SpellForce 3

SpellForce 3 is an isometric RTS and RPG hybrid, the proportions of which vary between campaign and skirmish. I hadn’t played any of the prior SpellForce games, so I had no idea what to expect, but my time with the SpellForce 3 campaign has been […]

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm

If you’d asked me where I thought Before the Storm would go after my first impressions, my prediction would hardly resemble what transpires in the final three hours. Before the Storm is the prequel Life is Strange fans never knew they wanted, and almost surpasses […]

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PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

So, some of you might remember the rosy-cheeked, bright eyes First Impressions of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (or PUBG because no one wants to say that mouthful every time) that I wrote back in August. I waxed poetical about the excellent execution of a great idea and […]

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Ōkami HD

Despite being critically acclaimed upon release, Ōkami is a game which initially sold very poorly and even contributed to the closure of the now defunct Clover Studios. What’s impressive in all of this, however, is how the game continues to find new life despite its […]

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Star Wars Battlefront II

When E3 rolled around this year, I was genuinely surprised at the approach EA was taking with Star Wars Battlefront II. It was already well-known that DICE would once again be heading development, but I don’t think anyone saw the announcement of free DLC coming […]

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Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 (DOS2) is a tactical turn-based RPG, where players control up to four characters in a party. The concept is similar to old-school tactical RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, but with a unique style of combat and character progression. The result is a […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Origins

I’m going to be a bit bold here, so hold onto your respective hats: Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is the best game in the series prior to Origins. Okay, that might not be too bold, but as an Assassin’s Creed lifer – which means I’ve played […]

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Need for Speed Payback

The Need for Speed series has gone in different directions over the last decade or so. The Underground series from the early 2000s embraced street racing and import culture. The Shift series took the series in a slightly more realistic, track-based direction. The Hot Pursuit […]

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Super Lucky’s Tale

One of the first things I did in Super Lucky’s Tale was swipe a group of frogs off a cliff. I came across them after having just learned in quick tutorial style what Lucky the fox was capable of in the jumping and spinning department, […]

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Call of Duty: WWII

I’ll say it here and now, I thought Advanced Warfare was pretty neat. It showed that fledgeling studio Sledgehammer Games not only had the gumption, but the skill to breathe some life into a stagnating cesspool of season passes, toxic communities, and quick-scoping with their […]

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