To start this you will need to complete the game and learn the story, completing all side activities for trophies as you can. It is also a good idea to get the long torphies like the Book of Gallowmere and the Chalices done now.

You’ll be earning these trophies:

Bronze Impaired Drivers
Bronze Master Dan-At-Arms
Bronze Not So Armless
Silver Wolfsbane
Silver A Paneful Demise
Silver Demolished the Demons
Silver Bone Head, Bone Dead
Silver Antagonist
Silver Pulp King Pumpkin
Silver Not So Scary Now, Eh?
Silver Whack-a-wyrm
Silver Almost A Hero
Gold Quest Complete-est
Gold Morten Would Be Proud
Gold King of Cups

Step 2: The Lost Souls
This stage will see you heading for collecting and completing all the lost souls that Gallowmere has.

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:

Silver Lost and Found
Silver Soul Saviour

Step 3: Misk Trophies
If for some reason you have misses some random trophies like the drumsticks or eating Roast Chicken then here is the time to address them.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:

Bronze Sir Moneybags
Bronze Old School Sneaky
Bronze Master Dan-At-Arms
Bronze Dizzy Decimator
Bronze The Answer Id Chicken
Bronze Witches' Familiar
Bronze Zip-Zap-Imp-Splat
Bronze Gimme That Back!
Bronze It's Not Their Fault They're Mad
Bronze Deathly Smorgasbord
Bronze Partial To The Potions
Bronze Now With Added Magic!
Bronze Mostly Armless
Bronze Wrock Wrangler
Bronze Colonel Fortesque's Special Recipe
Bronze Note So Armless
Bronze A Shocking Lack Of Respect
Bronze That's Just Mean!
Bronze Walls Are For Chumps
Bronze Arsonist
Bronze Stop Hitting Yourself
Silver If It Slithers, I Slays
Silver Healthiest Man Alive... Er... Dead
 Savior of Gallowmere

Tips and Strategies:

The Game is pretty straight forward and does not really have much in the way of tips or strategies other than what is supplied in the designated trophy. With all that said the bet tips that could work generally would be;

  • Be careful
  • Use the guard button
  • Don’t worry if you die and need to redo the level
  • If you are low on Health the head back to an easier level and do a run to farm some.
  • When picking a new weapon dont always look for the first one that you come to, look around and pick the best one for you

Health Fountains

They arre the Green flows of energy that are coming out of the ground, they can not only heal you but restock you potion bottles. These should be used if you need to restock for a new mission or before a boss fight, the below image shows the first one in the game;

Trophy Guide:

Savior of Gallowmere
Unlock all trophies.

Obtain all other trophies in MediEvil.

Quest Complete-estGold
Complete all levels in the game.

All you need to do for this trophy is complete the game, which is done by completing all missions once.

Morten Would Be ProudGold
Collect all entries of the Book of Gallowmere.

The Book of Gallowmere is an encyclopaedia of the world of Medievil, most of these you will obtain through natural progression of the game, however there are some that can be missed. A list of the entries has been added below for convenience to help you along you way and find out if you have missed something

Subject What Level to get/ Unlock Condition


Fortesque Default
Morten The Worm Default
Intel Gargoyles Default
Heroes Default
Merchant The Graveyard
Organ The Hilltop Mausoleum
Kul Katura Scarecrow Fields
Pumpkin Witch The Pumpkin Serpent
Jack of the Green The Asylum Grounds
Town Mayor Inside the Asylum
Forest Witch The Enchanted Earth
Fairies The Ant Hill/ The Enchanted Earth
Elephant Dragon The Lake
Chickens The Haunted Ruins
Captive Farmers The Haunted Ruins
King The Haunted Ruins
Vulture The Time Device


Zombies The Graveyard
Severed Hands The Graveyard
Boulder Gargoyles Cemetery Hill
Headless Zombies Cemetery Hill
Imps Hilltop Mausoleum
Graveyard Wolves Return to the Graveyard
Scarecrow Scarecrow Fields
Mad Farmer Scarecrow Fields
Macha Imps Scarecrow Fields
Corn Killers Scarecrow Fields
Bats Scarecrow Fields
Pumpkin Plant Pumpkin Gorge
Pumpkin Bombs Pumpkin Gorge
Rats Sleeping Village
Towns People Sleeping Village
Boiler Guard Sleeping Village
Mad Monk Asylum Grounds
Hedges Asylum Grounds
Head Banger Inside the Asylum
Dragon Toad Inside the Asylum
Poisonous Plant Enchanted Earth
Shadow Demon Enchanted Earth
Ants The Ant Hill/ The Enchanted Earth
Armoured Knight Pools of the Ancient Dead
Tentacle Pools of the Ancient Dead
Mud Knight Pools of the Ancient Dead
Ghoul Pools of the Ancient Dead
Fish Monster The Lake
Watcher The Lake
Mellowmede Guardian The Lake
Rhinotaurs Crystal Cave
Condemned Gallows Gauntlet
Mummies Gallows Gauntlet
Serpent of Gallowmere Haunted Ruins
Mace Knight Haunted Ruins
Stone Golem Haunted Ruins
Jabberwocky Ghost Ship
Pirate Crew Ghost Ship
Pirate Officer Ghost Ship
Flying Clock Time Device
Flying Eyeball Time Device
Fazguls Zarok’s Lair


