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

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

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

What Remains of Edith Finch | Backlog Review

I remember when this game was blowing up, and everyone was going wild over its storytelling.  Unfortunately, it was right at the time when I had to sell a lot of my gaming stuff in order to afford books for school. I restrained myself at the time and kept away from knowing much of anything … Continue reading What Remains of Edith Finch | Backlog Review

Sable Review

Sable is one of those games where I became hooked the moment I saw it. I didn’t even need to see gameplay to know that I was going to play it when it released. The game takes direct inspiration from artist Moebius, and it’s breathtaking to look at. Moebius’ surreal otherworldly aesthetic translates perfectly to … Continue reading Sable Review

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Review | The Best Pokemon Game in Years

Pokemon was the first game series that captured my imagination. I didn’t even need to really play the game to enjoy it. I played Silver version before I could even read, so my first playthrough was just me battling Sentrets with my Cyndaquil for months. I just liked spending time with my little fire echidna.  … Continue reading Pokemon Legends: Arceus Review | The Best Pokemon Game in Years

Dark Souls 3 | Backlog Review

I have always had a love-hate relationship with the Souls games. The emphasis on challenge, exploration, and experimentation is something that I am really drawn toward. However, as someone who was balancing school and a career, it became really difficult to actually put the time in the series required to give it a fair shot … Continue reading Dark Souls 3 | Backlog Review

Halo Wars 2 | Backlog Review

The original Halo Wars was a the first time that the Halo series was taking the chance and providing a different experience from its traditional FPS form. Much like the original Halo, it was taking a risk by delving into a genre that most people preferred to play on PC.  Most RTS games were not … Continue reading Halo Wars 2 | Backlog Review

Unpacking Review

As someone who recently moved into a new city, I saw Unpacking as reliving the nightmare that had been my move. However, the simple idea of a game revolving around the puzzle of finding the appropriate stuff in your home was something that I couldn’t not try. It was so mundane, yet it felt like … Continue reading Unpacking Review