Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Adult videogame player. Writer of words. Drinker of tea. 

Welcome to PharaohCreator.com. I write about games, as neither hater nor hyper. If you're tired of the endless online hyperbole, then you've found a place that might suit you better. Take a seat. Have a cuppa. Let's chat for a while.

I'm not really into horror games. Dead Space scared the living shit out of me. Alan Wake had a similar effect. It's something that's always struck me as being a little odd - I'm fine with horror movies, but as soon as I'm given some agency beyond watching the torture a...

June 28, 2020

On June 6th, Destiny 2 did something it's never done before. And that, combined with some other factors, have dragged me back to a game that, honestly, I thought I was completely finished with.

There's a spaceship in Destiny 2 called The Almighty. Players first encounte...

June 23, 2020

Sony have revealed the PS5. Let's face it, it's about time we saw something other than that controller ("sticks are STILL in the wrong place" was my first impression, and it hasn't changed). In a lengthy livestream, they showed off exactly what we can expect from the n...

June 15, 2020

I started playing Social Media back when it first came out. I'm old enough to remember when Facebook was new, but it wasn't really the first one I'd used - that title goes to the long since forgotten Friends Reunited, a place where I was looked up by school friends tha...

There's a line in Jaws, delivered by marine biologist Hooper. He's the guy called in to assess the shark problem following the discovery of a gruesome set of remains on the beach. He's a by-the-book kind of guy, interested in getting to the bottom of what's going on an...

When I first read about Rage 2, I was excited. I'd quite enjoyed the original Rage in spite of its obvious narrative issues - it ended in the most abrupt way possible, akin to a TV show ending not in the middle of a series, but in the middle of an episode. I also reall...

There's something about the Moon as a location that's innately appealing to videogame designers. Maybe it's the simultaneously ubiquitous yet mysterious nature of the place that draws us in. Maybe it's the sense of history and pride that we feel when we look up at it a...

With the recent Ships of Fortune content drop into Sea of Thieves, big changes have been made to the Arena. Remember the Arena? It's the PvP mode that dropped with the anniversary update back in March 2019. I'll be honest - aside from a couple of early forays into the...

Every so often you come across a game that drips passion for the medium's history; a game that's as much homage as it is sequel. Streets of Rage 4 is one of those games. It's a sequel that was never going to see the light of day. It's been 26 years in the making - and...

April has been spent in a state of COVID 19 lockdown. At the moment of writing this, late on a Saturday night, I've been locked down for 8 weeks after taking the decision to hide myself away from the world a week before our government decided that doing so was such a g...

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