What The First Tree can teach us about grief, regret and the complicated relationship between parent and child.

It’s quite common these days for videogames to try and deliver some kind of message to their players through their visuals and themes. Usually, this message will be some grand, sweeping ideal about how war is bad, or to watch out for corrupt governments, or that love conquers all. The truth is however that most… Continue Reading →

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – A challenging tactical RPG, but with added anime.

For many centuries, the world’s greatest philosophers and thinkers have pondered over why all the most ridiculous and over-the-top creations always seem come out of Japan. Whilst we are no closer to answering this most confounding of conundrums, in the meantime, Japanese videogame developers continue to anoint the world with some of the weirdest and… Continue Reading →

Blasphemous – The Greatest Metroidvania since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Kickstarter has delivered us some legendary games over the years: Pillars of Eternity, Shovel Knight, the Banner Saga and now Blasphemous, a metroidvania action-adventure game developed by The Game Kitchen, can be added to the portfolio. Needless to say, Blasphemous isn’t the first successful metroidvania title Kickstarter has produced – Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night… Continue Reading →

How Nuzlocking Can Make You Fall in Love with Pokemon Again

Despite being over 20 years old, the Pokemon franchise is still as popular as ever – there’s more Pokemon-related internet content out there to enjoy than ever before! From YouTube’s dedicated Poketubers and Twitch streamers, to the 3.2 million-strong r/pokemon subreddit, to the truly committed Poke-fans who expand the Pokémon universe with their own high-quality… Continue Reading →


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