PAX East 2019 Day 2 Previews: Mortal Kombat 11, Splitgate, Falcon Age And More

I had forgotten to post this here, but on the second day of PAX East I saw a good mix of more well-known games and obscure titles. To summarize, I saw Mortal Kombat 11 (I somehow did a 180 on the violence in this game), Splitgate: Arena Warfare (Old school + Portal = a multiplayer shooter … Continue reading PAX East 2019 Day 2 Previews: Mortal Kombat 11, Splitgate, Falcon Age And More

PAX East 2019: Day 1 Previews

Due to the fact that I'm currently in a scramble to write about day 3 of PAX, I don't have time for a witty intro to this post, but let's just say there's an impressive amount of cool games of all sizes this year at the Boston Convention Center. Check out my thoughts on my … Continue reading PAX East 2019: Day 1 Previews

Three Games From 2018 That Demonstrate the Power Of Video Game Storytelling

While it may not have reached the stratospheric heights of 2018, last year saw the release of quite a few fantastic stories in the medium. Although the fact that there were new examples of good video game writing is not inherently surprising anymore, the specific games that impressed were a somewhat unlikely bunch. Rockstar managed … Continue reading Three Games From 2018 That Demonstrate the Power Of Video Game Storytelling

Why The Return Of The Obra Dinn Is Such A Satisfying Puzzle Game

The modern indie gaming scene continues to prove that there is an infinite possibility space for the potential of the medium. While it's understandable why most titles tend to follow genre formulas or have a clear lineage, every once in a while we get something like Return of the Obra Dinn, which completely reimagine their … Continue reading Why The Return Of The Obra Dinn Is Such A Satisfying Puzzle Game

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Review | A Flawed Experiment

Black Mirror is a series with significant ups and downs. For every transcendentally uplifting San Junipero or grim masterpiece like White Christmas, there are unsuccessful mystery tales like Hated in the Nation or shallow depictions of the current political landscape like The Waldo Moment. Unfortunately, the series' first foray into interactive entertainment exists near the bottom … Continue reading Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Review | A Flawed Experiment

Why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Bad Online Options Are So Disappointing

There are few things that are as frustrating as something being so painfully close to a complete package. As a fan of both Smash and fighting games, I feel as though I can confidently say that Ultimate is extremely close to giving me what I want out of a platform fighter. The movement feels good, … Continue reading Why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Bad Online Options Are So Disappointing

Soulcalibur VI: A Beginner’s First Impressions

While RDR2 has essentially sucked up all of my free time, I did enjoy the week or so I had with the latest in the long-running Soulcalibur series. Although I had only played a little bit of the 4th entry, and I am generally inexperienced in 3D fighters, I was able to make the transition … Continue reading Soulcalibur VI: A Beginner’s First Impressions

How Deltarune Chapter 1 Lives Up To The Legacy Of Undertale

Undertale is is an all time favorite of mine, so it should come as no surprise that Toby Fox's followup game Deltarune instantly drew my attention with its unexpected release a week and a half ago. And thankfully, it entirely lives up to this hype, continuing the Fox's tradition of creating quirky characters that force the … Continue reading How Deltarune Chapter 1 Lives Up To The Legacy Of Undertale

Telltale Games and the Legacy of Walking Dead Season 1

With the deflating news that Telltale Games has shut down, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on their defining title, The Walking Dead. Their episodic zombie tale combined a popular property with a narrative focused adventure, introducing many to the concept of story-focused games. While TWD Season 1 obviously isn't the … Continue reading Telltale Games and the Legacy of Walking Dead Season 1