More STALKER 2 Info Drops

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl ( and Call of Pripyat) have been gaining ground for years as PC cult-classics. The following was enough to inspire the developer, GSC Game World to announce a sequel last year. Since then, new about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been scarce, but the developer finally dropped a bunch of new information a…

The First Tree is Something Truly Special

The First Tree is an interesting sort of game that I have to approach a bit differently than I would my usual game reviews.  The big difference here is…The First Tree is not really a video game.  It is, but it’s not.  It’s more like an interactive story than anything else.  So if it’s a…

I Definitely Don’t Need It, And Yet…

I like to think that I’m fairly resistant to the video game hype train these days. I’ve been in the gaming world for decades at this point, so I should have some sort of a resistance built up to it all by now. In practice though, I’m not so sure that’s true. I don’t pre-order…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #183

Up this week: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PS4, 2019) – line up for some side-scrolling action as Yooka and Laylee help members of the “Beetallion” and save the day! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4, 2020) – it is about time we see what Crash and the gang have been up to in…

[REVISITED] 77 Hours Later, and Mass Effect: Andromeda is in the Bag

One of my gaming goals for 2021 is to replay Mass Effect: Andromeda. Can’t say it’s a lofty goal, but with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition due out later this year, rather than tread through the original trilogy for the umpteenth time, I figured I’d cast fresh eyes over Andromeda‘s post-Commander Shepard universe instead.  It’s…

Killzone Website is Retired

Sony and Guerilla Games have retired Killzone.com. If you go there right now, all you’ll find is a short notice explaining what services are still active for the most recent Killzone games: Killzone Mercenary and Killzone: Shadowfall. It’s been about 8 years now since the release of Killzone: Shadowfall, so it’s about time I suppose,…

Top 5 Best and Top 5 Hardest Levels from Crash 4

Crash Bandicoot 4, which I reviewed here, is easily one of the best games from the franchise, with the interdimensional time-travelling allowing for a really great variety of stages that are as beautifully detailed as they are fun to navigate.  To begin, I’m going to be talking about my top 5 favorite stages from the…

Listmas 2020: Hatmonster’s Most Anticipated Games

Well, we’ve made it. 2020 is finally gone and 2021 is here at last. Will it be any better than its predecessor? Who knows? I hope so. At the very least there are many interesting games on the horizon, and these are the ones I’m most looking forward to!

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #182

Up this week: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PS4, 2019) – line up for some side-scrolling action as Yooka and Laylee help members of the “Beetallion” and save the day! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4, 2020) – it is about time we see what Crash and the gang have been up to in…

Listmas 2020: Cary’s Most Anticipated Games of 2021

Know that we’ve kicked 2020 out the door for good (though, that’s still questionable, I guess), it’s time for me to take a look into that which may pepper my gaming landscape in 2021. Frankly, my biggest hope for this year is actually obtaining an XBX or a PS5, but neither my Xbox One nor…