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...

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...

Top Lists of 2016: The List Resort

Top Lists of 2016: The List Resort

Jan 13, 2016

Everyone loves lists; I myself made a list for the Christmas period and January is inundated with lists of things to look at, forward to, over and out. But what you really need is a list of what lists are the best lists; so I’ve listed a few of these lists in a list for your convenience. LIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! 1. The ones to watch...

My life as a gamer dad

My life as a gamer dad

May 16, 2015

Having become a father just shy of four years ago, the time I get to play games has been somewhat reduced today, compared to my responsibility-free younger years. However, I still save a few hours throughout the week for my favourite hobby, and have just recently introduced my son to the delights of Nintendo’s catalogue of games on the Wii U. Seeing his...

THAT Hotline Miami 2 scene: Brave or stupid?

THAT Hotline Miami 2 scene: Brave or stupid?

Mar 16, 2015

That scene in Hotline Miami 2. You know, that scene. The one that Dennaton Games, caught with their proverbial pants down when it was first seen long before release, assured everybody “it’s not what it looks like” about. I haven’t played the game yet, so am in no position to comment on how it is presented in context; but a great many people who...