Storytelling in games is an experiment that few games have successfully managed to fully grasp. This often means that games will either be a distracting spectacle of explosions and frivolity or they’ll double down on cinematic excellence to compete with their celluloid cousins. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Games like The Last […]Read More How Tyranny avoids oppressive storytelling
Far Cry 5 arrives at quite in interesting flash point in US history. America is simultaneously a country that is as politically conscious as it’s ever been, but also just as violently unfair as it’s ever been. With the election of Trump at the end of 2016, his banal and damaging worldview has only emboldened […]Read More Far Cry 5 is an explosive refresh on familiar ideas, but there’s a catch.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 updates the classic CRPG formula properly. Unlike Pillars of Eternity which seemed like much more of a homage to a by-gone era, Larians latest entry into their long-running CRPG series uses classic CRPG tropes as a base and builds on it with new, fresh ideas. Character-based roleplaying is brought out of […]Read More Divinity: Original Sin 2
Duke Nukem 3D is a game very dear to my heart. Cast your minds back to late 1998, where a younger, more foolish version of myself used to delight in sneaking out of the house to visit a nearby friend and play a naughty game with swearing and breasts in it. At the time, playing Duke Nukem […]Read More Duke Nukem 3D World Tour PC Review
Hacker culture is pretty well exposed these days. In between the paranoid fever dream of Mr Robot and the myriad of indie games attempting to recreate the fascinating sub culture, along with all that real-world stuff of whistle blowers and Edward Snowden and privacy debates, the dystopia written at the birth of the Internet seems to be […]Read More Hackmud PC review
Zenith is a game that shouldn’t work. In fact, it often doesn’t work. It’s a game that demands you pass it by. Its storefront on Steam looks as generic as it gets. Its myriad of bugs and issues should be turning you off. The shoddy menus and absolutely horrible combat system is so bad it […]Read More Zenith PC Review
It’s a little cliché to make the comparison but the zombie game now resembles its own brain-dead hosts. They’ve gathered en-masse in large numbers, they’ve shuffled aimlessly in unison with one another, with little to no difference between each other, and they swarm around the warm bodies of healthy, living beings, and chew our bodies until we die.Read More Dead Rising Review (PC)