Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is nearly upon us. For fans of the series this new instalment is looked at with both excitement and concern. The new open ended story and massive world that Konami have provided for us has made a lot of fans froth at the mouth. Many people are concerned regarding the recent Kojima/Konami split with and no one will know the impact of this uncertain situation until the game launches.
I loved the Metal Gear Games and it is no exaggeration to say that I am only a games writer because of Metal Gear Solid. It is the game that got me into gaming and has shaped my life ever [...]
Where would be we without music? Even in our favourite games the tell-tale impact that these songs have can be felt. They can turn an otherwise mediocre experience into a legendarily epic or great one. There are countless examples of the use of music in games from the Gregorian choir of Halo to the hauntingly beautiful music to Ori and The Blind Forrest. That’s a list for another day though, because today we are going through my top ten real world songs, that have been used in games. These haven’t been specifically written or composed for their respective games but they have added a fantastic quality to them none the [...]
What would our favourite games be like without those esteemed actors and actresses that bring them to life? Voice actors can bring even a sub-par looking game to greatness with astonishing performances and as more games take advantage of motion capture technology, the gap between voice actors in video games and actors on the big screen is growing very small indeed. This list compiles my favourite voice acting performances from video games. The game may not be the “best” games technologically or aesthetically but the performances stand out for the impact these actors left on the game.No.10
Tara Strong – [...]
Not every game you are likely to play is going to be great, hell, some will be downright terrible. Usually these games have clear warning signs and the savvy gamer can avoid these titles pretty easily. Sadly that’s not always the case and when the hype machine starts working overtime on a game it’s a safe bet that some of us will be fooled. There have been a few titles recently that have been pretty disappointing, that’s not to say they are bad games, not at all, simply that they have not lived up to the expectations that we as gamers and the PR companies have set for them. I’ve compiled a list, here’s my top ten [...]