Gaming / 19/01/2021 Yet Another Dark Souls Review

Dark Souls, the dark-fantasy RPG game developed by From Software, is probably one of the most influential games of the last decade, and not for the reasons you might initially think.  It was not revolutionary in terms of graphics, storytelling or even gameplay, yet its release in late 2011 was the start of a renaissance...

Gaming / 19/01/2021 Holiday Games

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Over this special hibernation-edition of the Christmas period, the festive cheer required a few more engaging family activities than a read-out of cracker jokes and an opening of presents formerly doused in alcohol-smelling antibacterial fluid. You may have spent it playing Charades, or Pictionary for those of you who are able...

Gaming / 19/01/2021 Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red’s Doomed Failure?

Based on the generally mixed reception to Cyberpunk 2077 since its release, many argue that it had been doomed for a while. This fate of Cyberpunk could be due to several reasons, the most important of which I believe to be the promises made by the studio which caused very high expectations. Sadly, neither the...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 Board Games

The Game of Life When my family and I fancy an afternoon playing a board game, we usually reach for The Game of Life. It’s fun, easy, and absolutely hilarious when someone lands on a spot and has to give up all their money (it’s usually the sore loser among the group). The Game of...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 Games of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons It seems almost impossible to write about the top games of 2020 without mentioning Animal Crossing! The seemingly perfect timing of the game’s release as most of the world was in, or heading into, nationwide lockdowns was probably one of the greatest accidental marketing strategies of all time. The game instantly...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 The Soulsborne Series: A Masterclass in Storytelling

Many people have heard of Dark Souls, the notoriously punishing game set in a dark fantasy world. I’m sure many have also heard of its successors or even its predecessor, Demon’s Souls, which has recently been remade for the PS5. Amongst gamers, the Soulsborne series is considered both an example of gaming elitism (git gud)...



Lockdown games

With lockdown came days that felt like forever. Days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months. But there was one shining light which got me, and so many others, through those early lockdown days: Animal Crossing. For so many of us, it was the gift we didn’t know we needed. It gave us the chance…


Favourite games of the last generation

Although I played Dragon Quest XI on the Nintendo Switch, it was originally released on PS4 in 2017. The main criticism of the Dragon Quest series is the sameness that runs through each title, but it is this very criticism which is also its greatest strength to long-term fans of the series like myself. With…


Gamescom 2020 overview

Gamescom 2020 gave us so much to look forward to, with a crazy amount of highlights despite the online-only nature of the event. Here are the two things from the event I’m most excited for! Dragon Age 4 Bioware gave us a behind the scenes look at Dragon Age 4, which has been a long…

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The Last of Us Part II Review

“Phew.” That was my feeling when I finished Naughty Dog’s successor to their acclaimed 2013 title. Not a “phew, I’m glad that’s over because it was awful”, more of a “phew, I’m glad that’s over because I’m not sure I could have managed much more of this tension”. It’s a hard game to review without…

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