For those of you keeping track, my opinion of the franchise of Life is Strange has been basically on a downhill trend ever since its inception. I quite liked the original by devs DontNod and then also kinda-sorta liked the prequel Before the Storm, but believe it was basically ruined by an absolutely garbage ending […]
Read More Life is Strange: True Colours review – I refuse to spell it as “colors” and I will fight any Americans who say otherwise
At some point when the Earth was new and God was a boy, all the way back in late 2016 when the idea of a global pandemic was a subject for the history books as something that only happened after world wars and would never ever happen again, I did an Early Access video review […]
Read More Ghost of a Tale review – Sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie
I have something of an odd relationship with Life is Strange. I overall have pretty favourable memories about the first one, which is reflected in my review. I had my niggles, but I thought that the game largely did a lot right with its storytelling. Having said that, I’ve also repeatedly had discussions with Lamios about this and […]
Read More Life is Strange 2 review – This is why My Hero Academia would never work
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!
(Contains spoilers for the first Life is Strange) Looking back on the original Life is Strange by DontNod is an odd thing for me. I remember enjoying the game and I remember thinking there were a fair handful of effective moments from it, but also when tasked to actually recall some things about the game what I […]
Read More Life is Strange: Before the Storm review – Angst me up motherfucker!
*Contains main story spoilers for Blood and Wine* When it comes to games I love I enjoy critiquing them into the ground, discussing their various foibles and small imperfections with anyone who will listen. If I ever do actually begin properly going into an in-depth analysis of parts of a game’s story on here then […]
Read More The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine story critique – Another Witcher post? It’s only because I love it
As always, I waited until the final episode of Telltale’s Batman was released before playing the series (more-or-less) straight through. It used to be the case that my intro when writing about a Telltale game would be a fairly boring affair (and indeed much of the review would be as well) as my praise for […]
Read More Telltale’s Batman review – I’m the gosh-darned Batman!
I feel like I need to preface this review with my previous exposure to isometric RPGs. I’m too young to have fully appreciated “old school” RPGs such as Baldurs gate, Planescape: Torment and Wasteland. I did indeed play Baldurs gate and Baldurs gate 2. The first of which was my mothers purchase when I must […]
Read More Tyranny Review – It Feels Good To Be The Bad Guy (Spoiler Free)
So, a Telltale Game… Excellent! I get to tell you that Telltale have made another game along the formula of “a point-and-click, character-based, interactive-story with rapid decisions made during dialogue, minor puzzle-solving, and several major decisions made over the course of the game which will have supposedly far-reaching consequences within the scope of the game?” […]
Read More Minecraft Story Mode review – Telling tales about Telltale
Say “hella” again. I dare you, I double-dare you motherfucker say “hella” one more, goddamned time. Okay, now that’s out of the way… I assume people by now are aware of “The Telltale Game”? You know: a point-and-click, character-based, interactive-story with rapid decisions made during dialogue, minor puzzle-solving, and several major decisions made over the […]
Read More Life is Strange review – “Hella” ain’t no place I ever heard of