Laying in the muddy, stinking water of a crater I almost miss the safety of my equally muddy, wet, stinking trench. Here in no-mans lands advancing has become next to impossible as a tricky sniper and heavy machine gunner have all but pinned down the entirety of my squad, and seem to be bringing a halt to our team’s offensive. Unlike those who fought in the real trenches of World War 1 I can’t feel the horrid mud that wants to suck men into the ground, nor do I have to try to fight the cold that seeps into bones. Here in the comfort of a darkened room with nought but a keyboard and mouse instead of a rifle I’m perfectly safe. Nevertheless, I’m afraid.
Long term readers will know that usually my movie related content is kept solely to opinion pieces, but from now on I’ll be running the occasional movie review, sometimes with spoilers and sometimes not. Speaking of which, SPOILER WARNING! There’s a moment in the film where Hawkeye takes […]
The Mortal Kombat franchise may have gone veering wildly into the Woods of Crappiness for a while there but Netherealm finally brought the fighter back onto the right path with Mortal Kombat 9, a blisteringly fun game that I utterly adored. It wasn’t the most technically challenging fighter, hence it not really appearing much on the tournament scene, but I’d take it over the Street Fighter series any day of the week, favoring the quicker pace, brutal combat and Netherealms commitment to never taking itself too seriously. Now Mortal Kombat X is here and while it doesn’t do anything truly new to reinvigorate the genre it does improve on its predecessor in many ways while retaining everything that has ever made the series legendary.
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Modulaatio Games Publisher: Modulaatio Games Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No I’ve been running around with my rifle for a while now. Many hours have passed as I’ve ran through the landscape, clutching my precious rifle and shooting whatever unlucky fools happens to get […]
Do you like to read? If the answer is no then you should seriously consider abandoning this review now, not because of my jumbled writings, although that would be a valid reason in itself, but because Pillars of Eternity is a lore-heavy RPG that pays homage to the classics such as Baldurs Gate, cherry picking everything great about grand adventures to craft one of the deepest role-playing experiences around. It’s not for everyone, though: it’s not an exciting game in the traditional sense, the presentation of the game used to tell a compelling story set in an equally compelling world where reading vast amounts of text is required just for the primary story. If you want to tackle everything, be prepared to read enough combined wordage to make George R. R. Martin take a step back and seriously consider what he’s doing. If that doesn’t sound very interesting just stop reading here. Maybe fire up Call of Duty and shoot some people or something.
Platforms: iOS, PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Modern Dreams Publisher: Team17 Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Note: at the time of publishing this review an update came out claiming to fix partner AI and a bunch of other stuff. Usually once a review is live I won’t update […]
Tablets being marketed as gaming platforms are seeing a surge in popularity at the moment, yet the Archos Gamepad 2 is somewhat unique in that it whacks on a set of physical controls to compliment the standard touch-screen navigation. The inclusion of buttons and sticks sends a clear […]