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."

My Top 5 Skyrim Special Edition Mods

I spent about 3 days of down time reorganising my mod load order, which includes hours of tutorial videos, messages from online friends and a lot of trial and error, to make my 300+ mods play nicely together. I’m someone that goes mod shopping before even starting my game, always hunting for something new, something I don’t even need, and I’m not sure that I even want, just for the sake of having ...[Read More]

8.5

Great!

Chivalry 2

As a veteran of the first game, I had already set my sights on the release of the second, and in anticipation I played the first some more just to get myself ready to remember the controls. Thankfully, I didn’t die in the first 15 seconds of play, just the 23rd second after a hit in the face from a sneaky archer. For anyone that hasn’t had the pleasure of playing Chivalry before, it is a first-per...[Read More]

5

Okay

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Wrong, just wrong. Please note that this is how I felt about the movie, and my expectations were very high. I am a fan of MK, I watched the old movies and enjoyed them (yes, even Annihilation), I played the original games, and currently own pristine copies of MK: Deadly Alliance and MK: Deception for PS2. My knowledge of the lore is not entirely in-depth, but I know most of the characters and thei...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

It’s important to mention that Spider-Man, along with Batman, is my favourite comic book hero, and not just because he’s popular but for so many other reasons, so you could bet your bottom dollar I was going to own this game at release, and not just because it was part of a bundle which was the only means that GAME would sell a PS5. A favourable coincidence to say the least, and a chance for me to...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Demon Souls: Remake

As a veteran of the Soulsborne games, a proud gamer and stubborn bastard, I had to buy Demon’s Souls and get stuck into it, I just had to. Ignoring the fact that the PS5 was released and I wanted a PS5 game to go with it, besides the other 3 I bought; I also wanted a fresh taste of a Souls game. You see, Dark Souls was my first entry into the franchise, so for me this isn’t just a lick of paint an...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match

KoF 2002: Unlimited Match is a remake of the KoF 2002 game released way back in, well 2002, but with updated features, new layouts and what may be additional characters. I never played the original, and I’m not very familiar with the KoF franchise beyond playing a few rounds with some friends back in my days of youth. Still, I’m always up for some 2D slobber knocker action, past or present, just s...[Read More]

6

Average

Gunsmith

The clue to the game is in the name, we get to make guns and other accessories in the bloody world of arms dealing. So playing as Tony Stark before his life-changing abduction after a weapons showcase in the Middle-East, but with a lot less pizazz, and starting capital, and everything else that resembles Tony Stark, the aim to start up a business, make wise investments, complete orders and build a...[Read More]

7

Good

Hammerting

Ok, so there is no actual contract to speak of, but I imagine it would be a very one-sided document. Hammerting is brought to us by the same publishers of the famous Worms series, Team 17, and is already recognizable with a similar core design. This new game is a mining sim, with some additional elements from the RPG genre such as stat management and requires the player to manage a team of miners ...[Read More]

Our Thoughts on the PS5

I’ll say nothing on the terrible launch, because I don’t want to reach the end of the supposedly infinite word count, so this will only contain the detail of the PS5 itself, as a product. Fuck it’s marketing. There, I’m glad I got that out of my system, so now I’ll focus on this brand-new gaming system instead. To keep a long story short, the PS5 is a fantastic machine and more than lives up...[Read More]

Jude’s Ghastly Games List

It’s back to this time of the year where the dark denizens of the night roam the streets, mindlessly sucking out the souls of everyone around them, or as we would call it, a typical day in Northern Ireland. Halloween is upon us, and along with the spooky themes of pumpkins, witches, ghosts and Arlene Foster, there is a nice selection of games that help us get in the mood. That’s what we all do, ri...[Read More]

8

Great!

Partisans 1941

Fighting on the eastern front, or more specifically Russia, is a group of resistance fighters that are clad in the typical brown overcoats you would expect from the stereotypical freedom fighters. From within Russia’s version of Sherwood Forest, we plan our raids against Nazi bases, and generally try to piss off the big man with the toothbrush moustache as much as possible. We are the brave souls ...[Read More]

7

Good

Space Crew

For anyone that doesn’t know, Space Crew is a crew management game, where the player is in control of a space vessel and the little Minecraft-looking crew members. Each little dude, or dudette, sits at a station and has a purpose, and my job is to issue commands to each of them, so they are expected to carry out their tasks in order to complete the objectives and return safely to their families…ye...[Read More]

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