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Overdue Reviews: Spintires: MudRunner

Screenshot from MudRunner showing two trucks driving offroad.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I pretend to be a videogame journalist. This week: Spintires: MudRunner on PC.

Multiplayer in MudRunner is a bit of a missed opportunity. It's hampered by confusing menus and the occasional bug, and once you're in there's no direction on what to do, unless slowly delivering logs with your friends appeals.

But I'm going to ignore all of that so that I can explain the joy of playing multiplayer MudRunner with my Dad. We don't get to play very often - small snatches of gameplay at random times - but when we do, it's a wonderful thing.

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Overdue Reviews: Jedi Knight 2

Screenshot of Jedi Knight 2 showing, well, dull gameplay, frankly.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Jedi Knight 2 on PC.

Jedi Knight 2 was like getting into a supercar to find that the seats are uncomfortable. Jedi Knight 2 was like biting into a delicious looking apple to find it a bit soggy inside. Jedi Knight 2 was like meeting your hero only to find out they're not very interesting.

In short, Jedi Knight 2 was something of a disappointment.

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Overdue Reviews: Quake

Screenshot from Quake showing the opening level select section.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Quake on PC.

I briefly worked in IT support for an insurance company in central London in the late nineties. When I arrived I was delighted to discover a thriving lunchtime Quake deathmatch community, composed of people from around the company and run by the IT staff.

Every lunchtime I would run out of the office, grab some food and then wolf it down while watching the game on spectate mode before jumping into the fray. We'd regularly have around 10 players in at once. It was a lot of fun.

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Overdue Reviews: Lego Jurassic World

A Lego dinosaur chasing some Lego men across a Lego landscape. In Lego.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Lego Jurassic World on PC.

Whenever positive things stack up against negative ones in a game it's difficult to decide where the tipping point is. If there are more good points than bad points, is it a good game? Or does the severity of one of the bad points cancel out all of the good ones?

Take Lego Jurassic World, for example.

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Overdue Reviews: Little Big Adventure

Screenshot from Little Big Adventure, showing a boat and some characters

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Little Big Adventure on PC.

Oh, Steam users. You don't know how privileged you are. Content and bug fixes delivered directly to your computer, often without you even noticing. The smooth machinery of the digital future, working tirelessly in the background for your benefit.

It wasn't always like that. When I purchased my copy of Little Big Adventure on CD-ROM in the mid-nineties, it had a bug. There was no automatic downloading of patches back then. Instead, there was a mysterious note in the box.

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Overdue Reviews: Dawn of War 2

A space marine from the game

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Dawn of War 2 on PC.

Dawn of War 2 is a very serious game. It's full of serious sounding men, with serious names like Cyrus and Thaddeus. I was given the option at the start of naming my character, so to lighten the mood a little I named him Billy.

It did not make the game any less serious.

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