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


The following article is massively out of date.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 2


So far, in my personal roundup of 2013, we’ve gone from the wild west to the east coast, then straight up to a city in the sky. You probably already think my decisions are stupid, but that’s entirely up to you.

Here are some more things you’ll probably disagree with.

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Life In Cars – I Played The Demo Of Driver: San Francisco

Recently, the demo for Driver: San Francisco was released on Xbox Live. In a fit of not having all that much to do on a Thursday evening, I decided to give it a bash. Here are my findings, in handy word format.

Before I start, I’ll be perfectly honest – I’m really not that interested in Driver: SF. I’ve never played any of the previous games, and I probably won’t buy this one. The only reason I’m writing this at all is because I think it’d be a crying shame to let a killer pun like “Life In Cars” go to waste*.

Anyway. Impressions ahoy!

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Miss me?

Well, I’m back.

After two weeks living in our new place, we are at last connected to the internet. Which means I can start writing about all things nerdy once more. While I was gone, I got a few single player games out of the way, watched a few films and started gaming on an Xbox 360.

Now, now, settle down. I’m not abandoning my PC gaming roots, not at all. But there are a lot of games that I’m missing out on by not owning one. Red Dead Redemption is one game I’ve been itching to try for a long time, but it has never made its way to the PC – quite why Rockstar aren’t bringing it over alongside L.A. Noire I have no idea. Then there are games like Stacking and Costume Quest, from Tim Schafer’s company, Double Fine. That the genius behind classics like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango and the criminally ignored Psychonauts has made games that I haven’t played actually offends me.

I’m sure I will still do most of my gaming on the PC, once the novelty wears off. I still think the PC is the best gaming platform, for a variety of reasons that would require an entire rant to properly express. But, for now, I’ve got a lot of platform exclusives to catch up on.