Author: Aaron Surnaym

Book Review: ‘The Last Wish’ by Andrzej Sapkowski

‘Evil is evil…Lesser, greater, middling, it’s all the same.’ My first exposure to the world that Andrezej Sapkowski created took the form of the critically acclaimed Witcher games by CD Projekt Red following the adventures of an amnesiac monster hunter named Geralt of Rivia. The loss of Geralt’s memory ensures the player does not have

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Impressions: Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima is a renowned video game auteur, who has always brought a distinctive and unique approach to video game design, blending innovative gameplay with serious subject matters alongside wacky easter eggs and comic-bookesque villains. The stories in his flagship Metal Gear Solid franchise were always convoluted, confusing, but also deeply touching stories of humans

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One to Watch: The Witcher

‘Toss a coin to your Witcher…’ So you watched Game of Thrones and were hooked. The deep character arcs, the bleak setting, the political intrigue and of course, the sex and violence. It was all looking so good…until Season 8 when it all turned to ashes. You never thought fantasy could work for you, and

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Mental Health in Video Games: Metal Gear Solid V

This article contains massive spoilers for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Metal Gear Solid V is a mixed bag of a game. It has excellent, polished gameplay, offset by cut content and erratic storytelling. But that does not prevent the finale to this iconic video game saga from moments of heart-wrenching storytelling brilliance. The theme

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Impressions: The Spyro Reignited Trilogy

My first Spiro game was Spiro: Year of the Dragon and I remember loving it. It was simple, it was fun, it had some platforming based puzzles, which were perfect for a young gamer such as myself at the time. It was a light experience. Because of this, my nostalgia hype-o-meter hit dangerously high levels

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The Shining: Watch It Or Read It First?

This article contains minor spoilers for both the book and film adaptation of The Shining. If you are reading this there is a good chance that you know the drama that comes whenever a film or TV series based on a book comes out. Do you watch it straight away or try to read the

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Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

‘REDRUM’ When it comes to the horror genre there are few authors as established as Stephen King, with ‘The Shining’ being almost as well known as the author himself. This is in part, due to Stanley Kubrick’s iconic adaptation of the novel, which launched Jack Nicholson’s career. But this is not the article to discuss

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Flashback Friday: “Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate”

After my first two articles on model painting just being ink jobs I wanted to share some more complete paint jobs that I had completed for tabletop figures! We revisit this article in this week’s Flashback Friday! I hope you enjoy! Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate This article was orginally published on 29th September 2018 After

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