Dreamfall Chapters

When The Longest Journey appeared almost a decade ago, I was immediately drawn to it. It had the kind of dark fantasy plot I typically enjoy, a female hero, and it was listed as an “adventure” game. That was a long time ago in gaming […]

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Tetris and Puyo Puyo are games that rely on similar fundamentals. Clearing lines in Tetris is easy for anyone, but consistently clearing stacks of four and maximising a score takes planning and quick thinking. Popping a group of four Puyos is simple too, but creating […]

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Bulletstorm is a great game, and one I think didn’t receive the kind of praise and note that it should have at the time of its initial release. It was released at a time when the idea of an eight-hour shooter campaign on its own […]

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Games offer escapism like no other medium can. You can be thrust into the middle of a battlefield or spend a day in the exhilarating life of an accountant. Games offer up power fantasies, and what better power fantasy exists than to be the lone […]

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Little Nightmares

I have found that, in general, the puzzle-platformer genre is an excellent place to look for a particularly unique experience. A set of well-designed puzzles can alone make for an enthralling experience, but when you add a player avatar and theme, elements that come so […]

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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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