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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.

December 27, 2019

I've been playing Dark Souls. It's been on my list to play since basically forever - I actually had it on the Xbox 360 and managed to get all the way to the Taurus Demon before quitting out and walking away from it. Yes, I know. He's right at the start. And he's easy t...

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...

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...

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...

January 15, 2019

If there'd been a wedding, there'd have been a bunch of half-drunk sceptics at a table in the corner at the reception. The table would have been covered in empty glasses and bottles, perhaps with an overflowing ashtray, the table decorations shredded into bored pieces...

December 29, 2018

I’ve learned a lot of things this year. I’ve learned that I quite like Synthwave and Progressive Metal. I’ve learned that a colleague of mine becomes (even) more entertaining with each subsequent glass of wine, and that several of the people I feel closest to have, lik...

September 29, 2018

So, in spite of my reservations, I've been swallowed whole by Destiny 2. Again. Only a few short months ago, I was looking at what Destiny 2 was, comparing Bungie's dreams for it to my own time availability and expectations, and thinking that walking away was the only...

July 17, 2018

It feels a bit sad to be sitting here and not feeling excited going into Q4 for the first time in as long as I can remember - if there's a legacy of the mis-steps of 2017, I really think this is it. Most of the video game players I know well seem to feel much the s...

A little over a year ago, I was writing for a website and produced an article about Destiny, and how much I was going to miss it when Destiny 2 released - you can read that original article here. The tl:dr version can be summed up thus: I loved the original Destiny for...

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