THERE is no in-between with this game, it either does something exceptionally well or it makes a mess of it.
Announced a decade ago under the working title of ‘Final Fantasy Versus XIII’, you would expect Final Fantasy XV (FFXV) to be a polished gem.
Instead it is an assortment of hit and miss content, so varied you are bound to find at least one thing you enjoy among the thickets. Read More
AFTER waiting a full decade for it, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into Final Fantasy XV.
It is massive in terms of geographic size and content.
And yet. Read More
A SEQUEL to The Last of Us needs to shake up the formula.
On the surface, the trailer suggests this isn’t going to happen, but if you look a little deeper; it just might.
If my theory is correct, it is going to try and be an even darker story than before. Read More
FINALLY, here’s a look at Dragon Quest XI.
I’ve been waiting for a full size Dragon Quest on a home console since VIII.
Ni no Kuni scratched the itch a bit but this is what it’s all about. A solid single player experience and mahoosive world to stroll around in.
Now should I get it on PS4 or Switch?
DRAGON Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is my favourite JRPG.
The art style is beautiful, the story is sweeping, battling is basic but addictive, the world is huge and the sound track is sublime.
I cannot hide my excitement for the 3DS release, but I am also quite disappointed it is not a home console remake. Read More
EACH new entry in Gamefreak’s legendary critter catcher series is steadily getting braver.
Up until Pokémon Black and White, the games were criticised for stubbornly sticking to the formula.
Then, more robust multiplayer options were brought in, new battle types, new ways to train and some brilliant monster designs.
After the beautiful X&Y, with its useful super training, badass mega-evolutions and great post game areas and challenges; I couldn’t wait for Sun and Moon.
Hmm, oh well. Read More
THIS is not a year many people will have fond memories of.
Yet, putting aside some rather depressing politics and a long list of popular personality deaths, it has been a strong year for games. Read More
A VIVIDLY realised world, confident art direction and open ended level design make Dishonored 2’s setting of Karnaca an exciting place to visit.
Dishonored 2 (D2) is a game about options; combat, mobility, map design, ability unlocks and the narrative are all crafted in a way that gives you several fulfilling choices.
IT TOOK me two hours and thirty minutes to reach the first Pokémon centre in Pokémon Sun.
That is way too long. I wanted to pick up my dapper-little-bow-tie-totting Rowlett and hit that long grass. Read More