Category: Opinion

A Critique of the Crunch

Crunch time, it’s the phenomenon that puts as much stress on the industry as it does on the developers that are forced through it. For those who don’t know about it, crunch time in the gaming world is usually a period of time close to the end of development where all hands are on deck. […]

Difficulty in Video Games: An Ode to Easy Mode

Games like From Software’s Dark Souls and Bloodborne have always interested me on the basis of their unique style alone, but unfortunately, there’s always been this wall up between me and getting into them. The difficulty. Now that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is out, I’ve been forced to revisit that wall. I tried playing Dark […]

Overwhelm is a Frustrating but Beautiful Twist to the Metroidvania Genre

Progression in a game is so important. That inspiring feeling of getting stronger as you overcome obstacles can feel so rewarding. But what if instead of you getting stronger, the world around you and the challenges became more and more extreme. Overwhelm, the new “anti-metroidvania”, tries to take that concept and put it to the […]

How Google Can Make Stadia A Success

With the announcement of Google Stadia at GDC 2019, a major player has entered the gaming arena for the first time since Microsoft debuted the Xbox back in 2001. Whilst other companies have released their own hardware into the market, none have been as high profile or even close to challenging the domination of the […]

Yoshi’s Crafted World Demo: What We Learned

To begin, let me say that I was a big fan of Yoshi’s Woolly World and how Nintendo has been taking a little break from Mario to shine some light on his mighty dinosaur friend in yet another exclusive game. Although we have just been given access to a demo, a lot can be determined […]

Hyper Jam is Action Packed Neon Fun

Do you like the cyberpunk aesthetic? Do you love pumping synth wave music? Do you love beating the crap out of your friends on the television screen? Then Bit Dragon’s new brawler, Hyper Jam, is for you! But what is it and is it something that brings the fun? Let’s discuss! Hyper Jam is a […]

Pokemon Sword & Shield: A New Era for Pokemon?

When I was a kid, the excitement that a new Pokémon game gave me was enough to keep me feeling elated for months. Back then, the thought of being able to play it on a home console would blow my mind. Now that Pokémon Sword and Shield has been announced and is promising just that, […]

Kabam Can’t Stop Shooting Itself In The Foot

It’s been a wild, wild week in the Contest of Champions community. Talks of boycotting the game can be seen in Reddit threads and Twitter conversations. Players are threatening to quit the game. The meme train is full speed ahead. Let’s break down what has been happening and why people are so upset. It all […]

West of Loathing DLC: More of What I Loved

For those West of Loathing fans out there, do I have some good news for you! As of February 8th, new DLC content has dropped known as “Reckonin’ at Gun Manor” that can be picked up on Steam. This game takes place in a whole new mansion that seems to be overrun with spooky ghosts. […]

The Possible Evolutions of Scorbunny

Nintendo and Game Freak have recently announced the eighth generation of Pokémon with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019 — probably November, as is par for the course for Pokémon titles — and in the trailer the three new starters available in the Galar region were also revealed. These new […]