A Land Fit For Heroes Review

When I was a child I was a voracious reader, I would read anything, anywhere and at any time. The thing is though, when you read so much, you consume a lot of books and eventually you run out of things to read – especially if you are a fan of a series.

land-heroesI loved the ‘Goosebumps’ series and read them all over a fortnight – so when my mum presented me with a ‘Choose you own adventure’ Goosebumps book; I was all over it. It was literally many books in one and it was different every time.

Why the storytime?

Well ‘A Land Fit For Heroes’ (ALFFH) is the video game equivalent of a choose your own adventure (CYOA) book. It goes for broke in its conceit and as a result it’s literally a (barely) visual novel – as I’ve said before; when a game goes for narrative over gameplay then it lives and dies by the quality of its story.

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MrLuvva’s Luv-In #58

This is it, the end of the summer. In a few days it’ll be September, the kids will be back at school and we can begin the annual winter/fall games avalanche – you can see my plans for gaming right here (remember to leave a comment about yours!).

It is this time of year I love as a gamer, there is an excitement in the air and the games that everyone is looking forward to are just around the corner – already my Facebook newsfeed is full of people pre-ordering FIFA (I ask why they do this, it’s not going to sell out) which signals the start of the Christmas games rush.

Living in the now though, I have compiled a number of great posts from around the blogosphere for your consumption and enjoyment. It’s a bumper crop so I hope you can find a few that tickle your fancy and you give these superb guys and gals the attention they deserve. I say it every week, but if you have a great post you want attention on, link it in the comments! Continue reading

I’m Sorry, How Much?

…nah, you’re alright!

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I am a bit partial to a bit of first person shooter action – late night binges on ‘Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2’ and have a full group for ‘Battlefield Bad Company’, I like to think I have done my best to support the genre. However, there is some major shenanigans going on right now and it’s doing my head in! Continue reading

Things I Miss In Gaming: Part 1

I remember being a kid everything was exciting, there were no worries or issues (although weirdly I used to lose sleep worrying that people would die) and everything was fun. Being a kid was amazing – I used to do whatever I wanted, when I wanted (well when I was allowed to).

As I’ve gotten older though my life has slowed down; as a teenager I got bogged down by GCSEs and the pressure of doing well in school. In my later teens work got in the way of fun and now that I am an adult, with a child – fun has definitely fallen down the pecking order of priorities.

Why am I giving you the history of luvva lesson? Well games have followed the same trajectory! In the early (ish) days they were all about fun and as they’ve gotten older the pressure of making money has taken over from that and they have become much more subdued (read as mature).

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Large Gaming Youtubers You Should Be Watching : 2016 Edition

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In 2014 I wrote a post that outlined a few big gaming Youtube Channels you should be watching; since then though a few (opengriefing) have become very inactive and one (DLCentral) has closed down. RIP. (We love you Matt and Nate – check them out here though)

So the time has come for us to update this list. Once again all these channels are my own personal choices (MrJohnSherry will disagree with some of my choices) but they still carry the MrLuvvaLuvva seal of approval® and you are still guaranteed a damn good time*

I will be doing another post on much smaller channels you should be paying attention too – before they become the next big thing on Youtube!

So why not stop being a reader (just for a few minutes though) and become a watcher; a watcher of gamers, a watcher of gamers on Youtube… Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #57

August is nearly gone which means that September is about to begin – and with September comes…

…the Christmas games rush! Colour me excited though, new games are coming and it’s not a moment too soon; I haven’t bought one since ‘The Division’ so i’m well overdue! On top of that the PSVR is getting so close I can almost taste it (prepare yourselves for an avalanche of VR articles) – as well as our annual “Frightfest” celebrations – it’s almost too much.

Getting back to the present though I have assembled a crack selection of posts for your enjoyment. As always make sure you support these fine writers with a click of their links and if you have a good post you want to share with us, then please link it in the comments below! Continue reading

Titanfall 2 Initial Impressions

…Prepare for Titanfall.

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It’s been roughly 2 and a half years since the release of Titanfall 1. A game which had me so hyped up I actually went and bought a Xbox One specifically for after playing the hell out of the beta on PC. So, how does Titanfall 2 compare? Continue reading

My Picks From Gamescom 2016

So Gamescom 2016 is underway and the information is slowly seeping out into the wild – some of the releases have been pretty awesome as well!

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“Which ones Luvva?” I hear you scream – well slow down there partner; if I told you here (before the read more) then what will you read today?

I have been super impressed with much of what I have seen from Gamescom, there is a lot of good stuff coming our way; regardless of platform that you play on! So impressed in fact that I have had to edit this post down because there was just too much video causing the page to load way too slowly.

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What We’ll See At Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is here today until and it promises to be the biggest ever…

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…unfortunately there are no major press conferences to look forward to. Sony are hosting their own event on the 7th of September, Microsoft have an “Xbox Fanfest” event planned for the duration of the show, EA are having their “day before party” and even Blizzard are releasing a video just before the show opens for the industry.

I’m also going to tell you right now that we will NOT see anything of the ‘Project Scorpio’ or the ‘Playstation 4 Neo’.

Disappointing!

What I love most about Gamescom however is even though it lacks the bombast nature of E3 it is all about the immediate future; companies use this show as a way of reminding us all about the games we are going to be playing this winter. I love this! Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #56

This week I have a bumper crop of posts for your enjoyment and consumption!

Over the past week there have been two games that have dominated the blogosphere Pokemon GO (still…) and No Man’s Sky. Needless to say there are a lot of posts about both coming up – so if you’re sick of either DO NOT PROCEED!!!!

GET BACK HERE! That was a joke! Come read these posts that I have compiled for you; you ungrateful jerk!

As always guys, click on the posts that sound interesting to you and support these fine writers! If you have a post that you think people should read, then link us to it in the comment section! Continue reading