The Council | Episode 2 | Hide and Seek Review

While booting up episode two of The Council I was both excited and nervous. Big Bad Wolf Studios absolutely knocked it out of the park with episode one, a review of which you can find here. I had concerns that the studio wouldn’t be able to live up to episode one, but five minutes after starting those fears were completely put to bed. Continue reading “The Council | Episode 2 | Hide and Seek Review”

Far Cry 5 Review

Far Cry 5 is an excellent game. It is the ultimate first person sandbox adventure where you can just stick it on, blow shit up and have a blast. The downside to Far Cry is that sometimes it suffers an identity crisis. The beginning of this latest installment in the Far Cry franchise starts on a really strong narrative note. I uploaded the opening ten minutes to YouTube for people to get a taste for how this game sets the scene. Continue reading “Far Cry 5 Review”

A Way Out Review

I generally don’t enjoy co-op. This is the predicament I found myself after watching the reveal trailer for Hazelight’s new action adventure game, A Way Out. It’s not that I am against playing games with other people, but I prefer to go at my own pace and not feel rushed. The greatest compliment I can give this game, is that looking back on my experience after completion, if I could do it all over again I would still choose to play with a partner. Continue reading “A Way Out Review”

The Council – Episode 1 Review

Ever since I first heard about Big Bad Wolf’s new episodic game The Council I was intrigued. The setting, the promise that not only will decisions matter, but that they will properly effect the outcome of the game and the introduction of RPG mechanics all sounded like positive directions for the adventure game genre. Continue reading “The Council – Episode 1 Review”

Energy Cycle Review

Energy Cycle is a small, but relatively fun game made by the team over at Sometimes You. The objective is to match the colours of all the power balls on the screen. It’s hard not to believe that the true objective behind the game is an easy platinum though. This is further strengthened by the fact that you can completely bypass the hardest trophies in the game (10, 20 and 30 levels completed in Time Trials and 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 levels completed in infinite mode) by simply completing the first level and continuously tapping X to skip through the levels in seconds. Continue reading “Energy Cycle Review”

FIFA 18 Review

This review starts back when the 2017 edition launched. For the first time in nearly a decade I started playing the latest iteration of EA’s footballing juggernaut and it just didn’t click. Gameplay wise the whole experience was a chore. Passing felt stiff, players turned so slowly, yet burst into superhuman speed with a simple flick of the right stick. It didn’t feel like a game of football, it felt like game play adjustments to cater to the FUT and YouTube community. Or like the NHL and FIFA teams had switched roles for the year to freshen things up. Continue reading “FIFA 18 Review”