Alexander Leach

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Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Preview - Nostalgia Works both Ways 4

Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Preview – Nostalgia Works Both Ways

Elder Scrolls Online always struck me as a game that reminds its players constantly of the previous titles in the series. The core plot, for instance, is right out of Elder...
Dark Souls 3 – Ashes of Ariandel (PC) Review 1

Dark Souls 3 – Ashes of Ariandel (PC) Review

The world of Dark Souls is not a happy world. It's a place gripped by a cycle of death and rebirth, a violent combustion of life amid slow, lingering deaths. It's...
Black Desert Online (PC) Preliminary Review

Black Desert Online (PC) Preliminary Review

Note: This review is after a week of play, and does not reflect the entirety of the game's content. As MMOs are huge, and this one in particular has a lot...
Cobalt (PC) Review

Cobalt (PC) Review

I really find myself throwing myself head-first into a wall with this game.I like platformers, quite a bit, and I enjoy complicated systems and pickups. There's definitely depth to Cobalt's...
Torment: Tides of Numenera: First Impressions 6

Torment Revisited: A Preview of Tides of Numenera

Early Access is a fantastic thing for both players and independent or small developers—it keeps players invested (quite literally in the case of crowdfunding) in the game's development, and gives them...
Wandering the Black Desert (Forest) 4

Wandering the Black Desert (Forest)

I never played Ultima Online. Tucked away in rural Ontario, I never had a chance to run around an overcrowded, experimental landscape, building chairs and being torn apart by black-armoured PvPers....
Nosgoth Revisited: Silenced Cathedral and What's Changed for Me - 2016-01-05 13:10:58

Nosgoth Revisited: Silenced Cathedral and What’s Changed for Me

I previewed Nosgoth years ago. I had plenty of good things to say then—a multiplayer deathmatch game set in the Legacy of Kain universe, playing as either the human survivors or...
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (PC) Review 6

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (PC) Review

Guild Wars 2 facilitated a sense of wonder and exploration that drew me in when I first bought it three years ago. The great, chilly mountains and perpetual autumns of Ascalon...
Black and White Bushido (PC) Review 4

Black and White Bushido (PC) Review

A simple fighter has to handle well.Street Fighter and Skullgirls, with their titanic move lists and layered systems, reward skill, possibly more than most other genres. Going in the opposite direction...
Armello (PC) Review - 2015-09-11 09:57:32

Armello (PC) Review

My favourite experience with Armello came from my first multiplayer match. After being unable to pursue my own quests and using an item that limited my movement speed, and therefore my...
The Deer God (PC) Review

The Deer God (PC) Review

I just spent hours running around as a deer through a 2.5D wilderness, and I enjoyed it.Indie games tend to go for the 'pretty artsy' demographic and The Deer God tries...
Fairy Fencer F (PC) Review 5

Fairy Fencer F (PC) Review

I tend to play games in long streaks, usually in windowed mode so I can “multi-task” (which pretty much means I pause playing to occasionally do something else before popping back...

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An Interview with Transfiguration Director Michael O’Shea

The horror genre is often derided for the ways in which it too often relies on formula and cheap scares to stimulate viewers’ spooky...