Author: Leah Williams

Leah Williams is a freelance writer whose work has been featured across The AU Review, IGN, Green Man Gaming and more. Her favourite game of all time is The Urbz: Sims in the City on Nintendo DS. Ask her about it @legenette on Twitter.

Games Review: Jump Force marries bad fanfiction with worse graphics

February 16, 2019

Most of us went through a Shonen Jump phase at one point or another in our lives, whether it was inspired by Naruto, Goku, Ichigo or any of the other dozens of characters that have shined in the magazine over the years. Jump Force brings their worlds back to life, leveraging the nostalgia and dedication […]

Read More

Games Review: The Stillness of the Wind is a game of great peace and sadness

February 14, 2019

The Stillness of the Wind is a melancholy tale and one that frequently had me in tears, even if it was hard to articulate why. The premise is simple — you play as Talma, an old woman who lives on a farm. As the years have gone by, the people in Talma’s life have left […]

Read More

Games Review: 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL is a clunky, modern twist on a classic formula

February 7, 2019

There was a time when point-and-click adventures ruled the roost, with companies like LucasArts churning out hit after hit between Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island Grim Fandango and Full Throttle. Since the 1980s, video game technologies have advanced unbelievably, opening up a diverse range of options for gameplay, allowing sprawling open world adventures […]

Read More

God Eater 3: Ranking The Cute Anime Boys of the Ashlands

February 7, 2019

Over the last week, I’ve been playing God Eater 3. It’s a snappy, mayhem-filled romp where you take down titanic beasts called Aragami with your team of fellow God Eaters. The game is filled with cool swords, cool guns and cool combat. One might say it just oozes cool. But, I’m not actually here to […]

Read More

Games Review: Pikuniku‘s charming visuals mask a surprisingly sinister adventure

January 29, 2019

Pikuniku is an absurd, charming little game from the folks at Devolver Digital, and one that is absolutely fascinating. Styled after the whimsical platformer titles of the PS2 era like Loco Roco and Katamari Damacy, Pikuniku follows the struggles of a little red blob as he awakens in a strange land filled with shiny, happy […]

Read More

Games Review: Rainswept is a melancholy exploration of the meaning of life

January 28, 2019

Relationships are messy and fragile, and harsh words have consequences. Rainswept dives into this fragility wholeheartedly, and presents a grounded, if occasionally heavy-handed, tale about life, loss and the complications of love. Rainswept follows Detective Michael Stone as he investigates the seeming murder-suicide of a couple Chris and Diane. Their struggles mirror his own as […]

Read More

Games Review: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey is a Gut-Wrenchingly Good Time

January 23, 2019

Very few Nintendo DS games ever fulfilled the potential of the console’s unique dual screens, but one title came incredibly close. That title, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, has finally gotten the recognition it deserves with a brilliant new remaster for the Nintendo 3DS. Originally released in 2009, Bowser’s Inside Story is an RPG […]

Read More

Games Review: Borderlands 2 VR (PSVR, 2018) is a fun and well-made romp through Pandora and beyond

December 21, 2018

I’ve had a rocky relationship with PSVR, to put it as kindly as possible. From mild headaches and blurry vision to a nauseating journey through Skyrim, I feel like I’ve been through the wars with the device. Honestly, it’s not had that much use at all, and I was ready to give up before Borderlands […]

Read More

Tech Review: The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Wired Gaming Headset is Music to our Ears

November 24, 2018

I have a very delicate head, I really do. Princess and the Pea style, in fact. Every set of headphones I’ve tried has squashed and squeezed my little noggin every which way, giving me headache upon headache as I’ve searched in vain to find the answer. It’s appropriate that we’re coming into the holiday season, […]

Read More

Games Review: Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu (Switch, 2018) is a pure and wholesome adventure through the very best of Pokémon

November 20, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee had its fair share of doubters when it was first announced. A very small but very loud minority decried every new announcement, complaining that the new title would be too easy and kid-friendly. Ironically, it’s this ease and accessibility that makes the title shine so brightly. Essentially, Let’s Go is a […]

