Critical Gamer’s most utterly wanted for 2015

Critical Gamer’s most utterly wanted for 2015

Dec 17, 2014

It’s Christmas time! Sort of! It’s that heartwarming season that brings out the slobbering avaristic beast in all of us. There’s much buying and demanding of presents, many British people glumly resigned to the fact that they’ll get all the cold of the season and none of the snow, and millions of people across the planet fondling presents...

Blackguards 2: Hands-On

Blackguards 2: Hands-On

Dec 9, 2014

While I only recently picked up Blackguards and haven’t had a chance to put aside the time for it, I have had a chance to take a look at Blackguards 2. I’ve heard that the first game is quite unforgiving in how you develop your characters and that seems to be the case with this one too but, after that first hurdle of getting through ridiculously...

Stoic on The Banner Saga, Kickstarter, & mobile gaming

Stoic on The Banner Saga, Kickstarter, & mobile gaming

Dec 3, 2014

The name is extremely confusing, and probably makes you think it’s associated with Candy Crush (or so King would have you believe), but the non-idiotic amongst you will know that it is not. The Banner Saga is, in Stoic’s own words, “an epic role-playing game inspired by Viking legend”. It released to a huge wave of good press on PC, and...

The Crew: beta impressions

The Crew: beta impressions

Nov 10, 2014

The industry isn’t exactly short of games with fast cars and ‘crews’ using street talk. Indeed, the movie industry isn’t done with the idea yet either, with the upcoming Furious 7 film again turning to the hip youth culture of pimped out rides via stars such as Vin Diesel (47), Dwayne Johnson (42), and Jason Statham (47). This...

This War of Mine: Hands On

This War of Mine: Hands On

Oct 10, 2014

This War of Mine is, quite frankly, shaping up very well in what it’s trying to do. It’s trying to show the effects of a war on the general populace rather than the standard macho soldier. What makes it even more interesting is that mechanically, it’s all about making hard choices. Every decision that you make will likely come back and bite you in one...

Tales of Hearts R: Hands-Off

Tales of Hearts R: Hands-Off

Oct 1, 2014

It’s been almost six years since Tales of Hearts was originally released but we weren’t fortunate enough to have a localised version, so outside of importing it, most of us – myself included – never got a chance to play it. Fast forward to 2013, and a Vita remake under the name Tales of Hearts R also only releases in Japan. Come November though, it...