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Review: The Blackwell Legacy

Hi there everyone. Hot on the heels of Stoo’s decision to revisit the Sierra adventures of old, today we’re looking at something rather more recent. Wadjet Eye have led something of a revival of the point and click genre in recent years: here’s a look at the first instalment of their Blackwell series, The Blackwell […]

A Random Quest

Over the past 17 years had a complicated relationship with Sierra adventures. We always seem to approach them with just a bit of ambivalence, making it clear along the way that we hold Lucasarts games to be superior. We find some to be a bit poor, others merely adequate, handing out a lot of fives […]

Review: Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)

Hi there. Today’s review is of Quantic Dream’s 2005 adventure, Fahrenheit (released as Indigo Prophecy in the US). Hope you like it.

Moments in Gaming: the Salvage Corvette

For the first article in this series I wrote about Relic’s realtime strategy classic Homeworld, and I’m returning to it today. As you might expect for this sort of game, Homeworld lets you build warships of varying size and potency. You start out with small, speedy fighters and corvettes. A few missions later you’re granted […]

Moments in Gaming: this mission puts you at unnecessary risk

The first few campaigns of TIE fighter see you carrying out the sort of missions you’d expect for an Imperial pilot. You chase rebels in the aftermath of Hoth, destroy pirate outposts, and forcibly end conflicts between warring planets. Bringing a bit of peace and order to the galaxy, Galactic Empire style. The first mission […]

Review: PGA Tour Golf 486

Hi there. We’re looking at golf today, with Electronic Arts’ PGA Tour Golf 486.

Review: L.A. Noire – Mistakes get made, but you deal with them

Hi there. It’s been a while since we had what my friend and colleague might call ‘proper’ content. But here we have a review, of a relatively recent game, Rockstar’s L.A. Noire.

Mini consoles, and old debates

In the past couple of years Nintendo have successfully released miniaturised versions of both the NES and SNES. They’re little emulation boxes that come pre-loaded with games, shaped to resemble the original console. Aimed at the casual Nostalgic 30\40 something, you just plug them into your TV and start playing, with a minimum of fuss. […]

You live too close to the edge!

Hi there. We have DOS-based kart racing for you tonight, with Wacky Wheels from Apogee.

Moments in Gaming: WHIRRR

Today marks the start of an occasional series where I look back on particular gaming experiences that have made a strong impression on me, over the years. Mostly I’ll write about positive memories, but they don’t have to be exclusively so. They could be moments of appreciating real excellence in game design, or frustration at […]