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”

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”