• Impact Plays – Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Is it the reboot the series needed?

    I am, by all accounts, an Assassin’s Creed nerd. When the first game came out, as the younger sibling I was forced to simply sit and watch as my sister got to play through the life of Altair, assassinating key figures in the ancient cities of Damascus, Jerusalem, and...
  • Impact Plays – Doki Doki Literature Club

    A creation which has spread like wildfire, this beautifully made game starts as an upbeat, happy, and colourful visual novel, in which the player writes and reads poetry, whilst being surrounded by four beautiful high school girls. Sounds great, right? Wrong. The reason this game has received such (well-deserved)...
  • Impact Plays – Overcooked: The Festive Seasoning

    With Christmas just around the corner, I recently played a wonderful Christmas-themed party game: Overcooked – The Festive Seasoning, a recent expansion of the excellent party game Overcooked. For those who have not heard of the Overcooked Franchise, the games consist of 1-4 players trying to save the Onion...
  • Impact Plays – Dragon Age: Origins. . . A Gamer’s Nostalgia

    For me, there are numerous games which I will forever praise above the rest, but one which I will repeatedly play without ever growing bored is Dragon Age: Origins. First introduced to me at 13, I was sceptical of such a game design – most of my interests lay...
  • Impact Plays: 7 Days to Die

    Since its release in June 2016, the zombie survival game 7 Days to Die has received numerous reviews, yet most of them edge more towards criticism than praise, especially regarding the console version, which is the one I played. Yet despite these criticisms, I personally found the game an enjoyable...
  • Pokémon Go Outside, Go Re-download!

    With the promise of Gen 2 Pokémon being released later this month or early next year (depending on if you believe the hype trains), I thought I’d revisit Pokémon Go in the hope that Niantic had improved the game in the time I’d been away and fixed some of...
  • Impact Plays Pokémon: Pokémon Omega Ruby

    With the popularity of Pokémon Go, and the recent release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, I couldn’t resist reflecting on my own experience of an old Pokémon favourite of mine: Pokémon Ruby. As the new versions became available for re-release, I immediately* (*insert half an hour getting a DS over ten...