• Watch Dogs: Legion and the Death of the NPC

    Jack takes a look at Watch Dogs: Legion’s surprising gameplay innovation. You’ve all played open-world games, right? They’re usually stuffed with Non-Player Characters (NPCs); mindless drones for you to screw with and murder when you get bored. Well not anymore. Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference began with a demo of...
  • 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...
  • Scrapbook – Ten Years On…

    In honour of the University of Nottingham’s very own NSTV celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Impact are looking back at what else first appeared in 2007. We’ve compiled a list of ten things that are now ten years old, so get ready for a jump back into pop...
  • E3 2017 Part 1 – EA and Ubisoft

    In the past, both EA and Ubisoft have produced games that I have spent a lot of time on and thoroughly enjoyed. In recent times this enjoyment has been overshadowed as a consequence of their terrible business models and lack of care for the consumer. The following is an E3...
  • 2016: Hot Or Not – Assassin’s Creed (The Movie)

    Anyone who’s played Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed games will know the basic idea: a modern man is put inside a computer simulation (known as the Animus) and taken back in time, placed within the body of one of his ancestor, who happen to be Assassins who are locked in an...
  • Impact Plays – Rayman Legends

    The Wii U’s library is full of some fantastic titles. In fact, for all the power of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s the Wii U which has delivered on software this year, with critically acclaimed titles such as Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and...