FEATURE

[25 Aug 2014 | No Comments]

It’s hard to see a day go by without some controversy in the gaming space, provoking outrage or leading to harassment or bullying. But what is is about this hobby that provokes such strong responses, and what can we do in the face of such hostility? Because ultimately, do games even matter so much? Read the full story »

REVIEW

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comments]
Mecha Ace

Choice of Games offer a wide selection of choose-your-own-adventure stories in a variety of genres, and were among the first to embrace the genre’s popularity on mobile. While the package on offer in their titles is significantly less polished than a title like Eighty Days or the Fighting Fantasy titles available, the variety of topics covered is refreshing. Mecha Ace represents a foray into animé pastiche, and arguably succeeds. Read the full story »

REVIEW

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comments]
Eighty Days

The rise of mobile gaming and the re-popularisation of the visual novel/management simulator via games such as Sunrider and Long Live the Queen has brought with it a number of solid entries in the genre, but few really capitalise on what computer games can offer the genre. Simply reproducing a gamebook is one thing, but what a piece of software can do is add vastly more options and statistic-tracking while keeping the player’s experience unchanged. Recent mobile release Eighty Days is a good example of this; it is a very pure choose-your-own-adventure experience but one which has depth and variety beyond many examples that add significant depth and interest to keep the player returning. Read the full story »

REVIEW

[11 Aug 2014 | No Comments]
Sacred 3

Sacred is nothing. Read the full story »

REVIEW

[26 Jul 2014 | No Comments]
Mario Kart 8

It’s difficult to sum up an experience like the pure joy of playing a new Mario Kart game for the first time. I have quite a personal relationship with the series, having played most of the different versions all through my childhood and up to the present day. It’s a series I have come back to again and again, especially now I finally own a version of every iteration. There will be a retrospective of the series here in the coming months, but you’re not here for that. You want to know about Mario Kart 8; the latest of the series and possibly the best. Read the full story »