Patrick Webster

March 2, 2017

Ten Years Later: Looking Back At ‘Crackdown’

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and 10 years on, Crackdown holds a unique place at the start of the open world revolution.
January 6, 2017

‘The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1’ Review

The ever present train of Telltale releases continues to roll on at a remarkable pace; whilst some installments such as Game of Thrones and Batman have slowed momentum to some players over the past few years, Telltale's influence upon the gaming industry can not be understated, completely revolutionizing the point and click adventure genre for the modern age.
November 1, 2016

‘Mafia III’ Review – A Shadow No More

It can be difficult stepping out of the shadow of someone else, to carve one's own path and forge a unique identity. Like many of the open world games to be created post-GTA III, the Mafia series has always lingered in the colossal shadow of Grand Theft Auto, and has continuously strived to establish a niche of its own.
October 17, 2016

‘Lost Odyssey’ and Horror: Those Unexpected Moments

Not many people may remember Mistwalker’s JRPG from the Xbox 360’s early days. Lost Odyssey to this day remains a long forgotten gem, which is still a shame, as its story and characters rival those to emerge in recent years, perhaps even from the 90s Golden Age of Final Fantasy and JRPGs. […]
September 30, 2016

The Return of the 3D Platformer

So…the 3D platformer. If there is one genre to influence the industry more, only to vanish into the void of history, it is the stomping ground of Mario, Sonic, Spyro and friends. Of course, Mario remains as full of life as he did 10 or 20 years ago, albeit jumping limply […]