REVIEWS 05 Feb 2021­ by L Coulsen

Star Wars: Squadrons

It’s been a while since we’ve had a full-blown, Star Wars flight sim.  Battlefront II had a robust, arcadey space battles mode, of course.  But, well, it was arcadey pick-up-and-play, and part of a larger game.  So when EA announced a new, multiplayer focused dogfighting game, many of us were skeptically optimistic.  Then it was…
REVIEWS 20 Oct 2020­ by L Coulsen

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

When it first released, almost a decade ago, Kingdoms of Amalur struggled to find its audience. Though received with a generally positive response, the praise from critics and players like struggled to translate into units sold. An all too familiar story, really. One that often ends in tragedy. But sometimes, like this time (hopefully) it…
PREVIEWS 02 Jun 2020­ by L Coulsen

Cepheus Protocol

Cepheus Protocol is a squad based RTS that wears its XCOM (though it feels more like the old UFO games, to me) influences on its sleeve. Focusing around a government agency called CERC, the Center for Epidemic Research and Control, you take control of Captain Adrian Winter and her forces. Be aware, if Winter dies,…
REVIEWS 17 Feb 2020­ by L Coulsen

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Since the exclusive deal signed with EA, the Star Wars series hasn’t really amounted to a whole hell of a lot. Not in video-game terms, at least. And not in a way that people were happy with. There was, of course, the infamous kerfuffle with loot boxes, but that is a story for another time.…
REVIEWS 04 Sep 2019­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza Kiwami 2

It’s time to return to the world of Yakuza. A world in which every living person suffers from retrograde amnesia because they have been, repeatedly, punched in the face by the series’ protagonist. Well, the people of Kamurocho at least. I mean, that’s the only way to explain why people still keep trying to fight…
NEWS 11 Jun 2019­ by L Coulsen

E3: Ubisoft 2019

Continuing their trend of opening up with a musical number, Ubi were at least possessed of a modicum of class this year. Featuring a symphony orchestra playing through a series of samples from the Assassin's Creed franchise. Not gonna' lie, as much as I've cooled to the franchise over the years, it was one hell…
NEWS 11 Jun 2019­ by L Coulsen

E3: PC Gaming Show 2019

Continuing the trend began a few years back, PC Gamer were once again in attendance, representing, well, PC Gaming. Hosted by Sean 'Day[9]' Plott and Frankie Ward, this year it's 'powered by' the Epic Games Store, which already sets out leaving a sour taste in many mouths. But let's put all that aside and focus…
REVIEWS 07 Jun 2019­ by L Coulsen

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Ahh yes, Sekiro, the Soulslike that even the creators have told us isn’t a Soulslike. But people keep trying to play it like one, and are then annoyed that the game plays how it was programmed, rather than how they think it should work. With that out of the way, okay, let’s take a look…