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Drew Sherratt

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The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 79 – 20/03/22 – 166 Days, 19 Minutes and 59 Seconds to go…

23 March, 2022 - 10:25 pm

I didn't expect a lot for Day 79, and that's exactly what I got. Monty would be trapped in the room until almost midnight, so there wasn't much time for anything other than setting my little buddy free... Monty cut... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 78 – 19/03/22 – 167 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes and 24 Seconds to go…

20 March, 2022 - 11:49 pm

After a frustrating and fruitless two day search for the hidden door, I was running out of ideas on how to move forwards. I was all about to start retreading old ground (again) when a chance observation led me to... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 77 – 18/03/22 – 205 Days, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes and 36 Seconds to go…

19 March, 2022 - 11:38 pm

After falling asleep at the wheel and not achieving much yesterday, save crossing a few places off my hit list for the hidden door, Day 77 was much of the same. Monty and I began to scour the kingdom from... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 76 – 16/03/22 – 205 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes and 32 Seconds to go…

18 March, 2022 - 5:32 pm

While I managed to get back on the horse and stay on it, I didn't manage to check in on Monty until late and it wasn't especially productive... in fact, I may have fallen asleep while we were searching for... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 75 – 15/03/22 – 219 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes and 37 Seconds to go…

16 March, 2022 - 11:16 pm

Returning beneath the mountain with an agenda was refreshing - Monty and I had something to focus on and work towards rather than just ambling around without a clue. Little did we know that we'd make a huge discovery and... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Days 40-73 – 09/02/22 – 14/03/22

15 March, 2022 - 8:49 pm

Ok, people - it's terrible admission time. It's been about a month since I set eyes on Monty and, truth be told - I feel pretty guilty about it 😅. Between a flurry of PR reviews, a birthday and a... read more

Indie Spotlight: Random Potion / Ignis Universia: Awakening of the Erudite Empress

10 February, 2022 - 7:37 pm

We’re excited to bring you the first in a new series of features aimed at highlighting the impressive work of indie developers and the amazing games that are being crafted by small teams all around the world - welcome to... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 39 – 08/02/22 – 292 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes and 37 Seconds to go…

9 February, 2022 - 10:53 pm

Following my little 'oopsie-daisy' with the time yesterday, I certainly hoped that Day 39 would give me the chance to wait beneath the well in the daytime, in case the old man came to draw water. Little did I know... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 38 – 07/02/22 – 293 Days, 9 Hours, 59 Minutes and 13 Seconds to go…

8 February, 2022 - 10:01 pm

Okay... it's embarrassing admission time. Day 38 was a busy one in real life and I completely forgot that I needed to check in on Monty during his daytime hours... When I turned on my Switch at almost midnight in... read more

The Longing-ist Playthrough: Day 37 – 06/02/22 – 294 Days, 13 Hours, 10 Minutes and 21 Seconds to go…

7 February, 2022 - 10:37 pm

Day 37 was to be an exciting day. To come within arms reach of the surface yesterday was exhilarating and I was itching to make it all the way outside this time, not to mention finally realising the long term... read more

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

17 September, 2023 - 11:25 pm reviewed on:

While I absolutely love something you can pick-up-and-play, you simply cannot beat a game that draws you in with the strength of great storytelling and atmosphere: those games that grab you by the soft parts and don’t let go, giving... read more

We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip

14 September, 2023 - 2:00 pm reviewed on:

We're suckers for a good puzzle game here at VGamingNews, and absolutely crazy about an escape room. So it will come as no surprise that one of our favourite (and most highly rated) games of 2022 was Total Mayhem Games... read more


10 September, 2023 - 9:46 pm reviewed on:

I’ll never quite understand how two things that are seemingly at opposite ends of the spectrum can be brought together with such wonderful synergy. Sweet and salted popcorn. Waffles with bacon and syrup. Fishing and video games. Wait, what?  You’d... read more

Planet Cube: Edge

18 August, 2023 - 3:01 pm reviewed on:

It was the arcade cab of New Zealand Story in the corner of the Boarhound pub that sparked my love affair in platformers at a young age – and now, pushing 40, I’m still entirely hooked. I’ve hop-skip-and-jumped my way... read more


