Open boxes, put stuff away, and uncover a deeply personal story in Unpacking. Available now on Game Pass!
https://youtu.be/NuNdPdhNsnk Polish developer Bloober Team has always been hit or miss for me, but there's no denying how well they've perfected atmospheric horror over the years. From Layers of Fear and Observer to Blair Witch and their first foray into "next-gen" with the initially Xbox Series X exclusive The Medium, the one thing they've all … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘The Medium’ – A Unique Horror Experience Soured By Its Problematic Narrative Delivery
https://youtu.be/4G201hQOjas In a world full of colorful bipedal animals, you're Teacup: an introverted frog who loves keeping to herself, reading books, and relaxing with a warm cup of plant water. However, she steps out of her comfort zone and invites her friends over for a tea party before realizing she's completely out of ingredients. Teacup … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Teacup’ – A Game About Leaving Your Comfort Zone For the Love of Tea
One of my favorite exclusives back on the PS4 is Supermassive's horror trope-filled adventure Until Dawn. The premise was something I was all too familiar with, as a group of teens met up at a cabin in the mountains to not only "party like fucking pornstars" but to remember two of their friends that died … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Man of Medan’ – A Horror Adventure With Beautiful Improvements on Xbox Series X
https://youtu.be/7FUw-g65OUg One of my favorite games from 2016 is Variable State's small town mystery Virginia. Without speaking a single word, Virginia oozed character and intrigue while leaving plenty up to the player to decipher. It's so, so good. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to play the British developer's newest adventure Last Stop, especially … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Last Stop’ – A Narrative-Heavy Sci-fi Adventure From the Developers of ‘Virginia’
https://youtu.be/MrLp01aY5UQ I've been steadily making my way through some of the shorter indie games on Xbox Game Pass, with the latest being a charming little puzzle adventure called Carto. Here, the titular heroine is separated from her grandmother after their airship encounters trouble during a lightning storm. Both happen to be cartographers, which obviously plays … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Carto’ – A Map-Making Puzzle Game About Making Friends and Finding Family
Let's talk about Art of Rally, currently on Xbox Game Pass!
The current console generation is nearing its end, but I'm finding it difficult getting excited about the upcoming releases of the new bigger, more powerful boxes. This mainly has to do with my atrocious backlog -- I have a lot of games I still want to play and the Nintendo Switch still feels incredibly new. … Continue reading Thinking About Next-Gen