I don’t like giving up in games. But there’s a mighty test of my hardened patience in Death Stranding where giving up felt so easy. Half way up some snow-capped mountain with a nuclear bomb strapped to your back, where any slip, slide or bump can end your excursion instantly. It’s the kind of instant-failure states that make people run for the hills. But this is Death Stranding. A Hideo Kojima game. With Kojima, hardship and difficulty isn’t always so clear cut.Read More Death Stranding (PS4) Review
The great thing about Steam in 2019 is you’ll never run out of choices. The bad thing about Steam in 2019 is navigating it’s tremendously overstuffed storefront is a lot like scouring some forgotten trash heap where finding a diamond in the rough is the proverbial needle in a haystack. Now, more than ever standing […]Read More Broken Reality Review – A dizzying trip through internet excess
It’s hard to recommend being a fan of Resident Evil. No franchise has been knocked around and mishandled as much as Capcom’s flagship zombie series. Having suffered a decade long identity crisis since the release of Resident Evil 5, Capcom has never been sure whether they’re making a survival horror game or an action movie. […]Read More Resident Evil 2 Remake Review
With the recent release of Castlevania Requiem on PS4 last week, it seemed to coincide either accidentally or not accidentally with the much-anticipated release of Season 2 of the TV show on Netflix. The strange thing about the Netflix adaptation of Castlevania is that, actually, it isn’t total bollocks. Adaptations often don’t go down well […]Read More Netflix’s Castlevania and how it tidies up the dangling inconsistencies of the video games.
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.
The year is 2018. You’re an awkward, nerdy type shuffling your way through a crowded party with a luke-warm drink in your hand. As you elbow your way through the crowd and spill beer everywhere, you start to recognise a lot of your fellow party goers – they look an awful lot like you. What […]Read More Daring to be different with Dandara
One day, all of this will be gone. When the great nuclear war of 2019 incinerates everything you love, when the wind passes over our scattered bones, when all the cars and stadiums and pubs and high-rise flats are nothing but skeletal ruins, planet earth might start to look awfully pretty again… after about a […]Read More A missed opportunity but a big heart: A review of Horizon Zero Dawn
One of the great things about the internet is the ability to read, listen and learn about long dead sub-cultures from the mists of time from the comfort of a couch or bed – the potential to broaden your horizon and to learn about the world that came before isn’t something to be sniffed at. […]Read More NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub… offers an alternative, sobering look at punk culture and band life.
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
Looking back to the release of No Mans Sky last year, it’s hard not to think of Hello Games’ much talked about space exploration epic as anything other than a burning wreckage on the side of the road. in reality it’s a story we should be more familiar with – A meteoric rise in interest, […]Read More No Mans Sky – worth playing?