Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Banner Saga, and living for the now

Here is a fact about me that will surprise absolutely no-one: I prefer winter to summer.

Even though it's only February, I am already hiding from the lengthening days in the chilly embrace of The Banner Saga, a tactical RPG set in a winter so bleak that the sun itself has frozen in place in the sky. Gameplay consists of making decisions for and fighting battles as a small caravan of humans and Varl, a race of horned giants who are the last of their kind because they can't reproduce (they're all male) and the god who made them is, like all other gods, dead.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Dual Wielding: Autobiography of a Fangirl

I bang on about Tomb Raider a lot because this is a video game blog, but Lara Croft actually shares the main plinth in my own personal Hall of Fandom with another 90s icon, Tori Amos.

This is why my autobiography is going to be entitled Dual Wielding, a reference to the fact that while most people are happy just using one gun or one piano at a time, the two women who will have inspired my meteoric rise to fame, fortune and international renown had mastered the art of using two at once.