Since bursting onto the scene in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most recognisable names in gaming. Now Ubisoft’s flagship franchise, the Assassin’s Creed series has traversed time and space through its many incarnations, from the ancient lands of Greece and Egypt all the way up the British industrial revolution. The series’ gameplay has gone throughContinue reading “Ranked: Assassin’s Creed (Part Two)”
Since bursting onto the scene in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most recognisable names in gaming. Now Ubisoft’s flagship franchise, the Assassin’s Creed series has traversed time and space through its many incarnations, from the ancient lands of Greece and Egypt all the way up the British industrial revolution. The series’Continue reading “Ranked: Assassin’s Creed (Part One)”
Sometimes you find that, as cliché as it may be, the age-old adage ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ really does ring true. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first came across Adam Melchor’s debut album, Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1. Now, straight off the bat we have to acknowledge some bigContinue reading “Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1”
Animal is a fascinating album: an interesting counterpoint to Laura Marling’s solo works and a massive improvement on the first release under the collaborative LUMP project.
Melissa McCarthy’s latest starts off promising but ultimately fails to deliver.
First, there was Metroid. Samus’ debut adventure on the NES back in 1986 effectively created a whole new genre of game. And then, while the Mario franchise had sequel after sequel, and The Legend of Zelda had its own quirky follow up, Metroid got… nothing. That was the case for five years, until a sequelContinue reading “Metroid: Samus Returns”
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”
Many musicians have that one album, their magnum opus, the one fans point to as the pinnacle of their career, the distillation of everything that makes the artist great. Few are lucky enough to have more than one such album, but, with various sonically and visually distinct eras, Taylor Swift managed to become one ofContinue reading “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
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”
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. Warning: spoilers abound. The moreContinue reading “Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3: Wastelands”