New format (again)

Just a quick update to reflect a new direction that I’m going in. I’ve played a lot of thought-provoking games this year and wanted to start openly talking about my opinions on them. I don’t intend to do full reviews, as I’d prefer to talk about specific aspects of games that interest me rather than…


ABZÛ: Further refining the Flower/Journey formula

ABZÛ is a short, beautiful storytelling game from newly-formed developer Giant Squid Studios in which players explore a breathtaking ocean environment to uncover a mysterious story.


E3 2016 Impressions

Having just returned from E3 2016, I’ve written a few brief blurbs about the games for which I saw or played any exclusive content so I could give people an idea of what I thought. The following is a breakdown of what I played/watched/interacted with and what I thought of it.

I’ll talk about some of the hands-on demos I played (ReCore, Abzû, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Song of the Deep, Masquerada, Gravity Rush 2) as well as some videos and expo setups that I saw or found interesting….


Nova-111 Review

Nova-111 is a quirky little action-puzzle game developed by indie studio Funktronic Labs.  Players will control a box-shaped spaceship from a side-scrolling perspective, moving up, down, left, and right on a grid in order to navigate around obstacles and defeat enemies….


Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Single Player) Review

A Thief’s End is the closing chapter of Naughty Dog’s beloved Uncharted franchise, a sort of Tomb-Raider-meets-Indiana-Jones action adventure series.  The series began with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, released for PS3 in 2007 (about a year after the PS3 itself was released).  It follows the story of Nathan Drake, long lost heir of Sir Francis Drake, and was lauded for its cinematic style and high quality production and presentation……


Update: Plans for future content

Hello, mostly non-existent readers!  Despite this blog not actually being promoted or having much readership, I wanted to make a quick post that explains how I plan to go about creating review content for moving forward.  For the record, anyway, and to have something to which I can hold myself. I’m planning on breaking my…


Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Impressions

Note: I totally forgot to take screenshots while the beta was still available to me, so unfortunately I have none to post here 🙁 Last weekend, I was selected as one of the players for the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Beta.  As someone who enjoyed the original Mirror’s Edge, I was excited to give it a…


Ratchet & Clank Review

Ratchet & Clank is a fully remade version of the original Ratchet & Clank game for PS2.  This reboot follows the adventure of a Lombax named Ratchet (a mechanic with big dreams) and a defective warbot named Clank.  The duo meet in a random twist of fate and find themselves travelling from planet to planet to save the galaxy from a sinister threat.  To do this, they join up with the Galactic Rangers, a group of heroes led by self-absorbed celebrity Captain Qwark….


Psychonauts Review

For the longest time, Psychonauts was one of those perpetually “on-my-todo-list” games.  I’d always had an interest in it (I’d even played the beginning before), but I’d never taken the time to sit down and give it the time and attention it deserves….


The Witness Review

Ah, The Witness: a game I just can’t quite put down.  The Witness is a puzzle and exploration game created by Jonathan Blow, the man behind the time-bending puzzle platformer Braid (which originally released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008).  The game is mostly comprised of boatloads of maze-like puzzles in which players must determine and trace the correct path.This game is enjoyably challenging and a lot of fun to explore.  The game hinges on a simple mechanic but features a wonderful variety of puzzles, the vast majority of which are interesting and rewarding….