Hello dear readers and a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I know some of you hate Valentine’s Day, or at least try and willfully ignore it, but please don’t let that put you off! It is clear that Valentine’s is in many ways just a big corporate mess, but for me, having a day designed to celebrate love can hardly be the worst thing that could happen, particularly in these dark days. Therefore, I thought I’d get into the spirit of things and have a bit of fun celebrating love and romance in video games…
Hello readers and thanks for joining me for this slightly belated look at the Nintendo Direct which aired on Wednesday, September 4th! I know a lot of other bloggers have already written about the event but I’m going to take a slightly different angle, and instead of going over each game, I just want to talk about my reaction to the event as a whole with a focus on a couple of specific games. Continue reading “Nintendo: Direct to the Heart”
Hello readers and welcome to the third edition of Shoot the Rookie‘s new feature, My Favourite Series. Today’s choice is unlikely to surprise many of you. If you’ve read the blog before, followed me on social media or met me in real life then you are probably already aware that my actual, all-time-favourite-series is Xenoblade Chronicles!
A couple of months ago here at Shoot the Rookie, I presented my Top 5 video game heroes. We do a Top 5 every month, and after going slightly off-piste in March, I can now officially unveil the Top 5 for April, my Top 5 video game villains! But who is awful enough, who is devilish enough, who is downright villainous enough to make it onto the list…? Continue reading “Top 5: Villains”
Here is February’s top 5 list and this month we’re looking at heroes. The concept of ‘the hero’ in video games is a well-worn path. Those who have been branded with the tag are too numerous to name, and many others fill the role, even if their contribution isn’t recognized as such. But what does it really mean to be a hero, and do our favourite video game heroes really deserve to be called as such? Let’s take a look and find out! Continue reading “Hero Worship (A Top 5)”