25 January

Immortals: Fenyx Rising (PC) — 9/10

The best open world game I’ve played in quite a while. Gorgeous world design with great writing, satisfying combat and rewarding exploration. I have reservations about the puzzle rooms themselves (I wish I’d played Breath of the Wild so I could make a qualitative comparison) and after a hundred hours I was still having issues with the controls, but overall I’m very glad I finally played it — and it’s a shame I bounced so hard off the demo when it was released.

I don’t even know what keyword to mute anymore. *ordle ? *dle ? Just mute anyone who’s into word games for a month? Can’t you all just play the crossword in silence like I do?