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.

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”

One-Coin Gaming: Tearaway Unfolded

Media Molecule’s game might not have been as much of a raw graphical powerhouse as Uncharted, but it pushed the Vita to its limits in so many other ways, namely utilising every possible input on the device, from the back touchpad to the cameras. Tearaway felt like a game that could only exist on the Vita. And for a while, it did. Then came Tearaway Unfolded on the PS4, introducing a wider audience to Media Molecule’s papercraft creations.