By Duncan Voice
Occasionally, I’ll sit back for a moment, wondering why I even play games in the first place. Sometimes I just burn through them in a few hours for the sake of collecting achievement points. Other times I’ll become bored fairly early on and they just become currency for my next trade-in.
During these times I lack a certain gaming muse. Something to stir a few emotions inside me other than anger when I fail yet another song on the latest cash-cow rhythm action game. A game that you can truly call an experience, and reminds you once again why you are willing to hand over forty notes for a small shiny disc.
One such game is Dragon Age: Origins, one of the greatest games I have ever had the pleasure to play.
By Stewie Sutherland
Ah, Halloween. Very rarely do I go into anything spooky or creepy, but if there’s one thing I can’t refuse it’s a good story. Something with likeable main characters, a flowing plot, a satisfying ending, and above all, length. Not often do you find something with all those things in it. Many of today’s games spend a lot of their disc size on high-end graphics and sacrifice length, or visa versa. (Final Fantasy XII is a good balance of both, amazing for a simple PS2-sized DVD!) But I can’t deny it: if you want length, visuals and balance, you have to go to the PC. Old now (coming out in 2000, and already having a second game based upon it), Activision’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption was a game that delivered just that. Continue reading