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Discussion: Virginia (spoilers!)

Welcome again to Discussion: [indie game] (spoilers!), our semi-regular, plot-spoiler filled adventure into the world of comparatively modern indie gaming. Today’s game is Virginia, a 2016 release from 505 Games, which sees you in the role of Anne Tarver, a fresh graduate from the FBI academy, partnering up with a more seasoned agent, Maria Halperin, […]

Review: TOCA Touring Car Championship / Race Driver: GRID

Hi there. We have another anniversary double-bill for you today. First, there’s a retrospective look at TOCA Touring Car Championship, released in 1997 and first covered here in 2004. Followed by a review of the comparatively modern Race Driver: GRID from 2008. We try not to over-promise here, but there are tentative-to-firm plans for more […]

Review: Lost: Via Domus

Hello! Are we almost at the end? Let’s hope so. I’ll buy you a beer, when it’s all over. Anyway, one of the things I did to pass my time in recent months was to watch a TV show about characters being cut off from society, friends and family and forced by a dangerous present […]

Review: Mass Effect 2

Hi there. Hope you’re doing well. In an uncharacteristically logical move, today’s review is of a sequel to another game that we covered recently. Yes, that’s right – we’re reviewing games from a series in order, and without a delay of several years between write-ups. It’ll never last. (Also I think this marks the first […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Sensible Soccer 2006

Hi there. I hope you managed to have a good Christmas, under whatever strange and/or difficult circumstances were imposed on you this year. Sneaking in with one last review for the year, we take a look at the mid-00s attempt to revive a much-loved football franchise: Sensible Soccer 2006. (Yes, it seems the pull of […]