Lost Gaming Gem: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)

Though Bioware is now renown for the Mass Effect series that was released in 2007, an equal if not superior RPG experience was released 4 years prior to this, KOTOR. KOTOR was one of the leading names in cinematic story-telling in the early 2000s along with the earlier Metal Gear Solid titles. The game was worshipped at the time of its release in 2003, gaining … Continue reading Lost Gaming Gem: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)

Awesome Unknown – Valiant Hearts: The Great War

War! War in games has mostly been glorified. Sure a few games have tried to explain that war is bad and you should be ashamed of yourself if you think otherwise, but I believe that no game has shown that war is hell as realistically as Valiant Hearts: The Great War. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Valiant Hearts is set in 1914, as war breaks out throughout … Continue reading Awesome Unknown – Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Retro review: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Movie tie-in games are normally pretty lacklustre to say the least, Movie spin off games are normally even worse. With this in mind, have I stumbled upon a lost treasure of a good game? Back in the late 80s and early 90s, point-n-click adventure games were all the rave and LucasArts were at the forefront. The company were nearly all exclusive to adventure games, with … Continue reading Retro review: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Lost gaming gem: Beyond Good & Evil

Ubisoft’s forgotten arse-kicking female protagonist  A good adventure game has to have certain elements: exploration rewards, believable and captivating characters, awesome combat mechanics and beautiful environments. Beyond Good & Evil definitely has all of these in surplus. Released in 2003 by Ubisoft, it portrays the story of freelance-photographer Jade (who’s also a kick-ass martial artist) as she finds herself working for the secret resistance organisation, … Continue reading Lost gaming gem: Beyond Good & Evil

Lost gaming gem: Star Wars Republic Commando

The best thing to come out of the prequel trilogy.  The early 2000s were worrying times for Star Wars film fans. Episode 2 had been released in 2002 giving us the horrendously creepy young adult Anakin and the wonderful line “I don’t like sand, it’s course and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.” However for gamers, there was a game that included neither of … Continue reading Lost gaming gem: Star Wars Republic Commando

Review: Fallout New Vegas

Las Vegas under a buggy renovation  The Fallout franchises have become very popular in recent years, despite the game series starting in the late ’90s. Fallout: New Vegas is the successor to Fallout 3, a well-received game and considered to be a modern day classic by many players – but does the next instalment live up to the reputation left behind by its older brother?  … Continue reading Review: Fallout New Vegas