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Jake Wilson

A musician and composer who occasionally likes writing about video games...

Enderal – Skyrim Mod – Review

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Developer: SureAI Platform: PC The Skyrim Creation Kit, possibly the greatest video game creation tool ever that isn’t designed for that specific purpose. Through it, modders have developed whole systems within Skyrim such as real time strategy, setlement building, tower defense, sex slave simulator…you name it, someone has modded it in to Skyrim. And now, developers SureAI, the same people ...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider – Review

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Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Crystal Dynamics Platforms: PC (review platform), PS4, Xbox One If you enjoyed Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider series then I have some good news, some bad news & some worse news concerning Rise of the Tomb Raider. The good news is that this sequel is the exact same game in almost every conceivable ...

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Simone Bernacchia – Amiga Homebrew Composer Interview

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Simone Bernacchia is an Italian composer now living in LA since 2005 when he married his wife. He has been composing music on the Amiga platform since the 90s, with his first commercial title, arcade shooter ‘Powder‘ released in 1998. Currently working as a web developer, he is now part of the Amiga homebrew community, contributing music to a variety ...

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Demon’s Crest – The Retro Perspective

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Demon’s Crest, a Ghosts & Goblins spinoff and a a game literally everyone should play. Because in the age when indie platformers are being thrown out left, right and centre and a “retro aesthetic” is seen as an instant positive as these indies attempt to be throwbacks to a better era. It takes us a trip back to play an ...

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Edge Of Eternity – Interview With The Composer

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Cedric Memendez is a composer working with Midgar Studio, a French indie studio currently working on the JRPG inspired Edge Of Eternity. The game was a massive kickstarter success and also reached its stretch goal to bring on help from Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda. In this interview we talk about recording with Mitsuda and the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. The ...

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Overwatch Skin Criticised by Hindu Statesman

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Overwatch has been the target of another round of criticism this week. This time, rather than accusations of sexism (or misogyny as some people incorrectly label it) Blizzard has been accused of “cultural appropriation.” Though some of the other Overwatch Skins have been labelled offensive too, the specific skin under scrutiny this time is the Devi skin for the character ...

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Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness – Review

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Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Tri-Ace Platform: PlayStation 3 (Japan only), PlayStation 4 (review platform) Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is an unfinished game. Not in the way you might have heard before; as a complete product that is 20 hours long (far too short for a JRPG of this type, and in the Star Ocean series to boot) and not ...

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Avalanche Studios Hires Just Cause 2 Mod Creator

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If you’ve been around any modding communities at all, you’ve probably heard someone say something along the lines of “the developer should hire these guys to help with the next game.” Well, it seems Avalanche Studios have done just that. Now joining their ranks is Cameron Foote, lead developer with the team behind the popular Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod. ...

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Intriguing Indies – July Roundup

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https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2524212/video-684642-h264_high.mp4 Prey For The Gods This game’s kickstarter went live on July 6th and is already gaining massive traction with backers. It’s easy to see why. Prey For The Gods is clearly inspired by the cult classic Shadow of the Colossus, borrowing its unique climbing mechanic, allowing you to scale the massive bosses in order to fight them. This borrowing could ...

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The Gamechangers – Review

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We watch and give our thoughts in this Retro Perspective Review of The Gamechangers. A BBC documentary drama film made for TV. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser, creator of Grand Theft Auto. & Bill Paxton as Jack Thompson. The film takes place while Rockstar was creating Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas & Thompson was trying to sue them for ...

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