Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes runs through some of the highlights of 2019 in video game storytelling.
Jacob Heayes praises Playdead’s unsettling horror platformer and its commentary on control.
What do you do when you have far too much to do already. Easy: give yourself more to do! I still have a bevy of quests, side quests and freeform objectives that I’ve racked up since Fallout 4 released in October last year. Preston Garvey has given up nagging me to free any more of his beloved […]
The Dark Souls franchise is a punishing one. Through burning chasms, ruined cities, and corroded forests, some are immediately gripped. Others, however, have not relished this brutal experience – and Dark Souls 3, FromSoftware’s latest addition to the series, is no different. In fact, this new instalment feels exactly like that: an addition to an established […]
Every gamer, whether you favour console or PC, has come across that over competitive team mate that takes it all just a little too seriously. However, that’s not to say that being competitive is a bad thing, you just need to find your limit. If you don’t want any competition, I recommend you stay far action that […]
Games studio Ubisoft announced on February 11th via their blog that they plan to “step back and re-examine” the blockbuster video-game franchise Assassin’s Creed. Up until 2016 the series has become an annual fixture in the gaming calendar, releasing new titles and DLC regularly (some would say too regularly). In lieu of the upcoming movie […]
Microsoft Studios has recently announced the release date of the first piece of DLC for their 2015 title Rise of the Tomb Raider, a sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 reboot Tomb Raider. The DLC, titled ‘Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch’ will launch on Tuesday, 26th of January, initially as an Xbox exclusive […]
My breathing is heavy, the lights are off and I am all alone. Walking through what appears to be an abandoned city, I tread carefully, knowing that whatever is in the unknown will kill me. “Friendly?” I read, pixelated text hovering over a doorway. “Yes” I reply, knowing that the wrong word could kill me. […]
Billed as a survival horror game, SOMA consists mostly of sneaking around one-hit-kill monsters in dark environs, solving puzzles to progress. Sounds a lot like Amnesia, which is no surprise (it’s developed by the same folks), and to its credit it does have the same vibe of being mostly-defenseless against monsters that can mess you […]
There, that’s enough for now. I’ve managed to squeeze in a good 15-20 hours of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for review, after what proved a very busy Freshers’ Week. I’ve launched myself deep into the story, mastered the game’s mechanics and feel satisfied that I can move on to the many fantastic […]