Despite most gamers knowing what you mean when you talk about "point and click" games, many would struggle to name one other than Monkey Island or Manic Mansion. To be fair, the genre isn't exactly busting with new releases, nor has it translated well to the current gaming climate. Although indie games such as ROM, browser-based games by … Continue reading Beneath a Steel Sky: A point-and-click that makes sense
For every unexpected success in gaming, another would-be classic is forgotten. Perhaps one of the biggest injustices of the sixth console generation was the hilarious and gritty FPS Timesplitters becoming a footnote in video game canon. Free Radical's spiritual successor to GoldenEye 007 first emerged in 2000. It was rough around the edges, but delivered frantic, arcade action through a … Continue reading Future proof tunes: Revisiting the TimeSplitters 2 soundtrack
From the get go, Eidos Montréal's attempts at social commentary were a little too on the nose. But one layer deeper and the game isn’t about the marginalisation of a single group.