So, I told myself last week that I was done blogging about Bayonetta 2. It was time to move on, I said, and despite the fact that I’ve played little else since the game was released, surely I had said all I could on the subject. It’s a brilliant game, and after all, there are … More Let’s talk about Bayonetta 2’s ranking system
Short blog post today, because I honestly want to get back to the subject of this blog, rather than talk about it. But today I pose a question to you. Do you enjoy the creative process? Now, before you slam your way to the comments section with your answer, I want you to seriously consider … More Do you enjoy the creative process?
I’d like to bring up a discussion I had with one of my video gamer friends a few days back regarding the value of a video game. Specifically, what would justify the purchase of a sixty dollar full-console experience. I was talking about how I would spend sixty smackers on Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart, Smash, … More Do you need a story in your video game?
I’ve said before on this blog how I do most of my writing every morning on my 1 ½ hour train ride to work. This has become a hard habit of mine, and it’s gotten to the point where if I don’t do writing here, my whole day feels soured and wasted. While this is … More Writing outside of my writing spot
I’m going to do my best not to type in all caps and gush here. After all, I am a writer. I am expected to remain critical at all times. BUT OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I FOUGHT A PRIEST WITH FLAMETHROWERS STRAPPED TO MY ANKLES WHILE HE SUMMONED A GIANT ANGEL DRAGON THAT FOUGHT … More If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, play Bayonetta 2!
A popular pass-time around here with my friends is to go hiking in the woods. I live essentially in the middle of nowhere, and has certain advantages, like having a state forest full of inviting trails minutes from my house. Often, when my friends and I have little better ideas, we go exploring down those … More Hiking in the woods with dogs
I had no intention of buying Hyrule Warriors when it was released. I hadn’t ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, or any of its many sequels/spin-offs. But I had heard enough negative buzz about the series to be turned away. I heard that its combat was simple, repetitive, with no depth or nuance to it. … More Hyrule Warriors: A simple, but surprisingly addictive game
As I sit down to write this blog, I find myself staring at a blank page. Not for the first time, and likely not for the last, I’m unsure what to fill this page with. Some people get intimidated by a blank page, almost as if it mocks them. “Bet you can’t write anything good … More The Blank Page
I think just about every gamer has heard of the majesty that is Resident Evil 4. Upon its release on the Gamecube, it was heralded as one of the greatest video games of all time. Its revolutionary new camera system, featuring a sharp “over-the-shoulder” perspective changed action, horror, and 3rd-person shooter mechanics forever. Now, the … More Playing Resident Evil 4 for the first time
I’m not really a head-in-the-clouds type. I appreciate logical thinking and try to keep myself as grounded in reality as possible. I try to keep expectations within realistic boundaries and while I dream big, I try to keep at least one foot firmly in the real world. But with that said, I’m a daydreamer. Moreso … More Caught up in my own little world