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Shadow of the Colossus: art or pain?

Last winter, I finally got around the playing Shadow of the Colossus. In the time it took me to finally play the game, I had already upgraded my original PS2 copy to the PS3 HD remaster – and now there’s … Continue reading

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Why Tales of Zestiria was a disappointment

Nothing improves a game quite like having all the characters wear cats on their heads. As we count down towards the release of Tales of Berseria, I’ve been spending time with the previous game in the series – Tales of … Continue reading

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Ten Worlds I’d Like to See in Kingdom Hearts

Since 2002, Kingdom Hearts has transported us to a universe filled with different Disney worlds. Sora and his friends have travelled far and wide, but there are yet more places I really hope the series eventually visits one day.

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Five improvements I’d like to see in Ni No Kuni 2

I love Ni No Kuni. It’s a fantastic game, a fairytale story animated by Studio Ghibli that never fails to enchant from start to finish. It’s a game that I can spend tens of hours playing without really noticing the … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry: Nohr vs Hoshido

In Fire Emblem Fates, you can choose to ally yourself with either side: Hoshido, your birth family, and seemingly the obvious good guys; or Nohr, the family you grew up, and who aren’t as evil as their dark aesthetic would … Continue reading

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Dark Side Gaming Rant: Nier

Nier and his pals – a talking book, a foul-mouthed warrior and Jack Skellington Jr. I think I’m supposed to like Nier. Back when it was released, all the reviews seemed favourable, and in the intervening years, people still spoke … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VII: so they're remaking it at last

FF7 and I have a complex relationship. Back in my teens, I adored the game and played it endlessly, unlocking everything I could find, setting myself challenges such as beating Sephiroth without any materia equipped, and even scribbling in my … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Revisited

Part One: Anton’s Final Letter At the end of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, the hard-working farmer Anton tragically lost his life. As the residents of Forget-Me-Not Valley sorted through his effects, they found this letter, written shortly before his … Continue reading

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Bayonetta

Since time immemorial, the balance of light and dark has been protected by the Lumen Sages and the Umbra Witches. But in the modern era, all the witches have been hunted down and killed – all, that is, except the … Continue reading

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Odin Sphere

War rages over possession of the Crystallisation Cauldron, an artefact so powerful that it once brought an entire kingdom to ruin. As conflict ensues between the Demon Lord Odin of Ragnanival and the fairy queen Elfaria of Ringford, five destined … Continue reading

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