Author Archives: Elliot Metson

Games of 2012 – Elliot

The secret buzzword that links some of my favourite games for 2012 together is characterisation. This was a year in which I realised just how much my enjoyment of a game can be enhanced when I’m able to form an emotional bond with the pixels on screen. My top three games of the year have each taught me just how far some games writers have come when writing a story and inserting believable, interesting things to live in their world. Thomas Was Alone Thomas Was Alone could be seen as an experiment into how little a game developer has to…

Football Manager 2013

Despite hundreds of changes being introduced for last years Football Manager 2012, it was the best iteration of the series that I’d played, making dozens of things more convenient and accessible. Because of this, I learned to not be scared of the changes that Sports Interactive introduce into each new Football Manager but while playing the new version, whatever year it is, it’s always hard to think of many other things that can be improved. Yet every year when a new Football Manager gets announced, SI seem to outdo themselves in ambition. For FM13, on top of 900 other new…