Random Video Game Reviews

My side project for reviewing games and discussing game design.

Psychonauts Review

Short Form Review: For this review, I’m playing with a shorter format that will let me do more reviews.  I’ll ideally have some games that have more succinct, focused reviews and others that have the full categorical breakdown. Psychonauts Developed by: Double Fine Productions Released: April 2005 Price: $9.99 (PC, soon to re-release on PS4) For the longest time, Psychonauts was one of those perpetually “on-my-todo-list” games.  I’d always had an interest in it (I’d even played the beginning before), but I’d never taken the time to sit down and give it the time and attention it deserves. And let me tell you,.. Read More

The Witness Review

Developed by: Thekla, Inc. Released: January 2016 Price: $39.99 (PC, PS4)   Ah, The Witness: a game I just can’t quite put down.  The Witness is a puzzle and exploration game created by Jonathan Blow, the man behind the time-bending puzzle platformer Braid (which originally released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008).  The game is mostly comprised of boatloads of maze-like puzzles in which players must determine and trace the correct path.This game is enjoyably challenging and a lot of fun to explore.  The game hinges on a simple mechanic but features a wonderful variety of puzzles, the vast majority of which.. Read More