Sundays are for looking at a week of half-term ahead of you and wondering what you're going to do with yourself. Interact with the child? Mm. Let's think about it while reading some of the week's best writing about videogames.Brendan Caldwell, RPS in peace, wrote about his experiences being dog piled by Final Fantasy fans. That was for an article he wrote while here, by…
1 week ago
Fast and loose, or tight and controlled? That's the question I ask myself at the start of any run in a game with permadeath - that is, a game that sends me back to the beginning upon death. On this particular life, am I going to try my hardest, and aim for deliberate progress toward a specific goal, or am I going to throw caution…
2 weeks ago
Today's Daily Death is a return to form, if that "form" is steady mediocrity. What I'm saying is, I reach beyond world one, but not much further. I'm much (but not that much) better than this.
From tomorrow, videos on RPS will autoplay as you scroll down to them in an article. They will play without sound. I know many of you won't like this change, but let's talk about why it's happening.
I take back every good word I ever said about moles, but I'd also like to file a petition against horned lizards. Also altars. I hate so many things in this, my favourite game.
Sundays are for-- oh no. Sundays are for doing my taxes. Quick, let's procrastinate with some of the week's best games writing (and podcasts, and TikToks).Brendan Caldwell, former features editor and current RPS list goblin, launched a podcast this past week. Hey Lesson! is a podcast about asking smart people stupid questions about videogames. For example, he asks neuroscientist Dr Ofir Turel about piss mushrooms…
I was worried about being overcautious after yesterday's terrible run, in which I died on the second level. Spoilers: I was not cautious.
It's a law of the universe: any exceptionally good Spelunky daily run must be followed by an exceptionally poor run. Yesterday was execptionally good, and so...
3 weeks ago
Today's episode of the Spelunky daily includes spoilers for the game's first four worlds. Yes, this is my humble brag way of saying I got to world four on the daily challenge.
Genshin Impact has a lot in common with Breath Of The Wild, including the ability to climb any surface, a pocket hang glider, the design of its enemies, and the need to stuff your pockets with cooking ingredients. But rather than criticise it for being derivative, I want to celebrate it for what it gets right - and what it adds - to the formula…
Welcome back to the Daily Death, in which I record my attempt at the Spelunky 2 daily challenge, and encourage you to do the same with your own runs. Today: the world's luckiest lava droplet.
Sundays are for taking a trip to Aldi to stock up on mozzarella and sundried tomato pots, because those are the only thing I'd eat if they ever had more than two tubs on the shelves at a time. Ignore the sweet oil though, and instead wash down your own mouthfuls of cheese with some of the week's best writing about (mostly) games.A few years…
I return for another attempt at the Spelunky 2 daily challenge, in video form. Oof, the ending of this one was frustrating.
Alice is on holiday, which means it falls to me to lead Nate and Matthew in cheerful conversation. Unfortunately I've been playing a lot of Spelunky 2 over the past two weeks, which means all our cheery conversation in this week's Electronic Wireless Show is about death. We talk about our favourite deaths in videogames, whether they be the systems-driven demise of a Crusader Kings…
4 weeks ago
Now that Spelunky 2 is out on PC, its daily challenge mode is available to play. If you don't know: the daily challenge is a single chance to play a set of Spelunky levels that are the same for everyone playing that day. It was my favourite way to play Spelunky 1 and it's unchanged in Spelunky 2. Part of the fun of the daily…
Spelunky 1 felt so precision engineered, so complete, so perfect, that the announcement of Spelunky 2 seemed like the reveal of a new wrist watch. If it had a fancier strap and more cogs, at best, I'd still just be hoping that it told me the correct time.
1 month ago
Crysis was always about more than its graphics. Crysis was and is a first-person stealth playground, with destructible buildings, clever enemies, and a set of flexible superpowers with which to make one collide with the other. Crysis Remastered is that game again, with new graphical bells and whistles you probably can't use, and a substantially higher price than the original game costs now.
Sundays are for being at the beginning of a week-long holiday. These days off feel like the best idea I've ever had.At PC Gamer, Andy Kelly spoke to the developers of Paradise Killer about how they made the open world detective game.
This is not a post I ever wanted to write. Matthew Castle and Sin Vega are leaving RPS today. Come join me in saying farewell.
Spelunky 2 is as tricky to survive as the original game, and poses plenty of challenges for even seasoned players of the series. In this beginner's guide, we'll give you some tips for passing enemies old and new and getting to the end of world one.
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