Aidan Bates
Aidan Bates

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Computer Games Design Graduate from Staffordshire University with Animation and Motion Capture as my main subject. I am a neutralist both in world views and people, everyone and everything is equal. If sexism comes up in a game I will weigh it based on the themes at play and the story implications it has. Not afraid to give harsh criticism. Graphics and technology don't make the game, it's the gameplay that makes the game. Favourite Genres: RPG, Adventure, Action. Favourite Games: Joint 1. Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Joint 1. Jade Cocoon (PS1) 3. Persona 3 (PS2) 4. Tales Of Vesperia (X360) 5. Dragons Dogma (X360)

Greedfall Review

After the somewhat unremarkable release of The Technomancer, developers Spiders had to come up with a new concept to revitalise their studio. Following similar design principles and mechanics, GreedFall was born as a colonial and native intrigue plot, surrounded by…

The Surge 2 Review

Around 2 years ago we were gifted a game that was on no one’s list at the time, The Surge, and while my review for the game painted it in a very bad light it did well enough for the…

Final Fantasy VIII (8) Remastered Review

Seeing the longest separation in releases, when compared to Final Fantasy VII and IX, VIII has finally made its way to PS4 and Switch as the problem child of the end-of-century titles for Square Enix (Squaresoft at the time). The…

Remnant: From the Ashes PC Review

Remnant: From the Ashes is the newest game from Gunfire Games, their last work going towards both Darksiders III and II. Setup as a combination of Left 4 Dead and the Soulsborne franchise, Remnant is an action shooter with some…

Heave Ho Review

Heave Ho is a wonderful little game by Le Cartel Studio, who have only released 1 other game on steam so far, Mother Russia Bleeds. Set as a combination of Mount Your Friends and LittleBigPlanet, Heave Ho has you grip…

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden first hit my view back in February of 2018 with a fancy Cinematic trailer. While this trailer was wholly overselling the product, even seemingly showing itself as more of a Survival game, the final…

Darksiders III Keepers of the Void Review

Almost 8 months after its first release Darksiders III is getting its 2nd DLC, after the rather disappointing crucible DLC that left fans wanting more. Adding in the Abyssal Armor from the first 2 entries in the franchise, pulling it…

Assassins Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 3 – Review

Ending off the 2nd story pack, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis receives its final Episode, Judgment of Atlantis. Completing the story of your protagonist in this final paid DLC we’re finally given some closure for the eagle bearer.…

Assassins Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 2 – Review

Following along with the monthly release of episodes, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey pushes through in Episode 2 of The Fate of Atlantis, Torment of Hades. As the penultimate episode, I am expecting plenty of padding and lack of writing similar to…

Terraria Updated Review Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and PS4

Over 8 years have passed since the initial release of Terraria, called a Minecraft clone at the time with a 2D twist this little indie game had a lot going against it in the big world of gaming. Since then…

Judgment Review

Judgment, also known as Judge Eyes, is the newest game within the Yakuza franchise by the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, set as a spinoff to the main series. Switching to more of a legal thriller, Judgment still keeps the comedic…

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark Review

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is the first game to be released by 6 Eyes Studio, an indie studio consisting of 2 team members who previously worked on Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled. With some contracting work here and there,…

Baba is You Review – Halcyon Phrase

Imagine if you will, in an alternate dimension behind a scary door, a world where your ability to conjugate and manipulate the English Language can mean life or death. Where words dictate all that is, maybe all that ever was,…

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Review

Assassin’s Creed has been around for a very long time, the first game releasing all the way back in 2007, it became such a pillar among gaming that we eventually got 1 release a year. However, with declining ideas and…

Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC Review

Ending off the remakes of the earlier releases in the series, Yakuza Kiwami 2 has made its way to PCs worldwide. Set a year after Kiwami, K2 follows Kiryu yet again as he has once again left his Yakuza past…