David Crookes

David Crookes is a journalist, author, exhibition curator and communications manager.
  • Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider: Acrobatic, rounded and increasingly difficult

As the second game of the second reboot of one of gaming's most popular franchises, Rise of the Tomb Raider has stark echoes of the previous game. Then again, it does bring back both the writer of the previous title, Rhianna Pratchett, and the actress Camilla Luddington who so beautifully plays Lara. As just two of the continuations, they not only bring familiarity to the game but help arrow it to heroic excellence.

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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that Minecraft, the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner. The latest is SkySaga, a British-made title. David Crookes takes a look and meets its makers