Reviews

Review | Xenoblade Chronicles 2

It’s absolutely no secret that I am a huge fan of JRPGs. When the original Xenoblade Chronicles released on Wii, and later on 3DS, I billed it as my favourite games of those years on their prospective consoles. The beautiful worlds, fantastic characters, and wonderful combat system sold me from almost the moment I started playing. So, when a second Chronicles game was announced for Switch I thought that my Christmas had come early. Little did I know that it most definitely had come early, with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 billed for December this year. However, now that I’ve had a significant amount of time with the game, how does it fare both as a game and versus the legacy the previous title laid out for it? Continue reading “Review | Xenoblade Chronicles 2”

Reviews

Review – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 22nd November 2017.

Following from the successful launch of DOOM on Switch, it stands to reason that Bethesda would continue the ball rolling with bringing more of its extensive backlog of incredible and critically acclaimed games to the portable wonder. So, and as the end result of possibly the worst attempted cover up in recent gaming history, when a game that looked suspiciously like Bethesda’s Skyrim was shown as being playable on Switch during its reveal video, only to be fervently denied by Bethesda, we now have Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch. Now, this game has been ported multiple times in its lifespan, but I haven’t played it before, so this review will be coming in as a complete outsider. With that said, how is Skyrim? Continue reading “Review – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”

Reviews

Review | DOOM (Switch)

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 14th November 2017.

There have been some incredibly left-field announcements for the Switch since it’s release in March, almost all of which have been well-received on reveal, if not on release. DOOM, originally released on X-Box One and PlayStation 4 last year, received incredibly positive reviews and went on to win and be nominated for multiple game industry awards. So when Nintendo announced that, following on from the reveal of Bethesda’s first game on a Nintendo platform (a port of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim), id Software’s lauded revival of DOOM would be brought to Switch too, it piqued the curiosity of a lot of fans. But, how does this dark, violent action game fare on Nintendo’s incredible hybrid device? Continue reading “Review | DOOM (Switch)”

Events

MCM Comicon London | Event Highlights

Very late to the party on this one, but it’s time for another event report, this time covering the games at MCM London Comicon on the weekend of 27th-29th October. Comicon isn’t exactly well-known for it’s games, but there’s always been a decent showing to keep gamers happy among the comics, movies, and anime. I actually remember playing Guilty Gear with one of my friends at last October’s event. However, enough about that, what did I play and how was it? Continue reading “MCM Comicon London | Event Highlights”