Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of my recently played video games. Often these are updates that I have beaten a game, though sometimes I post updates mid-playthrough to share my ongoing thoughts.

Catherine: The Girl You Don’t Take Home To Mother

It only took a few minutes of playing Catherine to know that I was going to enjoy it. On the surface, Catherine is a puzzle platformer with a grim premise: Climb a collapsing tower of blocks in a terrifying nightmare world or fall … Continue reading

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Battlefield 1: Nothing Is Quiet On The Western Front

Tim mows down a trench full of soldiers from a zeppelin gunner’s nest. I blow up a plane mid-air using a tank shell. A horse gallops by at full trot, both it and its rider aflame. These are just a … Continue reading

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Civilization VI: O Brave New World!

I’ll admit, I was worried Civilization VI might not turn out well. In a previous article, I wrote about my love affair with Civilization V (and my sincere disappointment with Beyond Earth). One of the reasons I was wary of Civ … Continue reading

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Emily Is Away: You’re A Frigid Bitch, Emily

Long before social media dominated our lives, we crafted our online personas through the glory of AOL Instant Messenger. We chose our buddy icons based on the latest movie releases, customized the our font to the most unreadable colors possible, and … Continue reading

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Enduring Dark Souls’ “Return to Lordran” Day

Dark Souls isn’t a game I ever thought I’d attempt to beat. My lack of free time means I don’t easily stomach frustration, and the Souls series’ brutal reputation basically kept me away for good. But after getting a taste … Continue reading

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Inside: Limbo++

Two weeks ago I returned from work to find Tim Lee sitting on the couch playing Inside. Joining him on his merry adventure, we spent three nights powering through the main story plus the game’s hidden content. Thanks Tim. You … Continue reading

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Valiant Hearts: Surprise, It’s Not An FPS About WWI

It surprises me that World War I has largely escaped the capture of the public’s imagination. I can only name a handful of WWI movies, and there are even fewer games to speak of. Even my fourth grade teacher, a … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain: What a Mess We Made When It All Went Wrong (…Actually, It Went Great)

Considering how much of a Metal Gear Solid fan I am, I’m surprised how long it’s taken me to finally start playing MGS V: The Phantom Pain. I didn’t even touch Ground Zeroes until I knew I was going to … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Auto: Let’s (Not) Go For a Joyride

Next on my countdown of “games that I avoided playing” is Grand Theft Auto for the PlayStation. No, not Grand Theft Auto V. Just Grand Theft Auto. At 185 million total sales, GTA may be one of the most beloved … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3: If Only We Took What We Wanted

Today we take a detour from our regularly scheduled backlogging to check out Far Cry 3. Up until this point, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Far Cry series. The first Far Cry was so frustrating that it led to … Continue reading

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