How Burial At Sea Redeems Bioshock: Infinite

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After watching my significant other polish off the campaign from Bioshock: Infinite last week, I found myself itching to play the DLC, which I’d hitherto ignored on the basis that I thought it’d be mediocre at best. The first episode of Burial At Sea was, sadly, almost exactly that. If you ignore the plot, it’s basically just the combat from Infinite transplanted into Rapture, really nothing more than a change of scenery.

But Episode 2 is something else entirely.

Fair warning: I’ll be discussing plenty of mechanical spoilers here. I’m not going to discuss anything story related, but if you’re really keen to stay spoiler free then I’d recommend finishing off the episode before reading on.

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Things That Are Wonderful #4 – Song of Time & Song of Storms

Yeah, so it’s been almost three years to the day since I last posted one of these. I’m hoping this’ll make up for it. It’s a mix between two of the best songs from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.

If you’ve never played Ocarina, you might think ‘oh, that’s a nice piece of music’ – but if you have, it’ll send shivers down your spine. I’ve recently been filling the gaps in my personal gaming history, and am right in the middle of Ocarina on the 3DS. I’m nowhere near finished, but I’m really enjoying it so far.

Games Night: Cards Against Humanity

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I always thought my friends and I were fairly nice people. This weekend, thanks to plenty of sunshine, slightly too much beer and a simple box of cards, I’ve realised that we’re actually a bunch of antisocial, deviant, foul-mouthed sociopaths, with looser morals than Harold Shipman.

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Games Night: The Resistance – Avalon

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Earlier this week, myself and the missus hosted a games night for a few friends. We planned to play a bit of Monopoly, maybe some video games, eat a pizza, then say our goodbyes. Instead, we spent around six hours lying through our teeth, giving each other shifty looks and screaming wild accusations of betrayal across the table – all because of one deceptively simple card game.

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The Time Machine: Where Assassin’s Creed 3 Went Wrong

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The following article is massively out of date.

It’s a big ol’ rant I wrote well over a year ago on Assassin’s Creed 3, fresh off the back of having finished it. Despite having spent quite a lot of time on it, the half-finished article has been my drafts box for ages, mostly because finishing it would’ve involved going back to play more of the game, and I’d had quite enough of that.

Recently, though, I’ve been playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which is, thankfully, really quite good. I then remembered that I’d written a good thousand words or so on how much I’d disliked AC3, and didn’t want them to go to waste. So, before I write up my thoughts on AC4, here are those ancient words, tidied up and made all presentable like those Christmas decorations you’ve been using for a few years too many.

Get ready to party moan like it’s 2012!

Cue wibbly time-travel effects…

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Ben’s Ten Games Of 2013, Part 4 & Aftermath

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I knew there was something I was forgetting.

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Ben’s Ten Games Of 2013, Part 3

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And so, as hangovers across the nation slowly clear, and the sun sets on the first day of 2014, I return to my final duty of the previous year – listing ten of the games I liked best, and writing about them a little bit.

Now, you might consider it to be cheating to carry on the list after 2013 is over. Interestingly, it’s entirely possible that some of you might consider some of my choices for this part of the list to be cheating too.

Funny how these things come together.

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