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
We’ve all seen the trend, a trend which is now at the point of its popularity where it’s getting “overdone” and so people may be moving to greener pastures soon. But in the meantime, people are still swarming to Battle Royale games and at this point even the big guns of the likes of EA […]Read More Vidya Round Up – Battle Royales
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
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
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
(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!
Sea of Thieves by Rare is a game all about wish fulfillment of the highest order. It’s also one of those rare (heh) flashes of brilliant game design where someone has seen a niche in the market which isn’t being properly filled and so Rare have managed to jump into the gap and fill it. […]Read More Sea of Thieves review – Why is the purpose of games always gone?!
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!