Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Game View

Three years ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles X.
I still have not played the original XBC, although I have the 3DS version, which I intend to play one day.
But here, we have Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which I guess is meant to be more of a sequel to the original game.

Leading up to XBC2 coming out, I tried to go back to XBCX, since I knew I still had some story left to get through. The game has so many functions and systems, that I found it really intimidating trying to get back into. I gave up, and instead directed my attention to the release of XBC2.

So what did I think?

Spy Party - Game View

SpyParty just recently came out on Steam on April 12, 2018.
But I've been following the game far longer than that.
I signed up for the Early Access Beta list on May 11th, 2011. So it's been at least 7 years that I've been watching the game grow.

Fortnite - Game View

Fortnite is the super-popular game that has been sweeping the world. Even people who would never normally play games, are seeing Fortnite, and they want in on the popularity of the game. At the dinner table, mention Fortnite, and all the kids' ears will perk up, "DID YOU SAY FORTNITE?!?"

But is it actually good?

Diablo 3 - Game View

Diablo 3 came out May 15, 2012
I've been spending a lot of time playing the game over the last few months, so I felt it was appropriate to celebrate the 6-year anniversary by sharing some quick thoughts on it.

Yakuza 6 - Game View

I'll just cut to the chase.
This game is awesome.

Back to the 90s

I have many fond memories of games that I played while growing up in the 90s.
I've said that the last few years have been a wave of amazing games, but some of the most memorable games that I've ever played are ones that I played 20 or so years ago.
Or, I suppose, it'd be that these games are the ones that became more ingrained in my mind, because there wasn't such an overwhelming number of games constantly coming out, as we have today. So the good games were better able to stand out. Or just because I was younger and that's just how things work.

Either way, I've been thinking a lot about some old games, and how they still have retained their relevance to this day, and I wanted to write a little bit about them.

What Remains of Edith Finch - Game View

I like games. I like good games. I love it when I get to play a really good game.
Sometimes though, there comes a game that leaves a lasting impact. It creates a memorable experience that keeps me thinking back to it and say "Wow."

What Remains of Edith Finch is one of those games.

Yonder - Game View

Yonder came to me as quite the surprise. I hadn’t seen or heard anything about the game, until basically the day before it came out.
I’m glad that I did find out about it though.
It’s SUCH a cute game. Everything about it is just cute.

Tacoma - Game View

Tacoma finally came out today.
I actually had the chance to help beta test this game a few weeks ago

Let me just say this. I loved Tacoma.

Fallout 4 - Post-Game View

Today, I finally made it through the rest of the main story-line of Fallout 4, after playing for 41 hours.
You can read my early game view write-up [here][1],
Since then, my feelings for the game remain largely the same.

Fallout 4 - Early Game View

As of writing this, I've played about 11-hours of Fallout 4 so far, and felt like sharing some of my early thoughts.

Already, I can say that this game is awesome.
I may get excited about a lot of things, and many games, but this game truly is awesome!. Read More...

Nintendo 3DS

I gotta say, that I’m very impressed with the Nintendo 3DS. Even without buying any of the launch games, I’ve found a lot of entertainment built right into the device.

First off, I wasn’t really impressed with any of the launch games, so that played a factor in not getting any of the games. I already have plenty of regular DS games to play on the new system. I’ve played enough super monkey ball. Street fighter isn’t my cup of tea and I have the iPhone version anyway. I’m not a cat person and already have Nintendogs. Etc etc. I’m disappointed there wasn’t a mega win launch game, but I’m fine with waiting for Mario or Zelda.

Most people (myself included) would first want to know how are the 3D cameras? Or how well does the system actually show 3D? Read More...

Portal 2 with MysteryGuitarMan

So, I’m minding my own business, with nothing interesting going on. Then I see a tweet from @MysteryGuitarM saying he’s looking for someone to play Portal 2 co-op with. So I tweet out my steam name and try to figure out his steam name to add him. Read More...

Games - August 2013

Quick list of games I’m been playing in August, or will play.


