Before we begin I need to make a confession. When I first saw the wallpaper art for The Medium, I thought it was going to be a CGI anime game with one of those silver-haired anime boy protagonists… Y’know he was going to be one of those really “I am 13 and this is deep” […]Read More The Medium review – Medium well done
I like horror games. This might come as a surprise given how infrequently I talk about them, but that’s because I do not deal well with horror. I need lots of tea breaks, pauses where I try to get my heart rate out of the thousands and comforting reassurance that the big scary monsters are […]Read More Alien: Isolation review: Maybe I’m the monster? No, the monsters are definitely the monsters
Tis the time of Halloween, everybody looking for a good scare! This year, in the uncertain times of COVID, we are providing some of the scares… Or at least entertainment in the form of reaction to the scares. Tim, who is notoriously a huge wimp when it comes to horror games and cane barely last […]Read More Announcement: Halloween Charity Livestream
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
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 […]Read More Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review – You must be mad!
One of the worst things about becoming at least reasonably clued in to any particular medium is that you begin to recognise the patterns and tropes between titles. No longer do you approach every film/book/game with wide eyed optimism but instead with a leery cynicism as you point out every single thing that has been […]Read More Syndrome review – Syndrome of a Down.
So you’re busy, you’ve got about an hour before you have to deal with some stuff in the real world. That world into which we rarely venture. I understand that some people, for bizarre reasons, don’t have the time to sit down and play six straight hours of Skyrim or Mass Effect 3 and so […]Read More Five Nights at Freddy’s and Mini Metro – Some Ideas for Your Little Minutes
This is the part where I usually give credit to the developers of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and I had always planned to say “developed by Frictional Games in concert with The Chinese Room”. But you know what, I no longer know what I do and do not know any more considering that Wikipedia […]Read More Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review – What does the pig say?
This is an article I was putting off for a while because I was struggling to get to a stage where I felt I had done “enough” to produce a review. The definition of “enough” varies from game to game from simply putting in a certain number of hours to actually completing the game depending on how much […]Read More Dead Space 3 review – Dead… SPAAAAAAACE!