Near the end of 2019, I was running dangerously close to not meeting my goals for backlog completions for the year, so I kind of kicked things into overdrive to try and complete a bunch of smaller games, so I would have something to show for my year. Because, you know, embarking on a new … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #20 – The Blackwell Legacy and The Journey Down”
Electric Highways is a simple game. You can beat it in about an hour. It’s a first-person platformer, which requires you to move through a virtual world finding keys and opening doors. There’s not a lot of conflict or to be had here, and the story itself is virtually non-existent. It is, however, one that … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #19 – Electric Highways (With Extra Mini-Review)”
Back in the infancy of the Internet, there was a content website called New Grounds, which was the place to go to both see and experiment with a new type of online animation system called Flash. New Grounds is still around, as a site, but I’m not quite sure they maintain the same cultural relevancy they … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #18 – Ballistick”
A few weeks ago, I completed another step in a journey that has been over 20 years in the making. It was… not a great step.
I had never heard of Evoland before last week. Oh, I had bought it a few years back. Or, I had unlocked it in a Humble Bundle or something to that effect. But, I had never actually heard of it. Which is unfortunate, because I think it’s one of the more original and unique games … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #17 – Evoland”
I wrote about 1,500 words too many on The Last of Us. I hope you hate it. [OPINION] THE LAST OF US IS AN ENGAGING STORY, BUT I HATE IT
Spoiler Alert: I spoil the end of Tiny Echo in this post. Just a heads up. I’ve mentioned it before, but one of my favorite parts about scouring my backlog for new games to try is actually getting a chance to try games I didn’t even realize I had. See, a lot of the games I … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #16 – Tiny Echo”
So, it’s been about a year since I stopped buying games. I’ve mentioned this a few times, but that’s because I can’t help but mention it. After buying hundreds of games and not playing them, it blows my mind that I’ve gone so long just playing games on my backlog. I’ve averaged at least one … Continue reading “A Breaking My Backlog Addendum”
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”
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.