What do you get when you cross a warthog with an octopus? Deeply unnerved, is the answer, if Aoife's time spent playing Beasts of Balance is anything to go by.

Beasts of Balance - which formerly went by the name Fabulous Beasts - has been on our radar for some time now and it's finally nearing completion. Intrigued by how one combines plastic pieces with a tablet-based game based around keeping all the animals in your kingdom beautiful and happy, Aoife sat down to learn how to play with the game's head of communications, Alex Wiltshire.

"The butt is where you find all the good stuff." I'm not sure I could have put it better myself. Anyway, hopefully you found the above video instructive even if - like Aoife - you found all the tentacles a bit disturbing.

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Johnny is one quarter of the Eurogamer video team - specifically the part that looks like it comes from East London. He loves pen and paper role playing games, his dog Watson, and pretty much any video game with a bit of grimdark to it. You are almost certainly pronouncing his surname incorrectly.