The sequel to Her Story is bigger, better, and worst as a whole

Video game sequels are usually all about doing what you liked from the original bigger and better; Halo, Gears of War, Uncharted, DOOM Eternal, etc. A lot of the time this works and it is why most successful sequels are generally regarded as better games than their predecessors, but there are the exceptions to thisContinue reading “The sequel to Her Story is bigger, better, and worst as a whole”

Summer in Mara and polish in video games

I do the joke three times and I’m not sorry 2020 is full of great life/farming sim experiences; Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Ooblets being the standout two for my liking, but Story of Seasons is also out this year, and Atomicorps is a unique-looking game that uses farming sim elements, yet those are theContinue reading “Summer in Mara and polish in video games”

Ori and the will of the wisps review

How often do you 100% games? As a question, this seems to be an inquiry towards the qualities of the game, rather than the individual’s preferences and playstyle, however as anyone who plays games regularly knows, that’s not actually true; lots of amazing games have optional content that most people will not experience, and certainlyContinue reading “Ori and the will of the wisps review”

Casual games part 1: Wattam and Tangle Tower

To a lot of people casual games are something to be mocked or a bad use of the medium to appeal to the common denominator; in a lot of cases, that is something that happens in order to lure people into an exploitative system that hooks them on a simple and addictive loop, so thatContinue reading “Casual games part 1: Wattam and Tangle Tower”

A supply drop in the middle of Harran

The first memorable thing that happens in Dying Light, for me, is that in this fictional universe the best idea a humanitarian group had for distributing lifesaving medication and supplies, is a supply drop in the middle of Harran. Let that sink in for little while; the best way a humanitarian organization thought of toContinue reading “A supply drop in the middle of Harran”

Battle Chef Brigade

2017 was a heck of a year for video games; while the business side was pushing unsavory practices to the point where it backfired badly, in terms of games, there were a plethora of amazing experiences released and adored by fans. Each person you ask will say a different title for their game of the year. SoContinue reading “Battle Chef Brigade”

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

There are many adjectives one can use to describe Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus; excellent, bombastic, poignant, funny, bat-shit insane, flamboyant, pulpy, gory… the list goes on. But whatever adjective one chooses to assign Wolfenstein with, it is going to undersell the experience of playing it; for me it’s going to be extremely difficult toContinue reading “Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus”

Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice

In the featured documentary on the process of the creation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, director Tameem Antoniades said something that stuck with me; in regards to his research on mental illness, and more specifically psychosis, he said: “I didn’t have to look far to discover my own ignorance of the subject.” That’s how I feltContinue reading “Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice”

GRIS and Return of the Obra Dinn

For the last O.D. of the year, ROW checks out one of the standout games of the year for him: GRIS, from newly formed NOMADA studio, published by Devolver Digital. GRIS is just one of those games. An artistic vision that some people will just love its particular art style, story, and mechanics, which willContinue reading “GRIS and Return of the Obra Dinn”