Dishonored: The Death of the Outsider | Backlog Review

To finish out stealth month, I visit a game that I had no idea even existed, Dishonored: The Death of the Outsider. I had heard something along the lines that the Dishonored franchise had really fun DLC but I didn’t know the latest one was its own expansion.  As you can imagine, I was pretty … Continue reading Dishonored: The Death of the Outsider | Backlog Review

Top 10 Stealth Games

It’s the thrill of the hunt: just you and your prey as you skulk in the shadows planning your next move, and you memorize theirs. One wrong move and it’s all over and when you successfully carry out your plan, there are few feelings like it in gaming. The stealth genre is totally underappreciated, and … Continue reading Top 10 Stealth Games

Revisiting Dishonored | A Great Introduction to Stealth

There are few games that can capture that feeling of being a predator stalking its prey, quite like Dishonored. While not my first experience with stealth games, it was the first one that made me see how open-ended they could be when they were done correctly. Experimentation, trial and error, and exploration should be key … Continue reading Revisiting Dishonored | A Great Introduction to Stealth

Top Ten Games of the 2010s

The last decade has seen a huge increase in online functions, indie developer releases, narrative-based games, and genres being redefined. Looking back, the list for the past decade could be up to 50 games long (but that would make the other decade lists uneven). The diversity of games in tone, art style, and mechanics is … Continue reading Top Ten Games of the 2010s

Dishonored 2 | Backlog Review

If you asked me in 2013 if I liked Dishonored, I would have said, yeah, it was a lot of fun. It was the first game that I had played that made me think and scout out an area before making my decision to move in and take out my target. However, I soon forgot … Continue reading Dishonored 2 | Backlog Review

Top Ten Games of the 2000s

The 2000s marked a time of change as developers began to embrace 3D environments fulls, the fads of the ‘90s began to slip away, and online features started to reign supreme. It was here that I began to explore more of what is important in a game for me, and while some of those tastes … Continue reading Top Ten Games of the 2000s

Why Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is the Best Star Wars Property of the Disney Era

I wouldn’t say that I am a die-hard Star Wars fan, but I have seen all the films and have enjoyed each one at least to some degree. That being said, I have a lot of issues when it comes to Disney’s latest Skywalker trilogy, and even the two spinoffs weren’t perfect. Star Wars has … Continue reading Why Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is the Best Star Wars Property of the Disney Era

Top Ten Games of the ’90s

I was born in the ‘90s so a lot of my gaming identity was defined by the games of this era. It’s a time that is beginning to explore 3D space in all genres but was obsessed with its platformers and mascots. It was a simpler time where it seemed like every game had a … Continue reading Top Ten Games of the ’90s

Doom Eternal | Backlog Review

The first time that I had ever played a Doom game was with the 2016 reboot, and I loved every moment of it. The fast-paced metal music combined with the glory kill mechanic and traditional run and gun gameplay of the franchise all lent themselves to a very cohesive experience. It left a strong impression … Continue reading Doom Eternal | Backlog Review

Top Ten Levels in Gaming After 2010

Gaming has evolved tremendously over the course of the past decade alone. There is a huge variety of games being offered now, and with that comes diversity in how a developer might choose to deliver their game. They are no longer required to package up bite-sized levels that fit nicely between two loading screens. This … Continue reading Top Ten Levels in Gaming After 2010