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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review – You must be mad!

You know what really bothers me about Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice? Something which made me feel really extremely silly and therefore irritated with developers Ninja Theory for making me look and feel silly. Have you heard about the whole controversy that surrounded the game’s save files? The game itself even outright tells you that if you die too often that it would delete your save in a manner of permadeath? I had a big long discussion about this and whether or not I thought it was good game design, whether it was a gimmick or actually could even be construed as a legitimate mechanic. Well it turns out that actually it’s simply not true and doesn’t happen. Yeah, mind blown. Apparently there is no permadeath mechanic. The game doesn’t delete your save file. The rot which creeps up the protagonist’s body to show how often you’ve died actually just always stops at a certain level and never progresses higher. It was all a swindle, a sham, a bald-faced lie.

The Raven: Legend of a Master Thief review [including Chapter 3] – Colonel Mustard in an alternate dimension, with your mum.

In hindsight I sort of regret posting my review for the first chapter of The Raven, the crime-thriller game from King Art and Nordic Games, way back in August. See the issue it provided is that I not only wrote an incomplete review for a measly one third of the overall game, but I also had to repeat a lot of what I said in my review for Chapter 2 and now I will probably have to say it a third time in this overall review. I was tempted, briefly, to write a review for Chapter 3 and then write a one-word review for the game as a whole, but that seems a bit unfair, so I will be including my thoughts on Chapter 3 in with this official and final MMGaming review of The Raven: Legend of a Master Thief.

Lone Survivor review – In a post apocalyptic world, only you can be confusing

As I said in this weeks Video Mondaily, today’s review is on Jasper Byrne’s indie survival horror: Lone Survivor. Now it’s worth mentioning from the word go that this was indeed a solo project from one single man, so that ought to be taken into consideration when you have a look at the video from Monday and any other bits and pieces of information that you pick up about the game. I say this but honestly, I don’t need to make any excuses for Lone Survivor because it is actually absolutely fantastic! The game focuses on your character, an unnamed and unknown survivor of some apocalyptic disaster which has turned most of the population into weird shambling horrors. One hesitates to call them zombies because it’s never mentioned that they are dead, rather the creatures are the victims of some virus which ravaged the population of the world/city/apartment complex. Generally I thought of the creatures as “mutants” so that’s what I will call them for the duration of this review (this name was helped along by the appearance of some other unusual enemies, but I digress). The game’s premise is rather simple your character (“you”?) have been holed up in your flat for weeks now and have decided that it is time to escape your apartment complex and escape the city itself – perhaps the idea is to search for survivors or to head to Pacific Playland (WOO! TWINKIES!), whatever survivors do.