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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Of Course the Scorpio Will Have Games

On April 6 2017, Xbox and Digital Foundry collaborated to reveal the full specs of the upcoming Project Scorpio. Due towards the tail end of 2017, the upgraded Xbox One console will undoubtedly be a true powerhouse, towering over what the PS4 Pro is currently capable of. Since the initial reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft has […]

You Should Give Danganronpa a Second Chance

The PlayStation Vita is a dying console. That much is certain as we head into a new gaming era dominated by virtual reality and incremental console upgrades. Sony dug the grave themselves thanks to bad timing, poor hardware decisions and the eventual total lack of first-party support, but the powerful handheld is home to countless […]

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Review

When Resident Evil came out in 1996, it took the relatively unknown survival horror genre and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. In the two decades since, we’ve seen the series evolve and subsequently lose its way as it attempted to woo far too many audiences at once. What was once the quintessential horror franchise […]

What I want from Super Mario Switch

2017 is here, and Nintendo’s new venture in the console space, the Switch, is just around the corner. At the time of writing, we’re ten days away from the Switch Presentation, where we’ll likely find out the console’s launch date, price, games line up and more. One title on everybody’s mind is the new 3D […]