(This is an old article that I've neglected to post. It's still being posted for the sake of posterity in its original, flawed form.) One of my favorite games of all time is Earthbound. An obscure, oddball RPG for the SNES, Earthbound was the pinnacle of strange. It had a B-Movie flair and was filled … Continue reading A Review of Chip Tanaka’s Debut Album: Django
I apologize for this article being so late, but the scheduling feature of WordPress does not work very well. I set it to publish close to a year ago now, but it just didn't. Sorry to my two loyal fans, but you have the article now! 2017 was a wonderful year for gaming. I haven't … Continue reading My Top Games of 2017
I loved Far Cry 3 when it came out. The gameplay felt so fresh, the locations were all amazing to explore and the villains were simply evil and I loved it. Far Cry 4 came out and I really enjoyed that one too. The stark difference in the setting, and improvements on gameplay really helped … Continue reading Does Far Cry 5 Stack Up?
Games are hard. Games can be frustrating, and recently, there's been an influx of games that put the emphasis on challenge. Games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne punish the player for every mistake they make, and titles like Cuphead focus on the players skill and reaction to complex animations. I see the appeal in this. … Continue reading In Defense of Easy Difficulties
I’ve never played a lot of Sonic games. As a young child, I enjoyed the cartoons on Saturday mornings and played a few of the newer games on the Wii. I never played the classics. Sonic was aways interesting to me. Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 had interesting levels, but neither one could keep it … Continue reading Sonic Mania: A Newcomers View
Every time I watch a new Miyazaki film, it becomes my favorite. It's so hard to criticize or pick apart any of his films, simply because his work captures you. None of his films are "perfect", but, when your watching them, it's impossible to think of any faults. There's something magical about what he makes, … Continue reading Review: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro
The Legend of Zelda is a very interesting series. I could write a series of essays on its game design alone (and if you would like something like that, check out Boss Keys by Mark Brown.), but I feel that the design philosophy has strayed a little from what it started as. I recently beat … Continue reading First Impressions on Breath of the Wild