Category Archives: Game Reviews

Towards a Heuristic for a GREAT Game

This post is the culmination of something I’ve been thinking about for a while but have never put into writing after years of playing, reading about and reviewing games. There are obviously a lot of problems with gaming journalism as … Continue reading

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Daikatana: A Fascinating Failure

Many gamers quite understandably have a lot of nostalgia for the late 1990s and early 2000s of PC gaming. This was a time when many of the most well regarded games were released across multiple genres. At the same time … Continue reading

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The Games of 2021

This is a continuation of what I did last year, where I offer a brief review of the new games I played this year. For many reasons, the last two years have seemed to blur together and the quality of … Continue reading

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The Genre Amalgamation

Just over a month ago I happened on a post from David V. Stewart which was very similar to something I had been contemplating on modern gaming. His post dates 2007 as Ground Zero for video games because that was … Continue reading

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The Games of 2020

I might have written before that I don’t think much of the idea of a “Game of the Year” or really an “[Anything] of the Year”. Being a native of a country that insists on awarding citizens such titles, you’d … Continue reading

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Sake Doesn’t Age Well

Ōkami was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006 and is probably best known as the best of the games developed during the brief but prolific existence of Capcom’s Clover Studio. Although not selling very well on release, it was … Continue reading

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Jagged Alliance 2 – 20 Years Later

This year marks twenty years since the release of Jagged Alliance 2 and twenty five since the original was first released for DOS personal computers in 1994. Although never a hugely successful series, Jagged Alliance developed a loyal and enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Gears Awakens

I have something additional to say about video games in general which is something of a follow-up from a post I made earlier this year. However, this one fits in too. It is a bit late in coming since this … Continue reading

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle & Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Both reviews after the jump.

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Heroes of Play – Sonic Mania Review

This is my latest at Heroes of Play. Sonic the Hedgehog was the game series (and character) I was most fond of during primary school. I don’t know if it is a good or bad thing that I’m still into … Continue reading

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