Life is Strange: Dear game devs, do more of what Dontnod just did

This is brilliant. [SPOILER ALERT: This will go into spoiler territory, so if you haven’t played episode two of Life is Strange yet, you read at your own risk. To read my thoughts on episode two, go here.] —– —– —– —– —– [WARNING: This will also discuss bullying and suicide] —– —– —– —– …

My Favourite Game: Shining Force, by Kaitlin Tremblay

Doo-do-do-do-do. We begin tonight with a game that is a Mega Drive classic. Shining Force is one of the games that would define the Mega Drive, made by a key figure of Dragon Quest’s early days in Hiroyuk Takahashi and perhaps inspired by some of its peers alike, including Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series, of which its …

Life is Strange: Episode Two, Out of Time – A day in the life (thoughts)

Superhero? Anything but. [SPOILER ALERT: This will go deep into spoiler territory from start to finish, so if you haven’t played episode two yet, close the tab now. Otherwise, you read at your own risk. I’ve also posted a non-commentary runthrough of the episode in question, my first time going through it, as a Cullen …

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae has done more for me in 90 minutes than several hours with Final Fantasy XIII

What a difference… Besides a small slither of X-2 and XII, Final Fantasy XIII was my first proper foray into the series. I can’t begin to tell you the excitement I had for that game for what was a first-timer. I was that excited to the point I imported the game from Japan on PlayStation …

My Favourite Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, by Andrew Smith

Doodly doodly do… A game that is considered to be on many greatest ever lists, we begin tonight with also perhaps one of the most important games of all time. An influential game of its time that still stands tall today as one of the finest games ever, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to …

Microsoft, Remedy stay mum on possible 2016 delay for Quantum Break

2016 is the new 2015. On the day Naughty Dog announced a delay of 2015 to Spring 2016 for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Sony’s biggest title for the PS4 this year until said delay, Microsoft may also be losing one of its own big games from 2015 into next year in Quantum Break. Rumours …

Metal Gear Solid 3: Ten years on… – The finest post-mortem to a game you’ll ever see

Seriously, watch this. I can’t remember if I came across this either by sheer chance or I manage to see it tweeted to me or it was on NeoGAF, but it was in 2013 I was first introduced to Super Bunnyhop’s post-moturm video of Metal Gear Solid 3. He’s done two-part looks at both MGS1 …

My Favourite Game: Season 2 premiere – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, by Leigh Alexander

“There’s only room for one Boss and one Snake.” Ten years ago today. That’s how long its been since Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater made landfall in Europe, just four months after its US and Japanese launch. It is a matter of opinion on what is considered the best game in the Metal Gear …