Matthew Codd


Matthew Codd


A gamer since a young age, Matt grew up on a steady diet of JRPGs, fighting games, and platformers, which remain his favourite genres to this day.

When he's not playing games, you'll usually find him reading comics, watching cartoons, eating snack foods, writing about any old thing, and trying to keep up with two kittens, Clementine and Frankie.

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My Recent Articles

Yomawari: Midnight...
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Review

The follow-up to last year’s brilliant Yomawari: Night Alone is here, with two new cute heroes and more scares than ever.
Thursday 9 Nov 12:45pm | Vita | 2

Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ Preview

The game's announcement saw a lot of jokes about this being the new Marvel vs. Capcom, but those comparisons are very apt.
Tuesday 26 Sep 11:00am | PS4 | 9

The Pillars of the...
The Pillars of the Earth: Book 1 Review

How do you take a classic, beloved novel like The Pillars of the Earth and adapt it into a choice-driven adventure game? Daedalic finds a way.
Monday 11 Sep 3:00pm | PC | 7

White Day: A Labyrinth...
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School Review

The cult favourite survival horror game is back with a top-to-bottom remake for PS4. Is it as terrifying today as it was in 2001?
Wednesday 23 Aug 2:00am | PS4 | 1

Final Fantasy XIV:...
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Review

After its troubled launch in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV has become one of the best MMOs available. Can the latest expansion keep that up?
Monday 17 Jul 11:00am | PC | 5

The Walking Dead - A...
The Walking Dead - A New Frontier: Episode 4 and 5 Review

A New Frontier hasn’t been much of a new frontier so far, but perhaps it can redeem itself with the finale? We’ll see...
Thursday 8 Jun 11:00am | PS4 | 6

Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Heroes II Review

After the success of Dragon Quest Heroes, Square Enix and Omega Force double down on their crossover experiment with great results.
Tuesday 16 May 11:00am | PS4 | 7

The Falconers: Moonlight
The Falconers: Moonlight Review

Games have taken us to Japan, America, and places unheard of. Finally, here’s a game that realises that Aotearoa has just as much to offer.
Monday 8 May 3:00pm | PC | 6

Tekken 7 Hands-On
Tekken 7 Hands-On Preview

We go hands-on with Tekken 7 to check out Story Mode, Akuma, and the ridiculously good-looking new fighter, Shaheen.
Wednesday 3 May 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 1

Persona 5
Persona 5 Review

Matt’s spent a good 100 hours with Persona 5 to see how it stacks up to years of hype and franchise expectations.
Wednesday 3 May 11:00am | PS4 | 17