As years go, you can’t get much worse than those known by “2016” and “2017.” I’m not going to elaborate: we all know why almost everything sucks. My trade has always been escapism, and I’m not altering my path just yet. Part of the reason I put off writing this thing that I promised when… Continue reading The Top Ten Video Games of 2016 Written in the Year 2017
When I was younger (as in prior to my fifth birthday) I was more interested in watching video games than playing them. In fact, I was petrified at the idea of losing. I distinctly remember begging for my parents to rent the Pagemaster video game for the Super Nitnendo. They took it home and said… Continue reading Tetris 2 (SNES). “Strangest First Game Ever.” A Review.
WHOA It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? This summer has been extremely aimless for me. While I’ve accomplished a lot in my creative side, my video game playing has been an ineffective effort to control my wandering. Well, since it’s the second of October (which I always thought was the true beginning to autumn fuck… Continue reading The Summer of Wander
So I thought 2016 was a benchmark year in video games because the quality in the year’s releases was outstanding. I never thought 2017 could be better. But after just half the months, it has: 2017 is another incredible year in video games and they just keep coming out and they just keep being amazing.… Continue reading 2017 Mid-Year Top 10
Monolith. Shoot-em-up (also written as shmup). Roguelike (or roguelite for you genre nerds). Indie video game. Released June 2017 on Steam. It’s got an oldschool aesthetic–but one that seems capable for older systems to reproduce when it comes to the visuals. The game looks like a colorful oldschool arcade title. Which is appropriate, considering Monolith… Continue reading Monolith. “OUT OF NOWHERE!” A Review and Ranking.
Howdy y’all! Lately I’ve been playing WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, the fifth WWE game for the Playstation platforms–this one PS2. We play video games for different reasons. To relax. To experience. To interact. Some players enjoy video games for their competitive aspects. Some enjoy becoming apart of a piece of cinematic storytelling For… Continue reading I’ve been playing Here Comes the Pain
At one point, I claimed this game to be one of my top 10 games of all time. Since, I’ve reconsidered that claim. But after jumping in recently after a long break I’d probably keep the game if I ever decided to redo/edit that original list. The flash indie roguelike Binding of Isaac was already… Continue reading The Binding of Isaac Rebirth