I don't know what to call the Aesthetic, but I’m into it

One of the things you often hear is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin is doing its damnedest to be an old ass Quake-inspired shooter from the ’90s, right down to being made in a version of the Quake Engine. But comments aside, I’ve been playing Wrath on and off the last few weeks since I grabbed it on the last Steam Sale because I saw a Civvie11 video about its initial early access release. It’s currently in the final stages of early access with a release scheduled for sometime…


Forget it Howard; It’s Vancouver

Backbone is a game that starts off one way and ends in a completely different way. I know that sounds vague, but stay with me on this. It uses the trappings and tropes of noir detective stories and point-and-click-style adventure games to tell a story that goes into some really cool and really weird directions.

The game begins with you assuming control of Howard Lotor, a raccoon man detective, oh yeah: all of the characters in this game are anthropomorphic animals by the way, who takes on a case to find a missing husband that takes a gruesome turn. From…


A Realm of Possibilities

“Have You Heard Of The Critically Acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV With An Expanded Free Trial Which You Can Play Through The Entirety Of A Realm Reborn And The Award-Winning Heavensward Expansion Up To Level 60 For Free With No Restrictions On Playtime?” Is a meme/copypasta/free advertising tactic that I’ve heard and engaged with for a few months now. Partially because I’m still salty I got through the level 35 trial and decided to buy the game back when the most recent expansion went on sale, which was around last year. But that aside I recently got back into Final…


Into The Maw, we Go

(Editor Mojo’s Note: There are brief but graphic descriptions of blood and gore in this piece. Reader Discretion is advised. Now back to the Regularly Scheduled Chicanery.)

PROOOOODEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSS.

Now that I got that out of my system; The Early Access version of Prodeus was added to Xbox Game Pass on PC a few days ago, I played through most of it. I love the FUCK out of it. …


I am once again Asking You to Roll for Initiative

Let’s just rip the band-aid right off: Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance is mostly okay. It’s also probably some of the most fun I’ve had with a multiplayer game this year. This is weirdly enough, one of the rare times when a game is in a janky state can make the experience more entertaining. I’ll get to that later.

There is a story, but I found myself largely not paying attention to it because of the aforementioned “Get in, whoop stuff, get loot” aspect being front and center. There’s this MacGuffin that gets lost by an evil wizard and the…


Heaven Or Hell! Note Session 1! Let’s Lab!

So I guess June is the month of idea experimentation? I’m cool with it. This time I’m going to be doing a thing I don’t do often or ever weirdly enough: Talk About fighting games. Now, before you close the tab, hear me out. I love fighting games. I genuinely love them to pieces. I’ve loved them since My dad first introduced them to me by way of the Super Nintendo port of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo back in 1996 (I was around 5 at the time). …


Here’s to a new Dimension

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always really liked the Ratchet and Clank games. One of my fondest memories with my brother would be the one summer where we just played the original Ratchet and Clank but we didn’t have a memory card for our PS2 at the time so we just kept the dang thing on and did everything in our power to keep it that way. So here we are with the release of Rift Apart, one of the three games that makes me want to use my brother’s PS5.

I’m going about things a bit…


I have nothing witty to say, I just think this looks rad.

I started playing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake back in November when I first bought it, but I stopped when I heard there was going to be a free upgrade to the then newly announced PS5 version, Intergrade, which is out today. The main caveat is that it comes with an additional chapter where you play as Yuffie, the Resident Material Thief, and Ninja. I haven’t played it because it takes place after the main story and I haven’t finished it yet. …


Roll for Initiative

I only recently got into Tabletop RPGs primarily because the internet makes it easier than ever to join in on them and…well… *Gestures Broadly at the State of the World*. I’ve even tried a few video games based on these such as Pathfinder Kingmaker and the Early Access builds of Baldur’s Gate 3 or games inspired by them like Pillars Of Eternity. The most recent of these is the subject of today’s entry: Solasta Crown of The Magister. …


Hello, I.T.? Have You tried Turning It Off and On Again?

Continuing the trend of doing things differently after a month of Resident Evil, today we’re looking at Hard Reset Redux because it was $2 when I bought it last week and figured where is the harm in giving it a fair shake? So far, it’s a decent little cyberpunk-themed first-person shooter with some interesting weapon mechanics.

Let’s get it out of the way right now, the story, while not offensive, is also not too memorable either. You mostly play as a member of the security team of the last human-held city in the world following a robot uprising and the…

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