5 April, 2023 - 11:43 am reviewed on:

While I’ll never proclaim myself to be good at them, I’ve always had a soft spot for city-builders and resource management games. Since my first attempts at Sim City on the SNES, I’ve found it fun to hold a growing... read more

Lootbox Lyfe+

26 March, 2023 - 3:40 pm reviewed on:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “I’m a sucker for three things - sugary drinks, precision platformers and Metroidvanias”. In pretty much whatever form they take, I can’t help myself - it’s like an addiction. Thankfully for... read more


5 March, 2023 - 7:11 pm reviewed on:

Looking at Lydia in my backlog, I wasn’t entirely sure what drew me to buying it. It could have been the haunting monochrome screenshots, or the rather sinister key art. It could have been bought in a splurge when I... read more


20 February, 2023 - 6:48 pm reviewed on:

I will forever be a slave to retrogaming nostalgia. I grew up playing video games on -wait for this- cassette tapes (!) on my sister’s big ol’ ZX Spectrum, and some of those early games left an impression on me... read more

The Knight Witch

19 February, 2023 - 5:51 pm reviewed on:

I’ve been a fan of Metroidvania games for as long as I can remember. I love finding all of the nooks and crannies that I can’t quite overcome yet, and trying to remember where they all are once you gain... read more

Ship of Fools

28 January, 2023 - 4:12 pm reviewed on:

I don’t care how immersive or beautiful your AAA adventure games are, you will never top the feeling of lumping down on the couch with one of your best buds and playing something silly in multiplayer. Some of my favourite... read more

VGamingIndies: Vol 5

29 November, 2022 - 6:19 pm

We don’t need to tell you that a lot of video games are being released every week and a lot of games simply go under the radar. Indie games in particular are often developed by small teams, usually without a... read more

Splatoon 3 Wishlist

27 April, 2022 - 12:47 pm

With the 9th September 2022 freshly circled on our calendars as the day we'll finally get our grubby tentacles on Splatoon 3, I got to thinking about my love for Nintendo's squid-based shooter, and what I wanted from the upcoming... read more

W.A.S.D. Video Game Event – London 2022

14 April, 2022 - 10:55 am

After two years of being stuck inside and only being able to cover games from afar we were ecstatic to be invited to the debut W.A.S.D. event in London! It was great being able to get some actual face time... read more

Beat the Backlog

21 January, 2022 - 11:20 am

“Hello, my name is Drew and I have a problem. I can’t stop buying games that I never play.” And if I’m honest, this isn’t a new problem - it’s been going on for years. It started off pretty innocently... read more

Thinking of Flute Boy

20 June, 2021 - 5:16 pm

Even as a child, I was a goofy romantic with a penchant for storytelling. I remember I would forever be conjuring up fantastic scenarios, fictional allies and terrible enemies; babbling on to myself excitedly as I dashed around with a... read more

VGamingBargains: Nintendo Switch June 2021

11 June, 2021 - 1:20 pm

I know what you’re going to say VGamingBargains fans - where in the world was the May Edition?! Well, we’re not going to lie to you all - May was a very busy month for us in the VGaming offices,... read more

VGamingBargains: Nintendo Switch April 2021

10 April, 2021 - 12:00 pm

With the UK on the verge of opening back up, if you’re anything like me, a lot of your budget will suddenly be assigned to frivolous purchases of elaborate restaurant food and alcohol. Lots of alcohol. Keeping that in mind,... read more

VGamingBargains: Nintendo Switch March 2021

9 March, 2021 - 5:59 pm

So readers – let’s address the elephant in the room… the huge February Nintendo eShop sale that we didn’t cover… I’m sorry. I built you up with a promise of glittering bargains galore and I didn’t deliver. I only hope... read more

VGamingBargains – Nintendo Switch – February 2021 Sale

5 February, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Okay folks, we’ve had another pay day but COVID still has a strange-hold on a lot of jobs and money still isn’t coming easy to a lot of people – cue another edition of VGamingBargains for Nintendo Switch! Unfortunately it’s... read more

VGamingBargains: Nintendo Switch Sale – January 2021

4 January, 2021 - 2:27 pm

Whether it’s because we’ve just made it through Christmas or because of COVID-19, money is tight for a lot of people right now - but with stress levels at an all-time high across the country, VGamingNews want to make sure... read more