08/03/2019 Act 8 Comments
Metroidvania, On Writing, Video Games meditations on writing, ori and the blind forest, videogame
08/26/2019 Act 14 Comments
Ori and the Blind Forest is a game that got me wondering what I look for in art, and why, and how to approach what art is to me in a review.
This post has two very distinct parts I could not make harmonious; mea culpa. But IMO the second half is more interesting/important so skip to that if you’re bored or w/e.
Metroidvania, Platformers, Puzzle Platformer, Strategy, Video Games guacamelee, i & me, niche, videogame
09/25/2019 Act 3 Comments
Inside: Niche, Guacamelee!, I & Me
Metroidvania, Platformers, Puzzle Platformer, Sim, Video Games equilinox, islanders, semblance, steamworld dig, videogame
10/20/2019 St. Elmo's Fire 4 Comments
Inside: Semblance, SteamWorld Dig, Islanders, Equilinox
Metroidvania, Video Games Iconoclasts
05/06/2020 St. Elmo's Fire 12 Comments
A Metroidvania recommended to me by a games rec Tumblr I follow. It main claim to fame is that it was all made by a single person, over the course of a decade.
This is not a Metroidvania by my definition. It is completely linear from beginning to end, upgrades are minimal, and using new abilities in old areas is exceedingly rare.
Metroidvania, Platformers, Puzzle, Recommendations, Video Games, Visual Novels Disoriented, Gravitas, Her Story, Hexcells, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, ovivo, recommendations
Another year, another crop. I put this off for a while because I was hoping to be able to rejigger a few games that had trouble playing on my computer, but no such luck. You’ll have to wait for reviews of Fez, Mages of Mystralia, and The Talos Principle when (if) I upgrade my hardware.
Inside: Hexcells, Her Story, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, Gravitas, Disoriented, OVIVO.