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Pokemon: A Comfortable Success

I recently got my hands on Pokemon Legends Arceus after a busy start to the year and I was immediately amazed at how we didn’t get this game 10 years ago.  Pokemon, since its inception as a franchise in 1996, has primarily ...

 
 
 
 

What is everyone's hour count in Elden Ring? I'm at 68hrs after just getting through Morgott.

 
 
 

My Top 10 Games of 2021

I think 2021 will be remembered as a quiet year for games.  There were few blockbuster titles that blew us away, and the majority of the gaming public is still waiting to experience next-gen with supply chain issues making it almo...

 
 
 
 

20 Music Tracks that Defined Games in 2021

Often, the most memorable moments from a video game is not a set piece, or game mechanic, but its soundtrack.  As we end 2021, I wanted to make a list of the top tracks from games that I have played this year.  While there ma...

 
 
 
 

It seems every outlet has a different GOTY and I know my top 10 list seems to change daily. Some solid games, but no real standouts IMO. Honestly I think there were over 10 games released last year that could be my '21 GOTY. Weak year but '22 looks crazy

 
 
 

Jackbox Party Pack 8 Initial Impressions

Jackbox party pack is a franchise that releases every year, offering easy to pick up party games that players can enjoy socially in a local setting.   Every year, my family plays the newest installment of Jackbox over the holiday...

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Games that Made Us

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the holiday bonanza that was 2011.  I look back fondly on 2011 as it was the year I truly fell in love with video games.  Prior, I had spent my gaming world really ent...

 
 
 
 

Looking to make a blog about the Destructoid community's favorite games from 2021. Comment below your top 10 games (in order) below and I will look to include your list in an end of year blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

 
 
 
 
 

Check out my review for the Artful Escape. While this game has an alluring art style and some charismatic characters, it ultimately fell flat in its objective to be a video game. Interesting superficially, but not engaging. Link in the comments:


 
 
 

The Artful Escape Review: An Identity Crisis

The Artful Escape’s psychedelic presents the sci-fi escapades of Francis Vendetti, a musician  who lives under the shadow of his famous folk musician uncle.  Francis is burdened with the public’s expectations of ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Check out my Metroid Dread review! I liked it, but wished it did more to expand on the classic Metroid formula. https://www.destructoid.com/--642381.phtml#post

 
 
 

Metroid Dread Review: Polished, but Predictable

The influence of Metroid in the games industry cannot be overstated, to the point where the title is almost synonymous with “metroidvania” genre - games which seek  to emulate the highs of the classic 16 bit era, focu...

 
 
 
 

Eldest Souls is hard. Too hard. As someone who has beaten every Souls game, Eldest Souls veers too far into the realm of frustration. Movement is inanely slow and movement feels painful. There are challenging games that feel much better to control.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Played Resident Evil 8 for the first time over the weekend. Good God I've never gotten more motion sick from a game in all my life. Felt like I was about to hurl after 20mins. Adjusted some settings which somewhat helped...anyone else experience this?

 
 
 

Outriders Day One Review

Outriders is a sci-fi looter shooter in which you play as an Outrider, a member of an elite expeditionary force with superhuman powers.  Earth has become a desolate wasteland, and humans have fled to the alien planet of Enoch, wh...

 
 
 
 

Narita Boy Review: A Bygone Journey

There was a time when retro-inspired indie games were a novel concept.  Now, the market is flooded with computer games seeking to emulate both the presentation and gameplay of 80s and 90s gaming.  Narita Boy looks and feels ...

 
 
 
 

Tis the Season: Seasonal Association with Games

The seasonal cycle in the video games industry is consistent.  Typically, we see the biggest titles hit around the holiday season, indies are sprinkled in the earlier parts of the year, and during the dog days of summer we can go ...

 
 
 
 

Finally got around to checking out Gears 5, and it's bringing me back to my 360 days. Crazy that Gears 3 is almost a decade old, I've probably sunk hundreds of hours into the multiplayer of the GOW franchise.

 
 
 

Retroactively moving Cyberpunk down a bit in my top games of 2020 list after finishing it. I had fun with it, but there are so many things wrong with this game. The fact that the devs envisioned a 2022 release says it all.

 
 


About BRAV0 F1VEone of us since 8:59 PM on 04.03.2020

Been playing games since the launch of the Gamecube. I enjoy RPGS, both Japanese and Western, retro games, and creative indies. But I try to play a little of everything.

Review Scoring System:

10: Gaming Perfection
9: Highly Recommended
8: Great, just short of excellence
7: Very good, with a few blemishes
6: Solid, but there are issues here
5: Mediocre, average
4: Interesting, but with severe problems
3: Flawed, very limited appeal
2: You'd have to pay me to continue
1: Broken, unplayable

Reviews Archive:

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: 8/10
The Artful Escape: 4/10
Metroid Dread: 7/10
Wildermyth: 7/10
Griftlands: 8/10
It Takes Two: 8/10
Outriders: 4/10
Narita Boy: 5/10



 
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