Earthlock – store-brand JRPG

Earthlock – store-brand JRPG

Story centred around an ancient, powerful, but long-vanished civilisation? Prominent mechanised and militaristic city-state with airships – one of which crashes in the first 5 minutes? Pastoral-coded rogue with a heart of gold and a strong familial bond? Sheeeeit son…...
Final Fantasy XIV – not revolutionary, but highly refined

Final Fantasy XIV – not revolutionary, but highly refined

Playing Final Fantasy XIV is like being fed a blooming onion by a waitress dressed as a cat-girl. Tenderly, she dips each petal into one of a hundred different sauces before placing it delicately onto your outstretched and eager tongue. Sometimes it’s garlic dip,...