Old Man’s Journey

Old Man’s Journey is an instructively titled puzzle adventure game about an old man who goes on a journey. You don’t know where he’s going, only that he set off after receiving a bit of mail containing surprising news. He carries a rucksack and seems […]

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Strafe

Two and a half hours. That’s a new record of how quickly I’ve given up on a game. Yes, in the same time it would take you to watch Inception, Strafe managed to bore me enough to stop playing. The game is an utterly draining […]

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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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Designing Dawn of War III (DoW3) was always going to be a divisive challenge as the previous Dawn of War games were very different to each other. Rather than incorporating the best elements from both or providing a true sequel to one of them, DoW3 […]

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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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The Silver Case

Suda51 (real name, Goichi Suda) is an interesting fellow from Japan. Notable these days for his games company, Grasshopper Manufacture, works of his that you might be aware of include Killer7 and the No More Heroes series. Always pushing a mix of dark but also […]

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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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