The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening was my first Zelda game. It sits, immutable, in my memory; screenshots and moments from it are always there, just below the surface of my thoughts, reading and waiting to be recalled whenever a rush of nostalgia takes me. It’s something about the Game Boy. Nintendo’s big, grey, allegedly-portable brick was the console … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening


Sometimes games sit on my shelf for all sorts of reasons. Often it’s because, like many others, I’m afflicted by a crippling addiction to buying random games that I justify under the “well maybe one day I’ll play them” defence. Other games languish because I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re simply shit. Very occasionally … Continue reading Spider-Man


I thought my Skyrim review took me a long time to write - this one took me even longer! Portal (PC, PS3, Xbox 360 [reviewed]) Released Oct 2007 | Developed / Published: Valve Genre: Puzzle Wow, where do I even start with Portal?. It is, without a shadow of a doubt or the faintest glimmer … Continue reading Portal

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

One thing which I’ve maintained throughout this lovely little sojourn through the Ace Attorney games has been that the series has never needed to indulge in any huge amount of innovation. Indeed, the franchise really hasn’t been that interested in it either, with each game retaining the same excellent core gameplay loop with, at best, … Continue reading Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth