Links for April

‘Grimshade’ Review
This one was a bit undercooked. I look forward to seeing what comes next, though.

‘Vaporum’ Review
A very good throwbacky-dungeon-RPG with a great console version.

Jedi: Fallen Order Op-Ed
I wrote about the Star Wars!

Alien in Video Games Op-Ed
And also wrote about Alien!

‘Missing Link’ Review
I really liked this stop-motion adventure movie.

Operencia and Vaporum Comparison
Two modernisations of the old dungeon-RPG genre, with very different approaches.

Links—Week Ending 22nd March

Hi all,

For the first time in a while, here’s a weekly post with some cool content I’ve helped bring to life around the web.

OnlySP’s 50 Favourite Games #6—FromSoftware’s ‘Soulsborne’

This is a collaborative project, part of our big 50 favourite games list at OnlySP, this week looking at the previous action-RPG Soulsborne-style titles that FromSoftware released prior to today’s epic Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. I probably won’t be reviewing Sekiro, but in the 50 games piece I focused on Bloodborne, a “bloody” fantastic game.

‘Love, Death + Robots’ Review

I was pretty excited to hear that Netflix was planning a Heavy-Metal-esque animated science fiction anthology. Two or three of the eighteen episodes are pretty great, but overall I was unfortunately disappointed by the series’s sense of ‘been there, done that’, mostly because almost every episode is based on an existing prose short story.

Games to look forward to in 2018, Part 2

Link: Five RPGs To Watch Out For In 2018

Not quite a week’s difference; this list took a lot longer to come together but I think you will find a lot to like in the different kinds of RPGs we are seeing release in 2018. It’s no definitive list or anything (some BIG notable exceptions such as Battletech, Indivisible, etc.) but these five games are promising.

Games to look forward to in 2018, Part 1

Link: Seven Enormous Open-World Games in 2018

So this year OnlySP is staring down the barrel of a LOT of notable single player titles, many of them smaller and independent. However, just to get things started, these are some of the absolute biggest open worlds, not just in size but in profile—there are franchises as popular as Spider-Man, and three (count ’em) massive first-party titles from Microsoft.

Next week: the lists get more focused. No spoilers, but this one will also be about a specific genre.

Happy End of 2017

Hi there Reader,

You’re reading this because I’ve decided to make a clean break for the new year and use this blog to collate everything planned for 2018. Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more info on what the next twelve months will bring.

Warm regards,