Quick Hits: Ready…Set…GO

After reading all of the good reviews of Lara Croft GO, Hitman GO, and Deus Ex GO, I couldn’t wait to get my new phone. The old one had been in the tub, screen replaced, then screen cracked, so it was a hot mess. Now that I have my iPhone 7 (pretty nice phone by the way) I have been able to jump into the GO games. And, so far, I’m really enjoying them all. Instead of reviewing them separately, I figured I’d bunch them together and give my take on each – sort of a compare and contrast with a little bit of ranking. (more…)

Flashback Fridays: Alan Wake

I remember reading about this game in anticipation of its release way back in 2010 and being really excited about what I read. I love survival horror games, good stories, and Stephen King, so this game was looking like a perfect fit for me. Then I got caught up in the buzzsaw that was Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Final Fantasy XIII, and Splinter Cell: Conviction, and I totally missed Alan Wake at that time.

Flash forward 6 years…

I was game shopping and saw that Quantum Break came with a free copy of this game so I decided to jump – $30 for two games I really wanted to play! (more…)

Game Review: Gone Home

I’m one of those gamers that tends to explore as much as possible. I delve into every nook and cranny looking for loot. I’m also drawn to games with compelling stories. Oh, and I was 17 in 1995. Needless to say, Gone Home was a game that was looking right up my alley. With all that said, I was a little hesitant to get too excited about this game based on my not-so-awesome experience with Life is Strange.

Turns out I had nothing to worry about. (more…)

Game Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Have we talked lately about how I feel about this franchise? You should say ‘yes’ unless you want me to go on ad nauseum about how much I love Tomb Raider. It’s by far my favorite video game franchise of all time (although Bioshock and Fallout come closest) and the newest entry in the series is fantastic. Although I did play this awhile ago, with Rise of the Tomb Raider finally coming to PS4, I finally got around to finishing this review. (more…)

Quick Hits: 80 Days

Sometimes Twitter is a curse. Some days, it’s so full of worthless drivel that I surprise myself by coming back the next day. Other days, it’s so full of wonderful things that I don’t have time to get through all of it.In fact, those days are the hardest because I know – I KNOW – I missed something super cool. But other days, I catch those cool things and today was one of those days. As I’m scrolling down the list, my eye catches a comment/link posted by a trusted gaming source. It says: “I love this game” and “$1.99.” I click the link and I’m off… (more…)

Flashback Friday: Red Dead Redemption

I’m sad that I didn’t play this when it first came out. Back when I had more free time to get lost in more than one epic world per year (Fallout 4 has taken that energy up this year) I would’ve played this for hours and hours and hours. It is such a well done game that’s fun to play, it’s a shame that I’m having a hard time keeping more motivated to play it. I WANT to play it more and go get lost in this beautiful world, but with limited time available to play games, I’m not sure I want to invest it all in this. (more…)

Game Review: Virginia

After reading a few comments about Virginia and getting an understanding of the premise, I quickly grabbed it off the Microsoft store for $10. All the comparisons to Twin Peaks and X-files that started popping up on Twitter pushed my excitement for this game even higher. Two days after playing it, I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about this experience. (more…)

Game Review: Quantum Break

Sometimes a game comes along and, even before reading any reviews, you just KNOW it’s going to be one for you. Maybe you’re a specific genre junkie or really dig a particular visual style. Maybe you love everything from a particular developer or publisher. Whatever it is, you know it when you see it. and Quantum Break REALLY felt like this to me when I first started reading about it. (more…)

Quick Hits: Outfolded

I don’t play a lot of mobile games and, when I do, I don’t usually spend a ton of time on them. But every once in awhile one gets its hooks into me and I have a hard time putting it down. I have yet to actually pay for one and I make a point NOT to make in-app purchases – mostly based on principle, but that’s a whole other rant. Since I don’t spend a lot of time playing mobile games, and certainly don’t play all the way through most of them, I didn’t want to dedicate entire reviews to them. But I do still want to shine a little light on the ones that I think are good. Thus Quick Hits.

First up, Outfolded… (more…)

Movie Review: Indie Game

One of the great crimes against mankind, at least as it relates to myself and video games, is that I never played Super Meatboy, Braid, or Fez . I know, I know…I TOTALLY could play them NOW. And I should – I own Super Meatboy (this should be a Flashback Friday entry huh…) and Braid is basically free at this point. I have to admit though, I’m a little afraid to play them because one of the things that made playing them great was being there – in that time and that place.

But I digress… Onto the review! (more…)