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”

Ranked: The Games of Nintendo 64 Online

So, Nintendo’s long awaited Nintendo 64 expansion to their Nintendo Switch Online programme has finally landed, and I’ve had a bit of time to play through each of the games included in the service so far. At the time of writing, there are a total of nine games available on the platform – a numberContinue reading “Ranked: The Games of Nintendo 64 Online”

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.

Xenoblade Chronicles

Towards the end of the Nintendo Wii’s lifespan, support for the console really began to trickle to a halt. Fewer and fewer games were released, and the ones that were tended to be of average quality at best. At least, that’s how it seemed to me. Even before the ill-fated WiiU was announced, it wasContinue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles”

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

For me, the Nintendo Wii generation was a time of real experimentation. Until the Wii, my game experiences had tended towards games that my parents chose for me on the PlayStation 2 (such as the very underrated Jackie Chan Adventures) and a variety of Pokémon games on the Nintendo DS. With the Wii however, IContinue reading “Muramasa: The Demon Blade”

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

The DS was, in my humble opinion, the perfect RPG system. The portability, the convenience of the double screens, the bright screens and non-distracting design of the console meant that it was super easy for me to just sink in and get lost in some fantasy world. I never had a GameBoy Advance SP withContinue reading “Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies”