Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Beta thoughts

The original Modern Warfare, by which I mean Call of Duty 4, practically invented the modern FPS as we know it.  Twelve years on, and after a tumultuous mix of success and failure, 2019 will see the release of a reboot of the franchise that made Call of Duty a household name. For me, that brings quite an excitement.  I’ve fallen in and out of love with Call of Duty in recent years – the last CoD that I really played was Black Ops III, and — Read more →

Red Dead Redemption II: Review

Every Rockstar Games title aims to be a masterpiece, and almost every one does achieve that status.  Red Dead Redemption II is no different, offering what could be this console generation’s defining title and yet another expansive and detailed reimagining of the old Wild West. Following up on Red Dead from 2010 was always going to be a tough task, and as that’s one of my favourite games of all time I knew that all too well, but they’ve done a sterling job that surpasses — Read more →

Call of Duty: WWII – Beta thoughts

Not just another Call of Duty

As sure as the seasons come and go, in November the next iteration of Call of Duty will be released, and even for seasoned fans of the series it’s hard to be that excited about that any more. This year might be a little different though, as Call of Duty: WWII has potential to breathe fresh life into a stale series – by going back to its roots. The beta of WWII’s multiplayer was available over the last two weekends, and for me at least — Read more →

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 →