This review requires acknowledgement of a couple of things: the last Assassin’s Creed I played prior to Odyssey was Black Flag back in 2013, thus missing out on AC: Origins, the first of the new style of Assassin’s Creeds. I mention this because I am going to spend a lot of time talking about “new” […]Read More Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey review – An excuse to yell THIS IS SPARTA!
Star Wars has been having a bit of a hard time of it lately, and that’s a damned shame because for me I actually think it might be my favourite fictional universe. To try and make that clear, I’ve had a 3000-word essay on my thoughts on Star Wars sitting on my hard drive since […]Read More Star Wars: Fallen Order review – I feel a disturbance in my lower jaw
You know it is damned unfortunate that I’ve seen the comparison of A Plague Tale: Innocence to The Last of Us and the most recent God of War, because I only got about halfway through the former and an hour into the latter and so can’t really make much of said comparisons. It has to […]Read More A Plague Tale: Innocence review – People often expect the French Inquisition
Since Dear Esther I have to admit I can be partial to a well-done Walking Simulator. The Stanley Parable, for instance is a personal favourite and remains an incredibly smart and amusing game. However, these days far too many games which fall into this category rely too much on the same tricks Dear Esther did. Primarily relying on pretty graphics and a vague, “you-decide-what-it-all-means” story […]Read More Firewatch review – I’m a hipster and I’m okay!
I’m not going to go so far as to say that I dislike roguelikes. In fact I can immediately name a couple I’ve had a good time with, along with a few darlings of the industry, things like FTL and Binding of Issac. However, for all that, I also think roguelikes in general are not […]Read More For the King review – For the SLOOTS
It’s quite a common theme for me that when I’ve had a few drinks I start spouting off the glories of British Imperialism. This tends to involve espousing the virtues of Churchill, redcoats, tea, getting the cane out of the cupboard and using it on the bloody Frenchies and how we can all agree that […]Read More Anno 1800 review – Master and Commander and also Stockbroker
I’m not sure who I feel worse for right now, Lucas Pope or other devs aspiring to release their own indie hit… On one hand you have to feel for Lucas Pope because now he’s created Papers Please and Return of the Obra Dinn, releasing both to great success and critical acclaim, so now all […]Read More Return of the Obra Dinn review – Meddling insurance provider saves the day?