Max Gentleman

Halo 4 – Games of the Decade

When you are a new studio taking over one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time, what is the one thing you do not, under any circumstances, want to do? Alienate the series’ core audiences. And down to a man, Halo 4 alienated as no Halo had alienated...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2020

Death Stranding – combating anti-artistic sentiment

The most extreme double-edged sword of gaming as an artistic medium is the hyper-individuality they invite by design. No truer is this than with Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. Game worlds are designed for the player, and the player is usually one of, if not the most powerful people within that...
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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

The Great Perhaps – Steam Review

The Great Perhaps sets lofty ambitions – a story concerning time travel alongside themes of loss and grief, amongst wider political messages about environmentalism – however it ultimately falls short in several key areas. To create a grand narrative, there needs to be scale – which the game has in...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2019

Outer Wilds – Xbox Review

Truly ground-breaking moments in gaming are rare. But in an age where open-world games hand-hold you as far as to paint glowing trail markers on the ground, Outer Wilds’ stripped back approach is a breath of fresh air.  When the game sets you off on your adventure it hands to...
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Posted Jul. 29, 2019