Zarok Default
Stained Glass Demon Hilltop Mausoleum
Graveyard Guardian Return to the Graveyard
Pumpkin King Pumpkin Serpent
Dragon Bird Enchanted Earth
Demonettes Enchanted Earth
Ant Queen The Ant Hill/ The Enchanted Earth
Old Dragon Crystal Cave
Ghost Ship Captain Ghost Ship
Lord Kardok Zarok’s Lair
Zarok Beast Zarok’s Lair

Ones that are set as Default are given to you in the story and you shouldn’t need to worry about them.

King of CupsGold
Collect all the chalice rewards.

There a total of 20 Chalices throughout the game that requires you to do anything from killing enemies to picking up items in the world.

Chalice Level What to do for it
1 Graveyard Kill Enemies (Located at the Angel statue)
2 Cemetery Hill Kill Enemies (located in the Witches cave)
3 Hilltop Mausoleum Find the Sheet Music and return it. (Next to the Phantom)
4 Return to the Graveyard Kill Enemies (Located in the entrance to the Tomb)
5 The Ant Hill Free the Fairies (Automatically given after freeing all 6)
6 Scarecrow Fields Find the Harvester Part, this is near the end of the level and the harvester is near the start. (The Harvester in the Barn will lead you to it)
7 Pumpkin Gorge Kill Enemies (Located at the start of the level behind a breakable wall)
8 The Pumpkin Serpent Defeat the Pumpkin King (Located in the Well that was locked off)
9 Sleeping Village DO NOT Kill the villagers, best not to harm them of the trophy, you have to kill the guards (Located in the secret area in the Mayors garden, behind a breakable wall)
10 Asylum Grounds Kill Enemies (Past the Elephant shaped hedge)
11 Inside the Asylum Kill Enemies (At the Exit near the Mayor)
12 Enchanted Earth Kill Shadow Demons (Located in the Demons Tomb)
13 Pool of the Ancient Dead Kill Enemies (Out in the open on an Island to the North East from the Ferryman)
14 The Lake Kill Enemies (Located in the building at the end of the Water Path)
15 Crystal Cave Kill Enemies (Located at the Start of the Level)
16 Gallows Gauntlet Kill Enemies (Located behind a gate, which you use a switch to activate. Need the Dragon Armor to attempt this)
17 Haunted Ruins Save the Captive Farmers and Kill Demons (Located on the tower to the Left of the farms location)
18 Ghost Ship Kill Enemies (Located at the Top of the Mast up the elevator)
19 Entrance Hall Kill Enemies (Located in Zarok’s Chamber near the First Lost Soul)
20 Time Device Kill Enemies (Located in the red Crystal. Make a square out of the Lasers to break the crystal and collect the chalice)

It should be noted that you do need to complete the level once you have obtained the chalice and have redeemed you reward for the game to count the chalice for the trophy.

Below is an image of the chalice which you shold be looking out for. They are pretty distincive even if you have not filled the requierment.

Defeat the Guardians of the Graveyard.

Once you have beaten the Stained Glass Demon in the Mausoleum you will have obtained the Bone key needed to proceed in your quest to beat your Archenemy. The next location you will head to after the Mausoleum will be returning to the graveyard, and the door just pasted the Angel statue; however this version of the graveyard is different. You will need to battle your way back through to make it to the door, and survive the wolves on the other side. When all this is done solve the puzzle and head to the far gate where you will need to fight the Guardians.

Entering the fight you will notice that you have to fight 2 wolfs. The trick to this fight is simple, they will patrol around the area, after a few moments one wolf will attack you evade and hit him with you preferred weapon. You will want to position yourself in the middle of the area and dodge to one side when one attacks, then move in for the kill when they have become vulnerable, rinse and repeat this. When they hit around the 200 – 180 health they will both try attacking at the same time, don’t lose your cool and carry on how you were, when the Health is at 150 or lower you will have defeated 1 of the wolfs and be faced with the remaining 1. Carry on till he is down and the trophy is yours.

