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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.

July 14, 2019

I've been waiting for Sea of Solitude ever since it was first announced at E3 back in 2018. Cornelia Geppert, the creative lead behind the game and its development studio Jo-Mei, took to the stage and talked for several minutes about the game. She was excited and nervo...

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...

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 12, 2019

Apex Legends – next game from Titanfall developer Respawn, dropped on 4.2.19. There was no fanfare, little pre-warning. The first I knew was a tweet from Eurogamer at about 10am which got shared around my office.

It’s another Battle Royale game. I was excited for the 5...

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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