Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2: Rules

The sophomore series reveals a powerful and compelling identity of its own Originally published January 30, 2019 at The second episode of Life is Strange 2 opens with a recap in the style of a bedtime story. It replaces the two brothers with wolves, their friends and family with other helpful animals and their ‘foes’ with… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2: Rules

22 reasons every game should just be Resident Evil 4 again

Shouldn’t all games be the best they can be? Originally published January 26, 2019 at The Resident Evil 2 remake is finally out and it’s amazing. Apparently Kingdom Hearts III is pretty baller, too – oh, and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown as well. Do you know what’s even better, since it’s flawless and I can actually afford it, unlike all those games? That’s right:… Continue reading 22 reasons every game should just be Resident Evil 4 again

I’m Dumping Red Dead Redemption 2

It's not you, it's me. Originally published November 16, 2018 at Like the rest of the planet, I was excited for Red Dead Redemption 2. I was one of the millions who bought a copy at launch, though mine arrived late and I missed the launch weekend (thanks, JB!). Eventually it arrived, I waited the half-hour… Continue reading I’m Dumping Red Dead Redemption 2

A Life is Strange Retrospect-ish

As much as I loved it, I never want to touch the original Life Is Strange again – or maybe I’m just afraid to. For myself at least, Dontnod Entertainment achieved something that’s rare and difficult to do in a video game: crafted a journey that genuinely felt like my own, where the choices I made were mine. It’s the reason I didn’t touch its prequel, Before the Storm: for me, the story was over.

I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Talking at people about how incredible JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite hobbies. I’m not the only one; it’s becoming an international pastime. If you don’t know what JoJo is, stop wasting my time. Get with the program and go watch or read it. I’d put it nicer but it’s your own fault.… Continue reading I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Doublejump Reviews The Messenger

Throwback Extraordinaire Originally published September 10, 2018 for  In The Messenger, everything comes back to time travel. I wish I could start every review that way. Developed by Sabotage Studio and published by Devolver Digital, the game begins as a straightforward retro throwback to 8-bit action-platformers. Move left-to-right through the level, beat the boss, repeat. The… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews The Messenger

The State of the Arcade Racer

As MotorStorm and OnRush’s Evolution Studios falls apart, we investigate whether there’s any hope left for the arcade racer.  Originally published August 11, 2018 for It finally happened. Even after its death as a Sony studio and divine resurrection as a branch of Codemasters in 2016, Evolution Studios is gone. Codemasters’ eleventh-hour intervention was already an incredible boon for… Continue reading The State of the Arcade Racer

Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

I don’t know much about the Zoids franchise other than what I just read on its Wikipedia page: Zoids is a model-kit-based toy line based on animal-based mecha and it’s got five anime series, one of which wasn’t even localised outside Japan (which says a lot about the ongoing state of the franchise). The fifth… Continue reading Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

The Immersive Sim Could Be Endangered

Does Prey’s new expansion Mooncrash spell doom for the beloved genre? Originally published June 30, 2018 on Set on the Talos I in 2035 during an alternative history where John F. Kennedy never died, the Vietnam War never happened and the space race of the 60s played out rapidly on an international scale, Prey is gorgeously… Continue reading The Immersive Sim Could Be Endangered