Jude Trainor

Jude Trainor

"Lifelong gamer turned writer. Loves Kickboxing, Gaming and Kung Fu movies. Favourite heroes are Batman and Spider-Man. Favourite game is Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion but enjoys many other RPGs and open world games."

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The rush I feel when running around with a digital firearm must be how a ‘Murican soldier feels when there is oil close by, delivering all kinds of freedom one bullet at a time. I never thought I would want this, never watched the trailers until after it was released, and I resisted all temptations in bothering to look up the gameplay and features. The day after my wedding my new wife surprised me...[Read More]

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Dolittle

The story is fairly straightforward, which it has to be for kids to follow, but it’s a story that could be summed up in a few paragraphs that doesn’t reveal anything that you would miss. Without spoiling anything, it begins like a story book, which is fitting since Dolittle is based on a series of books about a fictional 19th century English Doctor that has the unique ability to talk t...[Read More]

My Thoughts on Remasters

Entering the 20s of the second millennium has gotten me very giddy, like a blushing schoolgirl after being told the boy she likes also likes her. This year will see the release of not only new games, but new consoles, pushing the pinnacle of technological excellence in gaming just a little further. Whilst we prepare for the new it has become a common occurrence in the last year to bring back the c...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Days Gone

I want to start by pointing out that my interest in this was heavily punctured by the critics after the initial release, so it went under the radar for throughout most of 2019. Last year has been a poor year, but worse than that has been the over-exaggerated critique of a lot of games and movies, something that has seen me just turn my back on what critics say and put more trust in what other play...[Read More]

Best Games of 2019: Jude’s Top 5

5) Crash Team Racing Nitro Fuelled My first choice was an easy one. Although 2019 hasn’t been a great year, with only a handful of big releases, there is comfort in revisiting the classics that are brought up to the modern age. This brought back some very good memories, and getting to see a game from my childhood get a new paintjob for current-gen consoles is certainly a treat. There is a lo...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

I can’t believe I am considering a PlayStation 1 game “retro”, but here I am, 29 years of age and calling the PS1 an old school console. When I think of something retro I would picture a dust covered joystick, 8-bit graphics and arcade music, but here we are in the modern age where 12 year old kids have supposedly had intercourse with my mother and consider me a grumpy old bastar...[Read More]

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AVICCII Invector

Much like the game, this review will be quite short. It was created in support of the man himself, DJ Avicii, or Tim Bergling, after his death was felt across the world. I later found out that he was actually involved in its production, which was then completed and released to honour his memory, with the proceeds being funded to help support suicide awareness causes. This was very touching. It con...[Read More]

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Now that I have your attention with the first line, one that would be classed as crossing the streams of two rival franchises, enough to cause Nerdmageddon, let me begin by saying that Jedi Fallen Order is fantastic. EA believed that single player games were dead, with the current generation of players preferring recycled multiplayer, battle royale kind of games. Well, they have proven themselves ...[Read More]

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Nioh 2 (Beta)

Before we begin I need to confess something; I never actually played the first game, at all. I am a fresh-faced noob to this series so my experiences here are very new. However, I think that it works in my favour because I can then learn all the controls from scratch and get a fresh perspective of the gameplay without being swayed from any influence from the first game. The first thing I got to do...[Read More]

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Close to the Sun (Console Review)

Since it is the spooky season of Halloween it is only fitting that I try out games that fir the theme of this time of the year. Close to the Sun certainly fits the bill and I got to experience the first three chapters of this somewhat short story. Now, three chapters is not long, so of course it would seem short, but the first two chapters were exceptionally brief. Imagine if an 800m race turned i...[Read More]

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Joker

He is quite easily considered one of the most iconic comic book villains from the DC universe, a human with no super powered abilities whatsoever, that can be a challenge to anyone because of his insanely devious mind. I love this character. He is one of my most favourite bad guys for many reasons but mostly because he usually makes me laugh, which is not always a trait associated with an evil meg...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

The memories of my time playing this did not take long to come flooding back. Set to be re-released on current gen consoles on 24th September this year, I thought it would be a good idea to dig this game up and reinstall it on my laptop to play through it again and consider buying it for my PS4. It wasn’t a good idea, it was fantastic idea, the best I had that day. I jumped straight into the singl...[Read More]

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