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Dear Esther

No matter what other games or mods you play this year, or indeed for the next five years, not many will come close to trumping the confusion factor of Dear Esther. You can imagine Dan Pinchbeck, the mod’s creator, cackling maniacally while piecing together the most befuddling narrative he could conjure up. Indeed, if his job was to get people talking about his game, then he can safely say mission accomplished. As a matter of fact, to even call Dear Esther a game would be quite a stretch, perhaps even an insult. Fundamentally, Dear Esther is a first person interactive…

Civilization V

After fourteen hours or so with Civ V I’ve come away feeling a little disappointed and also a little stupid. Civ has always evaded me – I was too young to understand it when I played II, I didn’t like how it handled combat when I recently played IV, but going into V I thought it would finally click – and for a while I thought it had done, but in the end, well, I’m left with an overwhelming sense of apathy. The new look and feel won me over initially – it’s extremely polished and slick. Big buttons fill…