What do you think of when asked about your favourite part of a game?
Is it the depth and emotion of the story? The slick and responsive combat? Exploring a world, playing with friends, earning new gear…?
I jumped into Sea of Thieves recently and discovered my own answer to that question.
It’s the playable instruments!
Read More Why the best part of Sea of Thieves is its musical instruments (please help, I can’t stop hearing sea shanties!)
An alien planet fit for humanity to settle. An intrepid explorer. A heroic journey.
Journey to the Savage Planet is about none of these things.
In an action-packed year set to be full of games vying to become your hobby, Typhoon Studios has kicked off 2020 with the perfect debut – an endearingly earnest game that respects the player’s time and puts a unique spin on the familiar.
Read More Journey to the Savage Planet – a masterful debut
After seven years, Cardboard Computer have concluded their journey with the fifth and final act of Kentucky Route Zero.
This final instalment brings us multiplayer… sort of. It’s Kentucky Route Zero’s own very on-brand interpretation of the feature – nostalgic, reminding us all of how we used to build our own communities through the games we loved in a time before online play.
Read More Kentucky Route Zero’s ‘multiplayer’ reminds us of how we used to share games with others
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is going on nine years of age, and yet people are still finding compelling new questions to ask of it.
This week, we discover which city in Skyrim can fight the most bears!
Read More Skyrim streamer discovers which city can fight off the most bears!
Like all the rest of you, I spent much of my time over the holidays watching The Witcher.
I have since arrived at the conclusion that, after almost five years, it is finally time for me to finish The Witcher 3 and talk about how – through its incredible transmedia success – this series is living its best life.
Read More Five years later… I WILL finish The Witcher 3 (And talk about why this series is living its best life!)
A belated happy new year to you all from us at Universally Speaking!
To kick off the decade, we’re looking at 20 games we can’t wait to play in 2020.
Read More 20 games we can’t wait for in 2020
As 2019 comes to a close, we at Universally Speaking wanted to sign off by looking back at our top five most memorable moments and experiences in gaming this year.
Read More Top 10 Moments in Gaming – 2019 Edition (5-1)
As 2019 comes to a close, we at Universally Speaking wanted to sign off by looking back at ten of the most memorable moments and experiences in gaming this year.
Read More Top 10 Moments in Gaming – 2019 Edition (10-6)
“I created Fractured Minds to help those who suffer from anxiety and other mental health issues feel they’re not alone.”
These are the words of Emily Mitchell, who, at 17 years of age, found solace from anxiety in game development.
This week, Universally Speaking looks at how BAFTA award-winning puzzle game Fractured Minds is such a unique vehicle for promoting awareness of (and empathy for) mental health issues.
Read More Fractured Minds – Understanding Mental Illness through Game Design
Obsidian’s latest RPG released just a few short weeks ago, but it’s already made a cosmic impact in the industry – exceeding the expectations of publishers Private Division and Take-Two critically and commercially.
This week, Universally Speaking looks at how The Outer Worlds revolutionises romance in mainstream gaming through its sensitive handling of representation.
Read More Revolutionising Romance – The Outer Worlds and Asexuality