Game review: Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen

My review of charming Ninty DS JRPG Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen has, as promised, gone live over at the Den. Since writing that review I’ve picked up a cheap copy of Lost Odyssey, probably the strongest and most universally appealing JRPG available for the Xbox 360. Thus far I’m finding it […]

Game Review: ObsCure II (PC)

My review of the PC port of ObsCure II, Hydravision’s 2007 horror survive-’em-up, is now online at Den of Geek. It’s replete with cheap shots, predictable “jokes” and dull analysis of stupid ideas – so quite a lot like the game itself! This is a sequel to 2004’s ObsCure, a multi-platform survival horror game that […]

Rewind the Grind: Putting the boot into the MMO

I’ve got another lengthy piece up at Den of Geek, this time taking some lumps out of the bloated, funny-smelling collective body of the mumorperger. I also recommend four in-development MMOGs that look tantalising, primarily because they’re offering something different. Well, Warhammer Online doesn’t seem to be promising anything particularly different, but fuck it. I’m […]

Slaying the Master Race

(This is the third and final in a series of posts retrieved from Neverscapes, NFI’s predecessor. This was one of the earliest posts made to the blog, and it shows… still, I hope you’ve enjoyed these little slices of nostalgia.) Over on Wired News there’s an article titled Playing the Master Race, concerning the psychology […]

Game Review: Racedriver GRID

I told you it was a week for games. Games, games, games. Don’t you just love ’em? Some people like fast cars instead. Some people like fast cars and games, and these people might like Racedriver GRID, which is full of beautiful shiny cars. You can drive them into walls very quickly and suffer no […]

Article: 10 PC Gaming Classics – get your nostalgia on!

It’s going to be a busy week for games writing. Today at Den of Geek I have a nostalgia-laced piece in which I get to jubilantly witter on about some old games I like. I love you, Internet. Go have a read!

Game Review: Civilization Revolution

My review of Civilization Revolution has just gone up over at Den of Geek. As a long-time fan of Civilization I was really pleased to be able to review this, and I’m also glad that the game didn’t disappoint. If any of you pick up a copy of the game and fancy a match over […]

Game Review: Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Xbox 360)

My review of the latest Dragon Ball Z beatem (kudos Damien Murray), Burst Limit, has gone live over at Den of Geek. I’m quite pleased with it overall. I wasn’t sure how qualified I was to review a beat-’em-up as I don’t play a huge number of them, but fortunately the game proved to be […]

Game Review: Penny Arcade Adventures episode 1 (XBLA)

My review of the lengthily-titled Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has gone online at the multimedia shrine to geekdom that is Den of Geek. It’s my first piece for the site, and hopefully the first of many. Check it out here. I did quite well with the achievements for […]

Stupid Gamers

PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently posted about a reviewer coming clean and admitting that his review of Mass Effect was tainted by his own faults playing the game. He’d forgotten to level up. RPS saw a chance to discuss some of their own gaming cock-ups, and invited readers to share as well. Many […]