Author: Joseph Butler-Hartley

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DreadOut

It has become fashionable now for horror games to have no combat, or at least very little. I suppose it makes sense. For example, in DreadOut, the protagonist is a petite Indonesian school girl. The thought of her engaging rambling monstrosities in hand-to-hand combat is a little ludicrous. Read more …

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5 Next-Gen Sequels That I’d Love to Play

It’s fair to say that the ‘next-generation’ of consoles hasn’t been the golden age of gaming that many gamers hailed it to be. Still, it’s early days yet, and despite the slow start, I’m certain that they’ll be many great games released in the years to come, and I’m equally sure that many of those great games will be the sequels of great games released during the previous generation. Working on that premise, here are five next-gen sequels that I’d love to play. Read more …

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Among the Sleep

The protagonists in horror games are often under-powered individuals, with the scare factor emanating from the fact that these everyday weaklings have to face off against fearsome foes. Well, Krillbite Studio’s went for the jugular when they made the protagonist of their first-person horror game, Among the Sleep, a toddler. Read more …

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Mario Kart 8 Review

I don’t like racing games, yet I love Mario Kart. I think it’s the fact that it completely ignores the tropes of the genre, i.e. ultra-realism and pedantic mechanics, in favour of silly, OTT fun that is as attached to real-life go-karting as Metal Gear Solid is to actual warfare. Mario Kart 8 gleefully continues this tradition, bestowing its drivers with the ability to defy gravity. Read more …