At face value, a review for this game should be easy. Ask yourself one question: would you consider yourself a Final Fantasy fan? Or have you never touched one of the 15+ main series’ titles in your life? If you fit into the latter category, rest assured World of Final Fantasy offers little to convince… Continue reading World of Final Fantasy.
Here’s what I have planned for this blog in the near future, in case anyone thought I’d given up on it. Video games: my ’20 Years of PlayStation’ series is still ongoing. Next on my to-do list are two of the greatest horror video games of all time, and two of my favourite games in… Continue reading Quick (or not so quick) Update.
Rewind back to August 12, 2014 and bring any kind of passing interest in the Silent Hill series… you’d find yourself in the midst of an online explosion of hype surrounding a certain demo codenamed Playable Teaser (P.T.). This was the red herring for Silent Hills; what was to be the latest instalment in the… Continue reading Silent Hills/ PT still haunts us… and it’s glorious.
“What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.” Over the next few months I’ll be looking back at some of PlayStation’s most significant titles as the console celebrates its twentieth anniversary in the UK this year (by year in this case I count from September 2015 to September 2016).… Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 2: A postmodern deconstruction of 21st century culture.
Every so often a special game comes along that makes me pity those who consider this medium no more than a tool for distracting children or an outlet for the violent tendencies of teenage boys. Silent Hill 2, with its clever use of metaphorical imagery, atmospheric gameplay and the subtle way in which it tackled… Continue reading Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Yesterday marked twenty years since the original PlayStation was first released here in the UK. I didn’t get in on the action until three years after that; the PlayStation being my first official game console (not counting a borrowed Game Boy) in 1998, around the time Metal Gear Solid was changing how people looked at… Continue reading 20 Years of PlayStation.
Aside from owning the original Gameboy back in the day, which was used almost exclusively for Pokemon Blue (and then Silver) as well as the occasional game of Tetris, I’ve never been a big Nintendo guy. My first home video game console was the PlayStation in 1998. The NES and SNES were well before my… Continue reading A few brief words on Satoru Iwata.