The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots

One of the things I enjoy most about entertainment in general, is how “genre pieces” can be so different from each other even by working/adhering to the same conventions as each other; take run-based games for instance. There are the obvious rogue-lites and rogue-likes, but beyond those there are score-based games, MetroidVania inspired games –Continue reading “The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots”

Tell me why review

Representation in media matters. All art forms are expressions of the human condition and representing our complex nature and society through art will always have an invaluable place in our lives. This discussion is key to reviewing and talking about Tell me why, the newest game from DONTNOD. All formats have been terrible in representationContinue reading “Tell me why review”

The 1 to 5 on games: Call of the sea

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrantContinue reading “The 1 to 5 on games: Call of the sea”

End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk

Tis the time of the season where lists are being made, arguments are had, and I look at my backlog and say “why haven’t I played that yet?!” Two relatively short experience that I was able to knock out fairly quickly from that list were Neversong and Coffee talk, which are two indie games fromContinue reading “End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk”

An attempt to talk about Kentucky Route Zero

It’s been almost 4 months since the final installment of Kentucky Route Zero, ACT V, was released, and since I was a huge fan, I decided to replay each act again to lead me into the last one; it has been over a month since I have done that, and since then I’ve written thisContinue reading “An attempt to talk about Kentucky Route Zero”

Spiritfarer review

Marketing is a tricky thing, especially in video games and with me being skeptical about everything a company/publisher tries to sell, with all the overhyping and ‘buzzwords’ they throw at you to get your attention. However, I was never sold as quickly and as efficiently with a simple description as I was with Spiritfarer, whichContinue reading “Spiritfarer review”

The 1 to 5 on games: Raji: An ancient epic

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrantContinue reading “The 1 to 5 on games: Raji: An ancient epic”