Reclaimer’s Blog

Horror games: Dead Space Extraction

Several days ago, I was talking to Herbalist about horror. We then turned our attention to the Dead Space games. A beautiful series that blended sci-fi and horror to create an impressive series to date within this genre.   I shall be looking at Dead Space: Extraction, the prequel to the amazing horror, Dead Space that graced our homes in 2008. Extraction was released originally on the Nintendo Wii...[Read More]

Since January, Elite Dangerous has had a few interesting developments that have had a profound impact on the gaming community. The appearance of an unknown vessel was a moment that terrified the people of Elite. Whilst travelling through Hyperspace, players would enter an unstable conduit and be pulled out into normal space. All ships systems would shut down, leaving you adrift in the void. Sinist...[Read More]

Dragon Age: Inquisition, developed by Bioware and released in November 2014 is a phenomenal game. Like previous Bioware titles, the scope of the game is incredible. Inquisition begins with such a violent and powerful start, it is so dark and mysterious you as the player can only wonder what has transpired. The introduction gives little away to reveal the true crisis that has befallen the people of...[Read More]

Elite Dangerous: Guardians 2.2 Update

Elite Dangerous featured a significant update on the 25th October called Guardians. This update featured numerous changes to the gameplay and refreshed Elite for players. New features included the Beluga Liner, essentially a space ocean liner in Elite. This allows players to purchase numerous passenger cabins and transport individuals and the rewards are usually in the millions for these missions....[Read More]

On November 15th 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was released for the Xbox. This game marked the beginning of an incredible series developed by Bungie and later carried on by 343 Industries. The remake that came ten years to the day later was truly a masterpiece. The ability to return to the 2001 version of the game, achieved through the graphics switch was amazing. The gameplay identical to how it was...[Read More]

Halo 5: Guardians

On October 27th 2015, Halo 5: Guardians released and was very much a well anticipated game which would continue the story left off from Halo 4. The campaign begins with an introduction of Dr. Halsey, who created the Spartan II’s. The opening mission features Fireteam Osiris through a harrowing Halo jump and move through the chaos to their objective. This mission consists of the team traversing a F...[Read More]

Destiny: Rise of Iron

  Destiny Rise of Iron expansion was released on the 20th September, and has transformed the game in a few ways. The game now features a far more efficient user interface in my opinion. The game changes include new enemy designs as well as Earth’s patrol area being further expanded to include the Plaguelands.   Campaign The Rise of Iron campaign is incredible, with a rich background into...[Read More]

Ark Survival Evolved – Game Preview

In December 2015, Ark Survival Evolved came to Xbox One. The game is essentially an open world environment where players must survive on an island from dinosaurs and other hazards. When you load up the game, you appear in one of the designated spawn zones that range in difficulty. It should be noted that upon spawning you have no items or weapons, and must gather resources to ensure your survival....[Read More]

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes I purchased this game, my first ever fps in 2005. I was instantly encapsulated by the mysterious plot and alien world called Aether that you were tasked to explore. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes features you playing as the heroine, Samus Aran. You are tasked with finding and assisting a missing Federation Task Force called Herakles. You start the game in an underground cavern and...[Read More]

Deus Ex Mankind Divided the Review

  Deus Ex Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, two years after the previous game, Human Revolution. The game once more features the protagonist, Adam Jensen, who is now working for Interpol Task Force 29. The game begins in Dubai, an incomplete hotel is the map. The site abandoned after the dreadful “Aug Incident”, where two years ago, augmented people across the world lost control. The missi...[Read More]

Elite: Dangerous the Review

  In June 2015, I purchased Elite: Dangerous whilst it was still in the preview program. Ever since then I have greatly enjoyed my time spent in the galaxy created by Frontier Developments. Elite: Dangerous is an open world game based on scale map of the milky way galaxy. This means that players are able to explore up to four hundred billion locations in game. The game has been steadily devel...[Read More]

I began gaming at the young age of eleven (I am twenty-two right now), a Nintendo Gamecube was my first game console. My first game was Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. That title took me two years to complete and it brought much frustration, but immense joy when I complete it. Eventually I branched out onto the Xbox 360 and have been an Xbox gamer ever since. Games like Halo, and Mass Effect have forever...[Read More]

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