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
Most games that you play involve some sort of mechanic and a good amount of games also integrate a story. I believe that, on average, most games do not integrate their mechanics into the story. While you could argue that a mechanic like shooting is integrated into the story because you play as a character … Continue reading Why is “The Stanley Parable” So Interesting?
When I play games, I hold gameplay highest. My favorite thing a game developer does is when they make something really clever that makes you wonder why people haven't used that more often. Nintendo does a really good job with some of this stuff. Look at Earthbound, a basic-looking RPG, with a wonderful world and … Continue reading Game Polish and the Little Things
So, this is something new, and it might be interesting it might not be. This is for when I want to talk about a game but don't want to write a review out in its own separate format (that you will see at the end of the month). This is just me gushing (or ranting) … Continue reading Why I Love: Red Dead Redemption
Ah, my first game review. This will be interesting to see when it's over. I've really enjoyed writing this blog and have had a lot of fun. Anyway, let's get right into it. The Order 1886 was released early last year by a new studio called Ready at Dawn, and when it was announced, it … Continue reading Game Review: The Order 1886