On Yoshi’s Crafted World, or Why Sometimes Games Can Just Be Chill

I haven’t played a Yoshi game since Yoshi’s Island on the Super Nintendo, which is weird because I actually like Yoshi’s Island more than Super Mario World, which might be blasphemy in the eyes of most gamers, but what can I say? I hate gamers almost as much as I hate sentences with only one clause. Despite my … Continue reading “On Yoshi’s Crafted World, or Why Sometimes Games Can Just Be Chill”

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”

Breaking My Backlog #3 – The Bridge

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 major spoilers for The Bridge. Seriously. I basically spoil what little story there is in … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #3 – The Bridge”

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!”

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”