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

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 | 5

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 | 6

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

Molemen Must Die
Molemen Must Die Review

A fragile manchild of a president responds to an insult by trying to blow up the world. If only Molemen Must Die wasn’t so prophetic.
Wednesday 19 Apr 11:00am | PC | 6

How Root Letter Made...
How Root Letter Made Me Homesick for a Place I’ve Never Been

When you think of “digital tourism,” visual novels aren’t the first thing that spring to mind, but that’s precisely what makes Root..
Wednesday 12 Apr 3:00pm | PS4 | Vita | 11

The Walking Dead - A...
The Walking Dead - A New Frontier: Episode 3 Review

It’s been more than three months since A New Frontier launched, which puts the latest episode in a difficult place. Can it reel you back in?
Thursday 6 Apr 1:00pm | PS4 | 1

Loot Rascals
Loot Rascals Review

Loot Rascals puts a quirky spin on the roguelike dungeon crawler, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’ll be kind.
Thursday 16 Mar 3:00pm | PS4 | 3