NieR: Automata Review

It is criminal how underrated Yoko Taro has been throughout his long, video game career. The stories he created in Drakengard and the original NieR are some of the mediums finest, but he never really got the attention he seriously deserved. Taro has always crafted stories, characters and worlds filled with intrigue. Mysterious games that…

Horizon Zero Dawn: What Dreams Are Made Of

   Sometimes, you buy a game you don’t know, simply because it has a badass title and cool cover art. I had no expectations going into Guerilla Games’ latest work and boy, was it a ride! Horizon Zero Dawn has a way of sucking you right in the heart of its beautifully crafted world and…

No Man’s Sky: The Fault In Our Stars

One cannot help but be fascinated by No Man’s Sky. From its initial announcement, up to its eventually release the game has been surrounded by frenzied hype, brutal cynicism and become quite possibly the most polarizing indie game of all time. One thing any intelligent gamer can agree on is how ambitious Sean Murray and…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

On the night before March 3rd, the excitement across the world seemed palpable. It had been just over five years since the divisive Skyward Sword came out for the Nintendo Wii. In 2013 Nintendo announced an ambitious new Zelda game would be coming. Initially slated to release as a Wii U exclusive in 2015, the…

Nioh: Masterpiece In Disguise?

I won’t chew my words, Nioh is an odd one, and I mean that in the good sense. Team Ninja can be proud of that one, they really outdid themselves. As a diehard Dark Souls fan, I found everything I love in Nioh and more. For this game, “prepare to die” is an understatement. First…

2016 In Review | The Second Quarter

In this, the second of a four-part review of 2016, we do not discuss Reddit’s dismemberment of No Man’s Sky and the fowl plague that it intoxicated our bodies with – so come back next week for that. We did however get some fantastic hardcore gamer starter kit essentials, more Square Enix remasters because that…

Old Is Still Gold and What We Can Learn From It

Games can be crude. They can be vulgar and offensive, sometimes overly violent or sexual. The video game industry has tried many-a-thing in order to captivate the audience, with some success at times, and failing miserably at others. There is one company, though, that stepped over every boundary, played with everything wrong and got out…

2016 In Review | The First Quarter

In terms of pessimistic, asshole gaming fans, 2016 picked up straight from where 2015 ended. I recall 2015 being a year shrouded in self-masturbatory comments about how The Witcher 3 is the greatest game ever created. About how Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid V were terrible and how, if you like them, you’re an…

Rise and Shine | Review

Game: Rise and Shine Developer: Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team Platforms: PC, Xbox One Release Date: 13th January 2017 Over the past few years, I have fallen deeply in love with the month of January and what it provides gamers during the worlds post-Christmas depression. When I look back through the January months, not…

The Nintendo Switch: New Failure or Success to be?

Finally, the shroud of mystery surrounding the Switch is fading away. Nintendo presented their new baby and we can now analyze it and make predictions. Let’s start with the technical aspect of the machine. I will keep it simple. The Switch is made to be played at home in a docking station or on the…

A 2016 Leftover Called Icey

Before entering in the madness of a new year, I had some time off. What did I do with this break? Well, I played a little indie game called Icey. It came out in November 2016 and was lost in my Steam library since then. So I now present my review of this peculiar title….