Breaking My Backlog #13 – Sanitarium (Halloween Special, Part 1 of 4)

Writing about a game like Sanitarium is always an interesting prospect. It’s an old game, having come out 20 years ago. It’s a genre (adventure) that has fallen out of vogue considerably in that time. And it treats its subject matter (disability and deformity) in extremely problematic ways. Honestly, it’s possible that it’s a game best … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #13 – Sanitarium (Halloween Special, Part 1 of 4)”

Breaking My Backlog #11 – Samurai Shodown II (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. When I was a kid in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, there was nothing I loved to do more than head down to … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #11 – Samurai Shodown II (With Extra Mini-Review)”

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”

Breaking My Backlog #5 – 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat

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. At this point, I have started and stopped 7 Grand Steps at least four times, and I’m still not sure I … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #5 – 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat”

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 … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #4 – Battle Chef Brigade”

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 … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #3 – The Bridge”