Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Outpost: Swarm Hates Giant Space Bugs

Outpost: Swarm is the exact sort of game that I fall back on when the complicated tasks associated with tactical games or games with multi-tiered quests have my brain struggling to run at full speed. There’s just nothing more therapeutic for a man like me than to be put into a room, armed with a diverse (and upgradeable)… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Medieval Shark Would Need More Than a Week

I don’t personally know Felix Weisner but I am familiar with his work, mainly a series of games about a shark destroying everything in his path for no apparent reason. I mean, does a shark really need a reason to cause massive amounts of damage to anything or anyone in his path? Of course not,… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Don’t Shut Your Eyes During Deep Sleep

It’s that time of the year again, a time for tricks, treats and horror themed adventure games. Because Halloween is way more popular in the states than it is here in Germany, I have to make due with developing my own festivities and that usually begins with the games I play. To celebrate the start… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Home Holds Mysterious Answers

This may end up being one of the more difficult editions of Cheap and Dirty Gamer. A part of that is due to the soreness in my glutes after a triumphant return to physical fitness and the other because Home confused me a bit. I’m not talking about the confusion that comes from a poorly scripted story,… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Supermagical Busts-a-Story-Mode

I’m going on a super magical journey to Germany this week and really needed a game to entertain me on the plane. It is more than likely a huge coincidence that the game I found for this particular trip was actually called Supermagical, but somewhere deep in my heart I believe some sort of mana infused wishing tree had… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: What the Hell is a Maple Story?

I realize that everyone and their mother has been MapleStory-ing for God knows how long, but I’ve yet to discover the entire internet so don’t even start with all that pretentious BS homies! I’ll straight up slice your anus, I’ll do it. For those of you that have not had any sort of direct interaction with the über popular… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Oniken Goes Back to the Basics

I look back on the gaming of my youth from time to time, trying to determine what I loved most about the 8-bit days. Was it the difficulty that those games inherently had or did I just appreciate the simplicity of the production values that came with the infancy of gaming?  As much as I’d like to say those… Continue reading