It’s been a busy year of games, controversies, so Chella is looking over the gaming highlights of 2017 and some of the lowlights.
Gorogoa is a beautiful, hand-drawn puzzle game that is like stepping into the pages of a picture book and then stepping into the pages of another picture. It’s a gorgeous Celtic knot of a game that delivers on the promises it made when it was revealed six years ago.
Dust off your tux or gown for the Tossers 2017, as Drew and Chella decide the winners of their Games of the Year categories for 2017. These are the games with the best art, best writing, music and more.
Chella looks at the new breed of positive games, which focus on social messages and ideas. Hair Nah is the latest game to hit a positive nerve online, but there are more.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins has players mastering a completely reinvented combat system while exploring colossal pyramids, gilded tombs, sprawling ancient cities, crocodile-infested rivers and the entirety of Egypt. It’s the best Assassin’s Creed game in years!
Justice League isn’t a bad film, it’s just not very interesting. Drew and Chella discuss DC’s superhero team up on geek podcast Argue the Toss. Star Trek Discovery is also on the agenda.
Adventure X is a two-day festival dedicated to adventure games, interactive fiction, visual novels and narrative-led games. Chella went along and picks her highlights from the weekend.
A Mortician’s Tale is a short, beautiful, and powerful game that will have you reassessing the way you think about death, and maybe even planning your funeral in the most death-positive way. This one is particularly poignant and enjoyable for thoughtful players.
Drew and Chella talk about Mario Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins and discuss the latest violent trailers for The Last of Us II and Detroit: Become Human.
October marked 30 years of black history month in the United Kingdom, so Chella looks back over 30 years of black video game characters. She picks some of the best and some of the worst in an industry that continues to struggle to provide good black role models.