Thursday, November 26, 2020



Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review – a blast in the past | Games

Nintendo’s 2020 flagship is Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – a Dynasty Warriors and Legend of Zelda crossover that’s a sort-of-prequel to 2016’s phenomenal Breath of the Wild, despite the drastically different style of play. There is no climbing or exploration, no communion with magic and nature. Instead, it’s all about the action, as Link and his compatriots slice up thousands of baddies with swords, magic, bows, hammers and, occasionally, soup ladles.While the original Hyrule Warriors was more of a love letter to Zelda as a whole, Age of Calamity...

Once more with feelings: How Yakuza: Like a Dragon reinvents middle-aged men in video games | Games

It sounds like the set-up for a violent revenge movie. Low-ranking yakuza Ichiban Kasuga takes the blame for an inter-clan assassination and does 18 years in prison to protect the organisation’s patriarch. But, on his release, the gang disowns him and the boss, who he considers a father figure, shoots him and leaves him for dead. Kasuga wakes up days later, destitute and alone in another city. Surely, the stage is set for bloody retribution? Well … not quite. Kasuga is not that kind of protagonist. Yakuza: Like a Dragon...
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