I gave 16 hours to No Man's Sky when it launched before admitting that it was ultimately an amazing tech demo but extremely shallow game. Having recently reinstalled along with the several gigabytes-worth of updates, it's time to revisit No Man's Sky... We all remember the hype-train leading up to the release; a relentless locomotive … Continue reading Revisiting No Man’s Sky
If I'm being truly honest, I find it almost frustrating. I'm currently trying to deep-dive into No Man's Sky, I want to jump into the Spider-Man DLC, I still need to finish Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3 and so many others. And yet, Epic Games simply won't let me. With yesterday's release of Fortnite: Season 7 they … Continue reading Fortnite: Season 7
This blog post was supposed to be easy... The intent was to briefly discuss the overused generalisation "Story is everything", fundamentally disagree with it, and conclude with "Gameplay is everything". Job done. However, in committing thoughts to the written word, I seem to have spun myself a web of questions. Can narrative get in the … Continue reading The (Un)Importance of Story
Somehow, we find ourselves approaching the final month of the year which again, has come around as quickly as Kratos' fist looting a wooden chest. Over the next month, every one of our favourite gaming websites will host several articles discussing the pros and cons of several contenders for their Game of the Year, and … Continue reading God of War: Unpopular Opinion
"Finn turned his thoughts away from the Earth and looked through his front screen at the panoramic immensity of space, a black sea as beautiful as life and as silent as death. Somewhere up ahead was the planet Phoebus. Finn gritted his teeth. He had a job to do." Copyright (c) Mark Cullen, P.J.M.Irvin & … Continue reading Remembering Exile, 30 Years On.
I've been an avid gamer for more than 30 years and am lucky enough to have seen the birth and evolution of the gaming genres that exist today. Over three decades my gaming 'career' has spanned a comparatively limited number of platforms; Acorn Electron, Amiga 500, PC, PS3, and currently the PS4. I have fond … Continue reading World 1-1: Prologue