Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Feb 14, 2011

The phrase ‘JRPG hero’ conjures up a certain image in your mind and, whilst I may not have every last detail, I have a pretty good idea of what you’re seeing in your mind’s eye right now. Young, male, probably blonde, sharp hair, almost certainly holding some sort of sword. It’s like I’ve ripped your head open and I’m...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Where is the BBC when it comes to games?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Where is the BBC when it comes to games?

Feb 10, 2011

I’m part of a BBC ‘Linked In’ group and over the last few weeks there has been an ongoing debate concerning whether the BBC should start covering games across the various media outlets and platforms. Now, I should point out that I am extremely proud of parts of the BBC, but also extremely wary of the size of the organisation and its ability to...

Nail’d: review

Nail’d: review

Feb 9, 2011

Format: Xbox 360 (version reviewed), PS3, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: Techland Players: 1 Site: www.naild.deepsilver.com If you don’t care for hardcore, perfect line racing games that get all intricate and fanatical about tyre pressure and weight ratios – but you do get a massive kick out of thrashing cars and bikes round...

Where Next For Assassin’s Creed?

Where Next For Assassin’s Creed?

Feb 9, 2011

Assassin’s Creed has been entertaining us since 2007 with its unique take on history. Chronicling an age-old struggle between a brotherhood of Assassins and the powerful Templars, it tells of mortal enemies who fight and die for control of mysterious and powerful artefacts, known as Pieces of Eden. We have been transported from the Middle East of the Third...

Jolly Rover: review

Jolly Rover: review

Feb 8, 2011

Format: PC, Mac (version tested) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Lace Mamba Developer: Brawsome Players: 1 Site: http://www.brawsome.com.au/blog/index.php/games/jolly-rover/ Point-and-click adventure games seem to be having a bit of a popularity resurgence recently with games like Monkey Island and Broken Sword having great success on the Apple App Store....