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

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

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

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Backlog Review

I have come to the conclusion in recent years that I have a love-hate relationship with the Star Wars franchise. It’s a series with some highs that even Cloud City can’t see and some lows that lie beneath even the Sarlacc’s pit. While the movies might be fairly split down the middle for me, I … Continue reading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Backlog Review

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