Vote Bunny Lord! – Not A Hero Review, by Private: Jason Purdy
You are on the street team for an anthropomorphic time travelling purple alien rabbit called Bunny Lord. He wants to be elected president of the world to stop the coming apocalypse. You have three weeks until the election to eliminate the street gangs of London with ultra-violence to help his campaign. On paper, Not A […]
Micro-transaction Kombat, by Private: Jason Purdy
Mortal Kombat might not stand tall and proud as a shining example of all the greatest things that video games can achieve, unless you count grotesquely inventive ways of multilating pixels as an achievement, and you might. While a great deal of the marketing around the newest iteration of the long running brawler Mortal Kombat […]
J is for Jason Purdy and Randee Dawn, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills has two excellent columnists, Jason Purdy and Randee Dawn, who both post every other week; Jason on Fridays and Randee on Mondays. Jason’s column – The Purdy Perspective – focuses on reviewing video games and movies, and he brings expertise from his video game Youtube channel Polygonasaurus. Randee’s column – Between The Lines […]
Hanging Up –  Violence and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, by Private: Jason Purdy
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the recently released sequel to the absolutely stellar Hotline Miami, a game about brutally murdering hordes of pixelated foes to a soundtrack of thumping 8 bit techno, in neon, Day-Glo world of hyper reality. While video games have always come under fire for violence, and in fact, you’d be […]
Far Cry 4 – Disaster Tourism, by Private: Jason Purdy
The Kingdom of Kyrat is a bizarre, hellish world where you’re not sure whether the next bend in the rough dirt road will lead you right into an enemy encampment, or into a bizarre free for all frenzy between the locals, a few rhinos, a Bengal tiger, and an eagle sweeping down for a slice […]
Oblitus Review, by Private: Jason Purdy
Oblitus is cat nip for Dark Souls fans, pure and simple. A simple, 2D iteration of the winning formula of impossibly difficult enemies, a minimalist story, and a dark and oppressing atmosphere. Add perma-death into that cocktail of pain and you’ve got a recipe for true punishment. The game’s creator Connor Ullman has somehow managed […]
Interview with Jason Purdy, by Clare Dugmore
Readers of our weekly video game and movie review column The Purdy Perspective may already know Jason Purdy, and today, Curiosity Quills has the pleasure of interviewing Jason about his YouTube gaming channel Polygonasaurus, and the relationship between video-gaming and novels!   Thank you for joining us, Jason. Could you start off by telling us […]
Steamworld Dig Review, by Private: Jason Purdy
Video games have always been unique in their capacity to evoke a feeling of exploration, of treading new ground. In Steamworld Dig, this evocation is quite literal. While mining in real life is a horrible experience fraught with the constant threat of suffocation, cave-ins, dead budgies and a hatred for Thatcher, Steamworld Dig allows you […]