More Games!

More games! More games! There are so many games to play. Who has the time? Tacoma: What do you get if you cross the aesthetic beauty of Bioshock with the uniqueness of Systemshock? You get Tacoma, the second game from Fullbright studios. In this game you play as a member of a deep-space station, the Tacoma. Wargroove: I am not a fan of turn-based strategy games, but on rare occasions one of these games comes along with something that appeals to me. This is Wargroove. A wonderful animated turn-based strategy in which 4 players are pitted against each other in a vast and bloody war. Sonic Mania: Behold, the wedgewog is back! God, it’s been years since Sonic first appeared […]

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Distrust (Video Game Preview)

I adore The Thing. I have always felt that it is one of the best franchises of all time. The characters were good, the entity was deliciously twisted, the blood and gore and wonderful. Now, I have been waiting for a new game in the franchise for some years. No luck as of yet. But! BUT! Recently an indie game inspired by this amazing franchise has been unleashed upon our world. This is Distrust. Now what we know (I’m writing this article in late June) of this indie game is this: In an isolated Arctic base people are being killed at an alarming rate. As such, you and a small rescue team are sent in to help stop the killings. […]

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Call of Cthulhu (Video Game, 2017)

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft. I am a mere sacricolist at the altar of Lovecraft. His work has inspired my own short story series, as well as many of my other works. And I know that I am not alone in this. In fact, Lovecraft has inspired us more than any purely magazine printed author of all time. Naturally, his work has influenced film, music and video games. Now the latter of these have given us a few good scares over the years, but as of December 2017, those scares are likely to become soul destroying as Call of Cthulhu […]

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The Evil Within 2

Right, well this is another game that was announced at E3. Welcome back, Sebastian. Welcome to The Evil Within 2. What we know of The Evil Within 2 is… well… very little to be honest. The game takes place some three years after the first one with Sebastian returning to STEM in order to find his apparently dead daughter. Like the previous game, The Evil Within 2 is set to scare the living daylights out of most people -especially fans of the first game.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Once again we are looking at another game that was previewed at E3. This time we look at another long awaited sequel, this is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Now we know very little of this game, but as it is obviously the sequel to the amazing Wolfenstein: New Order, the game will naturally be set in Nazi ruled America, where you will take the role of Captain William Joseph Blazkowicz as he aides the resistance in their war against the Reich. (I get the feeling that they have taken a lot of influence from “The Man In The High Castle.” -Ed) Now like the previous games in the title the player gets access to all sorts of esoteric weapons, […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

It has been a few years since the majority of the world was introduced to the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Since then, numerous games and more have been unleashed upon the world. This is Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The sequel to Shadow of Mordor continues the tale of Talion -the human/spirit hybrid. In this installment, Talion creates a new ring of power that will either allow him to become a king, or to replace Sauron as the Dark Lord of Mordor. Unlike the previous game, Shadow of War will feature a more fluid action-adventure combat system instead of the traditional hack-n’-slash. Though the game will still be third-person. This game looks like a lot of fun, and it’s definitely worth […]

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Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

If, like me, you adore the Total War games, then you will have no doubt wondered what it would be like to play as a soldier on those glorious battlefields? Well, now you can. This is Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, a prequel to Mount & Blade 2: Warband. Taking place in a semi-alternate world, the player takes on the role of a soldier fighting for one of eight factions. Now this fighting can take place upon vast open planes, in dense woodlands or as drawn out sieges. The player gets access to numerous mounts, armours and weapons. The game is set for release on PC at some stage this year.

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Vampyr

Once more ,London is bathed in a thick fog, and is beset by dark forces that seem keen on wiping out numerous human lives. This is Vampyr. Dr. Jonathan Reid is a man split between two worlds. On the one hand, he is a man of medicine and compassion. He has spent years helping the sick and healing the injured. On the other hand, he is a vampire who thirsts for mortal blood. Now unlike other vampire games Vampyr gives you a semi-open world to hunt in. (Not that different, yet. -Ed) But this is where the game takes a drastic turn. Dr. Reid is unable to simply kill and feast at will. Instead he has to learn about his […]

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Video Game)

Now a lot of people get their trousers moist the moment they hear that a new Fantasy game is coming out. There is something so endearing about wielding swords, firing arrows, and riding dragons. (Skyrim and co have entertained us for years. -Ed) But now something interesting has happened: someone has removed the fantasy element and given us a gloriously realistic Medieval RPG. This is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The game has been produced by Warhorse Studios, and is their first official game -and it looks a monster. The game is set in the Kingdom of Bohemia (Now part of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic) in 1403, where the player takes the role of a blacksmith’s son. The boy sees […]

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Death Stranding

Question: What do you get when you take Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen throw them into a massive open-world environment that is filled with action, adventure and danger; and then get Guillermo del Toro to direct? Answer: One of the most anticipated games in history. This is Death Stranding. Right, so we know a good deal about this game. For one, there is going to be a multiplayer mode. I’m hoping it’s going to be a little like F.E.A.R 3, only better. The game is based around a short story written by Japanese master Kobo Abe (7 March, 1924 – 22 January, 1993). The game is the brainchild of Hideo Kojima -the master games maker from the amazing Kojima Productions who have […]

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