the author

Regular ManaPool writer and good friend of ET. I live and work in York, UK and try to provide a good honest opinion about the games i play. I like variety, strategy and to be challenged by games. I also provide technical backup to fix any problems with the site.

Naval War: Arctic Circle Interview

Naval War: Arctic Circle Interview

“Holy shit! Someone is re-making Harpoon!” is what I said to myself when I first saw the news of this game when we published the…

Dragon Age 2 Review

Dragon Age 2 Review

I’ve come to the conclusion that petty criminals in the city of Kirkwall are idiots. Any normal person after seeing his friends on the receiving…

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 Review

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 Review

Tom Clancy must be a really busy guy. One moment he’s putting his name to special forces games, the next he’s working with action flight…

Risen Review

Risen Review

Risen should really be called Gothic 4, except it isn’t. And Gothic 4 really shouldn’t be but is. Confused yet ? While Gothic 4 continues…

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

Need for Speed : Hot Pursuit, is a remake of the earlier game of the same name, redone for 2010 with Facebook-like features built in,…

Alpha Protocol Review

Alpha Protocol Review

I can’t help liking Alpha Protocol. It has its flaws which come largely as a result of being a poor console conversion, but if you…

Civilization 5 Review

Civilization 5 Review

You bastard Ghandi! You absolute shit! This sentence sums up something in Civ 5 which is rare in a game. Ghandi just made me mad….