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Defeat the Stained Glass Demon in the Hilltop Mausoleum.

As the trophy states the demon is located at the Mausoleum, and in order to spawn him and recover his Bone Key you will need to break his heart of Glass hidden under the Mausoleum. Once you have done this you must face him in combat, which is surprisingly easy, and can be coupled with the “Not So Armless”. Simply time and evade his stained glass projectiles and slam attacks, when he jumps to the middle he will be pulling out his Heart which is his vulnerable point. Use a ranged attack, if you are using Daniels arm the Circle Button will throw his arm, to damage him but be quick he might attack you with stained glass projectiles or a freeze beam. When he is down your trophy will pop.

Note: if going for the “Not So Armless” Daniels arm will only do 10 damage to him per hit.

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Destroy both Demonettes in the Enchanted Earth.

This will be achieved on your second visit to the Enchanted Earth Level. Before you can fight them you will have to release the seal and fight your way to the gate. Once in the fight you will have to use ranged weapons to damage the bosses and keep balance on the platform as it tries to throw you off. The trick here is to stay in the middle as much as you can to keep balance and avoid the attacks sent by the boss, you should have the Fire Bow by this point which will be useful in dealing a decent amount of damage to you foes. When you have beaten 1 of the bosses the other will become a little more aggressive like the Guardians of the Graveyard, defeat the second and the platform will ascend to the top where you can jump off.

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Defeat the Ghost Ship Captain aboard the Ghost Ship.

This is a late game boss, you will go to the Pirate Ship after meeting the King and destroying the castle by releasing the lava. For this level you will need to battle your way through the pirate ship to the captain at the front. He is not a particularly easy boss to fight but will give little resistance to being put down. Once in the area you will see a cannon facing to him which is your only means of damaging him, to aim it you will need to use the switches on either side to move the cannon in that direction. When it is pointed at the captain use a fire based attack to fire the cannon, the game provides you with a club and fire source however the dragon armour is a better weapon for this if you have it. When you have damaged the captain a few times he will summon some troops to hinder you, simply dispatch them with a sword or other weapon and carry on attacking the boss, when he is defeated you will have completed the mission.

Eradicate the Queen Ant and her minions.

For this you will need to have claimed the Witches Talisman located in the hidden chamber in Cemetery Hill. Once you have done this you will need to head over to the level The Enchanted Earth, and find the cauldron near the start. Use the Witches Talisman when you see the prompt on screen to open inventory, and accept her request to find the amber. She will shrink you down so you can enter the ant hill and collect the amber; there are also 7 Fairy’s located in the Anthill, who you should really save. The first 1 will be located near the entrance behind a wall that is camouflaged, use the hammer or club to beat it down, he will ask you free the others 6 and you will get a chalice as a reward for saving them, once you defeat the ant queen.

Upon entering the Queens chamber you will need to make her vulnerable, to do this you will need to kill the soldier ants that she spawns in the room to protect her. When you have defeated the soldiers she will rear up and expose her underbelly which is vulnerable to ranged attacks, so pull out your heroic crossbow and unload some arrows into her. You will need to be quick as she will slam back down and bring amber tumbling from the ceiling, and spawn more soldier ants. After a while of beating on her she will summon more soldier ants so be warned the 2 that she starts will increase in number making this fight trickier. Simply finish her off and the trophy is yours.

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Defeat the Pumpkin King in mortal pumpkin combat.

The Pumpkin King is in The Pumpkin Serpent level and only spawns after you have destroyed the pods that scatter the map. To do this a simple attack is needed, once all are destroyed the boss will spawn, which so happens to be the big pumpkin in the middle of the open area. The fight is pretty straightforward and all you really need to do is destroy the roots that are around the boss in order to attack him. Once you have taken his health down, he will become invincible while he heals, in this time you will need to hunt the roots shown to you in order to make the boss vulnerable attack. This will be completed a total of 3 times before the boss is down.

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Defeat Lord Kardok and his skeletal steed.

The final challenges in the game that you will have is in a coliseum, and have your epic battle that should have been what made Sir Dan the hero he is remembered to be. This fight is in 3 stages with different opponents, your first stage will set you against a few warriors for which Dan will summon his own army and you must keep them alive. The second is against the champion who is riding a horse and is simple, kill the troops who are spawned and wait for an opening to attack the boss. This second boss is who you need to fight for the trophy, but like mentioned he is easy.

The Final battle will be against Zarok in a dragon like form, he will be about as difficult as the previous boss, however you will keep the health that you were left with from the last boss. The fight is a tad bit trickier than the last fight you were in but he still leaves himself open to attack, utilising all the different weapons that you have collected is key to this fight.

