• Impact Reviews: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

    In Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor, you play as an ‘Alaensee Girlbeast’, the Janitor to which the title refers. Initially, you are tasked with traversing the spaceport, picking up junk and incinerating it, in order to get paid. “I spent the majority of this game not having any idea...
  • No Man’s Sky; Why Oh Why

    One of the problems that face a game that tries to do everything is that it often falls short in a few aspects, which bring the overall gameplay value down. No Man’s Sky is unique in this aspect; it has systematically and spectacularly failed at every single aspect that it promised...
  • Impact Reviews: DOOM

    I have never been happier to be wrong about a video game in my entire life. DOOM, the fourth entry into id Software’s seminal franchise, was released May 13th 2016. Although an open multiplayer beta had left me very, very cold, I was so wrong. DOOM is an immaculately paced, beautifully designed,...
  • Impact Reviews: Superhot

    Superhot is an independently-made first-person shooter, first released in February 2016, which has been developed and published by Superhot Team. It places the player into a set of simulated gunfights within a computer terminal. The twist is that time only moves when you move, making the game a unique...
  • Review: Stardew Valley

    Who would think that simulating farming would create such an enjoyable experience? Stardew Valley is a mix-up of the Harvest Moon games of old, Minecraft and Animal Crossing; the best parts of all three form into an excellent experience that can take forty hours away from anyone. The mechanics...
  • Review: Just Cause 3

    Just Cause 3 is the latest instalment in the infamous Just Cause series, which is famous for being the video game equivalent of a bull in a china shop. With heat-seeking grenades. And a parachute. Where the china explodes easily. So it’s quite a lot of fun. I’ve not...
  • Listen to your Conscience: FTL (Faster than Light)

    Whilst working on a review for the latest XCOM release, I was reminded of a game I fall back on when I just want something genuinely ‘nice’ to play. FTL is a game that I absolutely adore, and would be one of my go to recommendations of a game...