“The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

When people think of retro platforming games, they typically think of a few standouts, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, etc. All of those are featured on consoles that are well known and are great in their own right, but what about games on systems that don’t get a lot of acknowledgement? How about the Philips CD-i? I’ve already discussed Hotel Mario in a … Continue reading “The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

Hotel Mario is Actually Good

Those that know Hotel Mario were probably introduced to it from the bizarre cutscenes that play throughout the game. These cutscenes are pretty infamous and have been floating around YouTube for quite some time. Hotel Mario has a lot more to it than weird cutscenes though. Its actually a really unique puzzle platformer. Before we get started, how did this game even come about? A … Continue reading Hotel Mario is Actually Good

5 Things Splitgate Does Better Than Halo

Every so often, a new video game comes out and tries to take on the biggest franchise on the block. We saw it with Fable and The Elder Scrolls along with Torchlight and Diablo.  Splitgate, a self-proclaimed “Halo meets Portal” game, is the latest newcomer to challenge Halo. I’ll come right out and say it; this game reeks of plagiarism, but it also has says … Continue reading 5 Things Splitgate Does Better Than Halo

The Best 25 NES RPGs

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was an incredibly important system for role-playing games. Although the Atari 2600 was critical to bringing games into our homes, the NES was better equipped to handle RPGs. The NES had the hardware to allow ports of RPGs that were previously limited to PCs and also introduced several famous game series that were native to the system. So, which NES … Continue reading The Best 25 NES RPGs

Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

Right behind The Dark Knight, Arkham Asylum is my second-favorite Batman experience of all time. Most people will often site the sequel—Arkham City—as the undisputed champion of Batman games, but for me, that title belongs to the first entry in Rocksteady’s esteemed franchise. Critics and fans alike have sung the praises of these games for over a decade now, admiring the smooth combat system and … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

CD-i Spotlight: Moses: The Exodus

A little disclaimer before we start. I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a religious type at all. However, I do find religious games to be very interesting, mostly because they’re very peculiar at times. Whether it’s the knockoff baby blue cartridges for the NES or the equally bizarre Super Noah’s Ark 3D, I’m intrigued by the fact that games like this … Continue reading CD-i Spotlight: Moses: The Exodus

Professional Farmer: American Dream. Making Farmville Look Like the Best Farming Game Ever.

Back in the pre-internet days, parents were faced with hard decisions when it came to purchasing video games for their kids. There was nothing that really spoke to the quality of the games that were for sale so I feel like I often gave my parents a hard time when they purchased a game that sounded cool but ended up being a dud. Fast forward … Continue reading Professional Farmer: American Dream. Making Farmville Look Like the Best Farming Game Ever.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Hits and Misses

It has now been a full week since the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and it’s time to sit back and take stock of what Blizzard has given us in reward for our patience. More importantly, I wanted to see what they would do to address the problems that were highlighted by BFA’s stinking, rotting corpse. I haven’t put as much time into the … Continue reading World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Hits and Misses

The Girl and the Robot – A Pretty Fun Platformer

Action platformers are favorite genre of mine. Ever since the days of Portal, I’ve always sought out these games as they typically provide 2 things: challenging puzzles that make you think outside the box and a fun narrative. The Girl with the Robot is no different as it is heavy on puzzles and essentially provides a co-op experience for single player. The Girl with the … Continue reading The Girl and the Robot – A Pretty Fun Platformer

Let Barrow Hill fill your Horror Void

Looking for a horror game to give you a scare this coming Halloween? Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle is a pretty solid choice to fill that void. Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle is a first person Point-and-Click horror game that relies very heavily on a scary atmosphere and environment.  It was developed by Shadow Tor Studios and published by Iceberg Interactive … Continue reading Let Barrow Hill fill your Horror Void

Superliminal – A Mind-Bending Experience

First person puzzle platformers aren’t a genre of video games that is widely discussed. At least not that I hear. That doesn’t mean that they are not on the market but, to me, they seem to be few and far between. I’ve noticed that every first person puzzle platformer tends to have a theme since Portal came out. In Superliminal’s case, perception is reality, and … Continue reading Superliminal – A Mind-Bending Experience

Deliriant Game Review

Deliriants are defined as a class of hallucinogen. The term was introduced by David F. Duncan and Robert S. Gold to distinguish these drugs from psychedelics and dissociatives, such as LSD and ketamine respectively, due to their primary effect of causing delirium, as opposed to the more lucid states produced by such other hallucinogens as are represented by psychedelics and dissociatives [1]. This would have … Continue reading Deliriant Game Review