Defeat the dragon in the Crystal Caves.

The Dragon is the boss of the Crystal Cave and requires the jewels to spawn him. The jewels are given to you by;

  • The Pumpkin Witch who is located in The Pumpkin Serpent level
  • The Town Mayor who is located in the Inside the Asylum Level

Once you have these 2 gems you will need to head to the Crystal Cave and head to the waterfall down the right path. This will take you to the dragon’s chamber where you will fight the dragon. Upon entering you should see that there are a few levels of platform with coloured crystals above them, a dragon carving, and if it is your first time in here some pickups. To initiate the battle you need to interact with the carving and spawn the dragon for a brief dialogue before a rather simple conflict. The idea is you use a club or the hammer and bring the roof down on the dragon, as the battle goes on and he takes more damage he will get faster, so it is advised that you stick to 1 or 2 platforms till you kill him. All in all the battle is an easy one even if you take a lot of damage, the only taxing part is knowing which platform will drop which roof, but that can be identified by the colour of the crystals on both the roof and platform.

Once defeated he will give you the Dragon Armour, which will make you invincible to flames and let you breath fire.

Below is the area you are looking for to Fight the Dragon

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Give the Knights of Gallowmere everything you have.

This trophy is obtained in the final battle against Zarok. In the entry to the fight you will fight some troops; however you will not be able to attack them yourself. For this Dan will summon some knights and you must keep them alive, to do this find an ally who has low health and heal him up keep this up till all enemies are defeated. You could always just heal a single ally constantly but the outcome of the fight would be less than favorable. If someone is in Red health priorities them over an Amber health person, this section ends when all enemies are dead. The main idea is that you sacrifice all you additional health potions, don’t worry you can pick your health back up in the net section meaning that you will be full health for the champion fight.

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Find all the Lost Souls.

Refer to Soul Saviour

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Lay all the Lost Souls to rest.

For these 2 trophies you will need to find all 19 lost souls and complete the missions they set you. The down side is you can only do this once you have reached the Entrance Hall which is a late game area. It is best to do that mission and go to the area the soul directs you to, this will complete a Lost Soul Mission and collect your next, going round this way means that you will start it at Entrance Hall and End at there.

Who Where to Find Where to go
Fisherman Entrance Hall Sleeping Village
Grave Keeper Sleeping Village Graveyard
Brute Graveyard Scarecrow Field
Enchantress Scarecrow Field Cemetery Hill
Ye Olde Cemetery Hill Return to the Graveyard
Sherman Return to the Graveyard Inside the Asylum
Hermit Inside the Asylum Pumpkin Gorge
Peter, Pumpkin Pumpkin Gorge Pumpkin Serpent
Treviarnus Pumpkin Serpent Hilltop Mausoleum
Baffy the Baffler Hilltop Mausoleum Asylum Grounds
Gavin the Golden Asylum Ground Crystal Cave
McKnight Crystal Cave Pool of the Ancient Dead
Hopper Pool of the Ancient Dead Gallows Gauntlet
Nachbaur Gallows Gauntlet The Lake
Son Jr The Lake Enchanted Earth
Castro Enchanted Earth Haunted Ruins
Badillo Haunted Ruins Ghost Ship
Coffman Ghost Ship Time Device
Sir Sloane Time Device Entrance Hall

Above is one of the lost souls, as you can see they are only little glowing maskes that float.

Below is a video by PowerPy to show all the locations and what to do incase aditional asistance is needed. All credit to PowerPyx for the video

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Kill the Serpent of Gallowmere.

This trophy requires you to have first defeated the dragon in the Crystal Cave and obtained the Dragon Armour. From here you will need to head to the level The Gallows Gauntlet and just past the easy exit you will find a wall of fire. If you equip the Dragon Armour you will be able to pass this obstacle and confront the Serpent. Once you have cleared the area past the fire wall you will see a chest at the back and upon approaching it a ghostly serpent will burst out, much like the one in the Farmlands. This particular Serpent however is no friend to you, it will try to kill you so be warned and ready for a fight. A way to tackle this is to pull it back to the area on the other side of the wall of fire provided there are no enemies and confront it there. Basically when you have killed it however you choose to do it the trophy is yours.

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Collect every Life Bottle.

There are 9 total life bottles that you need to collect either from rewards or exploration. Below you can find a table of where they can be found.

