Christopher Underwood

June 20, 2018

‘Detroit: Become Human’ – A Game That Knows Exactly What It Is

What does it mean to be human? A question that philosophers, artists, and scientists have attempted to answer since the dawn of recorded history. Why was humanity, of all the species on this green earth, selected to bear the singular burden of conscious thought? Unfortunately such questions have no universally accepted answers. At least none that we are currently capable of providing. That doesn't stop David Cage from attempting his own exploration of such ephemeral conundrums in his latest magnum opus, Detroit: Become Human.
May 10, 2018

Like Father Like Son: Depictions of Masculinity in ‘God of War’

In what is both a continuation and a simultaneous soft reboot of the franchise, God of War offers up an older, wiser, less indiscriminately murderous Kratos; one whose blood lust is tempered by a level of rationality that until now he was seemingly incapable of. The result is a profoundly moving narrative driven just as much by character interaction and development as it is by spectacular combat and action set pieces.
April 21, 2018
Far Cry 5

Best of ‘Far Cry 5’ (Part 2): Five Greatest Attractions on Whitetail Mountains

The Best of ‘Far Cry 5’ Part Two Far Cry 5 is without a doubt one of our favorite games of 2018 so far. We’ve published a raving review as well as a list ranking our favorite characters, and now we bring you our list of the 15 things we love most about the […]
April 5, 2018
Far Cry 5 Review

‘Far Cry 5’: A Powerful Vision of an All-American Nightmare

Far Cry 5 Developed by: Ubisoft Montreal Published by: Ubisoft Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One Reviewed on: PC Belonging. Far Cry 5 asserts that it’s the one thing we all equally crave. Our baser instincts push us to satisfy our bodily needs at almost any price. Yet, it’s our hearts, […]
March 25, 2018

‘Sea of Thieves’ and The Curse of Streaming Gold

I can't say for sure that Rare went so far as to design the entire game with the idiosyncratic whims of streamers in mind, but I have a sneaking suspicion such considerations did have an impact when some key decisions had to be made.
March 7, 2018

‘Dynasty Warriors 9’: How I Fell Out of Love with the ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’

This is the series' first attempt at making the transition to an open world format and such a massive undertaking was bound to present a hurdle that even the mighty and fearsome Lu Bu would stumble over.
February 12, 2018

Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance’ Made Co-op New Again

To put it simply if I hadn't played this game way back in the halcyon days of my youth, then I wouldn't be the gamer that I am today.
February 4, 2018

Second Star to the Right: A Journey into Virtual Reality Gaming

It wasn't until I'd spent some time with the technology and experienced what it was capable of with my very own eyes that I finally came to understand that as far as home entertainment is concerned, virtual reality is literally a game changer.
January 21, 2018

‘Call of Duty’ and the Enduring Appeal of World War Two Narratives

Larger than life characters, whether they wear fatigues or spandex, help us all remember that, whether we'd like to admit it or not, we can all be better than we are.
November 22, 2017

The Fans Strike Back – EA Forced to Remove Microtransactions After Internet Outrage

After a developer response regarding the microtransaction scheme went viral by becoming the most downvoted post in reddit history, and an AMA so catastrophic that super weapons as of yet unbuilt were already blowing up, it became obvious to even the most disinterested observer that the company had to back down.