Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pokémon X and Y

Title: Pokémon X /Y

Developer: Game Freak

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Adventure RPG

Platform: Nintendo 3DS


This is the game we’ve all been waiting for. Ever since I first travelled the land of Kanto, my trusty Squirtle at my side, I have longed for a 3D Pokémon game. It has finally been delivered.

First of all, the game looks amazing. I spent the first few hours of my adventure marvelling at the sheer beauty of the character models and environments, and by marvelling I of course mean fangirling. This particular instalment is based on France and it’s very obvious from the architecture and French dialogue scattered around. It even sounds French. Eiffel Tower anyone?

Eiffel Tower Shaped Gym


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Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon's Dogma Logo

Picture, if you will, a peaceful fishing village. There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly an enormous dragon swoops out of the sky and rips your heart out of your chest! Welcome to Dragon’s Dogma. For the next 100 hours (give or take) you’re going to head out on a massive adventure to reclaim your heart. Good luck with that.

One of my favourite additions to an RPG is the ability to create your own characters. Dragon’s Dogma not only lets you create your own arisen, but also asks you to create a companion for yourself known as a pawn. It’s a very customisable feature, allowing for all kinds of body shapes, hairstyles, scars and ages. It’s up there with Skyrim and Oblivion’s customisation screens.

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