Revisiting Halo Reach | A Bitter-Sweet Full-Circle Experience

The Halo series was on fire at the end of the first decade of the 2000s. It seemed like the series would stay at the top with Call of Duty for years to come, but that isn’t the way things played out. Bungie, the original developers of Halo, was planning on taking a stepping back … Continue reading Revisiting Halo Reach | A Bitter-Sweet Full-Circle Experience

Top Ten Intros in Gaming History

A game’s introduction is one of the most important obstacles that a developer must work with. It is the space where the story, characters, and gameplay are all put into focus. It’s the first impression that the player will begin to pick apart in their head. A strong start to a game can set the … Continue reading Top Ten Intros in Gaming History

Revisiting Super Mario Sunshine but I Try to Go Hover-Less

Mario Sunshine is one of those games that is fun to rag on for its weird water gimmick and going green marketing. It’s a weird standout in Mario’s platforming catalog but it’s one that I am obsessed with. Mario Odyssey is my favorite modern 3D platformer objectively, but when it comes to the sounds and … Continue reading Revisiting Super Mario Sunshine but I Try to Go Hover-Less

Top Ten Protagonists in Gaming

A great protagonist can make a game’s entire experience because whether it’s between levels or entire games, you are waiting to see what your hero is going to do next. The anticipation to see how they will deal with the next set of problems or resolve the ones that were introduced already is exciting.  These … Continue reading Top Ten Protagonists in Gaming

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus | Backlog Review

I was pleasantly surprised by Wolfenstein: The New Order. The gunplay was fast-paced and arcadey, the levels were varied and interesting, and the plot and characters were a lot more detailed than I thought they would be. Of course, I had my issues with the first, like the heavy-handed symbolism and monologues or the headquarters … Continue reading Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus | Backlog Review

Top Ten Companions in Gaming

A single-player game is often a solitary journey through a digital world to save a princess, stop world destruction, or find one’s self. However, sometimes, developers are able to do the impossible and create a companion that accompanies the player on their journey and is actually enjoyable to have around. This traveling buddy helps to … Continue reading Top Ten Companions in Gaming

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood | Backlog Review

Continuing on my Wolfenstein adventure, I’m onto the smaller games to have released in MachineGames’ lineup. The Old Blood was released between The New Order and The New Colossus but is set before the events of The New Order, so that means that we are traveling back to the past and WW2.  I honestly didn’t … Continue reading Wolfenstein: The Old Blood | Backlog Review

Top Ten Villains in Gaming

Villains, we love to hate them, and some villains are easier to hate than others. They are the driving force for the player to overcome adversity and relieve the world of this vile individual. But what makes a great villain better than any other evil antagonist? A good villain is going to give the player … Continue reading Top Ten Villains in Gaming

Revisiting Dark Souls | A Clunky Masterpiece

The first time I played Dark Souls, I was a senior in high school and I thought I was the best when it came to every video game (that wasn’t League of Legends). Dark Souls taught me a little humility. I struggled and spent hours upon hours trying to understand how to be better at … Continue reading Revisiting Dark Souls | A Clunky Masterpiece

10 Best Moments in Dark Souls

Dark Souls is a series that prides itself on the individual struggle. It often creates its own stories that way which makes my adventure in Lordran potentially much different from your own despite the linearity of the game.  However, there are plenty of shared experiences that people can share with this title and those are … Continue reading 10 Best Moments in Dark Souls