In Lieu of a Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1

In Lieu of a Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1

Idea Factory International’s list of issues presently being fixed posted on the Steam Community Hub, includes “background going black”; an issue which has unfortunately forced me into writing this featurette in lieu of a review. I was introduced to the Hyperdimension Neptunia series with Mk2, the second in the series. I […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

Game Under Podcast Episode 61

In Episode 61 of the Game Under Podcast, Phil Fogg revisits his GOTY musings and laments his failure to include Child of Light by giving it a thorough goings-over with Tom Towers. They also offer their final thoughts on Hard Reset, and Phil briefly tackles Shadow Warrior. Tom Towers reviews Broken […] Read more »

Doable: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Review

Doable: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Review

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is actually the third game in the series; following on from The Critter Chronicles, the prequel to the original. As the title suggests, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a sequel proper, set soon after the events of the original. Wilbur Weathervane, Aventasia’s […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

Game Under Podcast Episode 60

In episode 60 of the Game Under Podcast it’s time for Phil Fogg and Tom Towers to talk about the best (and worst) games they played last year. More than simple lists, Tom and Phil put together an extensive set of awards, rewarding everything from the best rap song in […] Read more »

No Trigger Warning: Life is Strange

No Trigger Warning: Life is Strange Episode One Review

In Remember Me, Dontnod Entertainment’s debut title, Memory Remixing was an original and intriguing gameplay mechanic: rearrange someone’s memories so that, once their memories have been rearranged, they will act in the way that Nilin, Remember Me’s memorist protagonist, needed them to. Although it was a mechanic on which much of […] Read more »

Ḥarām Anachronism: Dying Light Review

Ḥarām Anachronism: Dying Light Review

The great advantage of the zombie, as a gameplay mechanic, is exactly that quality which had, until recently, resulted in its near extinction. Zombies are slow, relatively limited to close quarters combat, and unintelligent; put simply: zombies kinda suck. It is this very quality which made them so useful to the […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 57

Game Under Podcast 59: Ramstein

Rejoice! The Game Under Podcast is back. Tom Towers and Phil Fogg return to discuss the musical phenomenon known colloquially as Ramstein, the dust magnet that is the PS4, erectile dysfunction in the age of floppy discs (don’t sloppy that floppy!), and review Wolfenstein: The New Order. Or, as it should now […] Read more »

This War of Mine Review: Fuck the War!

This War of Mine Review: Fuck the War!

  This War of Mine starts slowly. Closer to The Sims than the Siege of Sarajevo, one directs several (the exact number is procedurally generated) healthy, happy displaced people squatting in a disused house decrepit and strewn with rubble. The squatters clear away the rubble and ransack the disused house. […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

In Episode 58 of the Game Under Podcast, Tom Towers and Phil Fogg discuss the elitism (or lack thereof) inherent in Kickstarter, the cathartic schadenfreude elicited by  falling dynasties, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: are Canadians or “gamers” total doorknobs? Tom Towers reviews Back to Bed and Sir, You Are Being Hunted; […] Read more »