Anusha Ganapathi

Valheim: A land of opportunity

The comforting music and the picturesque environment aside, there is one other reason I play Valheim.

23 Feb 2021

Can you turn a strategy gamer in a week?

BG2:EE contains the expansion pack called the ‘Throne of Bhaal’, in addition to ‘Shadows of Amn’. It adapts the Dungeon’s & Dragons Rules to real-time combat gameplay.

22 Feb 2021

Can you turn a Strategy Gamer in a week?

No. But read on for the longer answer. This week, I attempted Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition in anticipation of Baldur’s Gate 3, which is currently in Early Access.

16 Feb 2021

We’ll have to wait  ‘Fau’ it

The full version of the game has not released. It is not even close to an Early Access edition. A beta would still be a better version than the current release.

15 Feb 2021

We’ll have to wait ‘Fau’ it

What surprised me, however, is that at a first glance, Fau-G did not seem desperate to impress.

09 Feb 2021

Staying in the loop: Stocks and Swings

Syndicate’s vindication remains incomplete however, only because Evie and Jacob Frye’s characters were not explored independently for us to have sufficient attachment to their stories.

08 Feb 2021

Staying in the loop: Stocks and Swings

The relevance of the recent events to this column ends with making this distinction.

02 Feb 2021

Skul: A hades prequel?

Now that Hades is an award-winning game, the underworld overrun by Olympians has been established as a rogue-like dungeon crawler.

01 Feb 2021

Skul: A Hades prequel?

As is with the protagonists of action-adventure games, Skul employs a fair bit of skullduggery to make combat consistently exciting.

26 Jan 2021

The Pathless: Light or Not?

I get asked quite frequently for suggestions to play “Light games”. What is a light game? If light is correlated to lesser focus on combat, then The Pathless is a light game.

25 Jan 2021

The pathless: Light or not?

I get asked quite frequently for suggestions to play “Light games”. What is a light game? If light is correlated to lesser focus on combat, then The Pathless is a light game.

21 Jan 2021

Red-y for a replay

It starts at the idyllicpointwhere movies normally end — a silhouette staring into the sunset, overlooking avast expanse of land. It is quiet.

18 Jan 2021

Red-y for a replay

The details also explained why world exploration works in RDR2. It was driven by curiosity, and not because I wanted to check a viewpoint off the list and get a trophy outside the game.

13 Jan 2021

2021 is for side quests

Instead of scrambling to start afresh, let us take some time in the new year to finish what is unfinished – the side missions.

11 Jan 2021

Replay without shame – It’s basically sustainable gaming

Buying the newest, most-awaited games on the day of release did not work well in 2020.

05 Jan 2021