Category Archives: Video Games

Video Games Review: Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, 2016)

By the time I was Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, I felt as though Ubisoft had finally created the best possible version of their long-running series. It felt tightly wound, honed over years of tinkering and design evolution. However, in order for the series to endure, it also felt like it needed to take some time off to regroup and come up with fresher, vastly different ideas. I feel the same way about Far Cry Primal. Continue reading Video Games Review: Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, 2016)

Opinion: Who needs TV when you have Critical Role?

I am so far behind on my TV shows. As I write this, I have easily twenty episodes of different programs to catch up on and that number is only going to increase. The reason? I have discovered something I enjoy watching more than my usual shows. It’s called Critical Role, a live game of Dungeons and Dragons played by professional voice actors streamed weekly on Twitch, and it’s so much better than anything I’ve seen on TV recently. Continue reading Opinion: Who needs TV when you have Critical Role?

Video Games Review: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS, 2016)

The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (PMD) has always been the go-to if we’re looking at Pokemon spin-offs that aren’t evolutions of the classic original RPG. Sure Pokemon Snap was a memorable game, and the two Pokemon Stadium were excellent, as was the lesser-known Pokemon Conquest and, to a degree, PokePark, but PMD always had the most potential to become a full-fledged, fully considered franchise. And it has. To date there have been nine PMD games, the ninth of which is this latest release, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, ‘super’ being a very common word when Nintendo looks to sprucing up their franchises. In this case, they really do mean ‘super’ though; this is the most comprehensive and content-heavy PMD to date, and as such the writers have more time to tell a story of a human being turned into a Pokemon and having to trawl dungeons in between a wider, exploratory narrative. This means that they take things very, very slow at the start. Continue reading Video Games Review: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS, 2016)

Video Games Interview: Jeff Gregg chats about World of Tanks arriving on PS4

It looks good and it plays better than it’s predecessors; World of Tanks, Wargaming’s multiplayer phenomenon, has now gone live on Playstation 4, free to play for anyone with a Playstation account irrespective of whether or not they subscribe to Playstation Plus (although the “Plus” members had access to a premium bundle on launch). Maintaining its “free-to-play” philosophy, the game can be downloaded and played instantly with 15v15 online tank warfare, bringing in a tech tree of over 140 historically-accurate, mid-20th century vehicles from the USA, Germany, and the USSR for use during the game. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Jeff Gregg chats about World of Tanks arriving on PS4

Look upon this gorgeous Super Nintendo-inspired 3DS design and weep because it’s Japan-only

Nintendo of Japan had an extra announcement to make during their version of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast that wasn’t included in the US/European version we saw – a limited edition New Nintendo 3DS console with a Super Nintendo theme. Continue reading Look upon this gorgeous Super Nintendo-inspired 3DS design and weep because it’s Japan-only