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Dragon Age: Inquisition – XboxOne & PS4

Long-time readers will probably be aware of my love for the Dragon Age series. I’ve covered both Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II on these very pages over the last couple of years.

I hailed the first as an excellent and challenging technical combat RPG, praising its depth and scale, while highlighting its unforgiving nature and its potential to put off the more casual gamer. Read more …

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RIFT Review – Part 2

RIFT, people.  RIFT.  Somewhat less than hot off the heels of my previous “introduction” article on this game, behold the greatly-anticipated second instalment.  We shall call it Part 2, because that is what it is.

It has become something of a habit of mine to underestimate things.  How long it takes to walk to work in Winter when the paths haven’t been gritted.  The length of time it will take to install those final Windows updates before leaving for the day.  In this case, it was how much of RIFT I’d have to play to get a decent idea of what the early levels were like.  This is an MMO unlike any other, yet at the same time it is immediately familiar in many ways.

Confused?  Excellent, so was I. Read more …

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Hatred back on Steam Greenlight

I feel that I need to start this article with a disclaimer: I am not easily offended, especially when it comes to media and art. I believe that art, including video games, music, and movies, should be free to explore any area and any content that might cause controversy so that we can begin to discuss it and discover what it is that makes it controversial. It is one of the main purposes of art, in addition to providing entertainment and escapism. It allows us to deal with what scares us in a safe way.

So I don’t offend easily. Remember that after my next statement. Read more …

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2014 – Game of the Year

As 2014 draws to a close, it is a time for reflection. to my mind, 2014 has been potentially the most disappointing gaming year in some considerable time. Great expectations have turned into damp squibs as the next console generation has failed to get into its stride, and time and time again anticipation of the next big title has let us down. That said, its not all been doom and gloom – there have been some real gems nestled in the mound of mediocrity, and the guys at Zero1Gaming have got together to bring you their highlights. Let us all hope that Paul doesn’t bang on about Dragon Age too much….  (Ed’s note: What? It’s awesome!) Read more …