Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Jan 23, 2017

Let’s be honest; when Nintendo released the Wii, they had no idea it would go on to sell so many units (just over 100 million). Their previous two consoles had achieved 21 million and 32 million units each, which whilst ‘viable’ was hardly in line with their competitors at the time. Hence I do not believe that they thought the Wii was going to kick of the...

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...

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...

Farming Simulator 17: review

Farming Simulator 17: review

Nov 1, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PC, PS3, 360, Mac, Vita, 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Giants Software Players: 1 (offline), 2 (online) Site: http://www.farming-simulator.com/ Game code provided by the distributor In the words of the legendary Freddie Mercury, “Wheat will, wheat will, rock you!”. Er, that...

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~: Review

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~: Review

Oct 19, 2016

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Aksys Games Developer: Arc System Works Players: 1 Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS-download-software/Chase-Cold-Case-Investigations-Distant-Memories Game bought by Reviewer Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is a strange game. It’s more of a visual novella than a full blown game...