Flashback Fridays

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…)

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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…)

Flashback Fridays: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Just like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago take the brunt of the disaster scenarios, Detroit always seems to be cast in the dirt and squalor of drugs, crime, and poverty. RoboCop, The Crow, Darkman… Detroit just can’t catch a break as a city. And it doesn’t look to be much better in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. (more…)

Introducing: Flashback Fridays

After my 360 died, I was in a position to choose which current gen console to move forward with. I was torn between the PS4 and Xbox One. Everything I was reading seemed to point me to the PlayStation – it was technically superior, had a better game catalog, and was selling like hotcakes. I was hesitant to switch back to Sony (I had a PS1 and PS2) because I didn’t want to permanently give up my game library but, since neither system (at the time) was offering backwards compatibility, I was ready to make the switch. Then two things happened. Microsoft announced Tomb Raider as an exclusive (timed) and then dropped the backwards compatibility bomb. That tipped me back the other way, and just in time for Black Friday, I was sold on the Xbox One. (more…)