Xbox Can’t Catch a Break, Can It?

Back in April, I published an article entitled ‘Of Course the Scorpio Will Have Games’. There, I made the argument that Microsoft had put itself in a strong position prior to their E3 keynote by announcing the specs of Project Scorpio – now called Xbox One X – beforehand, leaving plenty of room to speak […]

My Favourite Game Openings

In film, one of the most important aspects of the experience is the opening scene. Known as the ‘hook’, it’s designed to draw the viewer in and provide a solid foundation for the rest of the film. Get it wrong and you’re looking at a steep uphill battle at regaining interest and investment. This is why horror films […]

Permadeath in Gaming

Over the past few days, Ninja Theory’s new title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has caused ripples within the gaming community with talk surrounding its save system. Allegedly, the game will delete the player’s save file after a certain amount of deaths, forcing the player to start the game from scratch – this is commonly referred to as ‘permadeath’, and is already featured prominently in games such […]

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Review

Nostalgia can be a funny thing. We all crave it, and it can often invoke a wonderful feeling of comfort and familiarity. Whether it be a movie or a book, or even a particular smell or taste, it can remind us of times past where we felt particularly content and happy. Sometimes however – particularly with movies and games – it can only […]

How The Evil Within 2 can improve on the first game

In 2014, celebrated game designer Shinji Mikami returned to scare the pants off gamers with The Evil Within. It was a successful evolution of his work on Resident Evil 4, baring a stark resemblance to the acclaimed survival-horror title – though it certainly wasn’t without its issues. Back in June – at E3 2017 – Bethesda confirmed one of the […]

Resident Evil: A History

Play for added spookiness! Everyone remembers their encounter with the first zombie in Capcom’s iconic Resident Evil franchise. You slowly walk down a seemingly deserted corridor, each step producing a dull thump on the wooden flooring. As you round the corner, you trigger one of the most famous cut-scenes in gaming history. The camera moves […]

Nex Machina – PS4 Review

The initial release of the PlayStation 4 was a glorious period in my gaming life. Admittedly, the new hardware was somewhat lacking in truly compelling launch software and suffered a severe drought of new releases for quite some time after. I’d rinsed Killzone: Shadowfall within a few days and whilst Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag kept me busy for a while, it […]