Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, especially when it comes to video games. If I replay a level in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it can transport me directly back to that moment in time to when I first experienced it; it’s like a window to the past.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the game that changed everything for me. Its incredibly deep storyline, unexpected humour and survivalist stealth-action gameplay is the pinnacle of true happiness and my favourite instalment in the Metal Gear series so far.
Fighting games are my addiction – my Achilles heel. And I cannot resist them. From Street Fighter to Tekken, all the way to Guilty Gear, it simply does not matter: if it involves two characters (or more) kicking the stuffing out of each other, it’s bound to grab my attention…
The funniest thing happened to me the other day. I realised I could live without the need to buy more and more video games. Perhaps I’ve grown up, or…
With such a vast variety of exceptional games being published this generation alone, you’d be forgiven for finding the time to play them all. Rarer still, is when you manage to unearth a game that does more than simply tick the go-to checklist of video game design. These particular gems transcend into something deeper, capturing your imagination and sustaining your attention with effortless ease for months, if not years to come.