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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yooka Laylee Puts Nostalgia Before Quality

The reviews for Playtonic’s Yooka Laylee have been unleashed, and they’re… well, not great. A few sites, such as IGN and Destructoid awarded the nostalgic platformer reasonable scores of seven and eight out of ten respectively, with Destructoid stating that the game is “rough around the edges, but the center is so full of heart that it’ll melt away the […]