[WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!

I started the week off by diving into a brand new JRPG, being Sega's soft reboot of Sakura Wars on PS4. I'm familiar with the series, having imported one of the games on the Saturn and Dreamcast, though purely for collection purposes. I played a friend's copy of the Wii game for a few hours … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!

Final Fantasy VIII Speedruns Are Fascinating

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite game in the entire series and I also happen to be a huge fan of speedruns. There's something about watching someone show off everything they've learned about a game they've played thousands of times, executing incredibly difficult maneuvers just to shave off a second or two. RPG speedruns are … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII Speedruns Are Fascinating

[WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

I was too busy last weekend to get a wrap-up post put together, but today I'm up early, I've had coffee, and it's time to make the fucking donuts. Happy Friday, everyone. For starters, I've been shopping for a new hat to replace my current Overwatch one for a while now and landed on this. … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

[REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

I'd like to preface by saying that this review comes by way of my partner, who always wanted to be a marine biologist. When I told them that I was about to play a game where you explore the ocean, they jumped at the chance to play it themself instead and then give me their … Continue reading [REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

[REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

Although 2D platformers aren't exactly known for their emotional storytelling, there have been some notable additions over the years like Celeste and Inside that offered more than simply running and jumping. The short, sweet, and emotional Evan's Remains definitely falls into that category as well. You play as Dysis, a girl hired by a company … Continue reading [REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans

The folks at Hold Back To Block recently released their full-length documentary on the history of Killer Instinct, from its inception to its rocky start on the Xbox One, all the way to its third (and seemingly final) season and incredibly passionate community. As a fighting game fan and as someone who thinks Killer Instinct … Continue reading This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans

[WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!

Wait, why isn't this called "It's the Freakin Weekend" anymore? Well, I'll tell you. It's an R. Kelly quote from his song "Ignition" and the dude is a huge piece of shit. So here we are. Most of my free time has been split between leveling a new Half-orc Barbarian in Neverwinter with the girlfriend's … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!

[REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.

The twin-stick control scheme is usually relegated to chaotic shmups, but the folks at COWCAT Games have merged the tried-and-true mechanics into a pixelated RPG in Demon's Tier+. They were kind enough to grant me access to the Xbox version, which I played for a few hours today and wanted to share my thoughts here … Continue reading [REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.

[REVIEW] Daymare: 1998 is a Passable, Passionate Can of Diet Resident Evil Cola

Invader Studios is a small development team from Italy that began working on a fanmade remake of Resident Evil 2 until Capcom got in touch and let them know they themselves were already working on an official release. Not wanting their hard work to go by the wayside, they turned their project into their very … Continue reading [REVIEW] Daymare: 1998 is a Passable, Passionate Can of Diet Resident Evil Cola

It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

My girlfriend and I managed to finish Maneater last night, which wasn't as fun as we were hoping. The humor was genuinely funny and the locales were unique (bravo to that since the game is underwater), but we were both super frustrated by the controls and erratic camera that seriously got in the way of … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?