A Review of the Game Awards 2017

2017 was a great year for gaming. With so many deserving entries, this year turned out to be an interesting one for the Game Awards. However, with so many amazing games, there were some commendable games that walked away empty handed. Horizon: Zero Dawn – An open-world action/adventure with robot dinosaurs. Hollow Knight – A cute, cartoonish adventure, inspired by the classic Metroid series, about a … Continue reading A Review of the Game Awards 2017

Returning to Greatness: A Review of Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda is my favourite franchise of all time so you can understand why I felt so much anticipation in the build-up to Breath of the Wild. Back in 1986, the first game in the franchise hit the Nintendo Entertainment System and blew gamers away with its non-handholding adventure through the land of Hyrule. In recent years, the games seemed to have lost … Continue reading Returning to Greatness: A Review of Breath of the Wild

A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

“Assassin’s Creed: Origins isn’t quite the best of the franchise. Instalments such as Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag serve as examples of the best the series has to offer but Origins is certainly up there, blending RPG elements and new gameplay mechanics, reinventing the series when it was at risk of becoming stale.” Level progression can be a tricky thing in … Continue reading A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter

In 2016, the games industry treated us to classics such as Overwatch, a reboot to the Doom franchise and a nostalgic indie action/adventure named Hyper Light Drifter.

Inspired by the Final Fantasy and Zelda franchises from the NES/SNES, Hyper Light Drifter is the breakout game by small independent company Heart Machine available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This 2D isometric game, about the player finding the cure for their terminal illness, is currently in my top ten games of all time. In this review, I will break this hidden gem down and analyse its gameplay, art, narrative and music to see what makes it so great. Continue reading “Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter”

Kelly talks about The Simmers Meet-up

The Simmer’s Meetup returned on the 1st October for it’s third annual event. The Simmers Meetup is an annual event for players of the popular game, The Sims, to meet and interact with other players from around the UK and in some cases from around the world. This year the event was held in Eventcity in Manchester and there were 500 tickets to be purchased … Continue reading Kelly talks about The Simmers Meet-up

IT crowd in space? Graham Linehan’s new comedy “The Cloud” looks out of this world

Remember the IT crowd? Wasn’t that a great show? There wasn’t really anything on British (or international) screens that seemed to understand internet humour in quite the same way. It was unique, funny and well written, and now it’s over forever. But it looks like Graham Linehan, the writer and director of the series, as well as Father Ted is working on something new. The … Continue reading IT crowd in space? Graham Linehan’s new comedy “The Cloud” looks out of this world