Mike Bantick

Mike Bantick

Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

Watch Dogs 2 is a good game. Its much maligned predecessor suffered from a significant investment of Ubisoft marketing dollars leading to a pre-release hype level that the end product could not meet.

One of the most revered games of all time was Warren Spector’s Deus Ex. The reason was just how refreshing the approach of a multi-solution game design was among a sea of assault style shooters. That was in 2000; since then many other titles have given players options, and some have been intriguing, such as the original Dishonored, and now we have Dishonored 2.

Good on you Respawn – good on you for listening to the fans. The first Titanfall was a breakthrough multiplayer experience that set up a universe ripe for exploring solo. Titanfall 2 has landed and brings with it the kind of single-player campaign that veteran franchise could learn a thing or two from.

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