One thing you sure do get with the Darksiders series is variety: the first game took heavy inspiration from the Zelda franchise, whilst the second favoured lots of loot and a bigger world. The third game had a little bit of Dark Souls floating around in it, as well as a dash of the Metroidvania genre. And now we’ve got Darksiders: Genesis, a prequel that pulls the camera way out into a top-down view and throws in a few dollops of Diablo for good measure. That’s four games and four very different styles. Talk about bang for your buck, eh?
So I woke up the other day and suddenly unleashed what can only be described as a machine-gun burst of sneezes so violent and so loud that any war veterans in the area would have been diving for cover. Yes, I’ve gotten yet another sodding cold. I’m not going to blame anyone, but….*glares accusingly toward my brother’s house*
Warcraft 3: Reforged is not what was promised. Not even close. Indeed, it’s so far from what was originally demoed and outlined in 2018 that Blizzard is arguably guilty of blatant false advertising. Of course, we all know that games are subject to change during development as developers alter their goals or decide to tweak the graphics for better performance. But in the case of Warcraft 3: Reforged, little was ever said to indicate that the original vision wasn’t going to come to pass. Even mere weeks before the game’s launch the official website boasted features that simply aren’t present in the finished product, including reworked cutscenes. So, let’s dive into this Warcraft 3: Reforged review and see why the Internet has dubbed it Warcraft 3: Refunded.
Hello my fellow human beings who like to stare at a screen while interacting with fictional things via the medium of controllers, keyboards and mice! It’s time for another Weekend Whammy where I spout a bunch of words that may or may not make much sense. Probably the first one.
Journey to the Savage Planet immediately conjures images of those classic, bonkers films where a spaceman finds himself facing down alien monsters on a strange planet. It sounds like a B-movie, which is fitting because Journey to the Savage Planet is a B game; it doesn’t have a big budget or a huge development team or even a full asking price. But that doesn’t stop it from being a good time
Frostpunk wasn’t just a great strategy game that demanded all of your concentration, it was also an interesting journey down the rabbit hole of good intentions. As you attempted to supply enough coal to keep a massive generator running to supply heat to your population the pressure made it all too easy to begin taking desperate measures: recycling corpses, child labour, propaganda and controlled religion are all tools that can be used to keep your society running. It was a game that fascinated me, so much so that I gave it a glowing review and a place in my top games of 2018.
I’m back with yet another Weekend Whammy that is absolutely, 100% nowhere near actually being on a weekend! At least I’m consistently crap, right? That has to count for something.
The year 2020 has barely started and it’s already going far too fast for my liking, whizzing past like it’s racing for the Formula 1 world championship against Lewis Hamilton. Just slow down and let me catch the hell up, would you, 2020? I’m still trying to figure out how I even survived to witness the start of another decade, so please calm down and let me figure all this out. Yeesh.
First, a very happy New Year to everyone out there! And if you don’t celebrate New Year, then I hope you have a very happy whatever day this is. It’s honestly boggling my mind that we’re moving into a whole new decade. Hell, I still think 2000 was like ten years ago. It’s an exciting, crazy time. I’ve been reflecting a little on what the last decade has brought in gaming, from the good to the bad. We’ve seen the rise of loot boxes, season passes and various other forms of monetization, the domination of games like Fortnite and wonderful pieces of art like God of War, The Last of Us and The Witcher 3. And of course in 2020 we’re going see the new generation of consoles hitting the market.
Hello everyone, it’s that festive time of the year again when a judgemental fat guy tumbles down your chimney, paws through your stuff and maybe leaves a few presents provided you’ve met his requirements to be “nice.”