Psychonauts 2

I was a bit behind when it came to Psychonauts as a franchise. I’d actually played other Double Fine games first, having backed Massive Chalice on Kickstarter. When the first game came out, I was too mired in my obsession with JRPGs and Tactical RPGs to pretty much play anything else. So like so manyContinue reading “Psychonauts 2”

Aeterna Noctis: Challenge =/= Entertainment

Aeterna Noctis is an absolutely gorgeous Metroidvania with some of the most unique areas I’ve ever explored in a game of its type. In addition to that, it has a gripping story with some fun ideas and twists built into it. It’s also a relentlessly difficult game with stiff controls that don’t quite work asContinue reading “Aeterna Noctis: Challenge =/= Entertainment”

Octopath Traveler II: Sequels Done Right

Before I got to playing this game, the worst thing I’d heard about it is that it’s essentially more of the first game. Seeing as Octopath Traveler is currently my second most played Switch game, with three full playthroughs on it, I was naturally quite pleased with that revelation. I most definitely could and wouldContinue reading “Octopath Traveler II: Sequels Done Right”

How I Save Money Buying Switch Games, and You Can To!

Yes, I know the title is a little bit click-bait, but it’s been one of my goals from the start to promote the games that are relatively affordable. I’ve often mentioned getting games on sale and the like, but I haven’t really broken down in detail how I go about getting the best possible priceContinue reading “How I Save Money Buying Switch Games, and You Can To!”

Fire Emblem: Engage(ing) With the Franchise’s Queer Handlings

Let’s get the easy, sort of obvious thing out of the way first. Fire Emblem: Engage is a pretty good game when you take in everything. It’s plot is a bit basic, but it makes a decent attempt at putting a few twists in, though most of them take place later in the game. TheContinue reading “Fire Emblem: Engage(ing) With the Franchise’s Queer Handlings”

Fire Emblem: Engage – Character Ranking

After nearly a month, I finally finished the story campaign of Fire Emblem: Engage. As you’d probably expect for having that long with the game, I have quite a lot to say about it. I technically played it through twice, though my first save stopped a few story missions before the ending (I wanted toContinue reading “Fire Emblem: Engage – Character Ranking”

In Defense of the Hobbit Movies

I like the Hobbit films. That’s probably not all that surprising, given my opinions here and the fact that fantasy novels regularly appear in my top ten lists. This is probably increasingly unsurprising because I’ve frequently mentioned that I have a doctorate in English Literature. Nearly everyone who’s this far into their English academic careerContinue reading “In Defense of the Hobbit Movies”

Unpopular Opinions and Tactics Ogre: Reborn

I was looking forward to this game. It was one of my most anticipated games of last year, and it dropped within a month of Persona 5. I thought for sure that the two games combined were just going to eat away my time, making me want nothing more than to keep playing them, toContinue reading “Unpopular Opinions and Tactics Ogre: Reborn”

F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch

This is a slightly above average Metroidvania game that wasted some of its potential. The games that are around average are often quite tricky to write about. When a game is good and/or enjoyable, then I can easily rhapsodize about how it’s an incredible game that people should seek out. If it’s particularly good, IContinue reading “F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch”

Front Mission: 1st Remake

In a lot of ways this was one of my most anticipated games of 2022. It wasn’t nearly as far up there as Triangle Strategy or Live a Live, partially because I was fairly certain I’d played it before (Front Mission was released on the Nintendo DS), and partially because it was being promoted asContinue reading “Front Mission: 1st Remake”