Back in February, I took a look at Shadowrun Returns in this space. Returns is by no means a perfect game, but it's more than enough fun for what it is, and it captures most of what I've always dug about the world of Shadowrun. Capturing the essence of Shadowrun is no small task! Shadowrun … Continue reading Shadowrun: Dragonfall – An Examination
Category: Video Games
Actually, Pathfinder: Kingmaker IS Bullshit
Here's a bit of free (read: unsolicited) advice for anyone looking to get into the video game blogging racket: Seriously, give yourself enough time with a game to make sure you have your opinion of said game fully sorted out before taking to the internet to make sweeping declarations about it for all to see. … Continue reading Actually, Pathfinder: Kingmaker IS Bullshit
Is Pathfinder: Kingmaker Bullshit?
Did any of us tabletop gaming nerds ever actually like Third Edition Dungeons & Dragons (here defined as both D&D versions 3.0 and 3.5) all that much? Or did we just decide to tolerate it as a community? Both versions of the game, and the d20 system upon which they are based, have aged like … Continue reading Is Pathfinder: Kingmaker Bullshit?
Is BioShock: Infinite Bullshit?
Were I any sort of professional video game journalist and not a degenerate unemployable hobbyist, perhaps I would give a game more than four hours of play time to suck me in before I saw fit to air grievances with said game in public. But alas, no one is paying me to do any of … Continue reading Is BioShock: Infinite Bullshit?
Best Ways to Score Goals In NHL ’94, Ranked
NHL '94 is nothing less than the Tecmo Super Bowl of hockey. It is easy to learn, easy to play, and fun for just about everyone, even people who aren't really into the actual sport of hockey. The game is universally beloved among all who have ever played it, as a result. But, like every … Continue reading Best Ways to Score Goals In NHL ’94, Ranked
Icewind Dale Is Ruining My Life
I'm an ostensible grown-up, which means that my life has been cast adrift in a sea of responsibilities, both major and minor. My wife and I need to eat, which makes cooking a must. The dishes need to get done afterward, of course. The dog needs to be walked twice a day, bathed every so … Continue reading Icewind Dale Is Ruining My Life
Hotline Miami – An Examination
Ah, the joys of gaming to play catch-up. While the rest of the world scrambles to overpay for the last 12 state-of-the-art GPUs left on the market, I am safe and sound at home, chillin' and catching up with a small handful of modern PC classics and remasters of less modern PC classics. It's a … Continue reading Hotline Miami – An Examination
Rob’s Three Favorite Mass Effect Games, Ranked
3. Mass Effect 2: Without mild, polite contrarianism, I am nothing. Therefore, the consensus best game of the original Mass Effect trilogy finds itself glued to the bottom of this list. But ME2 is not here just so I can be an insufferable hipster; ME2 does the worst job of the three of being anything … Continue reading Rob’s Three Favorite Mass Effect Games, Ranked
Final Fantasy IV Remake – An Examination
The problem with my personal gaming diet is that it contains far too many massive RPGs. Even as my video game backlog continues to pile up higher and higher and feels less and less manageable, I keep adding games that require commitments of 50-100 hours, or even more than that. I finished up Divinity: Original … Continue reading Final Fantasy IV Remake – An Examination
Rob’s Complete Guide to Retro Bowl: Changing Teams
Changing your team in Retro Bowl is a straightforward proposition. At the end of each season, before even the re-signing period, you will be given the option to change to a different team, with your performance this past season determining how many other teams want to bring you aboard. The menus look like this; this … Continue reading Rob’s Complete Guide to Retro Bowl: Changing Teams