Revisiting Super Mario 64 | Not as Super as I Remember

I never owned Mario 64 as a kid. I could only play snippets whenever I visited my uncle, so it took quite a while to get a full playthrough completed. I remember running through the fields of Bob-Omb Battlefield and shooting myself through the canon, and having a great time. It was such an immersive … Continue reading Revisiting Super Mario 64 | Not as Super as I Remember

Top 10 Pets in Gaming

Life can get a little lonely at times. What’s a person to do if they live far from friends and family and their landlord forbids pets? Well, move but until then, video games offer plenty of virtual furry (and not so furry) friends to support your every emotional need.  These best pals will never let … Continue reading Top 10 Pets in Gaming

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard | Backlog Review

Resident Evil 6 left a sour taste in a lot of people’s mouths, and besides a few ports and handheld spin-offs, the series had been quiet for a long time. That is until Capcom announced the next iteration in the iconic series with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. A Resident Evil they claimed was returning to … Continue reading Resident Evil 7: Biohazard | Backlog Review

Top 10 Scariest Scenes in Gaming

Sometimes it takes only one scene in a video game to make us go to bed with all the lights on in the house. There is something so visceral about these creepy moments since we are forced to not only be a spectator, but a participate in the action. Games have a million and one … Continue reading Top 10 Scariest Scenes in Gaming

Why “The Medium” Was a Missed Opportunity

Bloober team is one of the most respected indie horror developers currently in the business. Their work on Layers of Fear skyrocketed their renown, so the countdown to The Medium was highly anticipated by many familiar with their work.  The game was promising to have a unique dual-reality mechanic that would split the screen in … Continue reading Why “The Medium” Was a Missed Opportunity

The 13 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

We have finally arrived in spook-tober once again and that means another list of scaries to showcase. However, I decided to up the challenge and make this month’s list go up to 13 (I know, what a crazy change). As I was discussing this list with my brother I was reminded that people have different … Continue reading The 13 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

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