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A space for me to post my thoughts on whatever I feel like writing about, as well as an archive of posts from old blogs of mine and articles I have written for sites that are no longer online.

 

September 2, 2020

 *This post contains open spoilers for Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry and Assassin's Creed: Liberation*

Freedom Cry is an interesting point in Assassin’s Creed history because it was the first DLC designed to be a game in its own right that people could jump into even if...

August 27, 2020

Black Flag was my last Assassin’s Creed game. After being burned badly by Assassin’s Creed III, I was put off by the fact the next game was veering off into a completely different direction for the series. Why was this pirate game being released as an Assassin’s Creed!...

August 25, 2020

I have a complicated history with Assassin’s Creed. The first two games were amongst my favourites of all time. I was very late to the PS3/360 generation, being a mainly Nintendo gamer who was content with his Wii for the longest time, but eventually there were too man...

October 30, 2019

They say that the Pokemon generation you’re most nostalgic for is the one you started with. I find that’s not the case with me. I started right at the beginning with Red and Blue and to tell you the truth I’d be fine with never seeing the original 151 Pokemon and the K...

October 29, 2019

Pokemon Channel's not very good, but could serve as the foundation for something great. It also got me thinking about CheezTV and Tazo's.

October 22, 2019

Let’s Go is in a weird grey area where it’s a spin-off that tries out some new core gameplay loops while also trying to be as close to the main Pokemon games as it can. So you’ve got a weird mish-mash of features that have been retained, reworked or cut and it doesn’t...

July 12, 2019

I’ve reached the end of Pokemon Moon (excluding the rather anemic post-game content) and it never really grows out of the issues I mentioned in my last post. In fact, in some areas it’s actually worse. This is best illustrated in the game’s climax, which sees you explo...

June 27, 2019

I played Pokemon Sun at release and my memory of it was that it was a game where GameFreak were clearly trying to deliver on some ambitious ideas but were constrained by the tight deadline of the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon and so had to kill many of their darlings. I...

June 27, 2019

Despite my grievances with some of GameFreak’s choices in direction of the most recent Pokemon games, I’ve found myself getting swept up in the hype for Sword and Shield. They don’t look like the step forward I was hoping for from the franchise with its move onto conso...

February 20, 2019

This was an opinion piece I posted on Medium on December 15th 2017; the day after I saw The Last Jedi. It was a phenomenal film that shattered my expectations in so many ways and I just could not stop thinking about it. I don't write about films often but I knew I...

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