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Vault of Regret: Formula One

The Vault of Regret is a very large place, which houses dusty old game CDs and boxes, untouched digital libraries, and the metaphysical concepts of remorse and embarrassment. Here we write about all the games we should have played but haven’t, or that we have played but didn’t enjoy, among other things. Declaring an interest […]

Discussion: What Remains of Edith Finch (spoilers!)

Hello and welcome to Discussion: [indie game] (spoilers!), in which we venture into more modern territory by choosing a comparatively recent indie game and discussing it. With, er, spoilers. Today’s game is What Remains of Edith Finch, a 2017 adventure game from developers Giant Sparrow, in which the eponymous Edith returns to her now-abandoned childhood […]

Review: Sin/Sin Episodes: Emergence

Hello! This site is now as old as we were when we started it. While we go have a lie down and think about that for a while, here’s the first bit of 20th anniversary content for you. The idea is we head back to revisit some of the games covered in our oldest write-ups, […]

Review: The F.A. Premier League STARS 2001

Hello there. It’s another delve into the murky world of football games past in today’s review. A close relation of an item consigned to the Vault of Regret, this time we’re giving the 2001 follow-up the full treatment: it’s The F.A. Premier League STARS 2001. This review also means there is movement, intrigue and drama […]

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: Random Compilations

Inside The Big Cardboard Box is where we delve into the history of the largely defunct world of boxed PC games, with a particular emphasis on all the ones I used to own, but later gave away or sold. Today, we move away from budget labels, and onto another method of saving money, with the […]

Discussion: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (spoilers!)

Hello and welcome again to another entry in our discussion series, in which we momentarily step away from the dustier oldies, and venture into less familiar territory, known as ‘games released about five years ago’. These discussions tend to be centred on indie adventures, and feature extensive back and forth on plot points and story […]

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: EA Classics

Inside The Big Cardboard Box is where we delve into the history of the largely defunct world of boxed PC games, with a particular emphasis on all the ones I used to own, but later gave away or sold. On one occasion, during a particularly thorough clear out, around 40 or so went at once, […]

Review: Mass Effect

Hello all. Hope things for you are as good as they can be at the moment. I think the background to this one is covered enough in the review and the accompanying piece (and possibly here, too) to negate the need for any preamble, so let’s get straight into it. Here’s a review of Mass […]

Review: Need for Speed: SHIFT

Hi everyone. Hope 2021 is treating you well. I can’t complain too much, but I’m finding it quite hard work so far. Having said that, January’s always a bit difficult, isn’t it? Even if things are normal. Which they’re not. Anyway, the rusty old reviewing machine (as I’ve taken to calling myself) cranks back into […]

FFG Review of the Year: 2020

Well now, what can we say about 2020? In all likelihood, the last 9 months or so will, at best, have not been quite as good as you might have hoped, and at worst will have been a real shitstorm. Whatever your circumstances, we do wish you all the best for the year ahead. But […]