Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This ‘Monster Hunter’ Review is the Golden Ticket of Game Criticism- A Fair, Thoughtful...

I started this blog for a few reasons, but one of my strongest motivations was a desire to combat the cycle of mob mentality and rage-induced criticism that is so prevalent on social media —...

What Gator’s Playing This Week – Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare (Part 1)

Over the next week or so, I will be playing Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare. This game was released to Early Access on Steam on February 1st. This isn't a review — more of a set of...

5 Free to Play Games: If You Haven’t Tried Them, Then It’s About Time...

Path of ExilePath of Exile is considered one of the best ARPGs on the market, and it competes with games like Diablo 3, all while being free to download and to play. It's available...
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That Awkward Moment When Your Custom Character Shows Up in a Cut Scene

Few people would argue that the improvements in video games have made them more immersive, more cinema-like ... and more disconcerting when your custom character pops up in a dramatic cut scene, wearing the...
It Lurks Below

It Lurks Below Is an Upcoming Game From the Mind Behind Diablo

David Brevik is a name synonymous with the ARPG genre. For the last twenty-plus years, he's been behind crafting many successful games, including Diablo, Diablo 2, Hellgate: London, and (more recently) Marvel Heroes. Greybeard...
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In Defense of ‘Boring’ and ‘Difficult’

Once, a very long time ago — so long, in fact, that we envied people with DSL connections — I played Everquest on PC. I actually played on a dial-up connection, if you can...

In Honor of the Olympics: 3 Current Sports Games that Make the Medal Stand

It's tough to make a good sports game. Err too much on the simulation side, and you run the risk of sucking the joy right out of the experience. Make it too arcadey and...
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Three IPs that Could Make a Fun Action RPG

One of the reasons the demise of Marvel Heroes hit us especially hard is that Marvel always seemed like the perfect match for an action RPG. The range of characters and wealth of lore...

A Gamer’s Best Friend is His Dog

  Dogs are better than cats.That’s right. I said it. I know that the internet exists so we can exchange cat GIFs, but there’s no escaping the truth. Dogs are superior. And if you doubt...
Affordable Indie Games

Awesome Affordable Indie Games of 2018

Here's what this isn't - a review of things you already know and games that have been talked to death (like Red Dead 2 and Spider-Man). What it is, however, is a...