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Risen: Spiritual successor to Gothic 3

Title Risen Developer Piranha Bytes Type RPG Platform(s) XBox 360, PC (reviewed on PC) Kelly Score ™ 75 / 100

Risen is an old-school role playing game that does very little to make itself appealing to the more “casual” gamer. In terms of overall characteristics, Risen is similar to games like Oblivion- but whereas […]

PC Gamer jumps the shark, fires columnists

I have been a subscriber to PC Gamer magazine for six or seven years now. I have enjoyed the magazine: its humour, the generally well thought out reviews of computer games, and most especially the regular columns by people like Andy Mahood and Desslock (Stefan Janicki). I could rely on these industry observers […]

Fallout 3

Title Fallout 3 Developer Bethesda Type Action RPG Platform(s) Xbox 360, PC, PS3 Kelly Score ™ 95 / 100

Fallout 3 is the third chapter to the Fallout series of games, brought to life by Bethesda rather than the original developers Black Isle/Interplay which went bankrupt before they could release their version of […]

The failure of the PC Game industry…

Game developers for the personal computer are becoming scarce. More and more developers are changing their focus to develop console games- games for the XBox 360, PS3, Wii, and so on. Many of the games that make it to the PC are low-quality “ports” of games that were first release months or years earlier […]

BioShock

Title BioShock Developer 2K Boston / 2K Australia Type First Person Action RPG Platform(s) XBox 360, Windows Kelly Score ™ 95 / 100

It was a great relief on a lot of levels to play BioShock after my rant about checkpoint saves the other day. In addition to being an XBox 360 game (also […]

Playing Fable…

Title Fable Developer Lionhead Type Role playing game Platform(s) XBox, XBox 360 (emulation mode) Kelly Score ™ 90 / 100

Lionhead games released a game called “Fable” (note: site uses Flash plugin) a few years ago. I dismissed it because a few folks who liked “goofy/cartoonish” style games thought it was a great thing.

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