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

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”