Number Where it’s located How to get it
1 Dan’s Crypt Story
2 Graveyard Turn the Angel 3 times and head to the ridge
3 Dan’s Crypt Hidden behind a breakable wall, which you need a club or hammer for.
4 Hall of Heroes Rewarded for collecting Chalices
5 Scarecrow Field Located next to the Chalice
6 Pool of the Dead Through the gate and take the right path over the water, you should see it, net to a chest and 2 Vials.
7 Hall of Heroes Rewarded for collecting Chalices
8 Time Device At the start, get up to the clock and change the clock to tell the time on the gate down the right path.
9 Hall of Heroes Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Sir Moneybags
Collect 10,000 gold coins.

Although this trophy states that you need to collect so much gold you do not need to have it on hand, which simplifies everything drastically. All you really need to do is pick up gold wherever you see it, it’s really that simple. If for some reason you are struggling you can head to Dan’s Crypt and farm a small supply of gold really fast.

Old School Sneaky
Attempt to perform any original game cheat code.

This is for trying to cheat. Yes! You read it right; the game will reward you for attempting to cheat. As crazy as this trophy sounds it is really rather easy to achieve, when you are on the pause menu you can easily input the following code to get the trophy;

  • (Hold)L2, Down, Square, Triangle, Circle, Down, Up, Square, Triangle
Impaired Drivers
Defeat both Mecha Imps and their taunting Imp pilots.

This trophy is achieved in the Scarecrow Fields level where you are introduced to Scarecrows. Simply progress through the level till you comes to a big robot looking thing in what looks to be a long thin pen; this is the Mecha Imp that you will need to best. To beat them it’s really not the tricky, all you do is use a ranged attack and knock off the helmet, then skirt round back and attack the Imp controlling the machine. Once both are defeated the trophy is yours.

Master Dan-At-Arms
Collect every weapon.

Refer to King of Cups

Basically all you need to do is collect all the weapons the game has to offer, collecting the Chalices is the best way to do this however there are some that are outside of this rule, and there is a list below to help you with collecting them.

What Weapon Where to find
Throwing dagger Default
Sword Default
Copper Shield Default
Crossbow Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Club Cemetery Hill
Silver Shield Return to the Graveyard
Hammer Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Broadsword Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Spear Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Longbow Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Drumstick Ant Hill. You will need to talk to the Witch and complete her request
Gold Shield Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Axe Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Fire Arrows Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Magic Bow Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Lightning Bolts Rewarded for collecting Chalices
Dizzy Decimator
Defeat 30 enemies with the sword spin attack.

All you need to do for this is hold down the Square button and release it near an enemy to kill them with it. This is doable right at the beginning of the game when you leave Dan’s Crypt and enter the Graveyard. There are enough enemies on the first real mission and you will need to kill enemies for the Chalice.

The Answer Is Chicken
Throw 42 chicken legs.

For this trophy you must first complete the Sub Dungeon The Ant Hill located in the Enchanted Earth mission. You enter The Ant Hill by talking to the Witch in the area, which is denoted by the Cauldron, however to talk to her you must have the Witches Talisman. To gain the Talisman you must go to Cemetery Hill and enter the back room located behind the big boulder left of the path up the hill. You can do this on your first trip into the level after obtaining the Club. It should be noted that you can only carry 30 Chicken Legs at a time so you will need to complete the witches request more than once.

Witches’ Familiar
Collect the Witch Talisman and complete both witch quests.

This trophy can be started as early as the Cemetery Hill level, on the far right of the map is a hidden cave which is blocked by a rock. Simply destroy the rock with a club or hammer and head inside, there will be a few zombies in here so be warned and head though the far right door in the room with the stairs. This will be the witch’s chamber and where you find the talisman, next you need the witches.

  • On the Enchanted Earth near the start of the level is a cauldron
  • On the Pumpkin Serpent is a cauldron opposite the first building

The Witch of the Enchanted Earth is looking for some amber from the ants so she will shrink you so you can enter the ant nest where you will hunt for 7 Amber and defeat the Ant Queen. You will also need to do this mission twice for enough Chicken Legs to complete The Answer Is Chicken trophy just make sure you use up a good number as you can only carry 30 Chicken Legs at a time.

The Witch of the Pumpkin Serpent wants you to vanquish the Pumpkin King which is pretty easy in comparison to the first, please refer to Pulp King Pumpkin for more information on beating him.

Zip Zap Imp Splat
Fry a dozen Imps with Lightning.

For this trophy you will first need the Lightning Weapon from the Hall Of Heroes (Refer to King Of Cups for more information). Once you have this you can start your hunt for the imps, they are rather annoying enemies who steal from you. The first encounter with them is in the level The Hilltop Mausoleum; however the best place to hunt these is in The Entrance Hall, the reason for this is because the level is almost exclusively these enemies.

