On the Instruction Manual, A Lost Art

I want to talk about Caesar III, a bit. I actually ended up with this game through a Humble Bundle a couple of years back, and as part of my everlasting task of Breaking My Backlog, I decided to install it on a whim and check it out. I’ve never felt like I was any good at … Continue reading “On the Instruction Manual, A Lost Art”

All Those Who Wander…

I. When I think about the video game experiences in my youth that mean the most to me, quite a few of them come to mind. I vividly remember the first time I beat Bowser in Super Mario Bros. — my first experience actually beating a game – and the time my friend Jesse and … Continue reading “All Those Who Wander…”

What I’ve Been Playing Lately

So, I’ve been enjoying games in a different way lately. Before, I would often pick one game and obsessively play it until completion. Recently, I’ve actually started multiple games, and I’ve begun playing through each one in brief intervals. While this appears to have slowed down the progression on my backlog, I actually think it’s … Continue reading “What I’ve Been Playing Lately”

Breaking My Backlog #10 – Pumped BMX+ (Kind Of)

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on Troamm.com in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. This game is a mess. It’s a half-baked Tony Hawk Pro-Skater clone, but with half the complexity and none of the … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #10 – Pumped BMX+ (Kind Of)”

Breaking My Backlog #9 – GoNNER

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on Troamm.com in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. GoNNER is a game that has a name that I hate to type, because it uses stupid capitalization that is … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #9 – GoNNER”

Breaking My Backlog #8 – Drawkanoid

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on Troamm.com in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. In Ecclesiastes, the unknown author writes that “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #8 – Drawkanoid”

Breaking My Backlog #7 – The Frederics (With Extra Mini-Review)

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on Troamm.com in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. Frederic: Resurrection of Music and its sequel, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, are both games about musical anachronisms. When classical composer Frederic Chopin … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #7 – The Frederics (With Extra Mini-Review)”

Breaking My Backlog #6 – Girls Like Robots

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on Troamm.com in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. Girls Like Robots is a game about seating arrangements. Exciting, I know. It’s not just about seating charts, though. It’s … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #6 – Girls Like Robots”

On Yoshi’s Crafted World, or Why Sometimes Games Can Just Be Chill

I haven’t played a Yoshi game since Yoshi’s Island on the Super Nintendo, which is weird because I actually like Yoshi’s Island more than Super Mario World, which might be blasphemy in the eyes of most gamers, but what can I say? I hate gamers almost as much as I hate sentences with only one clause. Despite my … Continue reading “On Yoshi’s Crafted World, or Why Sometimes Games Can Just Be Chill”