Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

Everyone has that one console that has been integral to the growth of their gaming identity and though the N64 was my first personal console, the Xbox 360 was when I first had disposable income. I had the opportunity to explore the medium like never before. It was great. There were so many influential games … Continue reading Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

My Top Ten Boss Battles of the 2010s

I have been playing through Cyber Shadow and as I was doing so I couldn't help but contemplate how well designed the bosses in that game are. I began to think back to some of my favorite bosses and realized that there were some great standout encounters in the past decade, many of them most … Continue reading My Top Ten Boss Battles of the 2010s

My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Transformations are just one of hundreds of game mechanics available in a game developer's tool box but transformations can be one of the most identifiable aspects of a video game as they allow players a memorable change of pace. Over the years, there have been a number of transformations that have stuck out to me … Continue reading My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games

The end of 2020 is finally upon us! This year has been rough to say the least. Beyond the national headlines, we all have been dealing with something in our personal lives and sometimes it felt like 2020 was delivering some bad news weekly, if not daily. We have all earned a moment of rest … Continue reading Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games

Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

The best games, to me, are the ones that are able to transport you to another world. A world that you can get lost in for hours and forget about the essay that's due at midnight. Bioshock has always been one of those franchises for me. The first time I played an entry in the … Continue reading Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

The Bioshock franchise has always had a special place in my heart. Ever since I first explored the decrepit art deco hallways of Rapture in 2010's Bioshock 2, I have been unable to get enough of the world building that these games incorporate. Ken Levine and the team at Irrational Games originally used ideas from … Continue reading Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite