Game of the Decade

“As this decade draws to a close, and the realisation over 20 years have now passed since we saw in the new millenium, its time to reflect back on the last ten years of video games and cherry pick a few jewels from each year.” Continue reading Game of the Decade

30 Day Challenge Day Five: What is the geekiest thing you’ve ever done?

“It’s probably the most geeky action I’ve undertaken where I’ve taken the base product, in this case Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and invested significant time and effort to produce content with no measurable benefit to anyone else really besides myself that I know of. ” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Five: What is the geekiest thing you’ve ever done?

Ubisoft E3: Watch Dogs Legion

“Looking at the reveal trailer and gameplay walkthrough, taking these with a certain amount of trepidation of course as early release videos and trailers can often mislead of mask a broken or unfinished product, they suggest a faithful interpretation of the city. Starting in the instantly familiar haunt of Piccadilly Circus my first mental note was the abundance of traffic and population in the surrounding areas as you explore the heart of Westminster” Continue reading Ubisoft E3: Watch Dogs Legion

Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)

“The film satisfies in some areas but suffers from a great, many of the issues of its contemporary neighbour Tomb Raider, perhaps the worst being as with Miss Croft, a stylistic choice to abandon any shed of entertainment or merriment and focus on the dour and dystopian world of both the present and the grim violent world explored by the protagonist. Either way, until the final moments this is a very tonally and visually dark film desperate to be taken seriously by its peers and suffering all the same.” Continue reading Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)

The Tower of London during the Great War

“This inspired me to go back and visit this subject I have talked about in-depth one last time to compare and contrast the digital and electronic versions of the same event and period, a comparison I hadn’t look to explore previously when attempting to frame identical shots and images from the historical to the contemporary worlds due to the lack of real world historical photos.” Continue reading The Tower of London during the Great War

A Gaming Year in Review 2018

“From a legitimate artistic exhibition that showcased the talents of the development teams and the political maturity games software finds itself charting, to a return visit to one of my favourite global stores and concluding with a behemoth release that in truth continues to both impress and frustrate in equal measures.” Continue reading A Gaming Year in Review 2018

On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: The Tower of London to Tower Bridge

“For those familiar with the world of Syndicate the Tower is a location accessible when you have passed through the Temporal Glitch depositing your chosen protagonist before Tower Bridge in its glory to the East and the Tower itself to the North. Whilst the predominant majority of the games historical time frame is set around the Victorian era of Queen Victoria, this portion of the narrative is set around the First World War creating a slightly different atmosphere and character of the city, on the surface at the very least.” Continue reading On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: The Tower of London to Tower Bridge

On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Whitehall to Parliament Square

“It is quite a cold, sterile location to visit beyond the attraction of the guards on duty, imposing in its design that isn’t reflected to the same degree within the game. Perhaps then best described as a loving homage to the this venue, done so for the right reasons but not how Horse Guards exists today.” Continue reading On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Whitehall to Parliament Square

On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Piccadilly Circus To Trafalgar Square

“Once, residence to the gentry the transformation of Leicester Square into one of London’s smaller but prestigious parks and retail locations has been transformative over the course of the past three hundreds, now a focal point for the West End and the associated entertainment and productions that precede its reputation.” Continue reading On Tour With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Piccadilly Circus To Trafalgar Square