Gimme That Back!
Lose, then recover your weapon from an Imp.

This is an easy trophy and one that you will probably obtain without trying. Whenever you find yourself battling Imps they will have a chance to steal your currently equip weapon, and if that happens you will have a small window in order to defeat that imp and reclaim your weapon before you lose it. If you are attacking when your weapon is stolen you will default to your second weapon to continue the combat, this will be your opening to recover your stolen weapon.

It should be noted that if you fail to recover your stolen weapon then you will have to go to the shop the next mission you deploy into. Depending on what was stolen will determine how much you need to pay to recover the weapon; however this is not always a good thing to do so it’s advised that you kill the imp before he escapes.

It’s Not Their Fault They’re Mad
Don’t harm the Mad Family.

As you see in the Intro to the game Zarok has corrupted the villagers of Gallowmere with his magic. Due to Sir Danial Fortisque being a Hero he is not allowed to hurt the villagers as this would make a bad impression and paint him in a bad light, so this trophy exploits the heroism of Sir Dan. The majority of this trophy is so straight forward it’s unnerving and there is only really a single place that you will need to worry which is in the building where you recover the Bust. There is a video below on how to do this but as long as you do not attack in close proximity to a villager you should be good, the only exception to attacking near a villager is the room with the Bust.

Deathly Smorgasbord
Die 7 different ways.


This trophy should need no explanation, we all know that dying in games comes naturally and here we have a trophy for actually dying in different ways. There is a huge amount of ways to die and eventually achieve this trophy so you shouldn’t need any help, however if you have died more than 7 different ways and still do not have the trophy then just look below at the 2 points to make sure they counted;

  • You got a Game Over Screen
  • Your Positive it’s a new death

If you are still positive then you might want to try starting a new game to get only the deaths. From starting a new game this should take under an hour and can be done before or just after returning to the Cemetery. Below is a list of some possible deaths you could use, just remember you need a Game Over Screen.

Zombie Rocks Fire Drowning
Windmill Fall Lava Spike Pit
Stained Glass Spikes Time Running out Cornfield Machines The Cursed Family
Any Boss Crystal Laser Ants Clock Hands
Partial To The Potions
Drink 32 Health Vials.

Another easy trophy like the It’s Not Their Fault They’re Mad, simply drink, or collect the small health potions that you can find throughout the world.

Now With Added Magic!
Enchant the Broad Sword.

Simple thing to complete, once you have the Broadsword you will note that there is a % of Power. In order to enchant you will need to use some of the power of the weapon, when you have some power used just head over to a Merchant and pay for the sword to be re-enchanted.

Mostly Armless
Kill something with your own arm.

This can be done when you enter the Graveyard, simply walk up to a zombie and kill him with your arm.

Rock Wrangler
Avoid all the rolling rocks on Cemetery Hill.

Once you have made it to Cemetery Hill you will see that there are 2 gargoyles spitting rocks at you, your goal is to not get hit while you ascend up to the peak. Use your shield and block where you feel like you need to, use the shortcuts and make it to the top.

Colonel Fortesque’s Special Recipe
Turn an enemy into a Roasted Chicken and eat it.

As odd as this sounds it’s easy, all you need to do is have completed the Ant Hill level. The Reward you will get is 30 Chicken Drumsticks which you will need for “The Answer Is Chicken”, however this trophy requires you to throw one at an enemy which will turn them in to Roast Chicken. When this happens just run over it to pick it up, which will get you the trophy?

Not So Armless
Defeat Stained Glass Demon with just your arm.

Refer to “A Paneful Demise” for more information.

A Shocking Lack Of Respect
Destroy 100 gravestones.

This is achieved in the early game, simply destroy gravestones where you see them in the level and sooner or later you will meet the much needed 100.

  • Graveyard
  • Cemetery Hill
  • Return to the Graveyard

Above are the 3 levels that will have the gravestones, and there are a good number in each. Below are some examples of them.

That’s Just Mean!
Smash a severed hand.

When you have a club or the Hammer head over to one of the graveyard levels and find one of those pesky hands. Now all you need to is use a slamming attack on it and kill it.


Walls Are For Chumps
Return to Dan’s Crypt and smash down the secret wall.

Within the first level there is a secret room located behind a hidden wall. This wall cannot be damaged until you have the Club or Hammer, which the earliest you can get one of these weapons is once you have been to Cemetery Hill. Upon returning here you will be looking for the location shown in the video below.

When you have found this simply hit the wall and you head inside.

Set 50 enemies on fire.

