Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Post-Launch Review
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux (PC)
Developer: The Astronauts
Released: September 2014
Played: complete in 2h:48min


Paranormal investigator Paul Prospero has received a plea for help from Ethan Carter, a boy who gets carried away writing stories. As he tries to locate the boy, Prospero's investigation slowly reveals that Ethan woke up something he shouldn't have, something that slowly turned his family against him one by one...

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post-Launch Review
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC)
Developer: 38 Studios / Big Huge Games
Released: February 2012
Played: 21 hours including partial story and Teeth of Naros DLC


The world is changing. The time of the immortal fae is passing and magic is fading, all while the Winter Court of the fae has been taken over and corrupted when that should be impossible. You died in the war against the Tuatha sect... and then you woke up. Somehow you have been freed from fate and are now able to alter the destiny of the people and the world. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Endless Space

Post-Launch Review
Endless Space
Developer: Amplitude Studios
Released: July 2012
Played: 5 games over 19 hours


Choose your race, establish your empire, and colonize the galaxy. Travel across the stars to discover systems with unique planets and strategic resources. Dominate your opponents with economic, military, science, expansion, diplomatic, supremacy, wonder, or score strategies.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

SimCity BuildIt

Post-Launch Review
SimCity BuildIt (Android)
Developer: Electronic Arts
Released: October 2014 (soft launch) / December 2014 (worldwide)
Played: I don't even know. Lots. I'm rank 30.


SimCity comes to your phone. Build up your city's population by producing materials to construct housing and managing services such as roads, power, waste, police, fire, and others. Later on, add fancy upgrades using the rewards from shipping and disaster challenges. How big can you make your city?

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Democracy 3

Post-Launch Review
Democracy 3
Developer: Positech Games
Released: October 2013
Played: 4 games over 2h:30min
(one two-term win, two first-term losses, and an assassination loss)


You've just been elected as the leader of a powerful democratic nation! Implement, alter, or scrap policies to balance your country's finances and wellbeing while aiming for reelection. Be careful, because if you become unpopular and lose the next election, it's game over!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Saints Row IV

Post-Launch Review
Saints Row IV
Developer: Volition
Released: August 2013
Played: story complete with 96% world progress in 21h


Following the successes in Steelport, the leader of the Saints has been elected president of the United States... just in time for an alien invasion. The Saints are abducted and trapped within simulations, at the mercy of the galactic warlord Zinyak. Hacker Kinzie Kensington and vice president Keith David are the first out. They rescue the Boss, who immediately launches a campaign of destruction and revenge to save his/her crew and all of humanity.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


Post-Launch Reviews
Transistor (PC)
Developer: Supergiant Games
Released: May 2014
Played: story complete in 8h; 100% complete in 13h:12min


A man dear to popular singer Red lies dead with a sword called the Transistor in his body, but his consciousness has been taken into the Transistor. Pursued by the mysterious Camerata who stole her voice and robotic entities called the Process, Red races through Cloudbank to discover why she was targeted and why the Process are re-shaping the city.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Post-Launch Review
Dishonored (PC)
Developer: Arkane Studios
Released: October 2012
Played: story complete in 12h


The empress is assassinated and her bodyguard, Corvo, is framed for her murder by a faction of conspirators intending to use the empress' young daughter Emily to control the throne. Corvo is broken out of prison by a group of loyalists, armed with custom equipment by their scientist and granted mystical powers by the Outsider. Using his new gear and abilities, Corvo sets out to end the conspiracy, clear his name, and save Emily.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Post-Launch Review
Developer: Farsky Interactive
Released: April 2014
Played: Adventure mode complete in < 2hours; some survival mode


With his submarine destroyed and his pressure suit too heavy to swim up, Nathan is trapped at the bottom of the ocean. He'll need to gather resources and upgrade his equipment to explore the seabed and find the broken pieces of his submarine, all while being hunted by dangerous ocean predators.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Far Cry 3

Post-Launch Review
Far Cry 3 (PC)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Released: November 2012
Played: story complete with most extras in 19h


Jason Brody, his brothers, his girlfriend, and some friends are skydiving while on vacation and land on the wrong island. They're captured by a group of violent pirate slavers led by a charismatic but crazy man named Vaas. Jason manages to escape and is initiated into the native Rakyat tribe. Given a mystical tattoo and guidance to develop his skills as warrior, Jason sets out to save his friends and defeat Vaas.