Tag Archives: Memories

What Colour is My Hero?

This is the second and final part of my article on the question posed by the GDC panel “What Colour is Your Hero?”. In the first part I spoke, as the panel did, about the representation of ethnic characters by developers in games. This time I’m going to take the question more literally and talk about player created characters, including my own personal choices. Anyone who read either my Mass Effect 2 Review or my follow up probably noticed that my Shepard isn’t the usual ‘default male Shepard’ or one of the many interchangeable female Shepards one sees in a…

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the offical/unoffical sequel (depending on who you talk to) to the first Operation Flashpoint; a game about soldiering it up and leading a small squad with a huge freedom to approach targets and then getting killed by unseen snipers. Repeatedly. Then crying over your keyboard like the blubbery manchild you are. Whilst the original developement team Bohemia Interactive went on to make their own sequel in terms of ArmA, publishers Codemasters decided to try and have a shot at it seeming as they still had the rights to slap Flashpoint on a game. Many were…