Unforgettable: The Ending of Halo: Reach

Most stories follow a similar pattern.  Certain rules are rarely broken.  One such rule is that the good guys don’t usually die.  It happens, but most of the time when our heroes are in danger, there is no real need for concern because we know the main characters typically have a way of surviving their…

Resonance: Hivory Towers

While Yooka-Laylee was not quite what we had all hoped it would be, there is one area where it absolutely delivered, and that was nostalgia.  After having completed the game only about a month ago, and despite having a rather rocky time with it, I already kind of miss it.  I think some of the…

Honing My RPG-Skills with Final Fantasy XII

You may recall this past year that I have been discussing with decent regularity my general incompetence when it comes to RPGs.  For the longest time, I have been employing the “beat it senseless” method of defeating my foes.  When that fails, I proceed to plan B, the “level up a whole bunch and try…

Knights, Bikes, Geese, and Childhood Imagination

A semi-recent trend I have been noticing is a great number of new games being made to emulate the look and feel of the SNES era.  Probably because the SNES rocked.  And so, I’ve picked out another that’s worth a look, Knights and Bikes, an EarthBound-inspired RPG.  The first thing you will surely notice from…

Ghost of a Tale: A Redwall-Inspired RPG Adventure

In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for me to find enough new games that really interest me.  Many of my favorite series have since ended or update quite rarely.  Plus, I have grown far pickier over how I spend my money.  To continue my quest for new and interesting games, I have been…

Day 16: The Game with the Best Cut Scenes

The 30-day game topics…thingy continues with a seemingly straightforward one.  The game with the best cut scenes.  At first, I took several things into consideration as I made my decision.  Games with the best graphics.  The best voice acting.  The best humor.  And my initial pick was Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time.  Following…

Perception Release Date Announced!

Perception is almost here! It’s been two years, but The Deep End Games is just about ready to deliver their debut entry into the survival/horror genre. After its Kickstarter was successfully funded in 2015, Perception has been teasing those aware of it with the promise of a unique horror experience, one that players definitely have…

A Look Inside Breath of the Wild’s DLC Pack 1

As many of you no doubt know, it was announced some time back that owners of Breath of the Wild could pay a $20 fee for some DLC entitled “Expansion Pass” (which I discussed in a past post).  Aside from some bonuses I assume were initially available for anyone who bought the DLC, several additional…

Getting Spoiled is Underrated

“Oh wait, don’t talk to me about that game. I’m in full media blackout for it right now and don’t want anything spoiled.” This is a line I’ve heard many a time from a friend of mine over the last several years. They’re (obviously) very much the sort that like to go into their games…

Yooka-Laylee: A Game with Good Intentions

Fans of the Banjo-Kazooie series have long-awaited a true sequel since Banjo-Tooie’s release on the Nintendo 64 in 2000.  When Yooka-Laylee was finally announced as a spiritual successor to the much-beloved pair of platformers, I’m sure every Banjo-Kazooie fan jumped for joy.  Many people, like myself, hoped that Yooka-Laylee would harken in a new era…

Overstaying Your Welcome

  “Fifty-one hours? I’ve only been playing for 51 hours?!” This was my initial thought after taking a look at my playtime for Mass Effect: Andromeda. I had been convinced that I’d clocked-in at least 70 hours. So, discovering that I’d only played for about 50 hours should have been pleasing or at least something of…

Four New Zelda: BotW Features the Duck Can’t Live Without

Just because my time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has come to a close, that doesn’t mean I have stopped thinking about it.  This game was an amazing experience, and it introduced a plethora of improvements that have elevated the Zelda franchise to new heights.  Below is a list of the…