REVIEW

[6 Sep 2014 | No Comments]
Risen 3: Titan Lords

The third game in the Risen series, Titan Lords is a return to the Medieval aesthetic of the first game, and a move away from the Pirate-themed Black Waters. Sadly, though Risen 3 is entertaining to play, and filled with interesting ideas in its aesthetic, but far too filled with imperfections, glitches and simple design flaws to be truly great. Read the full story »

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 anim√© 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 »