Author: Kirsten

  • Zoo Tycoon

    Business and city building games are a marmite genre. No one has ever described it as a genre they “quite” like. You either think they’re boring as fuck or it’s like injecting heroin into the veins in your eyeballs. In this case however there are several different ways to measure a game like Zoo Tycoon,…

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Without wanting to reveal the terrible level of cynicism games journalists seem to be permanently stricken with, every time a Lego title comes out we think “well, this one will be shite.” We can’t help it. It’s just too hard to believe that Traveller’s Tales will be able to keep up the level of quality…

  • Skylanders Swap Force

    If you object to the very idea of Skylanders with its rather expensive toy collecting element and a gameplay concept that requires additional purchases to play all of the content then Swap Force isn’t going to change your mind. If anything the introduction of needing more than one additional figure to swap between top and…

  • Letter from the Editor – Then they came for my games

    …and there was no one left to speak for me.

  • Letter from the Editor – What price Xbox One & PS4?

    Gamers have just one problem with the games industry and it’s not the quality of game consoles or the games made for them. It’s all about the money.

  • Become a Ready Up writer

    Ready Up, the UK’s biggest community games media website, is recruiting to fill two news team positions and one staff writing position. Applications must be received by 31st May 2013. Applicants looking to join our three-times GMA-nominated team must have solid spelling and grammar, be well informed, dedicated and have strong knowledge of both video…

  • Letter from the Editor – This ain’t a love song, Lara, this is goodbye

    Kirsten says goodbye to old friends and hello to a new generation of games.

  • Letter From The Editor – Some Dragons You Can’t Slay

    Kirsten explores the move towards new emotional gaming experiences such as That Dragon, Cancer an ‘adventure game’ about a couple raising a child with terminal cancer.

  • Bioshock Infinite

    Bioshock Infinite has received not just a few perfect 10’s to wear in its crown, but a whole raft of them. It’s a rare and wonderful occasion when a game is viewed universally as a seminal, faultless piece of work, by the most respected experts in the in the field of video game critique. However…

  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

    I have a sore face from grinning, I feel nauseous from over-excitement and my shoulders and legs hurt from sitting in the one position on the couch for a week. I was worth it, though, so worth it. The feeling I’m left with is sort of disconcerting. I genuinely believed I would never feel this…