July 23, 2020

Rating: A+
Playing Time: too many hundreds if not thousands of hours

Bias upfront: Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction (henceforth D2) is one of my top five favorite video games.  It’s probably one of my top three.  While I’ll try to be fair in pointing out its shortcomings...

February 13, 2020

Rating: C+

Playing Time: About 60 minutes

Whilst browsing YouTube, I got a suggestion for a video about this game (watch with discretion because the video was a full playthrough).  I'm not really a fan of Platform Hell games, but this one had an intriguing premise: your c...

September 20, 2019

Rating: B-

Playing Time: 23 hours

I like Metroid-style games.  I likes roguelike games, too, as evidenced by my first game review.  Despite both of those facts, though, I was skeptical about a game claiming to combine those genres.  A large chunk of the fun of Metroid gam...

May 20, 2019

Rating: B+

Playing Time: Not shown, but probably 150-200 hours

Well, this was an interesting impulse purchase.  I got it a long time ago, and I didn't play much of it for most of that time (since Age of Wonders 3 had me covered for those times when I wanted to play a stra...

April 28, 2018

Rating: A+
Playing Time: 180 hours to date, and ongoing

Well, this was a game that seemed to come out of nowhere for me.  As I've said before, I was a fan of Dragon's Dogma, which I'd heard had a lot of similarities to the Monster Hunter series, but I'd never actually pl...

January 28, 2018

Rating: B+

Playing Time: About 200 hours total

Well, some time ago, I made a post talking about my thoughts on Darkest Dungeon and promising to give it a proper review after I got around to replaying it with the latest patches and Crimson Court DLC.  Since I wanted someth...

January 2, 2018

Rating: B+

Playing Time: About 250 hours between the PS3 and PC releases, plus about 100 hours of the original Dragon's Dogma release on PS3

Now, admittedly, the vast majority of my experience with this game comes from about five years ago.  I played the shit out of the o...

December 25, 2017

Rating: B+

Playing Time: 38 hours

Well, I’ve been mentioning playing this off and on for a while now, so it’s high time that I finally finished it, right?  Hollow Knight was one of the hot indie titles from this year, sporting a combination of Metroid and Dark Souls gamep...

November 25, 2017

Rating: A

Playing Time: Not shown, but probably 70-100 hours

If you've been reading all of my posts, you'll have noticed that I went from mentioning that I was playing Star Ocean 4 to playing Hollow Knight to now playing Age of Wonders 3.  I'm typically better about stick...

September 23, 2017

Rating: A

Playing Time: Estimated at about 250-300 hours, not including character generation, since the timer only measures in-game "days"

Obviously, having reviewed Baldur's Gate, it's only fitting to review the sequel as well.  There's a lot of overlap between the two g...

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