13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware have been one of gaming’s most interesting and exciting developers for me ever since I dipped my toe into their worlds with Muramasa: The Demon Blade (a game I’ve previously written about). After that, I tried out Dragon’s Crown, and, although it’s a genre I don’t normally have an affinity for, I was ableContinue reading “13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim”

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.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 1: Roads

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 starting a new journey with Dontnod’s Life Is Strange 2.

It Takes Two (To Make It Through Lockdown)

2020 was basically a disaster of a year. As with many people around the world, it felt for me a little like the joy had been sucked out of life. Here I was, unable to meet friends easily, separated from my family half a world away, with not a lot on the horizon to lookContinue reading “It Takes Two (To Make It Through Lockdown)”

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Sometimes, you’ll come across a piece of media at just the right time, and it’ll hit just right. Maybe the tone will match how your feeling at the particular moment, maybe the events will resemble some part of your life… There are myriad reasons for us to connect with any piece of art. The factContinue reading “Zero Escape: The Nonary Games”

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”

God of War

Walking along the streets of Oxford, you’d often see buses driving by, many with advertisements for some new movie or product plastered along their sides. In April 2018 however, it was Sony’s latest Playstation exclusive, Santa Monica’s God of War that had pride of place on those advertisements. It was there for months, and lookedContinue reading “God of War”