Originally Published on ClipThrough.com This article contains minor spoilers for Katana Zero. In a world saturated with “live services,” loot boxes, and battle royales, something has been missing from gaming lately and now I know what it was: an incredible synth soundtrack and an urban samurai who can see all possible outcomes of any situation.… Read More Katana Zero Review: Live. Die. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Originally Published on ClipThrough.com How is it that the smallest games pack the biggest emotional punches? What Remains of Edith Finch, Gone Home, and The Unfinished Swan all immediately come to mind when I think about A Mortician’s Tale. Games dealing with challenging and emotional subjects in unique ways that come close to demonstrating what… Read More On A Mortician’s Tale: Death Inc.
originally published 07/19/2017 on ClipThrough.com This article contains spoilers for What Remains of Edith Finch. As the shortest gaming experience I’ve had this year, What Remains of Edith Finch managed to pack a more powerful punch in its story and themes than any AAA release so far–in a year that has already boasted some of the best games… Read More Death, Dying, and the Ways We Deal in What Remains of Edith Finch
originally published 05/26/2017 on ClipThrough.com Horizon: Zero Dawn is an excellent videogame, how could it not be? The pitch alone is worthy of your attention: A post apocalyptic world where human beings have gone back to living in tribal communities, nothing remains of the people who came before, except the skeletons of buildings and, of course,… Read More Horizon: Zero Dawn : Brave New Frontier
originally published 09/21/2016 in The Navigator Newspaper and at ClipThrough Announced in 2013, No Man’s Sky has been one of those games that builds a hype train so massive, and so powerful, that the only thing it can really do is explode and kill everyone on board. The prospect of a procedurally generated universe that we could… Read More No Man’s Sky: Hype Dreams
originally published 06/13/2016 on ClipThrough.com There are some games that, no matter how much background you gather or how many reviews you read, you simply can’t prepare for. These games hit you emotionally in ways you don’t see coming, because they don’t present themselves as emotionally significant games. That was my experience with developer Giant… Read More The Unfinished Swan: A Kingdom of Loss
originally published on 05/27/2016 ClipThrough.com Growing up I played a game for the Playstation called Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. If you did too, perhaps you share my feelings: No matter how many times I started a new farm, it just failed to grab my attention. Fast forward 15 years to Stardew Valley and that feeling has vanished… Read More Stardew Valley review: Love in the Valley