LTTP: Spirtfarer [Xbox]

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The opening third or so of Thunder Lotus Games’ Spiritfarer was the most emotional gaming experiences I ever had. I got misty eyed thinking about death of loved ones and aging. I spoke with my fiancée about life, death, and family. I enjoyed exploring this space and meeting all these colorful characters. The process of getting to know them and discovering how they’re connected to the protagonist, Stella, was driving me forward. I wished the game ended shortly afterwards, but … Read More

Tesla Model Y 2021 Impressions

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We now own 1.5 electric vehicles. The 0.5 being my 2016 Chevrolet Volt which is a plug-in hybrid and the 1 being the 2021 Tesla Model Y. I didn’t plan to pick up an electric vehicle so soon, but favorable factors and circumstances lined up so we replaced an aging Hyundai Tucson with the Tesla Model Y. I meant to write these impressions after a few weeks of ownership, but time just slipped away and now I find myself with … Read More

LTTP: Control Ultimate Edition [PS5]

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I really liked Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake. Quantum Break wasn’t well received so I threw it onto the “maybe-play-it-one-day” pile and completely forgot about it until Control was announced. Control was immediately appealing, but I incorrectly believed Control looked like a redo of Quantum Break in some respects. After playing Control, I realized I was just seeing the through line of their work; they make third person shooters that transform players into bad asses. Remedy action needs to feel hectic — … Read More

Demon’s Souls PS5 Review

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The Bluepoint remake of Demon’s Souls was exactly what I wanted. It addressed most if not all the complaints that I had 11 years ago. Die hard fans may have qualms with things here and there, but I had zero complaints. As far as I’m concerned, Bluepoint took From Software’s effort and refined into a more palatable game while still retaining most of what I remembered. The game runs a smooth 60 FPS (except during this one session that required … Read More

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