All posts by Leah Williams

First Preview: We take Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus AKA Nazi Killing Simulator 3000 for a test ride

If there’s one thing that 2017 has taught us, it’s that Nazi punching is back in style. Given that’s the case, Wolfenstein II has arrived with most fashionable timing. If you’re like me, and you love a good Nazi maiming, then this is the game for you. Last week, The Iris was given the opportunity to play through two key missions in Wolfenstein II’s main story, which follows American secret agent B.J. Blazkowicz as he attempts to overthrow the Nazi regime that has taken root in America.... Continue Reading

Ten things we learned from our evening with John Cena

This week, the The Iris had the pleasure of spending a night listening to the brilliantly told stories of WWE superstar, rising actor and rapper, John Cena. From his humble start in life, to the determination of his youth and eventually, his success within the professional wrestling world, Cena recounted tales about his struggle towards success, the opportunities he was given, and the ways he forged his own path. Throughout the evening, we learned a lot about Cena, his childhood, and his greatest influences. Here’s the most interesting things we discovered.... Continue Reading

The Five Best Games of the “Walking Simulator” Genre

When the so-called ‘walking simulator’ genre emerged in modern gaming, it was treated with a certain amount of contempt. Many claimed games within the genre ‘weren’t real games’, and in many cases, completely ignored their vast storytelling potential. Simple mechanics and a lack of interaction have often drawn criticism, but to deny the impact that the genre has, and the emotions that they evoke would be a vast oversight.... Continue Reading

July’s PlayStation Plus titles to include Until Dawn and new PlayLink title That’s You!

Sony has just announced the PlayStation Plus line up for July, including the critically acclaimed horror title Until Dawn, and the newest game in the recently announced PlayLink range – That’s You! The PlayLink game series is designed to be a fun multiplayer experience that can be enjoyed across PS4, smartphone or tablet.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Ever Oasis (3DS, 2017) is an adventure filled with whimsy and charm

Going into Ever Oasis, I expected something akin to the delightfully cute Animal Crossing series, but what I experienced was surprisingly different. Mixing the town-building and cutesy characters of Animal Crossing with action-based RPG gameplay, Ever Oasis is a hybrid of styles, but one that works brilliantly as a whole package.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4, 2017): It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

When I completed my first major quest line in the original Elder Scrolls Online, I promised myself one thing – I would never come back. For hours, I’d toiled, and I as I was sucked further into the world of the game, I realised that if I went too far, I would never emerge. Proving that I’m highly capable of following my own advice, I leapt at the chance to review the franchise’s newest expansion, Morrowind.... Continue Reading