●●●○○ Nidhogg 2 is the follow up to the multiplayer, critical darling of the same series. In many ways it seems to be the full realisation of developer Messhof Games’ original vision. The simple fencing game in which players would … Continue reading Party of Two? Chaotic Action-Comedy “Niddhog 2” for PS4 There is something special here that neither eclipses, nor is eclipsed by, its predecessor, but instead sits alongside it as something unique.
●●●●○ Gameplay FIFA has always been more of a tiki-taka game compared to Konami’s Pro-Evolution Soccer, where short, quick passes were superior to long balls, regardless of the quality of players you had. In last year’s game, crossing felt obsolete compared … Continue reading An Opportunity to Shine: EA’s “FIFA 18” FIFA’s annual release brings gameplay tweaks and Frostbite Engine cutscenes aplenty.
●●●○○ About Elise is a new game, free to play on Steam, from indie developer Toni Domínguez. You play as Owen Scott, searching for your daughter Elise in a mysterious scientific research facility, uncovering clues about its true nature in … Continue reading There’s Something “About Elise” Toni Domínguez’s indie puzzle game, free to play on Steam.
In recent years, the internal workings of Nintendo have been an enigma. The company would often make seemingly idiotic decisions that left fans worrying for the future of the company and, by extension, beloved pop culture icons such as Mario … Continue reading Nintendo’s Boom and Bust History A roller-coaster of consoles and competitors
On a quiet side street, off the vibrant George’s Street, lies an esoteric haven for nerds. The R.A.G.E. is Dublin’s leading retro games shop and record emporium. Upstairs, the walls are lined with faded, crumbling console packaging older than most … Continue reading Dublin’s Best Geeky Spots – The R.A.G.E. Looking for a copy of an obscure licensed platformer for the original PlayStation? It’s probably there somewhere.
●●●●○ Have you ever wondered what life in the world of Minecraft would be like? Look no further, as Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure will give you all of the insights you’re looking for. The game is developed by … Continue reading Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure for Nintendo Switch – Review Following an unsuccessful building competition and a back-alley deal gone sour, the gang of characters are suddenly tasked with saving the world from annihilation at the hands of the fearsome Wither Storm.
Licensed games for Formula 1 are highly dependent on the Formula itself. This year, the cars have intentionally been made more extreme, and this is reflected in the game. Another factor that these games encounter is, despite being based on … Continue reading F1 2017 – PS4 Does the formula still fit?
With admittedly hundreds of hours logged in the original, I tried out the beta test for Bungie’s latest outing, Destiny 2 last weekend. It’s an interesting subject because there are a number of different angles in which the Beta has … Continue reading Destiny 2 Beta – review
●●●●○ One of the most highly anticipated Nintendo Switch games, Splatoon 2, has finally launched worldwide. This is a full-blown sequel to the original Wii U hit, rather than just a remaster for the Switch. Splatoon was one of the … Continue reading Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch – Review
Did you think movie tie-in games were dead? I did too. Growing up in the early 2000’s, these games comprised a significant portion of my PlayStation 2 library. Such titles were renowned for their low quality and were often labelled … Continue reading “Cars 3: Driven to Win” on Nintendo Switch – review
I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been to a convention before. This shame is not without reason as Conventions are a tentpole of modern “nerd culture”. Cosplays, panels featuring B-Movie stars from the 80’s and asinine amounts of pop-culture merchandise … Continue reading Cherry Poppin? My First Convention: A Newbie’s Experience at MCM Dublin Comic Con
Things have been looking up for Nintendo in the past year. Pokemon Go took the world by storm last summer, the Switch has had a solid release and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been praised as … Continue reading E3: Nintendo press conference