Once you have either the Fire Arrows or Dragon Armour you can attempt this trophy, the best weapon for this is the Dragon Armour as you have no ammo count and you’d be able to breathe fire at anything that comes at you. Simply kill 50 enemies with fire based attacks and the trophy is yours.

It should be noted that a club that has been set on fire would also work for this but is not as effective as the Dragon Armour or Fire Arrows.

Stop Hitting Yourself
Get hit by a falling crystal during Dragon battle in Crystal Caves.

Once you have access to the Crystal Caves you will be able to attempt this trophy, and is located in the same area as the Dragon that you need to fight. The idea is the same as the dragon fight use your club or hammer to free crystals in the roof, however with this trophy you will need to free a crystal then dart over to the location and receive it to the head. Upon catching the crystal with you skull the trophy is yours.

5 Games Based On Anime That You Need To Play


To celebrate the launch of DEX.ANIME we are going to talk a little bit about some games that originated from anime! So why don’t we take a look at 5 games that are based on anime that you need to play? We have also made an opposite article “5 Anime Based On Games You Need To Watch” on DEX.ANIME. So if you are looking to watch an anime based on a game, be sure to check that out as well.

5. My Hero One’s Justice 2 (My Hero Academia)

I think everyone has heard about My Hero Academia at some point over the recent years or has seen some image or cosplay somewhere, so an introduction might not be needed. But My Hero Academia is about (as the name implies) a superhero academy! The game itself is a fighting game that lets you pull off some cool moves on your opponents and over 40 heroes and villains to play as and a story that covers a bit of season 2 and season 3 of the anime.

4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto Shippuden is just like My Hero One’s Justice another fighter (a lot of anime games fighters) with over 60 characters of the Naruto universe and a great combat system. The story is pretty cool but the adventure mode tells the story of some key events of the anime but can be skipped.

3. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Deluxe Edition)

Over its 20 year-long run One Piece has had a ton of games, not all of them are as good but there still is something for a few types of gamers. There is a fighter, a “warrior” type game, and some open-world ones. And I personally really like some open-world stuff, and for one piece this is no exception. you can explore some cool worlds and battle the marines in plenty of ways and follow some good stories and One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Deluxe Edition) would be the best of these open-world games.

2. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is a more RPG/MMO type game with a ton of enemies to battle and random events to complete. With a lot of things to explore in the game, I would for sure say that this is one of the better anime games currently available. The game is a few years old (just like most of these games listed), it is released for the switched a few years after as well to play on the go!

1. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Another fighter! But this is really one of the holy grails of anime games and even fighters. With an extensive roster that is still getting new fighters added as the time of writing 4 years after launch, the game just keeps giving you a ton of fun and so much characters to learn to play. The story is not really needed to play, but for fans of the Dragon Ball, the story of Dragon Ball FighterZ can be a ton of fun.

Those were the 5 anime games that we recommend you should play! Now that DEX.ANIME has launched we will be posting more anime game articles here as well, so if you like anime, please check out our new site!

UNDYING Update Brings a Host of New Content in Time for Holiday Gaming


Skystone Games and Vanimals have a special holiday treat in store for the Undying community with the release of v0.3. Players will find tons of new content to explore, new quests to complete, new costumes to collect, and much more in the next update to the game. This huge update brings a very successful and productive 2021 to a close. The team is already looking ahead to an even bigger and brighter 2022 with help from the amazing Undying community.

There’s a lot to unpack in the biggest update yet:

  • The new Beach Hotel location
    • Meet the residents of the hotel rooms, each one with their own story and motives. Who are the victims? Who are the killers?
  • Move into a new “2nd Home” in the hotel with limited “home facilities” that will have tremendous use as the World Map offers longer and longer journeys.
  • More Cody skills to unlock!
  • Find and bring home a pet cat and attend to all its needs.
  • Free costumes for Anling and Cody including:
    • Anling’s Explorer Suit and Cody’s Dinosaur Onesie for Christmas
    • Anling’s Panda Onesie and Cody’s Bruce Lee Suit for Lunar New Year
  • Bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and much more

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Match Three Pirates II Out Today On Nintendo Switch


Indie publishing studios Denda Games is releasing Match Three Pirates II, the single-player adventure game, on Nintendo Switch today.

Match Three Pirates II takes you on an adventure where you can form groups of three or more crabs, canons, steering wheels, explosives, and other pirate items to unlock powerful boosters and complete all level goals. 

Bobby has freed all pirates from the clutches of the ruthless Davy Jones, the pirates are finally enjoying a free life. They feel at home on their happy island, however Pirate Island is awfully quiet.

In Match Three Pirates II, help the pirates in this cheerful city building match-3 game to build an amazing amusement park to change the island into a world full of adventure and fun!

