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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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I treat Ubisoft releases the same way as I do with Lego video game releases. They’re all very similar (or identical) games and so I’ll only play one if that individual title’s theme… Continue reading

Sniper Elite 4

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At this point it is safe to say I am a big fan of the Sniper Elite series. With Sniper Elite V2 I had a fascinating, if frustrating experience. It was a great… Continue reading

Just Cause 3

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Just Cause 3 is an odd beast. Its story and presentation is incredibly ‘old school’, yet many things about it typify a modern video game. On the one hand there is a side-scrolling… Continue reading

Batman: The Telltale Series

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Until the late 1980s the in-universe origin of Batman was somewhat unique. It only had a very basic outline of how Batman became Batman depicted usually across only a few panels. Obviously the… Continue reading

Gone Home: Console Edition

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I loved Dear Esther, but I hated Virginia. I recently had a go at Firewatch and uninstalled it without completing it first. So how will Gone Home fare in my estimations? It actually… Continue reading

The fundamentals of storytelling and how ‘Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum’ fails to incorporate them

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Tonight Doctor Who gave us The Tsuranga Conundrum. It stands out from every episode aired so far this series in one main regard: it’s bad and doesn’t function on any level. As usual… Continue reading

Inside

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It’s safe to say I did not love Limbo. I felt it wanted to employ a minimalist storytelling approach whilst also operating as a platforming puzzle game and in trying to be both… Continue reading

Far Cry Primal

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I’ve been distracted of late and thus I’ve been neglecting this blog and this ““column”” also. As a result of this I now have a backlog of this to write, rather ironically. It… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan: great direction, awkward script (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: Saving Private Ryan is a great film. I do not doubt that. Steven Spielberg’s direction of the battle sequences are incredibly raw, visceral and also comprehensible in spite of a frenetic… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Zombie Army Trilogy

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ARRRRGHHHHHHHHH. No, I am not doing an impression of a zombie and I am afraid this is going to be a very personal piece. I want the reader to understand my full meaning… Continue reading