House of the Dead 3. Wow Entertainment (2002) Xbox

Along with Time Crisis 1 I think House of the Dead 2 is one of the most overrated light gun games, so going into House of the Dead 3 I am wondering if it will be better or worse than either of those average games. So which is it? Continue reading


Fatal Frame (Project Zero) Tecmo (2003) XBox


Fatal Frame (in the US), known as Project Zero in PAL, and just “Zero” in Japan is a Survival Horror game that I refused to give a chance.

I have always had issues with skeevy Japanese schoolgirl fetish/anime shite, so I incorrectly assumed a game with a young female protagonist would be up-skirt waifu-bait, and thus never gave Project Zero a chance.

So here I am, to beg you all for forgiveness. Project Zero is honestly the most pants browning game I have ever played. Continue reading

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Bioware (2003) XBOX


There are games that come along every now and then that have blown my socks off. Silent Hill 2 is one of them, Final Fantasy VI is another. With that, Knights of the Old Republic is firmly in the socks blown asunder camp.

I played this a lot at release, I borrowed the XBOX version off of a mate, but I also ended up buying my own copy for the PC. It means that I have played through it a number of times, attempting different paths. But it is probably 10 years since the last time I donned the Jedi robes and ventured into the Old Republic if we ignore the MMORPG (please ignore the MMORPG).

So buckle up for a longer than usual review. Continue reading

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell : Chaos Theory (2005), Ubisoft, Xbox


As “an overgrown adolescent who thinks himself clever”, I’ve got my fair share of opinions. One of those is that if you throw shade at somebody you’ve never met because they didn’t like your favourite game, well golly, you might want to look in the mirror and reassess a few things. Another is that you should occasionally go outside. And my most important obnoxious opinion is that Splinter Cell : Chaos Theory is one the of the very best games ever made, anywhere, ever. Even though it didn’t come out on the Saturn. Continue reading