Category Archives: PS4

I played some Dark Souls.

It was OK. I didn’t start the Dark Souls remaster intending to go all cheevo-mad, but the problem was that the very first Channeler – the one in Undead Parish – decided to drop the Channeler’s Trident.  It was kind … Continue reading

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On Second Looks

Anyone unfortunate enough to follow this blog for any length of time has probably run into one or more of my frothing rants about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d been a big fan of the series since the first … Continue reading

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On Trying New Things

So, one side effect of playing an awful lot of Halo recently is that it got me curious what Bungie had been up to since Halo Reach.  That lead me to the local Gamestop’s 4-for-$10 bin to pick up a … Continue reading

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Five other things I played in March

I haven’t been going as whole-hog on my backlog this year, because honestly I feel like last year ended with me in control again after quite a while of feeling buried under the shame of a mountain of games I’d … Continue reading

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RiME

Video game enthusiasts love creating words to describe genres by taking a couple of game titles and mashing them together, it’s the sort of practice that has given us “Metroidvania” and “Soulsborne”, and it’s very useful as shorthand for knowing … Continue reading

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Sony’s marketing department is on point.

I finished Nioh a few days ago, and had been meaning to do a quick postmortem post about it, but one thing and another came up. Then I got another of Sony’s little “congratulations!” emails, which they send out occasionally.  … Continue reading

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Nico Nico Nioh

2018 has been a very calm year so far. I went more than a little nuts trying to finish ALL THE GAMES in 2017 – and, while I’m quite happy that I was able to get through a hundred and … Continue reading

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