The Art of Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Review

“The Art of Assassin’s Creed Unity is the next in the series of supporting art books for the Assassin’s Creed series of games from Ubisoft. Featuring over 300 individual images from sketches, concept art to character and environmental development, it is a showcase of the design process from concept to final realisation.” Continue reading The Art of Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Review

Embracing the Collection

“Last year I undertook a personal challenge, a simple premise, complete a single game from my backlog on a monthly basis and try and experience some of these titles gathering real or virtual dust in my various collections. In itself a noble endeavour but ultimately based on the premise of the collection itself being a negative state of affairs, a failure on my part as a gamer. Perhaps I thought accomplishing this challenge would validate my reasoning, allow me to debate or discuss from a position of moral authority, who can say, but it was a largely positive experience providing some lasting memories.” Continue reading Embracing the Collection

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Remastered) – PS4 Review

“For me, Ghostbusters was never a perfect film, it always felt a little rough around the edges and somewhat stitched together to create a functional, memorable movie of the ages. We might not remember this game with the same level of enthusiasm and appreciation but in that regard, it captures the spirit of The Ghostbusters perfectly.” Continue reading Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Remastered) – PS4 Review

The Art Of The Brick: DC Superheroes – Retrospective

“The Art Of The Brick was an exhibit held in and around London’s Southbank in February 2017 from the American artist Nathan Sawaya, the creative force behind some of the most well known popular culture works of art constructed with standard Lego bricks.” Continue reading The Art Of The Brick: DC Superheroes – Retrospective

The Art of Mafia 3 – Book Review

“From Titan Books, released in January 2017 by 2K, The Art of Mafia 3 is a showcase of the development behind the design and creation of the third entry in the Mafia series, the creation of the fictional city of New Bordeaux, drawing influence and inspiration from New Orleans in America’s south. ” Continue reading The Art of Mafia 3 – Book Review

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

The Outer Worlds Review

“It feels very much like a homage to the work of Bethesda and Bioware, taking the best elements of each studio to create a new franchise that whilst not pushing the bar creatively to far outside its comfort zone is still an accomplishment in itself” Continue reading The Outer Worlds Review

Searching for my Hatoful Boyfriend in all the wrong places

” I sort of, enjoyed the whimsical nature of existing within a world of intellectual high thinking birds, whilst perhaps the adoption of human characteristics allowed certain familiarities to foster, the continual use of stock footage of the creatures in their natural form rendered any romantic sensibilities moot. ” Continue reading Searching for my Hatoful Boyfriend in all the wrong places

12 Months, 12 Games: November– Bound

“That said, the level of interaction is enjoyable and memorable for the sheer joy of existing within these beautiful, uniquely distinctive worlds and levels you inhabit for the duration of the game.” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: November– Bound

Dissecting Racism and Racial injustice in Mafia 3

“When we are surrounded and only hear like minded opinion, it reinforces the notion of hubris, our opinions are the only valid ones and I should take pride in being right. ” Continue reading Dissecting Racism and Racial injustice in Mafia 3