Revisiting Assassin’s Creed

At the beginning of 2008, I purchased my first PlayStation 3. The eighth generation of home video game consoles (specifically Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360) had begun delivering experiences that were truly new. The prices of high definition televisions were beginning to drop. And I still had enough free time to devote embarrassing amounts […]

Exploring The Metroidvania

In June of 2017, the Retronauts podcast released their first episode in a series on the evolution of the Metroidvania, a term used commonly used to describe platforming games with a heavy focus on exploration and expanding powers. Over the course of several episodes, the hosts established a historical through-line from the prototypes that laid […]

Order and Chaos in SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked

The Persona series has quickly become one of my favorite JRPG franchises. The last few of these games have struck a wonderful balance of character driven story and engaging gameplay. I’m not the only one who has come to appreciate the series in the last decade. Persona 5 was well represented in “game of the […]