Category Archives: Video games

September 2, 2017

Played through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy this evening. It’s a captivating title, produced to the standard I’ve come to expect from Naughty Dog. But, above all, it’s a masterclass in pacing. From intense combat to quiet story moments, it’s all strung together beautifully.

March 14, 2017

After spending 40+ hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s hard for me to remember another game that evokes the same sense of exploration. No matter what you do, you’ll likely be sidetracked by a new quest, a quaint village, a new gameplay mechanic or just the beauty of the open world.

I’m hesitant to call this the best game I’ve ever played, but it’s not far off. I haven’t had this sense of childlike discovery in over a decade.

January 22, 2017

Fired up Diablo III during the weekend and went on to spend four hours with it. It really is the best podcast game: pop on your headphones, put on the Giant Bombcast, and go slay some demons.

September 7, 2016
July 14, 2016

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System

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Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

I’ll buy this, if only for the fact that the controllers are compatible with the Wii / Wii U.

June 13, 2016

We Happy Few

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.

This was first announced at Gamescom last year; a bit more was shown at this year’s E3. One of the most stylish games I have ever seen.