Mike

The Ascent

From the off, one of the first things you see upon firing up The Ascent for the first time is the striking red background on the menu, along with your chosen created character looking out at a huge building, the traffic buzzing past, equipped with whatever gear you have picked up in your game so far, the synthy musical score playing as your character idles sets the tone for the game really well, a...[Read More]

Siege Survival: Gloria Victis

It took 8 days for me to fail, well, that isn’t entirely true, I failed on the first 3 days and rolled the proverbial pebble that turns into a landslide. My hubris led me to think that things couldn’t get worse than they were but alas, they did, a combination of supply mismanagement and a serious lack of food meant that my main guy, Flint, died of starvation on Day 8 and another on day...[Read More]

BROK: The Investigator

On the one hand, I am Brok, a strong 35-year-old alligator man haunted by nightmares of loss (this is the main character in this story), a guy who is rather submissive to others at times despite his macho looks but always on the lookout to help others. I, on the other hand, am a 36-year-old rotund man who, first chance he got, beat who I thought was Brok’s roommate up to the point he went to...[Read More]

Cate Archer Vs. Gordon Freeman – Who Would Win?

  Gordon Freeman Age: 27 (Biologically) Eyes: Green Profession: Theoretical physicist at Black Mesa       Catherine “Cate” Anne Archer Age: 21 Eyes: Green International super spy at UNITY     At first glance, these characters couldn’t be further apart in terms of skill but looking deep reveals some striking similarities. Both are extremely intelligen...[Read More]

The Uncertain – Light at the End

The Uncertain – Light at the End, is a continuation of the world “New Game Order” which was set up in “Last Quiet Day”. With one change being that we play from the viewpoint of Emily and her “friends” this time around. Although “fellow survivors” is perhaps the more appropriate term as everyone seems to hate one another. When the game begins we are introduced to “Emily” and “Park” as they sc...[Read More]

Dreadlands

Life is far from easy in the Dreadlands, on the surface it appears that pretty much everyone is out to get you in a Mad Max style wasteland. As you make your way around the map you’ll encounter settlements and events, most of which will drag you into a fight, though, some will offer you goodies for your team. Dreadlands is a turn-based tactical RPG by developer Blackfox Studios which brings ...[Read More]