With a lovable cast and a tone that skillfully moves from lighthearted fun to the frightening consequences of shoving down our most difficult emotions, Ikenfell conveys a compelling narrative that establishes a believable magical world.
I experienced my first crush in middle school. The subject of my affections was a girl who sat next to me in band class. She was a real catch, let me tell you. She met my incredibly high standards immediately. One, she was cute. Two, she talked to me. I was smitten and I had... Continue Reading →
Last week I shared my first impressions of Dark Deity, a recently released indie title available on Steam that appeals to fans of classic Fire Emblem titles from the GBA era. I expected that my progress in the game would be slow - I had it downloaded on the computer that my partner and I... Continue Reading →
Final Fantasy VII is a game that for many was a genre-defining experience. So many people were awakened to the possibilities of JRPGs when it was released. The scale of the story combined with the series' first foray into 3D, the love that people felt for the cast, and the spite for the game's villain... Continue Reading →
Spiritfarer is not just a life sim or farming sim - it is a platformer, and the satisfaction of movement that comes from that genre adds so much to what Spiritfarer accomplishes.
Age of Calamity fails to deliver on its promise of telling the story of the events that lead up to Breath of the Wild, but if you know that going in there's still a pretty fun game to be found underneath.
Stranger's Wrath is a game that pitches itself on a strong concept, but is perhaps at its best when that concept is left behind for something a little more unique.
It's campy and over-the-top but dammit it's FUN, and it feels great to step away from a game that put a smile on my face instead of shaking my head at the depravity of humanity.
I found her to be one of the most relatable video game characters I have ever seen, and that feeling of a personal connection makes her story even more powerful when it comes to fruition.