Monday, February 23, 2015

Untimely Revue: Dead Island

Oh, Dead Island. What to say about you… Hm. I could say THAT, but I’m saving it for the ending summary. Oh, whatever. Let’s just talk about the game. I’ve had Dead Island in my Steam library for a couple years now (it got gifted to me by someone who bought a Humble Bundle and had some of the games.) Anyway, I finally decided to crack open the game when I saw a Twitch streamer (CohhCarnage) playing Dying Light. Dying Light looked awesome, so I was like, “Self, you should play the game that the studio made before this so you can appreciate the changes.” I shouldn’t listen to myself. I give bad advice.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 16, "National Public Radio"

Think about the title. Just think about it... Well, I'm getting to the bottom of the NES games. Guess I'd better start working on Super Nintendo games pretty soon, otherwise I won't have a safety net for the weeks when I don't get much gaming done. In non-retro game news, I've been playing Darkest Dungeon, which has somehow managed to take the sado-masochistic relationship provided by the Souls games and shove it into a party-based Lovecraftian dungeon-crawl RPG. So, it's awesome, basically. Anyway. Old games. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Untimely Revue: Assassin's Creed

I think you should know the pattern by now. I play games well after their best-by date, then review them. Why? Because I'm a horrible person. Let's get to it *record scratch* to it t-t-t-t-to it!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 15, "Metal Gear Storm's Metroid Punch-Out!"

Okay, that title didn't work out how I wanted it to. Whatever. I've been playing Guacamelee this week. It's pretty fun. That and Darkest Dungeons have consumed my weekend. In particular, I like Darkest Dungeon's Mike Mignola-esque art style. But I also played some NES games. And wrote things about them.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 14, "M-Pathy for the Devil."

Yeah, yeah, it's "Sympathy for the Devil." Whatever. I care about getting it right about as much as I cared about Dead Island's story. So not at all. Anyway. I played games. Some were good. Some were not. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Untimely Revue: Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

Look. I don't have a ton of free time. So that means I'm often playing games, watching movies and shows, or reading books YEARS after they come out. But I still want to talk about that media, often in a very in-depth manner. So guess what? I'm going to. If you have a problem with that, um...That's your opinion and I respect it. But I'm still going to post these. So without further ado, let's talk about Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

I’m going to say something a bit premature, as I haven’t actually played every Assassin’s Creed game to date—Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag is the best game in the series. Black Flag isn’t flawless. Far from that. But it is the most fun, uses the least-annoying Abstergo meta-plot to date, has perhaps the best cast of characters, and features the most sensible utilization of the Templars versus Assassins feud since the original Assassin’s Creed. Those are bold statements, I know. And now I’m going to mostly ignore this whole paragraph and just talk about what I want to talk about.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 13, "There's an 'L'P pun in there somewhere..."

HEY EVERYONE! I had five cans of Mountain Dew this morning! Can you tell? Can you? Huh? HUH? Anyway, I played some Dead Island this weekend to get hype for Dying Light, which I am also going to play this weekend maybe we'll see fingers crossed. I'd like to review a modern game for once, and close to the time it comes out. (On that note, reviews of Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag coming soon. They're long, and in-depth, and I spent way too much time talking about games that have been out for actual years. Oh well.) I also played some REALLY old games too! So let's talk about those!