This was one of the games I reviewed on Ciao back in the day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series. Whilst I'm still shocked and appauled by the original author's stance on transgendered people. It does hurt that an author of a series that I admired and looked up to turned out to have problematic views.
I fell in love with Destiny 2. I’ve played it for about a year and a half inconsistently. It was just this past month where I was entirely able to understand greatness.
So far this year, we’ve already seen the release of some of the most highly-anticipated video games. From the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII remake to the adorable Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you would think things couldn’t get any better.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was my first encounter with open world roleplaying games, and I fell in love. Not only does the game encompass all that is magical and intriguing about a rich, fantasy world, the gameplay is so vastly different for every play-through that you will never get the same experience twice. This is a game worth owning solely for the purpose of essentially having a thousand games in one.
As Metro and countless other outlets have reported, a satirical game called ’30 Miles to Barnard Castle’ was recently released on Media Molecule’s creation tool and media platform Dreams on PlayStation 4. The user-created mini-game allows the player to control British political adviser Dominic Cummings as he drives from Durham to Barnard Castle to ‘test his eyesight’. Although it is quite a simplistic and short experience, it packs in a lot of comedic, satirical points. It entails avoiding obstacles on the road whilst coping with blurry vision and the wails of a nagging child in the back seat (because Cummings supposedly drove with his wife and child in the car, despite being disorientated by Covid-19). On the surface, this mini-game might seem like an insignificant and silly bit of fun, but it provides a glimpse into a potential future. A potential future where it is not just the ability to broadcast one’s opinion to others on social media that is democratised and available to all, but also the ability to realise these ideas in film or game form without the need for inaccessible, high-end equipment.
The long awaited Season 3 of Fortnite has finally arrived and it has brought a new Battle pass, skins, an updated map, new enemies and weapons along with it! Lets DIVE right in.
Finally! The long awaited and twice delayed live event happened! Oh boy did it cause a stir. At 7:00pm British Standard Time, millions of players logged on to watch the "Doomsday Device" get activated. Although many weren't able to access the live event directly and had to resort to live streams and content creators , it is definitely the most talked about event right now in the gaming community as it reached 1.5 million viewers of Twitch!
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Season Pass came out quite a while ago. Let me start by saying if you haven't played Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, you have to do yourself a favor and play it. I absolutely loved this game and finished it in the first two weeks I had it. I was a little weary about buying the season pass though because I wasn't sure if it was worth it. After buying the season pass I have mixed opinions.
Fallout 76 was released on November 14, 2018 (or October 23 if you bought the pre-order and got the beta) and boy was that a messy launch. Not only was the game bug filled (just like many other Bethesda games) the game was just a huge boring pile of lard. The main quest-line isn't something that you could just hop right into and beat right out the gate. I tried that and got my arse whooped multiple times! So if you are a person that just wants to beat the story-line, you better be ready to die a lot, because this game puts you into higher and higher level enemy territories at a very low level if you just stick to the main quest-line.
With over 146 million monthly players as of April 2020, Roblox is one of the most popular video games among children. Roblox is a online game platform where anyone can create a game for others to play or you can play one of the over 40 million games available. The wide variety of games include racing, sports, role-playing, building, obstacle courses and many more. From the ability to create a game, using a separate application called Roblox Studio, comes the opportunity for children to learn coding, game design, digital civility, and entrepreneurial skills.
After a week of playing VALORANT, it's time to do a full review and share first impressions. At the moment, the game is in beta, but it feels like a full-fledged finished product. The developers plan to release the full version in the summer.