Red Dead Redemption 2 might be the greatest video game I've ever played. It might also be the least amount of fun I've had over the course of 60-80 hours with a video game.
These days, when I'm not writing up my PhD thesis or changing a 2 month old's nappy, I spend my time swinging through Insomniac's virtual Manhattan, the way only a Spider can. Yes, I'm talking about Spider-Man, recently released on PS4 by the people behind Spyro, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. In this article, I want … Continue reading Spider-Man and Gameplay Flow
The brief flurry of snow across Eastern England yesterday got me thinking about Horizon Zero Dawn (specifically the Frozen Wilds DLC), my absolute favourite game this year - maybe even on PS4 so far. I thought about writing a large article about how much I love the game, how beautiful it is, how spot on … Continue reading Horizon: Zero Daaamn
Here we go, readers, part 2 of my acclaimed series. In this part, we delve deeper into the Temple of Doom-esque eyeball soup that comprises my psyche. You scared? Good. That means we're ready. FLASHBANG! Last we met, we left our story in the midst of Nathan Drake's pièce de résistance, and just after the … Continue reading My Life in Video Games: Part 2
Intro I've been playing a lot of Pokémon lately: the video game (recently finished Silver, which was released in September on the virtual console, and decided to replay Pokémon X, because why not, *cough* Prof Sycamore is a total babe *cough*), and the trading card game (TCG). In other words, Pokémon has been taking over … Continue reading Pokémon: (Not) catching ’em all
Greetings readers! In this section/part/bit of my blog, I want to talk about real world locations (that I've been to), and how/why they make me think of video games. Recently, my partner and I journeyed to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia... Initial Tbilisi is at once an up-and-coming city and a crumbling ruin. Futuristic buildings … Continue reading Wandering Gamer: Tbilisi
I want to use this post (and hopefully future posts) to talk about the games that have influenced me/defined me. Without further ado dear reader, join me, as we wander into the nostalgia-fuelled foray that was my childhood... The Early Years My first console was a PlayStation 1. This must have been in the late … Continue reading My Life in Video Games: Part 1