Troll and I

For gamers, these are extraordinary times. In the last four years alone, about three-quarters of Steam’s catalogue has been published. Steam, the western hemisphere’s largest digital game store, is fourteen years old. This, to me, is mind-boggling. Through the increasingly prevalent roles in which early […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

As a fan of the Mass Effect series, it’s probably easy to think of my opinion as somewhat coloured by favouritism and forgiveness when it comes to Bioware’s epic sci-fi series. However, a simple Google search will chronicle the wave of criticism raised against the […]

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Styx: Shards of Darkness

I have loved many stealth games in my life. Splinter Cell, Tenchu, Metal Gear and Hitman, to name a few. As time has worn on, a difficult-to-shake feeling has clung to my mindset when stalking armed guards and hiding corpses. Where the base appeal of […]

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Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Kazooie is a nearly 20-year-old game that is still such a joy to play. Of course, a spiritual successor built by the same key creatives wouldn’t have any trouble being crowdfunded. Yooka-Laylee’s gladdening origins as a rebelliously independent rebirth of a long-lost franchise doesn’t just […]

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I’m sorry to say, but this game is a mistake, and my mind is a mess thinking of where to start with it. Ghost Recon should not have aped Assasin’s Creed, but Rainbow Six: Siege, instead. Ghost Recon Wildlands (GRW) is a painful game to […]

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NieR: Automata

Every year we’re guaranteed to see a selection of blockbuster titles that are equal parts well designed, technically competent and expertly produced. They’re not always the most surprising games, but you enjoy them none the less because they’re so well made. Now imagine the opposite […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn

When Guerrilla Games launched Killzone Shadow Fall with the PS4, it was evident they were capable of so much more than their long-held series facilitated. Shadow Fall’s spirited colour palette, broad mechanics and curious narrative felt restrained by the solidified conventions of Killzone while trying […]

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Back in 2006, I started to watch anime at the recommendation of a friend at the time. Being that we were both new to the medium, the results of our misadventures had a spectrum of quality ranging from terrible to “OK.” One of the first […]

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Torment: Tides of Numenera

I’ve played many a strange and lurid game before but nothing quite on the level of Torment: Tides of Numenera. It’s a melting pot of science-fiction, fantasy, theist philosophy, RPG player agency, and a dash of “Sweet Jesus, what the hell is that thing?” The […]

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Nioh

DARK SOULS. Okay, now that incredibly obtuse comparison is out of the way we can talk about what this review’s about – Nioh. In all sincerity, though, I didn’t want to write a review littered with comparisons between Team Ninja’s efforts and those of From […]

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