THE FALL AND RISE OF FINAL FANTASY

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/04/the-fall-and-rise-of-final-fantasy/ It’s a series that’s been ongoing since 1987, so with the announcement and demo release of Final Fantasy XV this month, I thought I’d take a look back on what made the games great, and what didn’t. Years ago, when my Dad bought me a PlayStation One out of the blue and…

WHY THE ELDER SCROLLS 6 DESERVES YOUR PATIENCE

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/06/elder-scrolls-6-deserves-patience/ At E3 this year Bethesda made plenty of exciting announcements. But one comment has got fans divided: the news that Elder Scrolls 6 is coming, but that it’s “a long way off”. Amongst all the excitement of Bethesda’s E3 conference, an interview with chief game creator Todd Howard revealed that although the…

EPISTORY: TYPING CHRONICLES REVIEW

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/07/epistory-typing-chronicles-review/ It’s been a long time since I found a game I truly connected to. In fact, I’ve never really replicated that feeling since I first played Skyrim. So after years of playing games I didn’t really love, along came a chance encounter with Epistory: Typing Chronicles, a revolutionary indie game from Fishing…

GAMES THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES #28: GUILD WARS 2

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/07/games-changed-lives-28-guild-wars-2/ I feel like there comes a point in every gamer’s life where they’ll try out an MMORPG for the first time and it will either show them a magical new world of gaming… or traumatise them for life. I started with the more traditional World of Warcraft in 2012. An obvious starting…

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/08/first-impressions-elder-scrolls-legends/ At Bethesda’s 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo conference, it was announced that they would be publishing a collectible card game created by Dire Wolf Digital. Fans were skeptical; would a company renowned for their fantasy RPGs be any good at making a card game? Did we need this? Did we want this? The…

EGX PREVIEW: DISHONORED 2 IS “NOTHING SHORT OF MAGICAL”

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/09/dishonoured-2-preview/ It’s been an exciting few years for Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, DOOM, Elder Scrolls Online, Elder Scrolls Legends, Skyrim Remastered… the list of unstoppably powerful games that Bethesda have released recently is endless. 

Always ones to go above and beyond the port of call, they decided to showcase theor most…

SHU REVIEW (PC)

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/10/shu-review-pc/ Two weeks on from our 10/10 console review of Coatsink’s beautiful Shu and it has exploded into the indie scene in a very apt storm-like fashion. I was lucky enough to try out the PC version and gain a closer insight into how the game was developed from the creators. Shu had…