Invisible, Inc – Games of 2015

So what else is left for Klei Entertainment to master? Invisible, Inc. does for turn-based strategy games exactly what Mark of the Ninja did for me with stealth games. Seriously, you put these two games next to each other and its easy to tell that they came from the same developer, and I’m not talking… Continue reading

Played Pequod: So, You Made A Pixel Art Game

To my knowledge, we’ve never publicly aired our conversations about pixel art. More specifically, I don’t think we’ve ever shared the fact that most of the time, I think pixel art/NES-era game design is played out, hard to see, and generally just not something I want to play. For me to voluntarily pick up a… Continue reading

Played Clicker Heroes: Idle My Life Away

Idle games has come up as a genre on a lot of podcasts lately. Because apparently it hit the point where they defined the genre, and also these games are available on Steam instead of just in browser or on a phone where they belong. It got me thinking about how popular the genre must be to hit that… Continue reading

Played Batman: Arkham Knight – Meaningless Car Metaphors

I kind of feel like a dick for how I’ve treated Arkham Knight. It has been subject to a lot of criticism from me throughout its development. That criticism comes from a positive place though. Arkham Asylum is one of my favorite games of all time, if not just my favorite superhero game. Stop and… Continue reading

Just Playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Jenny O’ the Woods

Monster contracts have been my favorite quests so far in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Mainly because I just want an excuse to explore the world and discover something new. Preferably that something new is a hideous new creature or foe that I’ve never had the pleasure of fighting before. It’s time to get to… Continue reading

Played Splatoon – You Are What You Ink

Leave it to Nintendo to tackle the multiplayer scene with one of the strangest takes on online shooters since the warfare between plants and zombies. Splatoon, a new joint from the Big N, pits teams of squid-kid hybrids (called inklings) against each other in skirmishes less about mindless murder and more about territorial vandalism. It’s quite… Continue reading

Arcade Challenge Report – Jungler

A bunch of snakes got stuck in a Pac-Man maze and started shooting at each other’s butts. Jungler was released by Konami in 1981. “The player controls a snake-like ship moving around a number of mazes chasing three similar computer controlled ships. Being hit by bullets reduces the length of the ships. Ships are destroyed either when… Continue reading

Played Bloodborne – Death Before Questions

Heavy narrative and slow character progression is for books, not video games. Video games are about exploring exciting and unfamiliar worlds and mashing buttons until everything explodes like a pinata filled with candy. Bloodborne is a video game. A video game filled with bloody pinatas. Video games are more than welcome to try their hands… Continue reading