When 300 words is more than enough
Harry Potter is a shit Wizard, make no mistake.
In my youth, when books were still a big thing I had firm favourites in the Wizarding space, these guys were qualified as Wizards because they actually did proper magic and I loved it, and I wanted to do it too.
The Good – Casting spells! With your hands!
The Bad – Old School level design and AI.
The Ugly – 2006 called, they want their textures back!
Overall it is a fun game, while being a throwback to the nineties in look and level feel it offers plenty of suspended disbelief as you creep around looking for the next encounter and spend a few minutes fervently creating and using spells.
It is a game I will go back to and certainly puts the power in your hands.
Traditional long format reviews
I like Russia. Not so much for the long history of political intrigue or its civil rights abuses, but for its tough people and their underlying ability to just get shit done with very little. The Metro games are about survival in a post nuclear war Russia, and as I just alluded, not surviving in some luxurious capitalist-pig fallout shelter…….but like a tough as nails Russian, on little to no resources, ammunition and intel.
Now, its not lost on me that the developer 4A Games is in fact Ukrainian not Russian. However, as a nation with a long standing connection to Russia, (for both good and bad reasons) it gives them the unique ability to give Western gamers a glimpse into what a post-apocalyptic Mother-Russia might look like. Suffice is to say they know what they are doing and the end result is… brilliant and terrifying.
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Occasional Features, maybe off topic, maybe news, maybe opinion pieces, mostly interesting.
Anthem, you will have heard of it no doubt. Anybody with the slightest toe dipped in to Gaming, Social Media or having seen the odd Bus drive past will be familiar. Being the latest title from Bioware the stakes were high and it has to be said, Bioware fans can be a fervent pack when they are poked with a stick. Let’s be straight up from the front.
The company has delivered a game that does not stick to their modus operandi, fair enough, but the fans didn’t know and they’re upset.
The company has tried to deliver a game du jour, moderately massively persistently online, bullet sponge enemies and heaps of customisation.
The company has actually delivered a flawed, but fun game that can be enjoyed on different levels if you forgive a few structural issues.
This is probably a good time to say, this isn’t a review in the traditional sense, there are various reasons for that, but the key ones will be the method of Anthem’s launch and popularisation, alongside the pack mentality and vocal rejection of the game by anybody with a phone and some data for Twitter.
Gadgets, Gifts and stuff that we like that isn't a game.
Nacon are the relative new kids on the block, as far as Video Game accessories go, but the French company seems to go from strength to strength in the field, first with its excellent PS4 controller, now the “Daija” (Japanese for “Large Serpent”) is here to challenge for a podium spot in the popular Fight Stick market.
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