Assassin’s Creed Origins: The video review

OK, I’m trying something new here: A video review rather than a long-form written one.

It’s not perfect – word from pre-screening audiences say that the game volume is quite loud in the beginning (so you’ve been warned) – and I likely bumble a few words here and there (thanks nerves). Also, at times it sounds like I’m reading from a script, which, funnily enough, I was.

I’ve taken a while to take the plunge to do video interviews: As a former newspaper and online journalist, I hate the sound of my own recorded voice, after years of hearing it while transcribing audio interviews, so have tended to stick to what I felt safest doing: Written word reviews where I can express my opinions without anyone hearing what I sound like.

So, have a listen, prepare yourself for slightly loud game audio, and leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your feedback, and who knows? If it’s positive enough, I might do more of them.

As always, thanks for visiting.

Pirate Tuesday: Assassin’s Creed IV trailer

What is this madness, I hear you mutter to yourself? “Is it worth putting down my controller/mouse to check out?”

Well, it depends on what your thoughts on Assassin’s Creed are, I guess, but yes, this is the second game play trailer on Game Junkie 2.0 in one week.

Now, I’m tempering any expectations about Black Flag until (if?) I actually play it: I adored Assassin’s Creed 2 but was disappointed by AC3 – it just wasn’t fun and almost felt as if it was trying to be a little bit Red Dead Redemption with all the crafting and stuff. I’m hoping ACIV is going to learn from the mistakes in AC3, to be honest.

Anyway, enjoy the video. Looking forward to ACIV: Black Flag or going to give it a miss?