REVIEWS 08 Dec 2018­ by L Coulsen

The Quiet Man

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that The Quiet Man is absolutely terrible. So one might be wondering why we are here throwing our two cents in. Well, there are a number of reasons. Firstly, the premise was rather intriguing, and a lot of people seem to have fundamentally misunderstood what being deaf actually…
RETRO 22 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

As we've already covered, the Legacy of Kain series has more than earned its reputation as gaming classics. Each of them, at the time and even since (for the most part) has set the bar extremely high, holding up beautifully against the best the industry has to offer. And Soul Reaver 2 is no exception…
REVIEWS 17 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Vampyr

DONTNOD have been around for a while now, longer than some may realise. Though they may have only risen to prominence more recently, especially after the release of Life is Strange, their earlier game was a 3rd person action title. So far from being a departure, Vampyr would be better categorised as a return to…
NEWS 12 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Co-op and Forge Trailers

We have two new trailers for Shadow of the Tomb Raider today. Between them they bring several new weapons, outfits and maps as well as, of course, the ability to play with a friend. New challenge tombs can be done in Score and Time Attack modes, to bring further, well, challenge. And there are six…
REVIEWS 05 Nov 2018­ by L Coulsen

Cheap Golf

Hello, my name is Susan. I want to take you on a journey into what it means to be alive. But talk is cheap, and so is golf. The two, consciousness and golf, are intimately intertwined in a dance of supreme, beatific elegance. Cats are funny. That’s why there are so many YouTube videos about…
REVIEWS 29 Oct 2018­ by L Coulsen

Call of Cthulhu

Ahh, Lovecraft. Long considered the Granddaddy of horror, for good reason, his works have seen many an adaptation over the years. Some good, some less so. But all too rarely have we seen a truly great entry, in any medium other than his original literature. Silent Hill probably stands as the best representation of his…
RETRO 19 Sep 2018­ by L Coulsen

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Soul Reaver is an amazing game. In fact, the Legacy of Kain franchise remains one of the best in gaming history. The games themselves have certainly aged, but they have done so gracefully. Unlike many over the years, they have not found themselves becoming archaic to the point of being virtually uplayable. Soul Reaver itself…
REVIEWS 15 Sep 2018­ by L Coulsen

Agony

Ahh yes, Kickstarter, equal parts one of the best and worst things to happen to the gaming world. On the one hand, it has enabled the production of so many games that would otherwise have never existed. On the other…it’s enabled the production of so many games that should otherwise have never existed. By now,…
REVIEWS 28 Aug 2018­ by L Coulsen

The Fall Part 2: Unbound

Kickstarter still has a questionable reputation among the gaming populace at large, and it’s not hard to see why. There have been some extremely high profile disappointments and outright scams, which have severely dampened perceptions even when the (admittedly rare) big success stories come along. But something that gets far less attention is the small,…
REVIEWS 21 Aug 2018­ by L Coulsen

Shenmue 1 and 2

Shenmue boasts itself as “the saga that defined modern gaming”. Which is a bold claim indeed, and one that is far more apt than many may realise. Though it has long remained something of a niche title, due to being formerly exclusive to the ill-fated SEGA Dreamcast, with the second later seeing an original Xbox…
NEWS 01 Aug 2018­ by L Coulsen

What is Shenmue? Video Series – Part 1: Story

Narrated by HazkuiRyo himself, Corey Marshall, we have the first in a video series that will introduce, and re-introduce, us to the world of Shenmue. Set to release later this month, August 21st, for the first time on the PC. This first video takes a look at the story, though it doesn't actually go into much…
REVIEWS 28 Jul 2018­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza 0

The Yakuza series has been a mainstay of the Sony platform since the days of the PlayStation 2. Growing, in large part, out of Suzuki Yu’s Shenmue, it features similar themes and almost identical gameplay. It’s always had something of a niche appeal, but has long been requested for PC porting. Which, finally, we now…