God of War is great, but flirting with open-world RPG tropes holds it back

I’ve just kicked a draugr off the edge of a cliff. Another of the ugly buggers is wearing my axe on his face. I tear a third open with my bare hands in a shower of orange sparks. Then the ground shudders. A huge ogre proceeds to try to rearrange my facial features with its scaly fists. With boy’s help, I open up wound after … Continue reading God of War is great, but flirting with open-world RPG tropes holds it back

This is a Great Time to be a Gamer

If, like me, you always look forward to writing your Christmas list and filling it with all the games you’d like, then this year you won’t be short of titles to choose from. It seems that every time I go online I see another update about an imminent game release. The last few years have given us some gems: Horizon Zero Dawn; Legend of Zelda: … Continue reading This is a Great Time to be a Gamer