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…

Fallout 4’s DLC Changed My Opinion on Fallout 4

When I finally finished Fallout 4 after taking a long hiatus from the game initially, I was left with a distinct “meh” feeling. This was primarily directed at the game’s main story. The game itself played well, Bethesda “quirks” and all, and I had fun with settlements and some provocative side quests, but its story…

Maybe I Don’t Want an Open-World Sonic Game, After All?

A new trailer was recently released for Sonic Frontiers, that upcoming open-world Sonic game that seems to be receiving some pretty mixed reception.  And considering Sega’s past track record with the franchise, it stands to reason that fans are feeling a range of emotions, from hopeful optimism and excitement to a gnawing conviction that the…

This is Not a Post about Bloodborne

Let me be clear from the start – I may have played Bloodborne, but I did not play Bloodborne. Let me explain. What happened was that, a couple weekends ago, I had a moment after watching a number of Elden Ring videos in which I thought I could totally do that. I really don’t know…

Skyforge was Fine but Forgettable

In my ongoing quest to try out various free multiplayer games, I had heard of, even if only slightly, all the games on my list except one. Skyforge. Granted, I hadn’t gone out to research every MMO ever made, so maybe me being in the dark about this title was to be expected. I watched…