Mark MacAulay

 

Mark MacAulay

Writer

Gaming became Mark's hobby of choice with the original Playstation. He has developed a penchant for action, adventure, platforming and RPGs over the years since, and a preference for anything with a strong story or solid brawler gameplay. His favourite game series include Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear, Jak & Daxter, and Tekken.
When he isn’t gaming or writing for NZGamer.com, Mark likes nothing better than watching a good film, though admittedly an awful one can be just as entertaining.

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My Recent Articles

Valkyria Revolution
Valkyria Revolution Review

SEGA’s long dormant Valkyria franchise returns with an action-heavy makeover. Is Valkyria Revolution a worthy follow up to a cult classic?
Wednesday 12 Jul 11:00am | PS4 | 5

The Caligula Effect
The Caligula Effect Review

Does a digital world filled with pop idols, high school drama, and deep psychological issues make The Caligula Effect worth getting lost in?
Thursday 25 May 11:00am | Vita

Nier: Automata
Nier: Automata Review

Androids fight machines on a post-apocalyptic Earth in Platinum’s latest. Is there more to Nier: Automata than its premise suggests?
Monday 27 Mar 3:00pm | PS4 | 24

Never-ending Fantasy
Never-ending Fantasy

Is updating the story of a game post-release a good idea? Mark explores the weird world of the cutting room floor.
Friday 27 Jan 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | 8

Mark's Top Five Games...
Mark's Top Five Games of 2016

With 2016 winding down, Mark reflects on a memorable year of gaming. Find out his five favourites inside.
Thursday 15 Dec 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 3DS | 7

Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV Review

Now that it has emerged from development hell, how well does Final Fantasy XV fare against a decade’s worth of anticipation?
Friday 9 Dec 11:00am | PS4 | 17

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony...
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

After less than a year Level-5’s critter collector has a sequel. What mischief can a host of spirited troublemakers wreak in Yo-Kai Watch 2?
Monday 7 Nov 3:00pm | 3DS

God Eater 2 Rage Burst
God Eater 2 Rage Burst Review

After disappearing for six years, God Eater has a sequel. Is this the shot in the arm this forgotten franchise needs?
Friday 16 Sep 11:00am | PS4 | 2

For the Love of the Grind
For the Love of the Grind

Mark explores some of his favourite gaming grinds to show that what is often seen as boring and tedious can also be blissfully enjoyable.
Wednesday 7 Sep 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 3DS | 5

Attack on Titan: Wings...
Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

Based on the most popular anime of recent years, Wings of Freedom has a lot to live up to. How well does Omega Force’s adaption stack up?
Friday 26 Aug 8:00pm | PS4 | 8