A boy scrambles down a short but steep rocky incline in the middle of the woods, in the dead of night. He hits the ground, unhurt but a little breathless, and looks around. Although we may not have any idea where he is or where he is going, he seems to always know exactly what he's… Continue reading Game Time: Playdead’s “Inside” Gets All Up In Your Mind
As a child of ye olde Choose Your Own Adventure books, I love the games produced by Telltale Games. The dialogue-based, weighted-decision style of gameplay is both stressful and delightfully appealing to me, and I loved The Wolf Among Us, of course. Naturally I was thrilled that there was a Game of Thrones Telltale series coming out,… Continue reading Game Time: Telltale Game’s “Game of Thrones” is as STRESSFUL and Epic as the Show & Books
So... I am not super good at playing video games, but I am really solid at watching other people play video games and enjoying the art, the technical achievements, and the storytelling for all it's worth. Especially when the game is beautiful, richly animated, excellently voice-acted, and jaw-droppingly well written. The other night, the Fella… Continue reading Game Time: Campo Santo’s “Firewatch” is a Lingering Tale, a Wonder to Behold
I'm not a very adventurous gamer-type by default. It's something that've learned over time, and cultivated carefully. I love games - we used to have board game nights in high school complete with freshly-baked mini chocolate chip cookies to fuel us. But as someone who didn't become a tabletop gamer of any kind until after… Continue reading Game Time: Sushi Go! is Fast, Risky, and Deliciously Fun!