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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!)

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.

First Impressions: ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ – The Best Example of a Guided Open...

Vast as it is, Ubisoft's latest entry in the series hasn't lost its way in the desert.

Review: ‘Total War: Warhammer 2’

With Total War: Warhammer 2 Creative Assembly have done a sterling job of developing a game that appeals to fans of their own franchise and enthusiasts of Games Workshop's iconic intellectual properties.

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’: There’s No Place Like… Anywhere Else

I wasn't simply drawn back by the fanboy nostalgia for one of the titles that helped shape my gaming tastes to this day. No, the decision was primarily taken because remembering what games like this meant to me back during my illness made me consider what it was that I found so appealing about them, and ESO in particular.

‘Prey’: An Examination of Choice and Consciousness in Video Games

Allow me to begin by saying that, from announcement onwards, I wasn't all that much interested in Bethesda's and Arkane Studios' soft reboot of the Prey franchise.