Regrets (On Fire Emblem)

I’ve been working on my backlog for about a year now, and while I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked, I have enjoyed going through my list and experiencing new titles. And, for the most part, I’ve had few regrets in this process. I haven’t purchased a game in the last … Continue reading “Regrets (On Fire Emblem)”

What I’ve Been Playing Lately (August 2019)

I did this last month, and I think it went really well. So, I think I’m going to do it again. If nothing else, it helps keep me on track, so I don’t lose myself in starting and stopping multiple games. Also, it gives a bit of a preview of things I will probably be … Continue reading “What I’ve Been Playing Lately (August 2019)”

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)”

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 … 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)”