My Thoughts on: >Observer_

I’ve always had a fascination with Cyberpunk; it’s the realisation of our inevitable, highly technological future combined with the cynical belief that it’ll rot our society.

With the leaps in technology made in just the past few years, the cyberpunk future approaches at a frightening rate. So there’s no better time to play a horror game within that leans into all these fears about how screwed we are as a species; Observer.

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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was that last great Spider-Man game

A brand new Spider-Man game is on the horizon, one that has everyone’s attention. Puddle dramas aside, I’m really looking forward it too. In preparation, I decided to look back at the last Spider-Man game I genuinely enjoyed. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was the first game in a long time that moved away from doggedly basing all interpretations of the character on the movies, and went back to plucking its inspiration from the comic books from which the character was made. Helping me remember why I loved the character so much in the first place.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was that last great Spider-Man game

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Gears of War is Really Boring

I recently made a choice I’m surprised I didn’t make a hell of a lot sooner; I subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass. Amongst all these brand new games I could be sinking my teeth into like Sea of Thieves or State of Decay 2, for some reason I found myself ignoring these and instead downloading the remaster of the first Gears of War that came out in 2015.

I didn’t have any solid memories of the first Gears, not really getting into the series until the second game. So playing through the game in its entirety for what might have been the first time, in all its brown, muddy, ultra-violent glory was a far less exciting experience than I’d first assumed. But like a dope, despite its shortcomings becoming apparent early on, I still trudged through to the end.

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