Halo: Reach – A Cynical View

Halo: Reach – A Cynical View

Sep 20, 2010

Bungie’s final Halo game has received high praise since its release on 14th September, which in itself was a rather strange day to release a game under the slogan ‘Remember Reach’. After all, it closely followed the anniversary of a real life atrocity – far better to be remembered than this bland, self-indulgent swan song from a decent...

Steam: A Cynical View

While not attempting to broadcast it on a global scale, I also have not hidden my dislike for Steam. Dislike probably isn’t a strong enough word, but it’s the best I can hope for with my editor metaphorically staring over my shoulder with a Scottish slang booklet in one hand and a guide to Japanese cursing in the other in case I try to get...

Final Fantasy XIII: A (Not So) Cynical View

Final Fantasy XIII has proved one of the biggest game launches in Japan for 2009, and by all accounts will prove to be equally (or more) popular with the rest of the world when it is released in March. FFXIII has been hit with a fair amount of criticism, despite selling well and receiving good review scores. I am as guilty as anyone for being overly cynical...

Left 4 Dead 2: A Cynical View

What follows is a cynical look at Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2, a game with a fair amount of controversy surrounding it. Grab your health kit, some pills and a gun or two and let’s go. Originally, I was ready to be really, really discouraging about Left 4 Dead 2. In fact, I was wholly behind boycotting it and had no intention of playing it. By not playing...