If conscious does make cowards of us all; two different 2D shooters take a very different approach to conveying violence with very different consequences for living out our inner action hero.
By Neil Merrett Super Mario Party, released on Nintendo Switch in 2018, developed by NDcube Games can be as meaningful or throwaway an experience as we choose for them to […]
Heave-Ho is a multiplayer party title that can without warning, become something of a study in connection, bonding, rope swings and the thrill of hurling yourself into the unknown with friends and loved ones.
Despite the outlandish nature of their undead antagonists, there is something comfortingly human about the shared experience of playing zombie video games. This is an experience of digging deep with friends and strangers, hoping to last out against the unpredictable, chaotic and feral nature of the universe with only cooperation, a semi-secure door and some Molotov cocktails.
Pity those with power, yet lacking the experience to use it wisely. Perhaps a key appeal of Blizzard’s long running action-RPG series is understanding something rather fundamental about what it means to be gifted with incredible talent and abilities, and wise enough to appreciate them
Overcooked 2, much like its predecessor, is a kitchen chaos simulator, yet the game is only tangentially about food. Its universal appeal is arguably more based on throwing a group of friends or strangers together and seeing the sparks fly as they fail to get the dishes done.
By Neil Merrett Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime – released on Playstation 4 in 2015, Asteroid Base Gaming, during its tumultuous youth and teenage years, was often written off as an […]