We Are Not Machines: A ‘Super Metroid’ Game Review

Game Title: Super MetroidCompletion Date: sometime in 1995 (maybe?)System: SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)Score: 10 out of 10 Gosh, I’m tired. I’ve very recently decided to make a few changes in my life. My wife and I made the (smart?) decision to eat healthier and to exercise. Of course, we’ve always tried to be fairly…… Continue reading We Are Not Machines: A ‘Super Metroid’ Game Review

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons & The Problem With Loss

Completion Date: January 2020Platform: PCCompleted: Main StoryMy Completely Subjective Score: 6.5 out of 10 Spoiler warning! This post contains spoilers for the game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Good thing for you, the game is only a few hours long, so you can beat it quickly, and then come back here and read what…… Continue reading Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons & The Problem With Loss

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion & The Problem With Value

Image via vocal.media Completion Date: December 2020Platform: PCCompleted: Main StoryScore: 6.5 out of 10 I remember the first time I really, really cared about the characters in a game. The game was Final Fantasy 7 (yes, I know I talk about it a lot). A major character was killed by the bad guy. Afterward, Cloud…… Continue reading The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion & The Problem With Value

Half-Life 2 and the Problem with Fun

Completion Date: December 2020Platform: PCCompleted: Main Story (57% Achievements Unlocked)Score: 7 out of 10 Credit Steam I remember one year when I was in college – in-between semesters, more accurately. It was summer, and I was enjoying a very long and idle summer break. I mostly stayed at my friend Kris’ house. We ate pizza…… Continue reading Half-Life 2 and the Problem with Fun

Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the Problem with Hype

Completion Date: November 2020Platform: PCCompleted: Main StoryScore: 5 out of 10 The day was Friday, January 31, 1997. It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. I was the drummer in an up-and-coming band (not really) and we had a show at my Youth Pastor’s house. I can’t recall the…… Continue reading Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the Problem with Hype