Tag Archives: review

On The Yawning Portal at Paste

Tales from the Yawning Portal rides the line between nostalgia and ease of access for new players. I can imagine sitting down with Danni, my Mages & Murderdads cohost, and replaying “The Sunless Citadel” and having as good of a … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: Michonne review at Paste

The Walking Dead: Michonne gives up all of the unique and interesting parts of the The Walking Dead adventure games in order to appeal to the television crowd, and it makes me sad. The formula is slightly different from top … Continue reading

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Review: Halo 5 at Paste

The things that are different are merely parasitical developments from other massive first-person shooter games of the contemporary period. You can do some boosting, which feels much likeAdvanced Warfare’s exo suit boosting. You can jump and climb onto something, which … Continue reading

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Until Dawn Review at Paste

“You make choices and the choices matter” has been the bugbear phrase of videogames for twenty years. Giving players narrative options that actually pan out into their own unique scenarios has been promised by many games, and when it has … Continue reading

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Review of Arkham Knight at Paste

About halfway through my time with the game, I quipped on Twitter that Arkham Knight has some of the best comic book writing in the sense that the writing is terrible, and while I’m not sure I think that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Review of South Park: The Stick of Truth at Paste

You can read my review of South Park: The Stick of Truth over at Paste today. I came away pretty ambivalent about the game itself, but in awe of what Obsidian did with the material. So much of the gameplay elements are wonderful and … Continue reading

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New Review in ImageText

A little more than a year ago I did a review of Bart Beaty’s Comics Vs Art for ImageText, and after a little waiting, it is out! I’m really happy with the review, especially because I did it so long ago and … Continue reading

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Castles in the Sky review at Paste

Castles In The Sky puts that front and center. It is not a game that you play and then reflect on later. It is the coffee, the cello, the cornbread of videogame experiences. It is meant to be taken in the … Continue reading

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On The Last of Us

This post contains spoilers for The Last of Us. 1.  The Last of Us treads the familiar ground of a middle-aged white man making his way through the world. There are no surprises here. 2. I come back to this question all … Continue reading

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Riff Raff’s Favorite Ethan Hawke Movie

On his favorite Ethan Hawke movie: “Reality Bites and Tremors.” Riff Raff has been reviewing movies lately.

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