A Brief on Horror Narrative and Amnesia (Halloween Special, Part 2 of 4)

So, in an effort to do something special for the spookiest of all seasons, I decided to write a few pieces this month about a few of the horror games that currently litter my backlog. I started a bit back with Sanitarium, and since then, I have started Last of Us, Amnesia: The Dark Descent … Continue reading “A Brief on Horror Narrative and Amnesia (Halloween Special, Part 2 of 4)”

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)”

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 … Continue reading “Playstation Classic Line-up – Seriously?!”

Nintendo and Wasted Opportunity

Like most Nintendo fans, I watched the live Treehouse stream yesterday with equal parts joy and excitement to finally see some of the gameworld in the upcoming Legend of Zelda, awesomely named “Breath of the Wild.” I love me some Zelda, and I got goosebumps as I watched the stream and saw Link interacting with his … Continue reading “Nintendo and Wasted Opportunity”

Content Held For Ransom

“I just don’t like the idea of my content being held for ransom,” I say, our conversation approaching an end. “Well, that’s up to you,” she replies, effectively ending it. The topic of our conversation is the upcoming release of King’s Quest, the latest entry in the classic point-and-click game series, and one of the games I’ve been … Continue reading “Content Held For Ransom”

Warning: What Follows is Pretentious

I just bought Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I’ve never read Franzen before, but the descriptions appear to be something I want to read. Plus, the book has been praised by everyone and their mother, so I figure it’ll either be an amazing story, or I’ll hate it so much. And if it’s the second, then … Continue reading “Warning: What Follows is Pretentious”