In Memoriam

In Memorium: XCOM 2

This article contains some very mild spoilers for the story of XCOM 2 We all know how a session of XCOM 2 can be going really well until all of sudden it isn’t. I had my fair share of horrible outcomes while reviewing the game, and my fellow editor Charlie can attest to the unpredictability of the frail minds of his soldiers. But while his tale involved one of his troopers panicking so much ...[Read More]

In Memoriam: XCOM Enemy Unknown

  With the release of XCOM 2 looming ever closer, it being tomorrow and all, all the traumatic memories I have from its predecessor XCOM: Enemy Unknown have been coming back to mind. As the subject of one of our “In Memorium” posts, Enemy Unknown is very unique thanks to its unpredictable strategy gameplay, permanent team member deaths and the ability to name and characterise your...[Read More]

In Memoriam – Star Wars : The Force Unleashed

  It’s important to remember those less fortunate than you during Christmas, and it’s even more important to remember the less fortunate games because some unlucky bastard probably got given one for Christmas. Back in September 2008 a game came out that I’m sure many people would have found in their stockings, one that wasn’t going to make any game of the year lists, S...[Read More]

In Memoriam: SOMA – alone, so alone…

  I didn’t get much sleep last night. Not because it was the night before Fallout 4, although I’m very much pumped for that, but because I had just concluded one of the most harrowing stories I have ever come across in a video game, and the combination of the ensuing existential crisis and a raging brainer kept me well away from the sandman’s sweet embrace. The game I finish...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Portal

– Tom Heath It’s been a while since we have paid tribute to those we’ve lost over the years, from the death of innocence, the withering of nature, an individual’s personal genocide and the loss of my best goddamned friend. Well, we’re back at it again because there was one demise that we naively overlooked. It was giving us the eye across the bar, but through ignorance or just plain incompet...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Telltale’s The Walking Dead

  Few games deliver a punch in the feels like Telltale’s The Walking Dead. I once bought the series’ first season as a present for my brother, author Jack Heath, and after allowing time in-between writing his latest masterpieces he sent me this text: Also, spoilers from here on in. That pretty much sums up The Walking Dead. The games are a constant barrage of dread, sadness and ru...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Batman Arkham Trilogy

–  Luke Chandler  This edition of In Memoriam is a little different than usual. In Memoriam usually focuses on a single game, but today we will be focusing on Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy. As usual, this article will contain major spoilers. Believe me, if you are yet to play the Arkham Trilogy, you might want to turn back now. In late 2009, British developer Rocksteady released Batman Arkham:...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Bioshock Infinite

– Tom Heath If you’re a regular reader of our In Memoriam articles, you’d know from previous entries that they require spoiler warnings. We discuss the deaths of characters and discussing the deaths of characters is pretty much the very definition of a spoiler. To honour the fallen of Bioshock Infinite, I am going to have to put the mother of all spoiler warnings up here. If you ...[Read More]

In Memoriam: The Last of Us

– Luke Chandler Welcome to another edition of In Memoriam, The series where we pay our respects to the video game characters that are sadly no longer with us. Today we will be taking a look at the 2013 hit PlayStation 3 game, The Last of Us. This article contains story spoilers. If you are yet to play the game (which I highly recommend you do) stop reading now. Scroll down past this public d...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Mass Effect

– Tom Heath Whereas our previous In Memoriam articles have focused on the unavoidable deaths of characters from beloved video games, today we shall be paying tribute to one that was completely non-compulsory, and was twice as heartbreaking. The game is Mass Effect, RPG maker Bioware’s sci-fi dating simulator that also happened to have a kick-ass, choice driven narrative and, as such, I...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Ocarina of Time

– Charlie Braithwaite Welcome to the second edition of In Memoriam, the LoadScreen series where we shed a tear for beloved characters who have passed away. This week we are honouring the demise of a character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You know, that game everyone who has ever touched a gamepad and was alive in the 90s talks about. Ocarina of Time is arguably one of the most ...[Read More]

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