Merch Spotlight: Grimoire Anthology

In a move which has taken far too long in my view, Bungie have finally announced a physical anthology of the Grimoire entries found throughout the games.

The Grimoire are a series of story “logs” unlocked within Destiny to shed additional light on the fascinating universe of the Guardians. Continue reading

The Power of Atmosphere

Whilst my internet was recently out for a week I did a number of things I don’t normally do: rip out & replant a whole garden, socialise outdoors with friends, and revisit countless games I thought I’d played to death. You’ll be pleased to know I’m going to be talking about the latter.

Atmosphere is the most powerful element of any story-driven game, but also the most commonly overlooked. In a world where changing game mechanics and drama over design philosophies hogs the limelight, we seem to be missing the “soul” that brings life to so many outstanding titles. Continue reading

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