Breaking My Backlog #1 – Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

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 spoilers for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. Turn back now, lest you be … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #1 – Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon”

Breaking My Backlog – The Intro

Like most gamers my age that have eventually grown up and got jobs that maybe give them some disposable income, I have a problem. I have a huge backlog. Due to things like Steam Sales and Humble Bundles, I’ve quietly amassed a list of games that I haven’t even downloaded yet. So many, I can’t … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog – The Intro”

A Switch From Regret to Acceptance

I woke up this morning to the pangs of regret. It’s become a bit of a normal practice, for better or worse, to check Twitter when I wake up to make sure the world didn’t end while I was sleeping. This morning, however, my feed wasn’t filled with the typical politics I expect to see, but … Continue reading “A Switch From Regret to Acceptance”

The Birth of the Player

As I sit here, drinking coffee and listening to Nobel Price winner Bob Dylan, I’m thinking way to hard about video games. Please note, this isn’t abnormal. Ninety percent of my life is spent thinking way too hard about video games. If I ever revisit my alma mater, and my old adviser asks what I’ve … Continue reading “The Birth of the Player”

King’s Quest Chapter 4: Maybe You Can Return Home Again?

I’ve written in the past about the importance of King’s Quest in my own video game journey, so it should come as no surprise that I have consumed each chapter of the new King’s Quest as I can, as time allows, devouring their individual fleshes and treasuring each morsel. Despite my immense enjoyment, however, I … Continue reading “King’s Quest Chapter 4: Maybe You Can Return Home Again?”

System Shock — the REMAKE!

I feel fifteen again. No, not because of raging hormones, face acne, and squeaky voice. No, I feel fifteen again, because I just got done reliving a piece of my youth. A couple of days ago, Nightdive Studios launched a kickstarter to remake System Shock, a classic horror first-person shooter, one of the first to … Continue reading “System Shock — the REMAKE!”

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”

How a Game Reduced Me to an Emotional Mess

I’ve played a lot of video games in my life. As someone who started playing around the time of the Atari 7800 in the 1980s, I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve saved the day, or I’ve beat the big bad guy, or I’ve rescued the damsel in distress. Never before, however, has a … Continue reading “How a Game Reduced Me to an Emotional Mess”

King’s Quest: Tugging My Heartstrings

The last time I wrote about King’s Quest, it was to criticize Sierra’s choice to wrap content into its episodic distribution model to “encourage” consumers to purchase the “Complete Collection.” Near the end of that article, I wrote that while I criticized the decision, I would most likely purchase the “Complete Collection” because I have a compulsive need to … Continue reading “King’s Quest: Tugging My Heartstrings”