Top 10 Disappointments in Gaming

Disappointment is part of life, but in the gaming industry, it can hurt even more when a beloved franchise makes a long-awaited return only to fail to live up to expectations. Or that AAA game that has been hyped for the better part of a decade releases, and the reality of its delivery sets in. … Continue reading Top 10 Disappointments in Gaming

Top 10 Fake Products in Gaming

Something that brings me joy in video games is seeing what alternate universe products they have. It not only helps to build the world that you are playing in, but it can often help shed light on the different themes that the game is focusing on. What may seem like an insignificant scene dressing is … Continue reading Top 10 Fake Products in Gaming

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

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

Top Ten Games of the 2000s

The 2000s marked a time of change as developers began to embrace 3D environments fulls, the fads of the ‘90s began to slip away, and online features started to reign supreme. It was here that I began to explore more of what is important in a game for me, and while some of those tastes … Continue reading Top Ten Games of the 2000s

Top Ten Games of the ’90s

I was born in the ‘90s so a lot of my gaming identity was defined by the games of this era. It’s a time that is beginning to explore 3D space in all genres but was obsessed with its platformers and mascots. It was a simpler time where it seemed like every game had a … Continue reading Top Ten Games of the ’90s

Top Ten Levels in Gaming After 2010

Gaming has evolved tremendously over the course of the past decade alone. There is a huge variety of games being offered now, and with that comes diversity in how a developer might choose to deliver their game. They are no longer required to package up bite-sized levels that fit nicely between two loading screens. This … Continue reading Top Ten Levels in Gaming After 2010

Top Ten Third-Person Shooters

Before starting this list, I don’t think I have thought about third-person shooters much as being that important to my gaming experience. I had written them off as being all the same for the most part. I honestly don’t know what gave me that impression because this list is even more varied than the top … Continue reading Top Ten Third-Person Shooters

Top Ten Best Examples of Magic Spells in Gaming

Magic is as popular in video games as in every other medium, but we often see the same things over and over again—a fireball here or a quick burst of light that heals you and your allies. While the standardization of some of these mechanics is nice, it can become a little stale. That’s why … Continue reading Top Ten Best Examples of Magic Spells in Gaming

Top Ten Intros in Gaming History

A game’s introduction is one of the most important obstacles that a developer must work with. It is the space where the story, characters, and gameplay are all put into focus. It’s the first impression that the player will begin to pick apart in their head. A strong start to a game can set the … Continue reading Top Ten Intros in Gaming History