The XCOM franchise has been my 'constant' for the past 20 years or so. From it's original release as UFO: Enemy Unknown produced by Microprose in the mid 90s to it's most recent incarnation as XCOM2 and the incredible War of the Chosen DLC, it remains one of my fondest and most replayable experiences even … Continue reading XCOM2: The Brexiteers
So several weeks ago I was tagged by Red Metal from Extra Life Reviews with a Sunshine Blogger Award! I have a lot of admiration for this writer and it's an honour to write a response. Those familiar with Red's work will know that he likes to strip back every layer in his reviews to … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
I hold my hands up, it's been a while since I've posted. Truth be told, I've had this post half-written for over a week, but to finalise and publish it would be to make the prospect of redundancy somehow 'real'. I've made more than 20 posts on this blog in the last five months, but … Continue reading Redundancy: A Crossroads
So in January's recap I was nearing the end of Dark Souls III and looking forward to finally turning my attention to something other than my stamina bar. Those of you who follow my blog and social twitterings will know that I have achieved my goal. I've been enjoying blogging so much that I decided … Continue reading February: Recap
It's one of my greatest ever gaming achievements. To be able to say that I have beaten every Dark Souls III boss without summons. To most Dark Souls players, this is likely to be the 'entry-level' to calling yourself a Dark Souls player. But to me it's the kind of achievement that I struggle to … Continue reading Memories of Lothric
The Backlog. It peers at us from the stack of games beside the TV, the back of our drawer of shame, or for the more organised, our obsessively-ordered games shelves. It's a constant reminder of our failings. The releases that have been purchased with the hope of providing countless hours of entertainment, only to be … Continue reading #LoveYourBacklog
No, this post isn't specifically about discussing 'bad sequels' in the traditional sense. I thought I'd better say that right off-the-bat before a legion of Kingdom Hearts fans come knocking at my door... I read a rather passioned comment this week in response to someone who had accused Kingdom Hearts 3 of being a bad … Continue reading Bad Sequels?