Breaking My Backlog #16 – Tiny Echo

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”

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)”

Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!

I was supposed to be done. A couple of weeks ago, when I finally completed my 100-percent playthrough of Celeste, I sat down to write some final thoughts on completing all of the C-Sides. That original essay was about 1,100 words. I was content to complete the post and put the game away for a … Continue reading “Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!”

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 #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)”