Playstation Classic Line-up – Seriously?!

Backlogs aside, I know the reason you come to this site is the kind of hard-hitting journalism that other sites won’t give you. We ask the real questions here at Troamm.com, the questions other sites are too scared to ask. With all that said, I read over the list of games available on the upcoming Playstation Classic and I’m left with a simple question: Seriously?!

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Breaking My Backlog #4 – Battle Chef Brigade

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.

On paper, Battle Chef Brigade is a game that shouldn’t work. Its weird blend of puzzle game with beat-em-up feels like the kind of game that’s made because of dare or bet, or at the very least, a game that was prompted by the phrase, “Hey, don’t bogart that shit, pass that shit around.” What interests me, though, as a gamer and intrepid games writer, is that it does. Somehow, the game works, and I had a blast playing it.

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On Rockstar and 100-Hour Workweeks

Fuck ’em.

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Breaking My Backlog #3 – The Bridge

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.

Spoiler Warning: The following post contains major spoilers for The Bridge. Seriously. I basically spoil what little story there is in this game.

The Bridge is a game about slowly descending into madness, which is apropos as playing the game will cause you to descend into madness. It’s a puzzle game, and a good one at that. But it’s a puzzle game that requires you to focus, and with each level, it requires more and more focus, until you end up wanting to tear your hair out. If you’re lucky enough to have hair, of course.

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Breaking My Backlog #2 – Hue

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.

Spoiler Warning: The following post contains some minor spoilers for Hue. I can’t be held responsible if I open your eyes to a whole new world of color before you’re ready.

I love platformers. I have since I was five years old and I first played Super Mario Bros.. Even over 30 years later, I still hungrily consume any platformers I can get my hands on, especially if they try something new to change the game a bit, so to speak. This brings us to Hue, a game that asks its players to view and interact with the world in a new way.  Read the rest of this entry »