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

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

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

Revisiting Halo 5: Guardians | A Troubled Follow-Up

As we come down to the final few weeks until Halo Infinite’s release, it may have become obvious that I have a huge soft spot for the Halo franchise. It’s one of the few shooters that I still actively play both offline and online. It has some of my favorite memories in gaming of all … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 5: Guardians | A Troubled Follow-Up

Revisiting Outlast | A Classic Hide and Seek Horror Experience

There are few games that can instill fear in me even after I completed them, and Outlast seems to be one of them. I haven’t played the game since around 2015, and I hardly remember any of it at this point. I guess that could be a good thing and a bad thing because I … Continue reading Revisiting Outlast | A Classic Hide and Seek Horror Experience

Revisiting Dead Space 3 | A Terrifying Change in Direction

The original Dead Space was a refreshing new survival horror game that made players freeze whenever they heard “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” It was a breathtakingly well-made horror game that used its sound and visuals to inspire fear in the player. Dead Space 2 was an excellent follow-up that sidelined a few of the horror … Continue reading Revisiting Dead Space 3 | A Terrifying Change in Direction

Revisiting Halo 2 | An Almost Perfect Sequel

Halo Infinite is right around the corner, and I have two more Halo games to revisit in anticipation for its arrival. This time we are going back to one of the anticipated game releases of all time: Halo 2. Halo 2 was a watershed moment for the industry when it was released, but the development … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 2 | An Almost Perfect Sequel

Revisiting Halo 4 | A New Beginning That Didn’t Quite Reach Its Potential

When the credits rolled on Halo 3’s Legendary ending back in 2007, I remember going for a walk with my best friend and talking about it. Would Chief ever be found floating in space? Will there be a Halo 4? Is Humanity best buds with the alien races that made up the Covenant? To my … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 4 | A New Beginning That Didn’t Quite Reach Its Potential

Revisiting Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3 is one of the biggest games ever. It completely dominated online matchmaking the first couple of years that it was out. Only Call of Duty stood any chance in matching its numbers and thanks to the community tools available in Halo 3, Bungie had made it easy for players to keep coming back … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 3: ODST