Returnal is Great, But It May Too Old School for Its Own Good

During the Christmas season, I had the incredible good fortune of obtaining the ever-elusive PlayStation 5, and immediately dove into a game that’d been on my mind ever since it released: Returnal. As you might’ve heard (and I quickly discovered), Returnal is decidedly not an easy game. It gameplay is wonderfully fast and fluid, but…

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….

Stray – A Spoiler-Free Review

In 2020, my cat passed away after what we hope was an enjoyable nineteen years with us. We all know 2020 was a bad year; this made it personally one of the worst in recent memory. I thought I had come to terms with his loss over the past two years, but about five minutes…

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…

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…

Choosing My Own Adventure in Fallout 76

When I last wrote about Fallout 76 in November, I had given an “eh, so what?” to its newest mode, Fallout Worlds. Since then, I’ve only been back to Worlds (Private Worlds) once, cajoling my husband to formulate our own world and give it a go. That go lasted a single session, and we’ve not…

New Gameplay Shown for Ghostwire Tokyo

For those fortunate enough to have procured a PS5, there’s a really interesting new game coming out really soon called Ghostwire: Tokyo. It’s actually from the same studio that brought us the Evil Within series, and it even started development as The Evil Within 3, but it apparently took on a life of its own…