Saints Row IV - Game View

Saints Row IV just came out on Tuesday, available for most consoles, and Windows. (Steam link: )

Last summer, on a whim, I picked up Saints Row: The Third and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I had never played the first two games, so wasn’t sure what to expect.

It’s a very silly game. Tons of customization, tons of exploration, tons of killing anything you feel like killing, going anywhere you want to go, doing anything in any order, lots of satire of other games / popular things / anything, and MUCH sophomoric humor (I could elaborate, but I’d rather not. :P ) Read More...

Gone Home - Game View

First up is “Gone Home” by The Fullbright Company (Link to Steam page, for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.)

This was a VERY short game. Took me 3 hours to get through, although likely could be completely in much less time.

The entirety of the game takes place in a large house. You can pick up objects, rotate them, and put them back. Read More...

Cookie Clicker - Game View

Sometimes a game can be as simple as clicking a single button.

No other requirement. No strategy. No challenge. No winning. No Losing.

Just click the button.

Games - September 2013

Luckily for me, September is a slow month when it comes to new games. I’ll be able to keep catching up on some other games.

So many games on my current backlog, and I lose track of my ‘extended backlog’ :P Read More...

Miasmata - Game View


This game.


This game has completely captivated my game-playing time this week. I’m about 8 hours into the game, and just… I’m finding it difficult to stop thinking about it.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the MYST series. Based on screenshots of this game alone, it’s easy to compare the game to MYST.

You’re on an island. Given no information to start with about what to do. You don’t know why you’re there, how you got there. Read More...

GTA V - Game View

It’s been awhile since my last update. Been busy with work, and too many games.

Much of my game time has been occupied by Grand Theft Auto 5, as I’m sure many other people have been doing the same.
I was never able to get into the previous GTA games. They just didn’t appeal to me. However, over the last few years I’ve been more interested in the more free-form, open-world games such as Just Cause 2, Borderlands 1 and 2, Batman Arkham trilogy, Fallout 3, Prototype 2, Far Cry 2/3, etc.

And of course, this new one was meant to be the “definitive open world game” type thing. And I fall too easily into the hype for new games, so I picked it up.

Influx - Game View ($10 for WIndows)

Influx was a game that seemed to come out of nowhere. I hadn’t heard of it until I found a coupon to buy it. I’m definitely glad I bought it. Read More...

Pokemon X - Game View... so far

Alright, so… some people *cough cough, Gianna, cough* may have already completed the game, but I have not yet made it to the 2nd gym yet. (I know, I know. I’m slow. I blame too many gaaames. And work. Gotta work to get money for gaaaames… and life :P )

But I already have a pretty good impression of the game.

Her Story - Game View

I only learned about this game about a month ago, and since then, my hype levels have been off the chart.

It’s always fun anticipating a game, and the closer it gets to release, the more difficult it is to wait. A week. 5 days. 2 days. Tomorrow. 12 hours. 1 hour. Is it out now? Where is it? WHEN?? Why can’t I find it?!

So Many Games

2015 is the year of games.

I probably say this about most years lately, but I am seriously overwhelmed with all the awesome games that have been coming out, and will come out, in 2015.

More Games

It feels like a ton of games have been released lately, and there’s still a ton more to come out throughout the rest of the year.
A few surprises showed up.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Here I am playing "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" with my friend TigerSkunk!

Virtual Reality is coming

I had my first experience with VR last week.
My life will never be the same.
I am being 100% serious here. VR is the future. And it is GLORIOUS.

That game made me MAD

So. This is the story of a game that made me mad.
The game is called "PERFECT ANGLE: The puzzle game based on optical illusions".
As the name suggests, it's a game that has you rotating an object to uncover the secret shape contained within.
Sort of like an OK Go video.
Except without all the fun.

Xenoblade Chronicles X - Game View

This game is huge.
It's probably the largest single-player game I've ever seen. And it's on the WiiU.

Just Cause 3 - Game View

Let me start off right away by saying that if you liked Just Cause 2, you will for-sure enjoy Just Cause 3.

