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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 […]

Discussion: Dear Esther (spoilers!)

Hello! We are back, just as Christmas this year is cancelled, for those of us in the UK. (Probably for the best though, I guess). Today we have another discussion of a modern indie adventure game, with significant spoilers. It’s part of an ongoing series that we’ve chosen to unimaginatively, and belatedly, call: Discussion: [indie […]

Vault of Regret: Mass Effect 2

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. “Have you played […]

Review: Kathy Rain

Hi there. Hope you’re all doing ok. Today we welcome back Jo to solo reviewing duties after a break of, ooh, let’s just say, quite a few years. It’s kind of fitting that the game in question is a point and click adventure set in the the 90s: Kathy Rain.

Review: Alan Wake

Hi there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we establish that the answer to the question, “How far in advance would you have to start playing a vaguely spooky game in order to produce a review of that game to coincide with Halloween?” is “about six months”. (Alternatively, the timing could be considered more of a […]

Discussion: Tacoma (spoilers!)

Hello there. Hope you’re doing ok. Today we’re back with another spoiler-tastic discussion of a modern indie adventure game. At some point we’ll think of a good name for this series and link all the articles together with a tag, but for now we can just point you in the direction of previous chats about […]

Soundtracks: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Soundtracks is where we take a look back at the use of licensed music in games. Go here if you want to know more. Today’s game is Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, which is probably the last football game I bought with a sense of genuine expectation that I would devote hours to the career mode, […]