Category Archives: Video Games

Best CRPG of the Year

So RPS announced their favorite RPG of the year and to little surprise it was Dragon Age Inquisition.  Now I have only played a little of Inquisition but by all accounts this takes the action combat of Dragon Age 2 and mashes … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft: A Retrospective

With a new expansion pack to World of Warcraft nigh, I thought it interesting to write down my thoughts about the game as it has evolved over the last decade. Vanilla – In retrospect, this was godawful.  So many useless … Continue reading

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The Fall of Blizzard

I am referring to the video game entertainment company Blizzard.  I was weaned on Starcraft and Diablo 1 and 2.  So it is sad to me that despite cresting in their popularity, Blizzard is at an all time low in … Continue reading

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Gamergate, Why Is This Still a Thing?

I saw the episode of Colbert Report where Colbert interviews Anita Sarkeesian and I was just shaking my head that this is still garnering media attention.  While I do not condone any of the death threats or harassment doled out … Continue reading

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Wasteland 2 Review

Oh my.  How did they mess up a turn-based, post-apocalyptic RPG so badly?  The framework of a decent game is here, but at every step Inxile has made extremely poor decisions.  I don’t know how most of the mechanics in … Continue reading

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Review: Shadow of Mordor

What a pleasant surprise!  The best Assassin’s Creed game is not an AC game!  Though considering the recalcitrance of Ubisoft to make ANY changes to the AC formula and in fact importing it into other games (see Farcry), it was … Continue reading

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Blackguards Review

Blackguards has two things going for it: Turn-based RPG combat and hexes.  Even with computers to do all the dirty work of freeform movement, I still hold a dear place in my heart for hexes.  Unfortunately, while these two features … Continue reading

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