Breaking My Backlog #15 – Mini-Reviews

Over the past week, or so, I’ve played a number of games from my backlog that were either really short, or I just didn’t want to spend anymore time playing them. Unfortunately, that gives me very little material with which to write a full post. As such, I’ve decided to take a post to bang … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #15 – Mini-Reviews”

New Post at Rogue’s Portal: DISTRAINT (Halloween Special, Part 4 of 4)

It’s a little late, but that’s because I am still trying to readjust to editorial deadlines and schedules while writing for another site. So, there’s that. Anyway, you can read my last article for my Halloween spooky gameplaying over at Rogue’s Portal.

Breaking My Backlog #14 – The Untitled Goose Game (Halloween Special, Part 3 of 4)

Please Note: In this review, I spoil the ending of goose game. I know, by now, it’s pretty hard to spoil a game that has become a cultural phenomenon in the way that the goose game has, but here’s your warning: You are now warned. My journey to obtain the Untitled Goose Game was a … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #14 – The Untitled Goose Game (Halloween Special, Part 3 of 4)”

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)”

Breaking My Backlog #12 – The Messenger and Saturday Morning RPG

I’m not the biggest fan of nostalgia. I know that may be an odd statement, since two of my articles last month were specifically built around nostalgia. But, it’s true. As a concept, I find nostalgia to be very troubling. It’s not that I don’t like to look back and relive some of my happiness … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #12 – The Messenger and Saturday Morning RPG”

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)”

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”