The first RPG I ever played was Skyrim on my Dad's PC. It was so intoxicating and immersive and unlike anything I had played before that, in my mind, it doomed all other RPGs to mediocrity in comparison. I sunk 200 hours into that son of a bitch and still had to resort to modding... Continue Reading →
ABZÛ is not only art, it’s a damn masterpiece
Philosophers and media personalities love to debate whether videogames are "art" or just ways to pass the time (why not both? Why does music get to be both but not videogames?) I would like to think that anyone who finds their way to this blog is of the firm belief that videogames are not only... Continue Reading →
Just because Immortals: Fenyx Rising isn’t original, doesn’t mean it’s not fun.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising was Ubisoft's first release on the new PS5 and X-box Series X consoles. It's a colourful, light-hearted action-adventure game - with some platforming and puzzles woven into the mix - set in Ancient Greece. The protagonist, Fenyx (which is pronounced "Fee-nix" by the way, instead of "Fen-ix" which is how it's spelt... Continue Reading →
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – there’s more to a quality fantasy-RPG than dungeons and dragons.
As a kid, I always considered myself to be a “die-hard fantasy-RPG junkie.” What I meant by that, of course, was that I had pumped an unholy number of hours into Skyrim but had no interest in anything else the fantasy-RPG world had to offer. Tragic. Alas, I regret to say that I spent my... Continue Reading →
The Witching Hour is upon us. In Wildfire, elemental power is yours to wield.
If you say "videogame," most people will think of a 2D-platformer. It's one of the all-time classic videogame genres - think Super Mario, Sonic, Mega-Man, Metroid. Stealth games are also extremely popular, with the Metal Gear series alone having shifted over 56 million copies since the 1980s. Puzzle games have become quintessential to the modern... Continue Reading →
Evoland 2 is a deliciously nerdy parody of nearly every videogame ever made.
Evoland 2, another random video game I dredged up from the Humble Bundle “Humble Choice” collection for September. Technically, it’s “Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder” - but this is a relaxed corner of the internet, we don’t use Sunday names here. From the outside, Evoland 2 looks to be another fairly... Continue Reading →
Pokemon Sword proves my predictions for Generation 8 were dead wrong. Hallelujah!
Pokemon Pearl was the first game I ever really “bought” myself. It was the first time I ever took my 7 year old ass to the shop, and purchased a game. Ever since that day in in 2007, I’ve been hooked on the Pokemon franchise. I’d watch the cartoon almost every day after school, and... Continue Reading →
Monster Hunter on 3DS – Big Swords, Big Monsters, Big Damage
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the first ever Super Mega Series Review on this site! This review format is going to be quite different from the others. This time, I'm going to be comparing multiple different titles of the same franchise on the same platform, and seeing how they measure up against each other The... Continue Reading →
If you suck at Far Cry Games, Far Cry Primal is the game for you.
Coming into 2020, my New Year's Resolution was to break into some franchises that have so far been distinctly missing from my Steam library. One of those franchises was Far Cry. For whatever reason, I sailed through my teens never having played a Far Cry game, and never really wanting to either. In hindsight, this... Continue Reading →
Is the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt the Game of the Century?
Let me first address the elephant in the room. I am really late to the Witcher 3 craze. About 5 years late to be exact. And I acknowledge that there is absolutely nothing original or insightful left to say about this game, but damn it, that won’t stop me from trying! The amount of hype... Continue Reading →