November 27, 2019

It’s not uncommon in the slightest to want to do the right thing and align yourself with good when playing video games. Even so much as choosing the slightly more aggressive or confrontational dialogue option when speaking to an NPC can be too much for some (a.k.a me,)...

November 18, 2019

Game chosen: Pokémon Shield

Starter chosen: Scorbunny

Current time played: 10hrs approx. 

I’m a Pokémon purist, and by that I mean I’ve never really spent much time out of Gen 1. There’s been the occasional dabble into Gen 2 (Pokémon Gold 4ever) but as far as my brain com...

July 3, 2019

You would think that someone who spent the majority of their childhood building houses and neighbourhoods on sandbox games like The Sims and Zoo Tycoon would know a thing or two about how to create a fun, playable environment. Well the thing is... apparently not. I'm b...

September 19, 2018

 I feel very fortunate that I've had the privilege to have games become such a huge part of my life in recent years, but if I were to have one regret it would be that I didn't start with the Legend of Zelda games sooner.

So recently I just finished Breath of the Wild (t...

September 4, 2018

Hi, my name is Gemma. I like long walks on the beach, violent Russian history, trippy 80s nostalgia and beat 'em up video games. 

Mother Russia Bleeds was one of those games that caught my eye on the PlayStation store and proceeded to say 'hey, I wanna get that!' e...

August 29, 2018

In my last post I spoke about how I struggled with challenging platformers and that I didn't really like to play them that much. So naturally of course I decided that this week I should play/write about a very challenging platformer. Makes sense, no? The difference wit...

August 22, 2018

 It's not hard to see that the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has had it's rough patches over the years - very rough patches. At times it can be funny to laugh and point at the often cringe-inducing blue speedster as he races his way through sub-par games and underd...

July 31, 2018

 The first time I came across this game was a trailer during Sony's E3 in 2017. Just from watching I knew I was going to love this game and it became an instant want. Time passed however and I still hadn't bought it, and the more time went on the more my doubts were gr...

July 25, 2018

 In my opinion Nintendo is, and always will be, the Gods of the gaming world. They are such a dominant figure in the industry that I don't believe anyone will be able to top them. Of course everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to gaming, including...

July 17, 2018

 I'm afraid that this is going to be a slightly shorter post with less substance than usual, as I wanted it to be a reflection on the game itself. 

The best way to describe Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a walking simulator, that's broken up by occasional 'radi...

July 10, 2018

 Growing up, I was very much teetering on the edge of the 'outer loop' of video games. I knew roughly what was what, but along with most people was really only ever introduced to things through advertising or by what was popular. From this my primary understanding of t...

July 3, 2018

 I hate horror. There, I said it.

There are two reasons as to why I hate horror and I'd say it's about a 20-80 split between the two. The first is because most things that consider themselves to be 'horror stories' are garbage. It's a harsh judgement to make but it's po...

June 19, 2018

 I have never been a fan of first person shooters. Growing up I was never drawn into the Call of Duty/Halo hype, and even when I started playing games again I was never particularly wanted to buy or play any first person shooters. I would try and make up some pageant a...

June 12, 2018

I mentioned briefly in my last post that my Masters degree in creative media and technology allowed me the freedom to base all of my assignments on video games. This meant that my writing ranged from socio-political essays about international censorship laws, to creati...

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