Rise of the Tomb Raider is a better platformer than Uncharted, but it is written far worse. I hated the characters, the twists, and pretty much everything about the script. It really made me appreciate how much better the Uncharted series uses actual history for flavor. In contrast, Rise of the Tomb Raider is bad historical… Continue reading Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4, 2016)
Some of you may not know and others of you may have willfully ignored it to continue liking me as a person, but I do not like Star Wars. Outside of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, I think the movies and games are all pretty lame. I even went to the trouble of… Continue reading Star Wars: The Half Marathon
As someone who rants often about the needs for community in MMORPGs and interdependence in their gameplay, playing video games with a partner is a nearly alien concept to me. Growing up, I mostly played video games by myself. In my older years, I played plenty of video games online with other people (many I… Continue reading Braid, Partnership, and Gaming Romance
I previously wrote about The Unfinished Swan here. Unlike that post, this one will contain spoilers as I discuss the deeper themes of the game. You have been warned. While many try (and succeed because of it) to be action movies, video games are not synonymous with summer blockbusters. Over-the-top action is not necessary, and… Continue reading The Unfinished Swan: Monument or Moment?
A while back, I purchased The Unfinished Swan during a PSN sale. I had intended to play it with my girlfriend, but it was only recently that we started it. The first person view gave her motion sickness, so I got to speed through the game uninhibited. It was a perfect experience. It is an… Continue reading The Unfinished Swan, Finished
If you are reading this, then you probably have an inkling that I am a writer. I enjoy doing it. I write something almost every day and when I am not writing, I am thinking of new things to write. Words have long come easy to me; I am lucky that way. Still, despite a… Continue reading A different kind of coming out.
A recent post over at Healing the Masses has been making the rounds and generating a lot of comments. Many, many readers have thus far been unable to read the opening lines which indicating that our beloved Queen of the Rant, Eri, is not in fact behind this particular one. That honor belongs to me.… Continue reading To Catch a Rant