Wholly inspired by Brad Gallaway and the fine folks at GameCritics, these monthly round-ups cover everything I've played that I just couldn't find time to write about otherwise -- either from losing interest, not having fun, or only being a normal human with limited free time. Here's what I played throughout the month of November … Continue reading November 2020 Video Game Round-up!
Puzzle games aren't always my jam, but every now and then I need a good brain tickle to get my mind off of things. Being election season, I'm sure you can see why I craved that sort of distraction now more than ever. Enter the simple and clean world of Golf Peaks. Initially a mobile … Continue reading [SWITCH BACKLOG] Golf Peaks
It's no secret that I love watching speedruns and do my best to keep up with both annual charity events run by Games Done Quick. Streamer and speedrunner Waifu is quickly becoming one of my favorites, not only because he typically runs Resident Evil games (sometimes with hilarious results, like his Wii motion control attempt … Continue reading This Left 4 Dead 2 Speedrun is Fucking INSANE!
Been a while, yeah? As it turns out, my mental health wasn't as strong as I thought it was, and I just needed some time away from... well, everything. Anhedonia struck me pretty good so blogging and gaming just didn't seem fun anymore, and when you're already in a rut with writer's block and imposter … Continue reading “Kept you waiting, huh?”
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 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
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!
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
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
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.