Mount and Blade: Warband retrospectacle – Okay, you come at me and I will hit you with my axe. Then you come and I will hit you…

Mount and BladeMount and Blade: Warband, published in 2010, is ostensibly a sequel to the original M&B by TaleWorlds Entertainment (along with Paradox). The reality is that with an only modified gameplay features, map and factions, Warband is more an expansion to the original game than a whole new game in its own right. One might wonder then why we don’t simply review M&B itself, however the answer is simple. There were two “sequels” to Mount and Blade, each rather distinct from the other: Warband and With Fire and SwordWarband itself even had a few expansions. However, the vanilla experience of Warband, is practically unarguably the best of the entire series, garnering higher reviews than the original, which in turn actually did a good deal better than the subsequent WFAS. With a PROPER sequel to M&B in the works (Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlords) I figured it made some sense to write a review for the best of the original series so that we can establish that we too have fallen under the game’s spell.

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Dragon Age: Origins retrospectacle – Grey Wardens and grey environments

Dragon Age Origins wallpaperOne of the downsides of having only recently (within the last year really) joined the PC master race is that I suddenly find I no longer have any excuse to avoid many of the games I wistfully daydreamed about for so long when I couldn’t run any of them. Pretty high on the list of games I was disappointed to miss out on at their release, and always told myself I would play it if I ever got the chance to, is Dragon Age: Inquisition. DA:I was Tim’s game of the year for 2014 (which, while admittedly not a great year for games, is a pretty glowing recommendation on its own) but I have never been one for jumping into series halfway through… So one of the things I was determined to do was to actually complete Dragon Age: Origins first. The first installment of the popular series, released all the way back in 2009.

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm retrospectacle – The world heaves with my torment…

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Hey everyone, my name is Sabor117, and I’m a WoW addict. You know, I was recently introduced to the very well written TV show The West Wing in which a character talks about alcoholism as being where a normal person would have one drink, an alcoholic has ten. They essentially just can’t stop themselves, or at leas that’s what I took away. I got off World of Warcraft four years ago, it was just after I finished school and I found that I just couldn’t quite afford it any longer (both time and money wise). So, I quit, cold turkey. I got my main character to 85 in Cataclysm and then left and never looked back. Continue reading

Retrospectacles: Assassin’s Creed 3 – Everybody makes mistakes

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Assassin’s Creed is a series that has always and will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s hard for me to say what exactly it is about the series that so hooked me way back when I was jumping about as Altair, but it’s irrelevant because it happened. Since AC2 I have counted Assassin’s Creed as my second favourite video game series of all time (behind an obvious front-runner), beating out even my love of Halo and the games made by Telltale Games. Continue reading

Retrospectacles – A Little Look at Dune II

It’s a bit of an interesting week here at MMGaming as three of the four current writers just got Guild Wars 2 and we are all going to probably be sinking a fair amount of time into this over the next few days/weeks/months/forever. With that in mind we haven’t actually got an official review or anything for you today and so to make sure we do have a post up you can check out a video that Tim made a short while ago.

In this particular short video Tim has a little look at Dune II a classic RTS from the developers Westwood Studios. The game is based on the famous movie Dune from David Lynch which in turn was based on a book of the same name written by Frank Herbert. That isn’t the only famous thing about the game that is famous though, in fact Dune II is often considered to be one of the first true RTSes. It created a formula from which pretty much all current strategy games have no deviated. More than that the developer went on to create other really massive RTS games like Command & Conquer Red Alert. While the game itself might be old and shows it’s age when Tim plays it, it’s definitely worth checking out the video because here we have real video gaming history in what was the game that started the long line of RTSes we have today. You should check it out after the jump!

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Overhaul

Hey folks!

You may be wondering why things have been slowing down of late in regards to reviews/news and other shenanigans and I just want to inform ya’ll to our plans. While we have been receiving steady viewership (thanks guys!) we are looking to overhaul the site into something more consistent and high quality. With that in mind there is going to be a lot of changes coming in over the next couple of weeks and as a result posts will be sparse. Yet have no fear! Things are on the up and we hope it will stay that way. Keep an eye on us and you won’t be disappointed!

Regards,

The MMGaming Team

 

EDIT: We are also considering changing to a Joomla layout (from the current WordPress layout) which might result in some downtime while we mess around to get it working. If the site isn’t up for any reason just assume that we are working on it and come back in a couple of hours!

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Justine review

In honour of the teaser website for the next Amnesia game by Frictional Games I decided that I would do a retrospective on the original Amnesia and it’s add-on Justine. Allow me to start the review by mentioning that I am well aware of how much has been said about this game by every reviewer in existence and I am likewise aware that there probably hasn’t been anyone who’s ever played it that didn’t like it.

Well unless the player absolutely cannot stand having to shower every time after gaming from having pissed themselves in fear too much.

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