Top 10 Pets in Gaming

Life can get a little lonely at times. What’s a person to do if they live far from friends and family and their landlord forbids pets? Well, move but until then, video games offer plenty of virtual furry (and not so furry) friends to support your every emotional need.  These best pals will never let … Continue reading Top 10 Pets in Gaming

In Defence of the Series S

I have to be honest when Microsoft first announced its next-gen consoles, I was very confused. Why do they keep pulling a Nintendo with naming convention and making it so ridiculous to keep all the devices straight in our heads? At least Playstation keeps things numerical.  Well, after getting rid of my Xbox One back … Continue reading In Defence of the Series S

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

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

Top Ten Minor Characters in Gaming

There are a lot of iconic characters in gaming, from Halo’s Master Chief to the blue overalled plumber himself. It can be easy to latch on to these well-known names, but there are quite a few memorable characters that don’t play a massive role in the game’s story. In fact, some of these characters only … Continue reading Top Ten Minor Characters in Gaming

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

My Thoughts on Halo Infinite Before Launch

It’s finally here. Halo Infinite is releasing next week after years of speculation, hype, disappointment, confusion, and backlash. For better or worse, it’s coming, and we know a few things going into the release already as well as a few new things that 343 has been drip-feeding us to keep the excitement strong.  It’s been … Continue reading My Thoughts on Halo Infinite Before Launch

Mario Party Superstars Review

This is a little different from the usual stuff that I review for this blog, but my nostalgia couldn’t keep me away from writing about it. I have not bought a Mario Party game since Mario Party 2 for various reasons over the years, but the most recent reasons have been that the games just … Continue reading Mario Party Superstars Review

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 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