Welcome to September’s editorial post, a monthly progress report which rounds-up all the happenings here at Later Levels along with the games we’ve been playing. With autumn now upon us … Continue Reading Editorial: September 2019
Although I love the adventure genre, I’m not a Daedalic Entertainment fan at all. There’s just something about their games I can’t get my head around and the humour within … Continue Reading <em>State of Mind</em>: Daedalic disaster?
Welcome back! Presumably you’ve just changed channels after watching the first half of the third episode of our unofficial commentary couch for 2019’s Blogger Blitz, but if not then please … Continue Reading Big-Up the <em>Blitz</em>: episode 3-and-a-bit
It’s long been thought that the portrayals of people we see in the media have an impact on how we feel about our own bodies. Stick-thin models in magazines, beautiful … Continue Reading Sexualised characters: holding up a mirror to culture
Detective films and books? They don’t do anything for me. The pacing and typical private-investigator-with-personal-demons protagonist fail to keep me engrossed. But give me a video game with a detective … Continue Reading <em>Missing in Jericho</em>: the search begins
Regular Later Levels visitors will probably be aware of my on-off obsession with The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). Since being introduced to the game during Christmas 2015, I’ve had regular … Continue Reading Cooking up a Stormcloak
Argh me hearties! Tomorrow it be the most booty-full time of year: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. All you scallywags are obliged to great each other with suitably seaworthy … Continue Reading Pieces of 8-bit: pirate video games
Autumn officially starts this month so that means colder days, longer nights and preparations for Halloween and Christmas! But before we get wrapped up in cosy blankets, it’s time for … Continue Reading Gamers blog party: autumn 2019 invitation
What makes a video game? The argument about the type and extent of gameplay that must exist within a release in order classify it in this way has been a … Continue Reading <em>Coloring Pixels</em>: clicking calm
Before its final date at the end of August, I had the pleasure of attending the AI: More Than Human exhibition at the Barbican in London. This event promised to … Continue Reading More than meets the AI
Earlier this year, I wrote about my stepson’s obsession with Fallout. He first found out about the series when he caught my other-half playing Fallout 4 on his laptop in … Continue Reading Insomnia65: <em>Over(watch)</em> the <em>Fallout</em> obsession?
I’ve been going to the Insomnia Gaming Festival since 2017 and in those past two years, have never an entirely positive experience at the event. Insomnia61 felt like nothing more … Continue Reading Insomnia65: a round-up
Here’s the latest update on our 50-day challenge for GameBlast20, an event starting on Sunday, 05 January 2020 which aims to raise funds and awareness for SpecialEffect. This amazing charity … Continue Reading GameBlast20: interview with Becky from SpecialEffect
At the last London Gaming Market in July, I managed to pick up copies of Syberia and Syberia II for my PlayStation 2. The first game in the series is … Continue Reading The folly of Kate Walker