SWTOR’s Filler Problem

SWTOR’s Filler Problem

Earlier last month, I had a strange, implacable itch for Star Wars stories. To get my fix, I turned to Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), an MMORPG revered for its story content. While I had played SWTOR back in 2011, I recognized that I hadn’t given the game a fair shot. So, I created…

17 Years Later, Naughty Dog Has Yet to Top Jak and Daxter

17 Years Later, Naughty Dog Has Yet to Top Jak and Daxter

Uncharted took gamers on a series of thrilling, worldly expeditions. The Last of Us married brutal survivalist combat with emotionally charged storytelling. Both franchises are the latest proof of game developer Naughty Dog’s evolving talent. But despite their innovations, neither franchise is anywhere near as fun or as visually interesting as the studio’s preceding trilogy, Jak…

Battlefield 2042’s Release Looks Stormy

Battlefield 2042’s Release Looks Stormy

Battlefield’s brand of large-scale, high-intensity warfare has kept me captivated for over a decade. In 2010, I was completely smitten with Bad Company 2, a game that subverted many multiplayer shooter conventions. Buildings were fully destructible, so you couldn’t run and hide forever. Bullets dropped, requiring you to consider the physics behind every squeeze of…

Fallout 76: Endgame Existentialism

Fallout 76: Endgame Existentialism

My partner and I recently hit level fifty in Fallout 76. And with the celebration came some contemplation. In Fallout 76, fifty is the last meaningful character level threshold. Crossing fifty lifts all level-related restrictions, meaning you’re free to equip any weapon or armour piece and attend any event in-game. You can continue to earn experience and…

A Fallout 76 Screenshot Bonanza

A Fallout 76 Screenshot Bonanza

Against all expectations, Fallout 76 has become a gaming staple around here. I’ve been playing it almost daily for over a month now, and it’s even managed to hold my partner’s interest for a similar amount of time. That’s especially impressive given the massive amount of choices one has for entertainment these days. My partner and…

Fallout 76 is Unexpectedly Delightful

Fallout 76 is Unexpectedly Delightful

I distinctly remember the vortex of emotions I experienced when Bethesda revealed Fallout 76 back in 2018. The gameplay trailer, which showcased an idyllic golden Appalachian landscape littered with all manner of creatures and mutated biomes, left an unmistakably good impression. But as a multiplayer title, how would the game play? Fallout 4 had been…