The Swapper Review (PS4)

The Swapper is a puzzle-platformer released for PlayStation 4 on August 5, 2014. It was developed by @facepalmgames, @ottobeing@carlojump, @TomJubert and published by Facepalm Games. For more info check out their site.

Space, the final frontier. Both for human exploration and, in the case of Facepalm Game’s mind-bending game The Swapper, puzzle solving. But The Swapper is so much more than puzzles. It’s about the atmosphere. It’s about the story. It’s about the prodding, ethical questions brought about by cloning and transferring your conscious. The Swapper really challenges the player’s perception of conscious and forces you to question what you are at your core. It’s really good science fiction and very reminiscent of some of the best Star Trek episodes I’ve ever seen. Continue reading →

Favourite Quotes from Video Games

Video games have given us plenty of memorable quotes over the years. Several of which I use in day to day conversation because I’m cool like that. These quotes can be memorable due to how awful they are, whether that’s a result of bad translation or just bad writing. But more often than not they’re memorable because of excellent writing and what they mean in the world that has been built around them. So I thought I would take a look at some of my favourite quotes from the games I’ve played throughout the years and share them. OBVIOUS SPOILERS! Continue reading →

Journey Review (PS4)

Journey is an adventure platformer released for the PS3 on March 13, 2012 and for PS4 on July 21, 2015. It was developed by thatgamecompany (@thatgamecompany) and published by SCE Sony Santa Monica (@SonySantaMonica). Screenshots taken by myself.

When I played thatgamecompany’s Journey on PS3 back in 2012 I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never played either of the two previous games by this studio, Flow and Flower. I hadn’t even seen a single screenshot from it. All I knew of Journey was what everyone was saying about it. You just had to play it. And so I did. And I’m so glad that I did. I was blown away by how different Journey was than anything I’d played before. It’s gorgeous. It’s fantastical. It is an experience. Now two years later Journey is still just as pretty and enjoyable on the PS4. Continue reading →

E3 2015 Predictions

It’s that time of year again. When developers and the media meet in L.A. and the world is shown why it’s still great to be a gamer. The excitement and the anticipation is palpable. I’m so excited that this year I’m going to try my hand at predicting what will be announced and shown at the conferences. It’s somewhat of an exercise in futility since so much of what’s shown will be new and never before seen material but I want to try anyway! Continue reading →

10 Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Stepping back from 2014 it is evident that it was a year of growing pains for the games industry. There were several broken game that scared everyone a little of the prospect of online centered gaming. That is why 2015 promises to be a bigger and better with developers having a year and a bit to get comfortable with the new hardware. This is the year that we will see the return of many beloved games as well as many new and exciting experiences. So here are my top 10 most anticipated games of 2015, hope you enjoy! Continue reading →

Top 10 Games of 2014

2014 was a shaky year for PS4 and Xbox One as both struggled to have completed, quality games. From AC Unity’s faceless, faulty frame rate assassins to Halo: MCC’s non-existent multiplayer, none were exempt from broken games. None except for Nintendo and the Wii U who had hit after hit in 2014. Needless to say, there were some standout games of 2014 that overcame new hardware to become something stellar. So without further ado here are my favourite games of 2014 based on visuals, narrative and fun. Continue reading →

25 Greatest Open Worlds

Open worlds are an awesome way to let the player experience a game. I define an open world as a world in which there is not a set path, a world where you can explore to your heart’s content. Sometimes there is a hub world to a set of different sub worlds, and sometimes it’s all just one gigantic map. But in all of these cases the game lets you loose on a unique, interesting world full of things to do and awesome places to explore.

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