Poster for FIFA 17 the Journey

An Unexpected Surprise – The Journey

Six months ago, I never would’ve thought I would be doing this; three months ago I never would’ve thought I would be saying this. What exactly? Well, 6 months ago I never would have thought I would be playing a FIFA game and 3 months ago I never would have thought that I could possibly […]

For Honor Alpha Opener

The For Honor Alpha Heroes

The For Honor Alpha has been over for a few days now and I find myself missing the gameplay a bit. It’s not that there’s a shortage of entertaining and good multiplayers out there, it’s just that I noticed this as it did not happen with any other pre-release (Beta) in recent memory. Not for […]

Uncharted™ 4 Game Note

Pixel by Pixel Perfection

It will be hard to view any game with the same eyes after having finished Uncharted 4. Naughty Dog have once again raised the bar, quite substantially… again. For one thing they have undoubtedly proven that it’s no longer the case that a game’s graphics are primarily influenced by the hardware specs of the machine […]

The Bureau

Partially Declassified

We’re selective about the titles we play, as playing through a game is definitely a longer endeavour than most other forms of entertainment and we don’t have access to an unlimited supply of time. That’s the context in which, in retrospect, The Bureau is a unique game. It’s an incredible mishmash of elements seemingly created […]

GTA San Andreas

San Andreas Academics

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – the game that stole my summer away in 2005, was recently relaunched on the XBOX 360 to mark its 10 year anniversary. We were interested in it both for reasons of nostalgia and as a study of the evolution of games. Played it for a few hours and while […]

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

I’m aware that nostalgia is a powerful thing, but still, I have to make note of the fact that I recently saw the results of a poll conducted by a popular gaming community (True Achievements) in order to determine the best games of the last generation. The results of the poll determined that BioShock was […]

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An Ageless Underwater Utopia

We started BioShock, the first of the series, yesterday and so far played through its first hours. It truly is a unique game that’s atmosphere, gameplay and story really stand out. Even though graphically it shows its age, what’s remarkable about it, even after 7 years in which the gaming industry has progressed immensely, is […]

South Park TSOT

The 15 Hour Episode

Given that we regularly tune in to the latest South Park episode, I can attest to the fact that there’s usually two kinds of humour present in the show, cheaper toilet humour and smarter humour coupled with thought out, insightful, unique opinions, so rare in popular culture. And while the first type of humour can […]

Destiny Beta

Destiny Beta

Downloaded and played the Destinity Beta for a few hours, earlier today. First impression was that it’s a really well implemented shooter, in terms of game mechanics and gameplay, but it’s really lacking story-wise. The plot and the background story feel shallow and naive and thus I lost my interest in the game overall. The […]

Skyrim - Dragonborn

North, North of Skyrim

After 430 hours of gameplay I don’t think I want to delve into a review of the entire Skyrim experience. What I want to do however, is write a few words on Dragonborn, Skyrim’s third and final DLC. We played through the second part, or better yet, the final two thirds of the expansion these […]

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Light And Bullets – An American Nightmare

At first, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, seemed like a game with a story made up of a mix of clichés, with an above average gameplay resulting from its memorable game mechanics. However, after the initial couple of hours or so, from between the cracks of the clichés, truly well thought out, rare ideas emerged. There […]

Charlie Murder

Just Good Enough

Completed Charlie Murder earlier today and it almost didn’t leave any impressions on me. Nothing particularly memorable, neither good nor bad. Maybe if I were looking at just its theme it would stand out a bit, as it’s not everyday that you get a punk rock apocalypse, but not by too much. However overall, as […]

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2.5D Zombies

Played through Deadlight and we found it to be quite an enjoyable experience. The graphics were very fitting and quite unique. Although you would expect more games with similar realistic 2.5D visuals, the reality is that there aren’t many, as platformers usually take another route. The combat and platforming system were well done and well […]

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Pandora’s Greatest

Completed Borderlands 2, the campaign and all its side missions. Done so in two sittings, as the first time around (more than a month and a half ago) I lost my enthusiasm for comparing and trading loot at some point. At first, we were put-off by the game’s visual style and promo materials and weren’t […]