I might as well jump on the retrospective bandwagon and start up an annual (fingers crossed) awards series. Now, my first instinct was to opt for the best releases of the year, but while I've done plenty of catching up on shows I've been watching (for the most part), I tend to be actively bad… Continue reading 2019 Honestly Amazing Thing Awards – Breakfast Recommendations #3
So there's this game I like, Psychonauts. Maybe you've heard me gush about it before? Well, I'm always on the lookout for anything remotely similar, so naturally I've dabbled with a few games, films, and the like with similar art styles or premises or themes. Seriously, just look at the number of things I've compared… Continue reading 2-D Psychonauts? YES, PLEASE! – Stick it to the Man!
If you've heard of this game prior to playing it, chances are you know it as Double Fine Adventure or That Video Game Project Wot Done Broke Kickstarter. Back in 2012, indie game developer Double Fine announced that they were opening up a Kickstarter project to fund a small classic point-and-click-style adventure game. As the… Continue reading Not All is as it Seems – Broken Age
I sometimes find it curious that we group video games together despite many genres having completely different appeal. Sports games rarely overlap with platformers which rarely overlap with simulations which rarely overlap with strategy games. Even with genres, you can often find games that are hardly connected to each other by anything but one mechanic… Continue reading Into the Smoke – The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 8 Plot: 6 Gameplay: 8 Sum: 35/50 Spoilers: Yes (you might want to heed the warning this time) Audience Assumptions: None Part One: BOATS! Games are not known for their storytelling capabilities, which is a shame because they can be the best medium… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Return of the Obra Dinn
Breakdown Rating: Usability: 9 Aesthetics and Style: 8 Creativity: 8 Polish: 8 Depth: 7 Sum: 40/50 Spoilers: I guess? It's not really spoilerable... Audience Assumptions: None. Niche - A Genetics Survival Game Part One: It is What it Says it is Rarely do I find a game that is truly innovative in its concept and… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Niche – A Genetics Survival Game