First impressions of Metroid: Other M

Everybody loves Metroid, right? I mean, Fusion had its quirks, Hunters was ill-conceived, Corruption wasn’t the home run that the previous two had been. But it’s hard to argue with Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, and Metroid: Zero Mission. At least one all-time classic there.   I know a lot of people were a little nervous [...]

Dammit, Dragon Age.

You’re the prettiest RPG I’ve seen in years. You’ve got a few bugs, but you’re also incredibly polished. I am loving the hell out of you so far. Except… (spoilers for about 8 hours in follow)

It’s beginning to look a lot like bankruptcy

As usual, the holidays are presenting gamers with quite a quandary. Namely, just how many incredible games are required purchases? Well, for me, there are depressingly many. Let’s take a look.

One more thing about Tomb Raider.

(Originally posted on my personal blog) Just to extend the metaphor even further, I went back to Tomb Raider: Legend right after the last post.  It’s kind of similar to when I got back together with my ex-girlfriend Carrie after she cheated on me to end our first time together.  Except with less Pachouli and [...]

Play to your strengths.

(Originally posted on my personal blog) Look, Tomb Raider.  I loved you back in the ’90′s.  You and I had some great times together.  When I first saw that T-rex in the jungle?  That was a magic moment. And sure, you and I had fallen out of touch over the years.  Honestly, who wouldn’t?  From [...]

Mutantus ex machina, foiled.

(Originally posted on my personal blog) Note to my friends at Bethesda Softworks: (And before I go any further, let me say that I am one of millions who have really enjoyed both Fallout 3 and its fraternal twin, Oblivion.) (Oh, and this might be considered a minor spoiler for the ending of Fallout 3. [...]

Tell, don't show.

(Originally posted on my personal blog) It’s a little ridiculous that I’ve been writing on this blog for a few weeks now, but I haven’t really mentioned video games that much at all.  Maybe it’s because with the election in eight days, my thoughts are elsewhere. However, I’ve been playing a lot of games lately. [...]