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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’: The Good, the Bad and the Dubious

Christopher Underwood
Arthur Morgan, the principle protagonist of Red Dead Redemption 2, is an entirely new breed of character for Rockstar. Although he and his criminal cohort extort, murder, rob, and con their way towards what they hope is a better life, the story goes to great lengths to emphasize the moral
Games Reviews 8.0

‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’ – A Comfortably Familiar Voyage into the Unknown

Christopher Underwood
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is by no means as much of a bold statement as Origins was when it launched last year. It's clear that Ubisoft have found a new formula and they're going to stick with it until such time as the audience starts to drop-off again as it did
Games Spotlight

Great Responsibility, Great Power: The Positive Power Fantasy of ‘Spider-Man’

Christopher Underwood
Since the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comic books and their attendant cavalcade of costumed characters have attained a cultural presence and relevance that is probably beyond even Stan Lee's wildest dreams. As one of the most profitable and popular multi-media intellectual properties on the market, it has elevated
Games That Changed Our Lives

Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning’

Christopher Underwood
Anyone even passingly familiar with MMORPGs will be fully aware of the phenomenon known as game hopping. No single MMO has enough content to satisfy even the most casual player indefinitely. As such there are regular migrations of player population from game to game during lulls in patch cycles or
Games Reviews 8.0

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

Christopher Underwood
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