Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Apr 12, 2017

It seems that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already widely accepted not only as a strong contender for game of the year, but as a strong contender for one of the best games of all time. So tiny is the minority of people (who have actually played the game) that disagree, that I’m genuinely curious as to what they have in common. Two likely...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

Mar 20, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Players: 1 Site: http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/ Game cartridge purchased by reviewer The world doesn’t need another Breath of the Wild review, but it’s getting one anyway. There’s a reason – many reasons, in fact – that...

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Jan 2, 2017

As we all hold hands and rejoice at the death of 2016, avoiding with all our might recognition of the fact that 2017 will be the year that hands an enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons to a far-right mentally unstable man-baby, let’s take some time to imagine a better world. A world where consumers make the games industry work for them, rather than the other...

Ubisoft is giving away yet more free stuff right NOW

Ubisoft is giving away yet more free stuff right NOW

Nov 24, 2016

Ubisoft are weird. Like, seriously odd. They’re quite possibly the only major third party publisher, for example, to consistently show Nintendo some love. Supporting one of the industry’s longest-standing and most talented developer-publishers? What’s that all about, eh? Another really weird thing they’ve been doing is giving away free...

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...

Armikrog: review

Armikrog: review

Aug 23, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, Wii U, PC, Mac Unleashed: Out Now (PC, Mac), TBC (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U) Publisher: Versus Evil Developer: Pencil Test Studios Players: 1 Site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/armikrog/armikrog Game code provided by PR A claymation point and click game sounds like an awesome idea, doesn’t it? And it is. In...