Castlevania – An Adaptation done right

Netflix is doing what it wants when it comes to it’s content. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s animations have been surprisingly strong. One in particular is Castlevania. When word came around in 2017 that there was going to be an adaptation of the popular videogame series I immediately hoped that it wouldn’t…

On the Comeback Trail – Mega Man 11

For 30 years, the Mega Man series has been a constant presence in the gaming world. It has had its fair share of ups and downs, hits and misses, and yet the series persists to this day. After the disastrous release of Mighty No. 9, which ironically was created by the mind behind Mega Man,…

Fallout 76 Announcement!

Yesterday, Bethesda decided to tease a Fallout announcement in the form of a live-stream on twitch. There was a lot of speculation as to what this new Fallout game could be, there were those who thought it was a remaster of Fallout 3 as it is its 10 year anniversary. There were others like myself…

Let’s Talk – Moonlighter

Hurry up and Buy! My time with Moonlighter has left me with two thoughts: 1.) This isn’t a game for everyone. 2.) It’s an enjoyable but repetitive experience. Being a shopkeeper is honestly, really enjoyable. It’s the least stressful part of the game and you can really rip off your customers. 300 gold for a…

Gifted – Jayson Tatum

Rookies shouldn’t be this talented.  I could end this post on that note alone and it should suffice for what I’m about to write, but honestly, watching Jayson Tatum in the playoffs has been eye-opening.  This isn’t a knock on Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma or this great rookie class.  But let’s be honest…

Igniting a Genre – Dark Souls

Easily the most identifiable series in the hardcore genre today is Dark Souls.  It’s found immense critical success and commercial success, with the latter being the more surprising result.  Games like Dark Souls would have found their niche amongst the gaming community as most hardcore, controller-breaking games tend to do, but its popularity has ignited…

The Necessity of Reinvention in Gaming

Regardless of how popular a product line becomes, eventually, there will come a time in which the formula needs to be changed. When it comes to the entertainment medium, consumers will constantly minor changes and tweaks to ensure that their product remains popular. There will be times however, where a firm will believe that their…

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 – A Different Take on an Established Formula

Well then, that’s a thing. Activision just revealed new information on Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and it was honestly…a bit strange.  So, there will be no “real” campaign, instead it will be mission-specific and will help players get acclimated to the various specialists in the game.  Acting in a similar fashion like EA’s…

Rage 2 – The Return

By all accounts, Rage was a pretty good game. It featured amazing graphics for its time and was a solid FPS that was a bit on the short side and it’s a bit surprising that it took this long for a sequel to materialize. It looks to build on all of the aspects that made…

Cause for Concern – Dark Souls Remastered

Praise the Sun? It should be noted that a remaster doesn’t indicate that a game will be completely updated.  Most of the time it’s a visual facelift in the hopes to draw in new players to a franchise.  The issue with this train of thought is that the primary reason for a sequel is to…