First Impressions: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby is one of the Nintendo characters that has never quite stuck with me. Sure, I like the character itself, but I’ve rarely clicked with the games. Kirby 64 being the big exception. As a child, I loved going through those levels and exploring what new combinations of powers I could make along the way.Continue reading “First Impressions: Kirby and the Forgotten Land”

Loop Me Baby One More Time

Originally announced at E3 2019 before making a big appearance at Sony’s PlayStation 5 event in June 2020, Deathloop is a game that has been enticing me from the first time I laid eyes on it. I’ve had a pretty good run with Arkane Studios, developers of Deathloop, over the last few generations – theirContinue reading “Loop Me Baby One More Time”

The Importance (And Dangers) Of Vision

The other day, my friend Jonny downloaded the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus, a widely praised remake of the PS2 original which I had played for the first time last year. He was taken pretty quickly with the visual improvements made to the game – the first message I received was him commentingContinue reading “The Importance (And Dangers) Of Vision”

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules

Welcome to The Play-By-Play, a column where I’ll be writing about an episodic game series as I play through the season, sharing my thoughts on the storyline, the game, and generally any other things that I’ve picked up on. Today, we’re continuing our journey with Dontnod’s Life Is Strange 2.

AnnaPurna is Killing the Game

You might have noticed, but gaming media has been ablaze over the last few days. I mean, when isn’t it? But recently, the news that Sony is focusing it’s developers more exclusively on the type of high-flying triple-A experience as seen in The Last of Us Part II and God of War and is limitingContinue reading “AnnaPurna is Killing the Game”

The Joy of the Replay

Gaming, as a hobby, generally focuses on the new. What novel experiences await us in these new worlds, these new stories, these new mechanics? That’s partially why the launch of consoles is such an exciting event for so many gamers around the world – the promise of what is yet to come. This is, ofContinue reading “The Joy of the Replay”