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The Challenging (But Not Frustrating) Bosses Of Celeste

A heavy, wrought iron gate slams shut behind as you enter an empty, circular arena. Control is wrested from you as an unskippable cutscene introduces an unspeakable, screen-filling horror. Its name slowly scrolls out along the bottom of your TV, a chyron forecasting your death. You’ve done this enough times to know that the only way out is through.


Far Cry 5 Preview

The recent Far Cry games tend to have a split personality when it comes to their tone. One moment, they’re an insane, drug-fueled episode of Looney Toons with swirling colors and apparitions appearing from nowhere. The next, they’re a somber look at the terror of conflict, and how society can fall apart with a nudge in the right place. It’s an odd dichotomy that works surprisingly well for the series, and Far Cry 5 looks to carry on that same tradition.


This Is Not A Review: Solace Crafting

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Solace Crafting, developed and published by Big Kitty Games.


Omensight Preview

Omensight starts at the end of everything. A terrible cosmic force of destruction has been awakened, and nothing that mattered in the anthropomorphic land of Urralia has any relevance anymore. The wars of conquest, the rebellion against the empire, the hidden machinations of key figures in power… all have been eradicated from being.


Deep Rock Galactic Preview

I have to admit, I tense up a little whenever I see “Xbox One Game Preview” in the title of something I’m playing. It’s not that there aren’t some fantastic experience to be had (because there are!) but these words can also mean crippling bugs and glitches galore while exploring a fantasy landscape.


This Is Not A Review: Railway Empire (PS4)

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Railway Empire, developed by Gaming Minds Studios and published by Kalypso Media.


Metal Gear Survive: Week One

When Metal Gear Survive was first announced, many people (myself included) were confused and amused. As I learned more, I only grew more confused. After playing over a dozen hours or so of Metal Gear Survive? The most surprising thing about it is how much I’m enjoying it.


An Eye For Accessibility: Monster Hunter World


As a Deaf gamer, little is more disappointing to me than eagerly anticipating a new title, getting caught up in up how amazing it will be while I wait for release, and then being majorly let down by accessibility issues when it’s finally out. This has happened countless times, and it always seems to crop up with games I’m anticipating the most. However, some games get it right! The latest title I’ll be examining? Monster Hunter World, from Capcom.


An Eye For Accessibility: Kingdom Come Deliverance

Little is more disappointing for me as a Deaf gamer than eagerly anticipating a new title, getting caught up in up how amazing it will be while I wait for release, and then being majorly let down by accessibility issues when it’s finally out. This has happened countless times, and it always seems to crop up with games I’m anticipating the most. The latest? Kingdom Come: Deliverance from Warhorse Studios.


This Is Not A Review: Project Cars 2

I know. I know. Project CARS 2 came out in September of last year. What little dust Slightly Mad’s racing sim sequel kicked up has settled, and the rest of the game-playing world has moved on to bigger and better things. Monster Hunter World or Shadow of the Colossus, anyone? But Project CARS 2 has haunted me.