Matthew Codd

 

Matthew Codd

Writer

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

Dragon Quest VIII:...
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King Review

Dragon Quest VIII was the first Dragon Quest game released in New Zealand. How does it feel to revisit it 10 years later?
Wednesday 22 Feb 8:00am | 3DS | 1

Hatsune Miku: Project...
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Review

The latest Hatsune Miku rhythm game is a pure arcade experience. Does a massive track list make up for the lack of any sort of bells and..
Tuesday 24 Jan 3:00pm | PS4 | 2

Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 Review

Yakuza 0 tells a captivating, surprisingly human story of organised crime - when you’re not getting distracted by karaoke and hostess clubs.
Monday 23 Jan 3:00pm | PS4 | 9

The Walking Dead - A...
The Walking Dead - A New Frontier: Episode 1 and 2 Review

The third season of The Walking Dead is here, but there’s no “Season 3” in the name. Is A New Frontier the new frontier the series needs?
Monday 9 Jan 3:00pm | PS4 | 6

Demystifying New...
Demystifying New Zealand's Classification System

New Zealand’s age rating system can be a bit confusing, so we went to the Classification Office in search of some answers.
Monday 2 Jan 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | 14

Matt's 16 Most...
Matt's 16 Most Important Games of ‘16

Unable to confine himself to a top five or even a top 10, Matt narrowed down his top 16 games of ‘16 – and even that was difficult. What a..
Friday 23 Dec 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | Vita | 14

The Legend of Heroes:...
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

With the second chapter of the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy, Falcom continues to make its mark on the world of JRPGs.
Monday 19 Dec 3:00pm | Vita | 6

Kokurase: Episode 1
Kokurase: Episode 1 Review

Who do you call when senpai doesn’t notice you? Kokurase, aka Cupid’s Helpers, are on the case.
Wednesday 14 Dec 11:00am | PC | 3

Pokemon Sun
Pokemon Sun Review

It’s almost a given that a new pair of Pokemon games will be the best yet, but just how much have Sun/Moon stepped it up?
Thursday 8 Dec 11:00am | 3DS | 17

World of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy Review

World of Final Fantasy isn’t just Final Fantasy meets Pokemon; it’s a fantastic celebration of one of gaming’s greatest franchises.
Friday 25 Nov 11:00am | PS4 | 14