Preview | Hands-On With The Siege And The Sandfox (EGX Rezzed)

Stumbling around EGX Rezzed, I chanced upon a large variety of games of a myriad of genres, but I found myself drawn to a particular aesthetic and found a game I hadn’t expected. Created by a small team of 5 known as Cardboard Sword with development beginning in 2015, The Siege and The Sandfox is, for the lack of a better term, a 2D stealth adventure. I’d like to point out before I start that the demo I played is unfinished, so some of the things I say about it might change before release, but how is the game in its current state and are there any things I found out about The Siege and the Sandfox that may change it in the future? Continue reading “Preview | Hands-On With The Siege And The Sandfox (EGX Rezzed)”

Let’s Talk About | Bloodborne – Five Tips For New Hunters

In case you might have missed it, Bloodborne was released recently as one of this month’s free games as part of the Playstation Plus rewards. Bloodborne is an, at times, incredibly challenging game pitting your skill against often insurmountable looking odds. The gothic Victorian setting, smatterings of Lovecraft and frantic, feral combat set it apart from it’s cousins in the Souls series; but it’s undeniable that it has retained the core of difficulty despite the momentum shift. So, if you are making your first journey into the cursed streets of Yharnam, welcome and I hope that the following five beginners tips help you to “git gud” (I really hate that term). Continue reading “Let’s Talk About | Bloodborne – Five Tips For New Hunters”

Review | Salt and Sanctuary

I have a rather large love for the Souls franchise; in fact, I would probably go as far as to call it more of an obsession insofar that I also hunt down games that are referred to by mainstream media as “Souls-like”. I won’t lie when I say that the lion’s share of these are terrible attempts at replicating a formula that have entirely missed the point of the formula itself (Lords of the Fallen, looking at you), but occasionally a game comes along evidently takes pointers and inspiration from the Souls franchise then alters and manipulates it into something new. Enter, Salt and Sanctuary (reductively known by some games “journalists” as the 2D Dark Souls). Continue reading “Review | Salt and Sanctuary”

Review | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 12th March 2017.

It’s finally here. After a considerable length of time, including several delays, Breath of the Wild is finally in our midst. What’s more, we have it simultaneously as a swan song for the Wii U and an opening for Nintendo’s new Switch console. During this review I will be talking about the Switch version, so any difference between the versions won’t be covered here. Also, don’t worry, I won’t be posting any spoilers of anything past the first hour or so (I’ve played roughly 35 hours at time of writing). Okay, so is the return of The Legend of Zelda actually any good? Well, that is a bit of a big question … Continue reading “Review | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”