Final Fantasy VII remake: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Final Fantasy VII remake: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Sep 21, 2019

The raw, visceral reaction to the announcement of the FFVII remake at E3 2015 was a memorable moment. After all, this wasn’t just one of the most beloved games of all time, but a remake that had festered in the imagination since the FFVII PS3 technical demo back at E3 2005. Once we had come to terms with the fact that we were finally getting what many of us...

Project Resistance: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Project Resistance: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Sep 16, 2019

Project Resistance was a surprise. Announced just a few days in advance of Tokyo Game Show, it was a welcome addition to what was shaping up to be a very limited selection of demos at Capcom. The initial announcement offered only the basic details. I understood the premise, but everything else was a mystery to me. This made for a nice change, going into a demo...

Yakuza 7: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Yakuza 7: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Sep 14, 2019

  Yakuza 7 is a departure from what came before. Series lead Kazuma Kiryu is out, to be replaced by another hard-man with a big heart, Ichiban Kasuga. Also, the main location has switched from the familiar Tokyo setting to Yokohama. However, the biggest change is to be found in the combat. The series has long been known for its freewheeling action, but...

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

Jul 1, 2019

2013 – The year of Luigi (Feb 14th 2013-March 18th 2014) (2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953) 2014 – The year of Donkey Kong (March 19th 2014-February 13th 2015) (2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954) 2015 – The year of Bowser (February 14th 2015-February 13th 2016) (2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955) 2016 – The year of Nabbit (February 14th 2016-February 13th...

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players don’t want single-player games anymore, this isn’t a new idea that publishers have been trying to force into ‘self fulfilling prophecy’ status. It’s not...

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Nov 10, 2018

Like most people in possession of a PS4 or Xbone, I’m currently playing through Red Dead Redemption 2. That game has an incredible, generation-defining open world that is unlikely to be surpassed for at least a decade. It is also a fundamentally flawed experience. One does not preclude the other, nor does this fact mean RDR2 is anything less than amazing...