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  • Rock & Stone! (Deep Rock Galactic)

    It isn’t often that I buy games on a whim. I usually have a mountain of information at my disposal before making a purchase. Even if I haven’t sought it out to begin with, I usually have a good idea about the games I think might interest me. I’m...
  • Record Of Grancrest War

    Record Of Grancrest War is an anime that aired in 2018, based on a light novel series of the same name, by A-1 Pictures. It’s an anime I enjoyed watching but as I’ve sat with it since I’ve had more and more problems with it. I enjoyed it as...
  • Dying

    There’s no escaping it. For all that we avoid talking about it in real life, it’s a prevalent part of a lot of our creative endeavours. How a show, film or game deals with the deaths of characters can often be a defining part of its perception. Game of...
  • My Hopes For Dragon Ball Games In The Next Generation

    Dragon Ball is a series with a long list of video game titles stretching back all the way to 1986. They’ve had their ups and downs but the most recent ones have been truly transformative in my eyes. DB XenoVerse 2, my favourite, is excellent while DB FighterZ is...
  • Free 2 Destiny

    Since Destiny 2 went (mostly) free to play last week, I’ve played quite a bit of it. It’s a bold plan from Bungie since their split from publisher Activision to make basically their entire game free to play with only the latest expansion’s content still behind the paywall. Time...
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    The Surge 2: First Two Hours (and a bit…)

    I’ve never played Dark Souls or Bloodborne but I have played The Surge, and although I’m not fond of the Soulslike genre The Surge’s sci-fi setting had me hooked from the get-go. It should come as no surprise then, that I was excited to play The Surge 2. From...
  • Football Drama

    I’ve been struggling with Football Drama. It’s a small indie title by Open Lab Games, released on Steam, iOS & Android. The premise is an interesting one. It’s a satirical take on Football management inspired by the vast amounts of literature on the subject and the narratives that come...
  • Out of Rupees – Name That Pokémon!

    Join Francis & Andy as they dissect Septembers Nintendo Direct. All of the news, reviewed by the Out of Rupees crew. Pokémon, Overwatch, Fire Emblem, Super Smash Bros. Doom 64 and more! ***hosted by outoflives.net***...
  • Forget Metal-Head, It’s The Bloody Jetpacks!

    I finally got around to The City That Never Sleeps set of DLC packs for Spider-Man (PS4). I’ve written about Spider-Man before, as have a few of my friends here at Out of Lives in the year or so since it was first released. However, now I’ve completed the...