Breath Of The Wild 2 Needs More Enemies

Breath of the Wild is one of the best games ever made, right, but listen – there’s a little red goblin, a lankier version of the same red goblin, some rocks that shoot lasers, and a clan of ninja warriors who are a pain in the arse to fight until about 20 hours into the […]

Abandoned Is A Reminder Of The Joys Of A Good Gaming Mystery

When a game is revealed nowadays, it can often feel like we’ve seen it all before. No, not in the sense that it’s unoriginal, in the sense that we’ve literally seen it before through leaks and teases. It’s not often that something comes out of the blue and captures everyone’s attention by being a completely […]

E3 Has Shown The Definition Of Indie Means Nothing Anymore

Indie games are a different beast nowadays. Before the Xbox 360 and PS3 era, experiences from independent creators and smaller studios were few and far between on console, with the term “indie” growing in widespread appeal after the launch of classics like Braid and Super Meat Boy. From here, the field grew exponentially, with the […]

An Ode to UmmJammer Lammy, the PaRappa the Rapper Spinoff No One Remembers

“Let me tell you, let me give everybody a little something. In life, you can’t keep going around cutting corners,” Katy Kat, the cat lead singer of the band Milkcan, belts out to a sea of adoring 2D fans. Mouse Ma-chan provides the groovy rhythm on the drums, while lamb Lammy jams out on her […]

Watching Someone Else Play My Childhood Favourites Removes The Nostalgia Goggles

You know the saying, ‘never meet your heroes’? Well, that can be true of never revisiting childhood favourites. That movie you loved as a kid? It’s bad – unless we’re talking about Scooby-Doo, those movies still rock. I replayed GTA: San Andreas recently, and wow, that game is hard to look at. The sky looks […]

Jak 2 Began Naughty Dog’s Dark Storytelling

To many, Naughty Dog set the bar for storytelling in modern video games. Ever since its inception, the studio has made critically beloved and commercially successful games that have gone down in history as all-time greats. Known for iconic PlayStation mascot Crash Bandicoot, the team continued to champion 3D platforming with the creation of Jak […]

Ratchet & Clank does New Game Plus better than anyone else

Since Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando — the sequel to the original game on PlayStation 2 — I’ve played every game in the series with one goal: to upgrade all the guns. It’s a noble goal, and a good bit of fun, but it’s difficult to pull off in a single playthrough. That’s where New […]

The VR Drop: Making the Cut

It’s been a videogame packed week thanks to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2021, serving up plenty of new games and updates for the coming year and into 2022. When it comes to new content arriving in the next week here’s a tasty selection of five titles worth looking out for. SURV1V3 – Candymakers Zombie […]

The Lack Of Voice In ThatGameCompany’s Games Allows My Own To Sing

I’ve already written about how Journey made me feel truly lonely. It was a strange feeling brought about due to its deliberately limited communication options. Because I couldn’t talk to the person I was playing the game with, I had to experience a goodbye before I fully understood why it was happening. It was powerful […]