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Learn How to Fight for the Republic in New Combat Trailer Of Expeditions: Rome


THQ Nordic has released a new trailer showing off the combat of Expeditions: Rome.

If you want peace, prepare for war! The Roman Empire was built on military power. Their disciplined, well-organized, and well-equipped legions conquered almost all of Europe, North Africa, and parts of western Asia. In the upcoming cRPG Expeditions: Rome you are taking command of Legio Victrix, in order to fight against the enemies of the Republic of Rome. In the latest trailer, Centurio Caeso Aquilinius gives the new recruits a proper drill and explains, how exactly the turn-based combat In Expeditions: Rome works. So prepare to learn about the use of the Gladius, a Scutum, and the famous Roman Pilum.

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Immersive 2D Puzzle Gardener’s Path Ready to Blossom on Consoles


Ratalaika Games & Viridino Studios are proud to announce that Gardener’s Path will be released onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 consoles on December 22nd for $4,99.

Gardener’s Path is a top-down turn-based puzzle game, about fighting giant insects and protecting underground gardens.

Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles scattered throughout 60 handcrafted gardens, each one with their own set of friends and foes.

Take advantage in a fight by wielding powerful artifacts, allowing you to travel back in time and perform elemental attacks.

Fulfill your duty as a gardener, and fight against the pest of giant insects, to protect the ones you love.


  • 60 unique, hand-crafted puzzles
  • Defeat insects while being aided by plants and power-ups
  • Season based pixel art graphics
  • Relaxing new-age soundtrack
  • Garden logbook full of information and illustrations

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The Gunk Review (Xbox One)


The Gunk is an action-adventure video game developed by Image & Form and published by Thunderful Publishing. The game was released on December 16, 2021 for Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S.

I had a ton of fun with the game for the duration of it. But for a $25 game, it is a little bit short with a completion time of around 4/5 hours. Luckily the game did launch of game pass, and this is one of those games that really gets a good shot in the spotlight because of it.

The story of the game is good but I felt like I missed some of the story before the game even started. But that does give the game an option for a prequel game with a totally different concept, because “The Gunk” really did fit within that story of the planet the story takes place.

The gameplay of the game is pretty basic, but the way the game plays does feel unique in its own way and is a lot of fun. The basic premise of the game is that you remove all the Gunk from the planet, easier said than done of course. Every time you remove all the gunk from an area that part of the map will spring back to life and will spawn some materials that you can suck up to upgrade your gear.

There are only 3 types of enemies, there is not much to them, and didn’t really feel like a danger when encountering them, but more like an annoyance than anything. I would have liked to see a few more types of them because especially the one that shoots explosives became annoying very quickly.

Visually I was really impressed by the game. It has so many cool set pieces and areas to explore and the surrounding area just melts you into its world. There are only a few living things, but they all fit so well into the world they created and one of the local animals you see just looks stunning.

The world can get a bit dark sometimes and your screen will be filled with Gunk. I do wish it showed off more of the colorful world instead of the dark and gloomy, especially near the end when everything is just darkness.

Greak: Memories of Azur Brings Captivating Adventure to Playstation 4 and Xbox One


Navegante Entertainment’s charming platformer releases today on additional consoles, alongside new content and enhanced accessibility.

Team17, Navegante Entertainment, and Bromio have today launched the multi-award-winning platform adventure Greak: Memories of Azur on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The debut title from Navegante, which won the Game of the Year and Excellence in Visuals at the Latinx Games Awards 2021 in November, follows the story of three siblings attempting to flee a deadly invasion of their homeland and sees them harness each of their unique abilities to navigate the hostile world and intricate puzzles in their path.

Having launched on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch™, and PC to critical acclaim, Greak: Memories of Azur on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will also release with brand new content, including a new boss encounter, a playable cinematic sequence, improved map, accessibility options, and more. The update which is already live on PC also comes to Xbox Series X|S today, and will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Players who own Greak: Memories of Azur on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, will be able to access the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game at no extra cost.

Greak: Memories of Azur Key Features:

  • Hand-Drawn Art and Animation: Enjoy a captivating narrative telling a story of family, home, and union, all brought to life with stunning hand-drawn art
  • Specially Crafted Puzzles: Players will solve intricate puzzles to navigate the world of Azur, using the three siblings’ unique abilities to flee the threat
  • Unique Gameplay: Each sibling boasts their own powers and abilities, and players will alternate seamlessly between the trio to best navigate the world
  • Live Orchestra Soundtrack: Enjoy the expressive and atmospheric music themes specially created to enhance this unique adventure.

The full patch notes for Greak Memories of Azur are available on Steam.

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