Category Archive: Video Games

The Dreaded Backlog: Mirror’s Edge

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Sometimes when you play a video game a thought occurs. “I’d like this as a film.” Or you imagine it as a TV series or a comic. I thought that whilst playing Mirror’s… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda

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This is a tricky game to talk about. Anyone that pays even basic attention to video games media knows of the problems with Mass Effect: Andromeda. It suffered long delays and when it… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Doom (2016)

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2016’s Doom feels like the story of my gaming life, except it’s also better than that. As a child I played a lot of Quake and Quake II, quite a bit of Wolfenstein… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Injustice: Gods Among Us

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I’m not good at fighting games. I can do the button bashing Tekken thing, I just feel dirty doing it. I enjoyed the slightly more complex Dead or Alive games, but they have… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Sniper Elite III

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It is worth saying before I get into this that I played the Xbox One Ultimate Edition of Sniper Elite III. Some of my assessments are untrue of the original game. This game is most… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Lego Marvel Superheroes

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I loved the Lego Batman games. A brief peruse of this website will show that I love DC too. I have been denying Marvel any attention for far too long. I was still… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Sniper Elite V2

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Video games love killing Nazis. Video games are often extremely violent and amoral about that violence. There is something about Nazis that make it morally acceptable to kill them violently in media. I… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

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The Lego games are a bit like the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed games. They’re not all identical in the details, but in the broad strokes it’s not much of a stretch… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Red Faction: Guerrilla

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Half of Red Faction: Guerrilla is an opportunity to be the best game ever made with the other half being the opportunity to be one of the blandest. The game manages to be… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Virginia

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I’ve never played a ‘walking simulator’ before. I’ve always been interested in them, but never found the time to have a go. Virginia is known for not being your average walking sim (or… Continue reading