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…

Breath of the Wild: A Review

It is probably safe to say that The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most beloved in video game history.  With a history of 30 years and counting, it is only natural, then, that such a series would need to change, either to keep up with improving technology or to prevent itself from…

Breath of the Wild Finally Comes to a Close

It’s been a, ahem, rather wild month, but I’ve finally completed Breath of the Wild.  I feel like a strange emptiness has suddenly opened up in my life after all the many hours I have devoted to this game, but at the same time, I’m also relieved because, honestly, I’m a bit burned out at…

What is Your Gaming Pet Peeve?

Pet peeves.  We all have them, and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Many involve ordinary, everyday life.  Maybe you don’t like when people walk on your carpet without taking their shoes off.  Maybe you get really irritated when people leave their shopping carts in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store. …

Three Surprising Weeks with Breath of the Wild

It’s been just over three weeks since I started playing Breath of the Wild, and it would be quite impossible to even make a guess as to how many hours I have dedicated to this game thus far.  In that time, while I have managed to make some actual progress in the game’s story, the…

The Duck’s First Week with Breath of the Wild

Ever since the release of Breath of the Wild, I have hardly had time for anything else.  The game has been such an addicting and crazy experience, filled with adventure and surprises around every turn.  And now that just over a week has passed since its release, I thought I’d chronicle my progress up to…