Cary’s Most Anticipated Games of 2023

As it goes, many recent years have been “great years for gaming,” and it causes me to wonder if that well is ever going to dry up a little. After all, what’s to make a year greater in gaming than another if nothing but greatness abounds? Okay, so maybe I’m getting a little rhetorical, because…

The Duck’s 2022 GOTY: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

I’ll be completely honest here, I’m not sure I even played any other games that were actually released in 2022…but even if I had, there’s still a very good chance that Kirby and the Forgotten Land would still be my top pick for game of the year!  Prior to the release of this beauty, I…

A Pirate’s Life for Me?

TL;DR Eh, probably not. But it was somewhat fun while it lasted! When my household first dipped into Game Pass, Sea of Thieves almost immediately went on the “play later” list, along with several other multiplayer offerings. Like so many other live service games, this one came with its own story of redemption. After a…

Ranking my Free-to-Play Free-for-All

When I decided to see what free-to-play console games might work in my household for future fun times, I didn’t intend for the venture to become “a thing.” Now, with six new games proverbially under my belt, it seems like deciding which ones were the “winners,” is only the right and fair thing to do….

Deathloop First Impressions

Fact is, I should have played Deathloop when I first picked up the game last year. It was right around the Christmas holiday, when I had a nice chunk of time off. And had I known, or rather, paid attention to what the game offered, I might have more strongly opted to play it then….

To (Not Quite) Infinity and Beyond in Star Trek Online

When I started out with my summertime free-to-play MMORPG free-for-all, there were five games on my list: DC Universe Online, TERA, Skyforge, Phantasy Star Online 2 NG, and not Final Fantasy XIV, but rather Star Trek Online. After the FFXIV diversion, there was only one thing left to do, and that was to give Star…

Fallout 76: Year Three in Review

In typing up this review of my third year in Fallout 76, one question stalks my mind: is it my last? I know that I won’t be renewing my Fallout 1st sub after it expires next month. I also know that I don’t plan on dedicating a significant portion of my future gaming time to…

Final Fantasy XIV, Because Free is Free!

Final Fantasy XIV wasn’t supposed to be part of my ongoing effort to try out free MMORPGs. It had been on my mind, because it’s nearly inescapable when reading about such games these days. It’s held in high regard as a cream-of-the-crop title, one of the best and most populated MMOs around. Heck, even in…