If you have not played Just Cause 2, I highly recommend it. You can often pick it up for less than $4 when it's on sale on Steam. Probably even lower during the upcoming Steam Holiday Sale.

In many ways, Just Cause 3 is more-of-the-same compared to Just Cause 2.
Just bigger, louder, and more intense.

2015 Year-End More Games

Really awkward title, but wasn't quite sure how to title this post, without saying "2015 End of Year Post about random games that came out"
I've talked about most of the games that I've been looking forward to already.

2016 Upcoming Games

I was working on a "2015 recap" post, but then when I found myself just going on about a million games, I realized that it was just too much. Too many great games came out in 2015. And looking at my list, I see many games that came out that I wanted to play but just never got around to playing. That is disappointing!

So, I may still write up a modified "2015 recap" post, but for now I think I'd rather look towards 2016.

And looking at my list, 2016 is already threatening to be as insane as 2015.

The Witness - Game View

I've been looking forward to The Witness for years.
I can't remember how long it's been. But I remember that the excitement reached it's peak around the time it was showcased for the PS4 launch announcements.
Since then, I've eagerly awaited.
As is the case with games that I've been eagerly waiting for, and the hype that builds leading up to release, I had a pang of fear, in case that I'd be disappointed in the end, after so much waiting and excitement.
Luckily, that did not happen.

Factorio - Game View

When I first saw heard of Factorio, and looking into it a bit, I was not interested. Building a factory? Why? What's the point?
Well, after hearing more people talking about it, and seeing more game videos on it, I finally decided to give it a try for myself.
I am SO glad that I did.

Tom Clancy's The Division - Game View

I first saw this game during E3 a few years back, and it didn't really interest me.
(If you read my review on Factorio, you probably already can tell where this is going).

Last week, I was given a copy of the game by a friend, so I felt it fair to give the game a fair try, to see how it was.
I had seen some fairly average reviews for the game, so I did not have high expectations for it.

Well, long story short (too late!), I ended up really enjoying this! Read More...

Overwatch - Game View

Oh hey there! Been awhile, I know.
I have a lot of posts that I've been meaning to write, but been too distracted by other things, such as work and games.

Especially [Overwatch](

Seriously, Overwatch is pretty spectacular.

Blizzard games always tend to have that added special touch that really makes them stand out, and Overwatch continues that trend.

Doom (2016) - Game View

I really intended to write this like two month ago.

Oh well, here I am now.

I never played any of the previous DOOM games. I didn't really see them as being something I'd like. So when DOOM 2016 was first announced, I thought nothing of it. The previews didn't do anything to interest me.

However, somewhere along the way, I figured, you know what? I really like Bethesda games, so I might as well give it a try.

I'm glad I did.

Inside - Game View

This is another game I played several months ago, and forgot to write about!

INSIDE is the follow-up game from the studio behind LIMBO. If you never played LIMBO, that's ok. This game doesn't have anything to do with that game, other than similar character design, and horizontal nature of the game.

A lot of playing INSIDE is about experiencing the game. It is hard to explain.
It is a puzzle game, but the puzzles are not necessarily difficult. (although I was pretty stuck at one specific part near the end, but after setting the game down for a while and coming back, I was able to then continue)

And then the ending was shocking. And probably left me more confused than anything.

So while I wasn't personally satisfied with the ending, I did appreciate the game as a whole.
And I strongly recommend checking it out!

The Sexy Brutale - Game View

Yesterday, I lost track of time, because practically all day I was playing this game.
I really like this game! Everything just works well together.
Your goal is to prevent the murder of various guests of this mansion.

Read on for more!

Beware the MMO

Massively Multiplayer Online games. Primarily the MMORPG (Role-Playing Game).
Oh boy, this is going to be a long post.

For a long time, I looked down on the concept of a MMO game. For several reasons.
First, I simply preferred single-player games. I like to play at my own speed, and not have to worry about whether other players will help or hurt my progress.
Second, I had disdain for the concept of paying a monthly subscription for a game, and having to maintain that subscription, otherwise I would no longer have access to the game, and all of my progress.

This is going to be a long post!