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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.

I keep finding myself thinking about Anthem. It's a game I wanted to love, found that I couldn't, and - unusually for me - uninstalled in a fit of justified annoyance several months back. It was a buggy, broken mess of a game that promised so much more than it delivere...

Way back at the beginning of the year, I decided that I needed to spend some time whittling down the pile of shame I've amassed over the last couple of years. It's gotten to the point of being ridiculous - a drawer full of Xbox One games, a smattering of PS4 games, mor...

March 4, 2019

I know, I know. I said I'd give Anthem a fair chance. I said how much I wanted to love it, and that I'd finish the campaign to give it a chance to prove itself to me, and for me to fall in love with it. I desperately wanted that to happen, I really did - right up to th...

February 26, 2019

I don't think I've ever played a game that is leaving me on the fence quite as hard as Anthem is. It's quite telling that I used the exact same comment to describe my thoughts about it after I played the VIP demo back at the beginning of the month - and now having spen...

February 8, 2019

I didn't really get on with The Division when it first launched. I liked the premise, but didn't like the floaty feel of the combat or the bullet-sponge bad guys; it just took me out of the experience completely. I can suspend disbelief enough to accept that a murderou...

February 3, 2019

Anthem is proving to be an odd one so far, isn't it? I mean, allowing for the fact that all we've played so far is a demo and the fact that the hype train is building up steam, I'm finding myself straddling the fence on it - and I'm quite surprised by that. I want to l...

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