What I Learned From Persona 5

The following is a pseudo-review of the video game Persona 5. Enjoy. Game Title: Persona 5Completion Date: August 2021System: PlayStation 4Completion Time: 120 hoursMy Completely Subjective Score: 8 out of 10My One-Sentence Review: A classic JRPG with a few twists to keep the formula fresh; Believable characters that you will miss once the story ends;…… Continue reading What I Learned From Persona 5

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

Everquest (And: Are Video Games A Coping Mechanism?)

There are a very few number of games that have stood the test of time. Some games had all the hype in the world and are now nowhere to be seen (can I see a show of hands for the Fable fans out there?). Many have promised to change the gaming industry forever, disrupting age-old…… Continue reading Everquest (And: Are Video Games A Coping Mechanism?)

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