2016 has been a good year for me and games. While at points 2016 has lacked for quality, it certainly made up for it in quantity. Both AAA and indie devs threw everything at the wall to see what stuck. We've also had unconventional release patterns, sleeper hits, and a few…
My time with Final Fantasy XV was a confusing jumble of ideas. There's no mechanical focal point, no one thing Final Fantasy XV hangs itself on that kept me coming back. It tells a garbled heap of a story, with combat that's often imprecise and messy. And yet I spent more time…
When I approached The Banner Saga 2, I wasn't sure if indie developers Stoic could cause lightning to strike the same place twice. Somehow though, with a few hand-drawn images and clever prose, Stoic have crafted something special. The Banner Saga 2 would be better described as Banner Saga: Season 2.…
Do you remember that film when you were a teenager? The one which everyone saw and became obsessed over for a short while? The one which you still quote today with your inner circle? Well, that is what Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is; the belated sequel to that film, the Anchorman…
Civilization: Beyond Earth is an extremely difficult game to describe to a long-time fan of Sid Meier's venerated series without sounding negative, despite it being a good game. To an newcomer, the borderline trite descriptor of “take over an planet through force or integrating humanity into their new world” seems…
It would be incredibly cynical to dub Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as “Call of Duty: We Now Have A Jetpack Too”, but that's exactly what it is. You dash around maps, pinging across rooftops and rocket sliding through hallways, all the while popping off rounds from near exactly the…
After two and a half years, as well as $2.9M+ in crowdfunding, Wasteland 2 is officially out on PC. Continuing on from Larian Studios with Divinity: Original Sin, inXile Entertainment have created a sequel that mixes both modern graphical power and older CRPG design. The original was known for eventually spawning the Fallout series, as well…
Free is a good price - a statement Divinity: Original Sin developer, Larian Studios, seems to agree with. The Belgium based indie devs have released a completely free DLC pack for their recent crowd-funded RPG. Titled "The Bear and The Burglar", it includes two new companions to explore Cyseal with. Both…
A new Payday 2 DLC pack is being released later this month in a collaboration between Overkill Software and the indie duo, Dennaton Games. It will feature the Payday crew in a Hotline Miami inspired mission for 80's-inspired violence and riches. The cross-over Payday 2 DLC will be released onto Steam…
Traveller’s Tales have never lacked scope when adapting a franchise into virtual Lego. You don't get much larger than the Star Wars, Marvel Universe, Harry Potter and Middle-Earth. Anything that is hammering major money out for Time Warner eventually gets the plastic brick treatment, so it was only a matter…