LTTP: Until Dawn

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My Until Dawn impressions as a whole align with my impressions of Rami Malek’s performance and of his character, Josh. It began a little awkwardly with hints of unsettling creepiness and then just devolves into unconvincing lunacy that provided a healthy amount of goofiness. Horror themed games like Until Dawn and Amnesia: The Dark Descent were most effective when they hid away their monsters and left my imagination run rampant. The monsters were defanged as soon as they’re revealed. Akin … Read More

Checkpoint: Japan & South Korea Vacation Edition

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I’ve just returned from a two week vacation in Japan and South Korea. We made our way through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Seoul. It was a great trip with the girlfriend (now fiancee). We saw lots of great sights, ate lots of great food, and caught glimpses of what life is like in those great nations and cities.  We took plenty of photos and videos but those we’ll likely remain on Facebook for now. In its stead, here are some thoughts … Read More

LTTP: Rise of the Tomb Raider [X1]

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With the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I thought it was about time to finally play Rise of the Tomb Raider. I didn’t like the second installment of this prequel trilogy as much as I thought I would. It played well, it was still able to hang with the best of them on the presentation front but I didn’t find Lara likable this time around Rise of the Tomb Raider continued Lara Croft’s evolution into the Tomb Raider. … Read More

Checkpoint: Autumn Chill 2018 Edition

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October is here again but I’m not quite ready for that crisp autumn morning just yet. I haven’t been keeping up with these check-in posts because I’ve just been spending more time playing video games with the girlfriend. With a blink of an eye, we’re experiencing our second October together and it’s been good fun. October also means the arrival of new video games. These are the pre-orders that will be making their way to me: Forza Horizon 4 Super … Read More

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