2016 is looking to be quite the year for caveman-esque action-adventure RPGs. Not only do we have Guerrilla Games’ post-apocalyptic Horizon Zero Dawn to look forward to, but with Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming Far Cry: Primal to be released later this month, we can expect another game with the Stone Age aesthetic. Primal is one of […]
Music: A student’s best friend?
In a world dominated by social media and seven second videos that you simply have to see because “you will die of laughter”, it’s hard to actually sit down and get work done sometimes. Particularly for students who are surrounded by pinging notifications and absorbing newsfeeds, the distracting allure of Facebook is one that can […]
Sequel-ation: Assassin’s Creed
In the first article of this column, I claimed that games were not necessarily limited just because they were sequels. However, not all sequels are necessarily good games. In order to make a great sequel you need to expand upon the original as well as taking the series in new and exciting directions that make […]
Virtual Reality: Gimmick or Game-Changer?
Virtual reality (VR) gaming has always seemed like a great idea. The notion of being able to fully immerse yourself in games is one that appeals to most gamers. But it’s always just been a great idea. Never has there been a VR experience which has caused the masses to ditch the more traditional gaming setup. […]
Sequel-ation: Luigi’s Mansion
Halloween isn’t really about being scared. Not anymore least; it’s a time to embrace what we normally find scary, to mock the terrifying, to shine a light under the bed and realise it wasn’t a monster but merely your cat, and then have a good old laugh about it. That sense of relief you get […]
New column: ‘Sequel-ation’
Rehashes, spinoffs, reimaginings; call them what you will, sequels have been a part of the gaming industry for the most part ever since it’s ever been an industry. The notion of going back to mechanics that are tried and tested and creating a title that already has a fan base, just makes more sense than […]
What’s NX-t for Nintendo?
With ever-dwindling third-party support and the feeble offerings of another Mario Tennis game and that Animal Crossing-Amiibo title, which came from this year’s seriously overhyped digital event at E3; it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly been the best year for Nintendo. In particular, the passing of company president and gaming legend, Satoru Iwata, was […]