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Christopher Underwood

Chris is a Cambridge, UK based freelance writer and reviewer. A graduate of English Literature from Goldsmiths College in London he has been composing poetry and prose for most of his life. More than partial to real ale/craft beer and a general fan of sci-fi and fantasy. He first started gaming on a borrowed Mega Drive as a child and has been a passionate enthusiast of the hobby and art form ever since. Never afraid to speak his mind he always aims to tell the unvarnished truth about a game. Favourite genres: RPGs, action adventure and MMOs. Least favourite genre: anything EA Sports related (they're the same games every year!)

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2’ – A Family-Friendly Adventure That’s More Than the Sum...

The combination of Lego incarnations of some of the most notable characters in comic book history and the creative potential of everyone's favorite construction toy is a serendipitous merger that taps into the very essence of play.

‘Total War: Warhammer 2 – Mortal Empires’ – DLC As It Was Meant To...

'Mortal Empires' makes this a game with so much to offer that it might just be one more reason to wish for immortality.

‘Call of Duty WWII’ – Once More Unto the Beach, as Activision Takes the...

'Call of Duty: WWII' may not be the absolute victory that some were hoping for but at least its release will not be a day that lives in infamy.

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ – No Mere Mirage but a Redefining Moment for the Franchise

Assassin's Creed Origins is a must play title that will keep you occupied for upwards of forty hours with the base content alone and thanks to the post-launch content that's planned.

Review in Progress Part 1: ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ – A Series Saved from...

Assassin's Creed Origins is a veritable tour de force, one that not only revolutionizes the franchise but will likely make more than a few ripples in the open world genre itself.