Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations

If the second Ace Attorney taught me anything, it was as a stark reminder of the perils of over-excitement. It was certainly a good reminder that visual novels live or die on their writing, and Justice for All definitely floundered. Still, there was of course a lingering hope that, on going into this third entry … Continue reading Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations

Professor Layton and the Lost Future

It’s probably a rule of mystery and fantasy writing codified somewhere that at some point you are honour-bound to try and involve time travel in your plot. Then again, when your protagonist is a well-spoken and seemingly infinitely educated British gentleman, perhaps you simply have to throw in some time shenanigans because, well, the comparisons … Continue reading Professor Layton and the Lost Future

Far Cry 4

Following on from a brilliantly-received predecessor has to be hard. There must be a nagging thought that follows you, constantly asking whether you need to be as inventive as your precursor, or whether you ought to simply copy what they did and hope that lightning strikes twice. That discussion must have taken place at Ubisoft … Continue reading Far Cry 4