https://youtu.be/J6boXx9LpLQ System Shock is the granddaddy of immersive sims, a game nearly thirty years old by now, known by every hardcore gamer but experienced by an increasing minority; after all, we're being babied by gamer-friendly systems and few of us have the appreciation for the rough'n'tumble design principles of yesteryear, right? Right! The demo of... Continue Reading →
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2021) – Game Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpAGHtDGAkI For those of you who prefer your reviews in a written form, here's the script to the video: Playing Eidos Montreal's Guardians of the Galaxy game was pure, riotous fun. This is the kind of title that sends me back throughout years of playing narrative-driven action-adventures, makes me realise just how refined all the... Continue Reading →
Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access: My Favourite Bugs
The Early Access of Baldur's Gate 3 is beyond fun, but like all early builds of big games, it has plenty of bugs, big and small. After the latest patch, I thought I went through my footage and found the most egregiously fun of them. For your viewing pleasure, here are my five favourite bugs... Continue Reading →
Immortals: Fenyx Rising Developer Announces Post-Launch Plans, New Protagonists and World
The one Ubisoft game I still feel a morsel of excitement over is the generically named Immortals: Fenyx Rising, formerly labeled Gods & Monsters; titles, in either case, which leave much to desire. The game promises an irreverent take on Greek mythology, which borrows a little from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... Continue Reading →
Microsoft to Continue Buying Studios, Series X/S Shortages To Continue Onto Next Year
Xbox's CFO Tim Stuart gave a talk at the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference on November 12, where some of his remarks sketch out the issues Xbox faces in shipping their newest consoles, the Microsoft entertainment division's future plans for the Xbox Game Pass, and how Bethesda's acquisition will prioritize Xbox's platforms before all others. Stuart... Continue Reading →
Saturday Night Gaming Returns: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Legacy of the First Blade: Hunted (#01)
It's been a good while since I've written anything about video games, hasn't it? Here they are, then, my thoughts on the first episode of the 12-15 hour-long first paid DLC for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey! Some Spoilers for Hunted from this point onwards. Makedonia, one of the fourty or so regions in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,... Continue Reading →
Batman: Arkham Knight: BATMAN — THE BAD GUY ALL ALONG?!
Gotham's Caped Crusader has been many things -- saviour, hero, crusader for justice, merciless vigilante...AND THE CANCER EATING AWAY AT GOTHAM?! Find out in my beautiful piece of investigative journalism, now in video form! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz6X1lpYUMI
Anthem: Demo Weekend Impression
What happens when you put EA in charge of a first-rate storyteller the likes of Bioware?! A recipe for...a surprisingly fun if riddled with tech issues game. Can't wait to find out how the microtransactions screw this one!
Octopath Traveler, Diary Entry 03: Hedge Knights and Exultations (Olberic, Chapter 1)
First / Previous / Next Cobbleston, home to beautiful women, sturdy young men, and quite possibly the realm's mightiest retired knight. Cobbleston, Cyrus and Tressa soon enough find out, is home to Olberic, the warrior. What a badass, this guy.Olberic's tale begins with a flashback, as is sometimes the case with badasses. This one takes... Continue Reading →
The E3 Titles I cared about, 2018 Edition!
Well, well, well! Another year, another set of E3 press conferences with all those entail - cringe-worthy moments, EA sports segments making you seriously reconsider a membership amongst the living on this wonderful blue orb of ours and, occasionally, games which look just promising enough they might be worth putting a mortgage on my house.... Continue Reading →