Features by Alex Donaldson

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: what’s changed in Mass Effect 1
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: what’s changed in Mass Effect 1

The first Mass Effect is the game that is most significantly adjusted in the Legendary Edition trilogy remaster. Here's what's changed.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 02 February, 2021

Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t as bad as its reputation suggests
Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t as bad as its reputation suggests

Revisiting Andromeda, it has a lot more going for it than the now-popular narrative suggests.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 25 January, 2021

Replaying Final Fantasy VIII, it’s hard not to think Squall’s adventure deserved the remake treatment more
Replaying Final Fantasy VIII, it’s hard not to think Squall’s adventure deserved the remake treatment more

Replaying FF8 reveals just how ripe for expansion and reimagining the flawed original is.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 04 January, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 review addendum: we have to talk about console
Cyberpunk 2077 review addendum: we have to talk about console

If you're thinking of buying Cyberpunk on console based on PC reviews, consider this.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 13 December, 2020

Kaiji Tang Interview - Ichiban's voice talks Yakuza: Like a Dragon, 13 Sentinels & Trails of Cold Steel
Kaiji Tang Interview - Ichiban's voice talks Yakuza: Like a Dragon, 13 Sentinels & Trails of Cold Steel

Who better to chat to as Yakuza: Like a Dragon is about to launch than the voice of Ichiban himself?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 November, 2020

Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer
Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer

We've studied that FF16 trailer very closely, like the nerds we are...

feature by Alex Donaldson on 17 September, 2020

Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic
Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic

Twenty years on, two of FF9's key staff reflect on creating a fan-favorite FF.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 July, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain
Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the real deal, reinventing a classic in clever ways. But can it sustain that energy across a full-length game?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2020

Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2
Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2

Although Mass Effect's ultimate conclusion still leaves a bit of a scar on players today, the second entry in the series has left an eternal memory at the heart of this site.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 29 December, 2019

From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries
From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries

RPG Site's coverage of the Shenmue series has always been a little on the side of stretching. With Shenmue III, however, our coverage actually looks like it'll be fully justified.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 March, 2019

People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again
People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again

Nier might be brilliant, but that doesn't mean its director should be moved to Square's biggest franchise.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 November, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda Hands-On: Finally reassured and impressed by Bioware's latest
So when does Mass Effect: Andromeda take place?
So when does Mass Effect: Andromeda take place?

The burning question finally answered.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2016

XCOM 2 Console Impressions: How well does it run on PS4 and Xbox One?
XCOM 2 Console Impressions: How well does it run on PS4 and Xbox One?

We check in on the late-arriving console version of one of our favourite games of the year.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 05 October, 2016

Tetracast Extra: Square Enix E3 2016 Report Card
Tetracast Extra: Square Enix E3 2016 Report Card

Alex, Andrea, Erren and Josh sit down to consider and grade Square Enix's performance at E3 2016, with impressions on all the games the publisher showed.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 20 June, 2016

Tetracast Extra: Debating Mass Effect: Andromeda
Tetracast Extra: Debating Mass Effect: Andromeda

Zack, Alex, Andrea and Kyle sit down in the aftermath of E3 2016 to dissect and discuss the latest Mass Effect title.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 June, 2016

RPG Tycoon Impressions - RPG tropes meet Sim Management
RPG Tycoon Impressions - RPG tropes meet Sim Management

If you're an RPG fan and have a soft spot for the likes of Theme Park or Rollercoaster Tycoon, you may like this indie release.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 June, 2016

A look at The Witcher 3's menu overhaul
A look at The Witcher 3's menu overhaul

CD Projekt replaces the original game menus with a much-improved version.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 10 May, 2016

Why RPG fans really should give XCOM a try
Why RPG fans really should give XCOM a try

XCOM 2 is upon us, and Alex is here to explain why RPG fans should pay attention.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 04 February, 2016

RPG Site Awards 2015: Readers' Choice in Detail
RPG Site Awards 2015: Readers' Choice in Detail

We go a little more in depth on the reader-driven RPG of the Year vote.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 January, 2016

Final Fantasy VII's PS4 and iOS port has a feature all classic JRPG re-releases should copy
Final Fantasy VII's PS4 and iOS port has a feature all classic JRPG re-releases should copy

The new port's speed-based addition is a must-have for returning players.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 14 December, 2015

See Fallout 4 in action - Settlement Building, 3rd Person, Lockpicking & More
See Fallout 4 in action - Settlement Building, 3rd Person, Lockpicking & More

More video coverage from us, this time showing off a bunch of Fallout's main gameplay mechanics commentary free.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 November, 2015

Here's an hour of us tooling around in Fallout 4's Wasteland
Here's an hour of us tooling around in Fallout 4's Wasteland

We sit down and give our impressions of Fallout 4 for an hour, showing off a little of the game's main mechanics.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 November, 2015

Spotlight: SSV Normandy SR-1
Spotlight: SSV Normandy SR-1

We look back at what made Mass Effect's iconic hub vessel great.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2015

Dreams Come True: Behind the Scenes of Final Symphony II
Dreams Come True: Behind the Scenes of Final Symphony II

Concert producer and Final Fantasy fanboy Thomas Böcker takes us behind the scenes of the successful concert series.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 12 October, 2015

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