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

Monster Hunter Stories
Monster Hunter Stories Review

Can Stories successfully spin Monster Hunter into a creature collecting, turn-based RPG? Read our review to find out.
Friday 22 Sep 3:00pm | 3DS | 5

The Importance of...
The Importance of Character

Characters have played a significant role in shaping the gaming industry. Mark examines some of the mascots responsible.
Friday 25 Aug 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Wii U | Switch | PC | Vita | 3DS | 5

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