Read More

Games Review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4, 2018) is Lit, Fam

November 19, 2018

Everybody’s favourite flaming 90’s mascot is back (again) in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection of the first three entries in the franchise (and the only ones worth playing). Charting Spyro’s adventures across the Dragon Kingdom, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, the trilogy is presented in shiny remastered format, breathing life back into what had become […]

Read More

Games Review: Lego Harry Potter Collection (Switch, 2018) brings the magic back to the Lego franchise

November 9, 2018

The Lego Harry Potter game franchise first launched in 2010, and has since been adapted and remastered for nearly every device imaginable. This includes, but is not limited to, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, iOS, OS X and Android. To be made available on literally everything is the mark of a true great, and with the release […]

Read More

Games Review: My Hero One’s Justice (Switch, 2018) is a shallow but immensely fun romp filled with superheroics

November 8, 2018

My Hero One’s Justice is a game designed purely for the My Hero Academia faithful, not because it’s inaccessible, but because the story begins at the halfway mark, picking up our protagonist Midoriya’s journey from his internship with hero Gran Torino – about the halfway mark of season two for those that follow the anime. […]

Read More

PAX Aus 2018: ZeniMax’s Matt Firor Talks The Future of The Elder Scrolls Online and How Fans have Shaped the Franchise

November 7, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online, first launched in 2014, has leapt from strength to strength in recent years having since launched multiple new content packs, including the gargantuan Morrowind and Summerset expansions in 2017 and 2018 respectively. At PAX Australia, we had the chance to sit down with Elder Scrolls Online’s Game Director, Matt Firor, to […]

Read More

Games Review: Call of Cthulhu (PS4, 2018) is a Charmingly Clunky Eldritch Mess

November 7, 2018

Call of Cthulhu is not a game that belongs on the modern generation of consoles. It’s clunky, muddy and technically unpolished – yet, there’s something surprisingly cunning about it, because it uses its own murk to great effect. When textures cut in and out of focus or objects seem to disappear, it only adds to […]

Read More

Hotel Review: Mantra St Kilda Rd’s modern comforts are just a short tram ride away from Melbourne’s CBD

November 1, 2018

Mantra St Kilda Rd is characterised by its stunning and elegant modern charm, with a chandeliered, ballroom style entrance and lovely art deco apartments. Every wall is adorned with bold paintings, and with its red carpet entrance way, it brings a sense of grandeur to the venue. The hotel boasts a well-equipped and very spacious […]

Read More

Hotel Review: Melbourne’s Mantra on Jolimont is a Jolly Good Time

October 31, 2018

The Mantra on Jolimont is a true gem nestled on the outskirts of Melbourne City, and a prime location for those looking to stay a comfortable and affordable distance away from the bright lights of the CBD. The hotel is a short tram ride from Flinders St Station, or a 15-minute walk for the intrepid […]

Read More

PAX Aus 2018: 6 Games That Shined On The Show Floor

October 30, 2018

With PAX Australia done and dusted, there comes time for introspection and assessment. Dozens of games from across the industry made appearances on the show floor, with some leaving far more of an impression than others. What follows is a run down of the best that PAX had to offer, and the games that shone […]

Read More

Games Review: LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4, 2018) is so Bad it’s Good

October 26, 2018

The LEGO franchise has become one of the least surprising in gaming – not because it’s become stagnant, but because it’s managed to hit the perfect balance of action, adventure and comedy within its titles. The franchise’s newest entry, LEGO DC Super-Villains hits all the same notes as usual, alongside some welcome new ones. Character […]

Read More

6 Indie Titles We’re Excited To See At PAX Australia

October 25, 2018

With PAX Australia 2018 right around the corner, Aussie gamers are soon to be flooded with heaps of great new content. From Aussie indies to the best of the rest, we take a look at some of the most eye-catching games featured at PAX, and what we’re looking forward to most. Necrobarista, Route 59 Necrobarista […]

Read More