Mass Effect: Andromeda – Review

Mass Effect: Andromeda marks the first entry in the series in five years, and the start of a new trilogy that breaks away from the original and forges its own path, in another galaxy no less. Andromeda takes the classic elements of Mass Effect gameplay and story and transports them into a new style and much more explorable world. But all of this comes at a cost, with the gameplay lore and presentation of the game lacking the shine and engagement of its predecessors. Story — Read more →

FIFA 17: Review

A beautiful, but flawed, game

After years of winning the best football game title, the FIFA series has come under severe pressure from its’ old foe Pro Evolution Soccer.  FIFA 17 was the latest effort by EA Sports to set itself apart as the true football simulation – but what it’s shown is that even with new bells and whistles, it’s not quite champion material. FIFA 17 is largely the same football game you’ll know and love, with little changing in the grand scheme of things since it made it’s — Read more →

E3 2016 Round-up

E3 is a conference that has greatly diminished in the last few years as a source of gaming excitement.  The days of massive new game releases, console reveals of consequence and shock-and-awe moments are long gone, and while the gaming industry’s biggest conference it remains to be – E3 is no longer a must-watch for fans of video games. This year was particularly tame, with no major surprises offered up by Sony, Microsoft or any of the big publishing houses. There were a few games — Read more →

My PS4 adventures so far

It may have taken me a while, nearly three years in fact, to bite the bullet and buy a next-gen console – but last week I finally got my hands on a PS4. I’d pretty much been set on the PS4 ever since it was announced way back when.  Despite plying my trade on the Xbox 360 for the last six years, I’ve always felt a stronger affinity with Sony’s console – which I believe was better last-gen too save for the crucial fact that — Read more →

My Video Game Slump

Do you ever get the feeling at some point where you slowly realise that something or someone that you used to have great fun with, spend a lot of time with and really care about doesn’t actually do all of those things any more.  It’s not necessarily an overnight thing, and there’s not necessarily a reason for it, but it’s definitely not the same.  As melodramatic as it may seem, that’s how I’ve felt about video games for the last few months.  The thing is — Read more →