Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s note: After a lengthy hiatus while he concentrated on working for The Other Side, with stints at Gioteck and Prif, this feature herald’s Steven Gurevitz’s triumphant return to Critical Gamer (while also working for Asiiya, the new accessory company that he’s co-founded and where you can find both Steven and I writing reviews). I...

Should games blogs have endorsed a Presidential candidate?

Should games blogs have endorsed a Presidential candidate?

Nov 9, 2016

Yes. They should. Not all of them, of course. Just the biggest ones. The ones with a significant American audience. I’m not naïve enough to think that, if a bunch of videogame sites had banded together to attack Trump, Hillary Clinton would be on her way to the White House right now. In fact, I’m pretty damn sure that wouldn’t be the case....

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 21, 2016

Of the non-VR games on offer at Tokyo Game Show, Horizon Zero Dawn was the most popular. The wait for the twenty minute demo rarely dipped below two hours on the press days, and I imagine it was a nightmare once the public joined the fray. It was a very straight forward demo that revealed nothing of the story. It was set in the middle of an autumnal looking...

Rez Infinite and Sony VR: TGS hands-on preview

Rez Infinite and Sony VR: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 19, 2016

Tokyo Game Show was my chance to try VR for the first time. It was at the top of my to-do list, but getting a hands-on proved more difficult than I anticipated. This years show was dominated by Virtual Reality and everyone and their mother wanted to try it. Appointments were hard to come by and queues were upwards of two hours. However, with a bit of...

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Sep 18, 2016

The latest entry in the Valkyria Chronicles saga, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, has taken a rather dramatic turn away from the original games. The PS3 debut gained critical approval but suffered from fairly weak sales, so it isn’t too surprising that there has been a shift in the way it plays. Whether these changes are for the better remains to be seen. Rather...

Resident Evil 7: TGS hands-on preview

Resident Evil 7: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 17, 2016

“Lantern”, an extended version of the Gamescom RE7 demo, opens with an unpleasant game of hide and seek. We are chased into a rickety old house (you know the kind) by a lovely old crone who desperately wants to bash our brains in. She’s a bit mad, you see. It’s all first person and shares the same grainy visuals as the first, publicly available demo....