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

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

Malicious Fallen
Malicious Fallen Review

Alvion’s brutal action game Malicious is back on PS4, with tightened controls, improved visuals, and even harder fights to contend with.
Monday 6 Mar 11:00am | PS4

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 | 2

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 | 10

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