Tag: Open World

Riders Republic Review

Ambitions As A Rider

HIGH The intuitive and accessible gameplay is among the best in its genre.

LOW Oh boy, that dialogue… 

WTF An acoustic cover of Gangsta’s Paradise


Preview: Elden Ring Closed Network Test

During the (approximately) six hours I’ve spent in the Lands Between during the recent Elden Ring closed network test, my initially-high expectations were quickly met — and then surpassed with ease. The feeling I was left with after the trial period is one of genuine interest and intense anticipation to dive back in. It seems that not a single minute of the three full years FROM Software reserved to develop this vision went by in vain. I was also glad to see that George R.R. Martin’s contributions are present and impactful, his influence seen in some deep layers of lore, worthy of peeling off and revealing one by one.


Far Cry 6 Preview

With its eerily familiar locations, its plot about freeing an island from brutal dictator, and a casually-murderous villain from the TV show Better Call Saul, Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 6 immediately feels like a knowing throwback to the genre-redefining Far Cry 3. The crucial difference between them, however, lies in the point of view. Where FC3 wanted players to feel baffled and intrigued by the strange new world they were exploring, FC6 puts them in the role of a citizen of Yara, the fictional Carribean island on which the game is set.


Days Gone (PC) Review

Days Well Spent


HIGH Being surprised by a horde whilst exploring a mineshaft. Yikes!

LOW The forced stealth missions feel outdated.

WTF Deacon’s starting bike runs out of gas in about three minutes.


Everspace 2 Preview

The original Everspace – which I Did Not Review back when it came out – was something of an oddity. A space combat roguelike, it inserted some pretty stunning production values into a subgenre that, at the time, was largely confined to low-budget indie projects. We got the gorgeous vistas and exciting dogfights of a modern Freespace successor, but folded and fitted into a digestible run-based structure.


Looking Back: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)

I’ve never been an Assassin’s Creed fan. From the start, the series has always felt too bloated and full of busywork, and the premise of reliving past lives through DNA reconstruction (because DNA records every minute of action and every word of every ancestor’s life, I guess?) never gelled for me.


Watch Dogs Legion Review

Resistance & Revenge Without Retribution

HIGH A unique and lengthy list of playable characters.

LOW The story suffers severely with no central protagonist driving it.

WTF The quirk of “Dies Randomly”