Stardew Valley is a dense, captivating experience that is nonetheless an easygoing one all the same. Less a simulation and more of an expectation realised. What it lacks in difficulty it more than makes up for with charm, variety and freedom.
* I wrote some amount of my thoughts on why Persona 4 is great for Review A Great Game Day. It’s less of a proper review and written more in the style of ‘review a game you love’, which feels more in keeping with the aim of the project and the style of other reviews. […]
Finally, I bring you a belated GOTY list cum essay for 2012. What felt like a rather short Christmas break followed by a return to Uni slowed the process of getting this done. I both felt that I needed a sufficient amount of time with the Xmas influx of games to finalise the list and […]
In lieu of a forthcoming litany of praise in favour of Persona 4, I’ll simply tell you that Persona 4 is by far the best game I’ve played this year despite being a ps2 JRPGrealeased in 2008. While I haven’t played the updated release (Persona 4 Golden), which is poised to come to the UK in a […]
Dead Rising returns at a bargain price, warts and all 4/5 Dead Rising 2: Case Zero pushes the boundaries of what has been attempted by downloadable content, attempting to bring dead rising 2 in microcosm to its hoards of hungry moaning fans for a bargain price. The price itself is of note, 400 microsoft points […]
Marginally better than actually being punched in the face 2/5 Facebreaker is a boxing themed fighting game, and to call it a boxing game would be absurd as beyond characters fighting in a boxing ring while wearing boxing gloves, all aspirations to the sport are purely cosmetic. Recharging health bars, a throw button and ranged […]
Amusing, alarming, strange, perplexing, gnomes 3/5 Nelson Tethers is a new IP from Telltale games, a company with a pedigree for developing and reinvigorating adventure game franchises with panache and humor. While Telltale is known as one of the few developers to succeed in producing games episodically, Tethers is a standalone title based upon the unusual comic […]