Thursday, 19 October 2017

Ogre

My review was published in Digitally Downloaded here.
I'm quite proud of this review and of having the opportunity to write it in the first place. As far as the review is concerned, I suspect I will be the only person to review this video game in the world to still own the original board game (and yes, the photos of that original board game you will see in the review are the photos I took of my own set).
The better part were the memories. It reminded me of how my uncle, doing his best to support my learning and development, ordered the board game for me from the USA. It wasn't a trivial affair; there were no credit cards, back then. He had to buy American cash, then post it by snail mail to some catalog company. We played Ogre, and then he bought me a book on Ogre tactics to boot.
I had a great time playing board games with my uncle. For this, and for so much more, I owe him a lot.

Monday, 9 October 2017

FIFA 18

My 4000+ words thesis on FIFA 18 was published at Digitally Downloaded here.
There are several reasons for the review's length "problem". Firstly, unlike most FIFA reviews, this was not an incremental one (of the "what has changed since last year" type). Secondly, there are so many modes and options in this game that a review ignoring some or most would potentially do the game injustice or at least leave its reviewer open to flank attacks along the lines of the "how can you criticise the game when you haven't tried X?"
Thirdly, and most importantly for me, is the fact I have a long history with FIFA. FIFA, my closest friends and I went a long way together, and no matter what I will always hold this video game series in high regard.