Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Video game 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.

November 24, 2019

I'm still playing Sea of Thieves. I think that at this point it's probably the game I've played for the longest single continuous period of time in my life - it came out 20 months ago, and so far I've not taken a break from it in the same way that I had by this point i...

November 19, 2019

When you've been playing games for over 30 years, you aren't surprised often. Delays, disappointments, unexpected treasures - we've seen 'em all more times than we can count. We're the ones that saw gaming move from arcades into the home, onto mobile platforms (I'm tal...

November 3, 2019

I didn't bother writing a "Quarter 4 games I'm looking forward to" piece this year. I thought about one, then looked at the games that were coming out at the back end of this year and realised that there were depressingly few that I was even remotely interested in. Aft...

October 19, 2019

It's that time of year again. The time when the nights start drawing in and dawn decides to sleep in later and later every morning, leaving most of us jealous of her. Shades of grey are settling the land, the rain apparently unending. The leaves are changing colour, gi...

October 14, 2019

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’d decided to pick up the latest Destiny 2 expansionShadowkeep. I waited to see what the chatter in my clan was doing before I pulled the trigger, and on a wave of positive energy I installed it and rolled into the campaign wi...

September 29, 2019

Difficulty. It’s a touchy subject these days, isn’t it? It seems as though barely a week can go by without someone on Twitter kicking off at someone else on Twitter for having the sheer gall to publicly confess to playing game on “easy” mode. As soon as it happens, the...

September 22, 2019

There's something about Destiny 2 that makes it inescapable for me.

This time last year, I was swallowed by Forsaken - and beginning to bang my head against the grind so hard that I decided to take a long break from it only a couple of months later. I'm not sure whether...

September 8, 2019

I've been on holiday. Apologies for the lack of posting here for the last couple of weeks, sometimes though you need to head out into the great big wide world and let it work its magic on you. It's been a busy year so far, with so much going on that I sometimes feel li...

August 23, 2019

I've been playing Destiny with my son. With the long, lazy days of the summer holidays now coming to an end and The Taken King expansion surrounding us, I thought it might be nice to record what the experience of playing through one of my all-time favourite games with...

August 17, 2019

It's raining so hard that I can barely see the end of my car. In spite of this, I'm doing nearly 200mph down the back straight at Monza. The rain is running vertically up my visor. Behind me, my engine is screaming under the weight of my right index finger. The full we...

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