Tag: gaming

  • Retro is not good; last-gen is not bad

    I’ve seen a couple videos lately on the Jak and Daxter series and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion saying they have to be enjoyed as a product of their time because they just aren’t good by today’s standards, and in both cases they made the admission that it wasn’t graphics they were talking about. The […]

  • Why The Legend of Dragoon isn’t being remade

    Let it never be said that fans of The Legend of Dragoon aren’t a tenacious bunch, with them having just jumped on yet another remake project asking for this one-hit wonder to get some love instead. I mean, that’s evergreen, but this specific time it’s Horizon Zero Dawn, which they have a valid point came […]

  • Symphony of the Origin

    Technically, since this is Android-only, you’ll find it as RPG Symphony of the Origin even though "RPG" is more of a descriptor than part of the actual title just for visibility purposes. Long story short, this is a game I found seeing just how dead my Razer Forge was after I realized Razer was no […]

  • Skyrim and the “10-year game”

    This is an ice cold take, but the gaming industry as it stands is reaching the limit of its sustanability and Skyrim is a prime example. In an environment where Skyrim has come out on everything but baby monitors and the market is flooded with HD remakes like Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and all of […]

  • Digimon World: Next Order

    This is a game I’ve owned for a while now, but never quite understood or thought I’d like. A former housemate of mine did play it extensively, but the description of the systems didn’t sound at all appealing because the idea of my mons dying has never been an appealing one. That said, something clicked […]

  • Stray tutorial review

    Stray is not the game for me. And despite there being a Twitter account dedicated to cats being enrapured by it, it’s not for my cat, either. The game has some immediate problems that just boil down to poor design across the board. No, I didn’t finish the tutorial, and no, I’m probably not going […]

  • Handheld Consoles and Mobile Controllers

    With the Nintendo Switch marking the effective end of the handheld market, mobile is really now the only smaller platform left where experimentation can happen. The problem is that the mobile market is the absolute worst place for that to happen because of a few things: 1) both Apple and Google now make you constantly […]