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 […]

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Is Still A Damn Good Game

Warning: If for some reason you’ve yet to play Abe’s Oddysee, first of all what on earth are you doing with your life? Secondly, be aware that this article will contain spoilers for the game’s plot and its ending. Proceed with caution! Following a rousing opening cinematic cut-scene, you traipse along the steel walkways of […]

E3 2017 Predictions

The most exciting gaming event of the year is almost upon us. In just two weeks, the doors to the Los Angeles Convention Centre will open and the game industry’s biggest companies will unleash their plans for the next couple of years (or next decade, in Sony’s case). Ubisoft and Activision have already put some of their cards on the table, with […]