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John Websell

Counting Final Fantasy VII, The Last of Us, the original Mass Effect trilogy, and The Witcher 3 amongst his favourite games, John enjoys anything that promises to take up an absurdly large amount of his free time. When he’s not gaming, chances are you’ll find him engrossed in a science fiction or fantasy novel; basically, John’s happiest when his attention is as far from the real world as possible.

Happy 10th Birthday ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune might be the weakest title in the series, but it is nonetheless a fantastic game in its own right, with its immersive story, wonderful cast, and astounding last-gen visuals.

Should We Keep Paying for Annual Sports Releases?

Until recently, the latest iteration of PES or FIFA would have formed an integral part of my yearly gaming schedule.

Not so Final Fantasy – Summons and Mythology

Summons, Espers, Eidolons, Aeons, Guardian Forces, Primals, or Astrals: whatever you prefer to call them, Final Fantasy’s lavish roster of formidable beasts and mighty demi-Gods is one of the most recognizable aspects of the entire series.

‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’ – a Phenomenal Gameplay Experience Let Down by an Underwhelming...

iddle-Earth: Shadow of War is quite simply one of the most mechanically exquisite games I’ve played in a long time.

‘Layton’s Mystery Journey’: An Excellent Addition to a Wonderful Series

Layton’s Mystery Journey is a must buy for any puzzle enthusiast or anyone who appreciates world-class animation and true video game artistry.

‘Until Dawn’: Analyzing PlayStation’s Familiar Yet Distinctive Horror Tribute

Being able to play out classic scenarios and essentially direct your very own horror movie is, as Until Dawn proved so successfully, extremely satisfying if a little bit terrifying.

‘Git Gud’ Isn’t Just An Unhelpful, Meaningless Remark – It Represents Something Far Worse

An all too common feature of video game forums nowadays, especially when the title in question has a rather steep learning curve (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dark Souls, Overwatch etc.) ‘git gud’ is easily one of the most unhelpful, asinine comments a gamer can receive.

Artistic Licence in Video Games

You don’t need to be a Tolkien scholar to have noticed the, shall we say, inconsistencies present in the various trailers for Middle Earth: Shadow of War; the sequel to Monolith’s hugely entertaining action-RPG Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

5 PlayStation Series We’d Love to See Return

With Sony in such a strong position at the moment and thus better placed than the competition to indulge in the odd passion project or two, wouldn’t now be the perfect time to revisit some of the platform’s former successes?

The Imperfect Art of ‘No Man’s Sky’

Ultimately, in an effort to create its own, distinctive art style, Hello Games has ended up adopting something that’s dangerously close to crossing the line between stylish and kitschy.