Gaming Memories: 1990s Adventures (Part 1)

The adventure genre was pretty much always one of my favorites, starting way back in the early 90s when I had my first PC. I loved the often-creative stories and characters (my first few experiences with the genre very much helped with THAT) and the games being easy to get into (usually no timing-based puzzles,…

So, Jen, what happened?

“Men that are trapped by the chains of “maybe”… can never reach their dreams.” – Godot, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trials & Tribulations Hi! I am… back! First, I have to admit that it is so hard to get something started. We all know that, right? Even though we might be used to it by…

Players are… tyrants?

You know… in my spare time I try to think up ways on how to write about games, how to analyse them, all that jazz. But when I hear some things that critics talk about these days… I kind of feel like I got off at the wrong station. Just recently a video by Upper…

The Rhythm of Gaming

noun a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. During the last few months of my reintroduction and submersion back into gaming, I have found myself without really thinking about falling into a groove, a rhythm if you will. At first, this didn’t strike it as a detail that stood out even caught my…

Toxic Toxicity

In recent years, a new trend popped up on social media like Twitter for instance:Twitch streamer, predominantly female ones, post short clips of their play sessions, proclaim that “this is the reason i don’t play [insert game here]” and start a rant about the “toxic community”.These clips all have something in common:They all show interactions…

The Grind

I don’t have many friends but if you were to ask them about me, they would tell you a handful of concrete and solid facts about me that haven’t changed in nearly 2 decades about me. I am a tinker, I like the smallest of details when it comes to the things I enjoy, and…

Relics of the Past: Shareware compilations

I wonder if anyone remembers these anymore. Back in the day (early 90s), Internet access wasn’t readily available for personal use. I still went to a local computer shop (Schadt Computertechnik, at one point the third largest PC store chain in Germany, ceased existing a few years later, in 1998) to get up to date…

History of a Transformers Fan – Part 3 (Final)

Part 2 summed up my thoughts on the Unicron Trilogy, this one will cover the remaining time from then (Transformers: Cybertron aired in 2005, though I watched it in its Galaxy Force form) to now. The next series at the time was Transformers Animated, which I really liked after getting used to the art style….

Recently Beaten: Horizon: Zero Dawn

What can go wrong if you start a fight with a robotic creature bigger than you, equipped with mainly a spear and a bow with arrows, right? So recently I got around to playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, the surprise hit by Guerrilla Games (whose previous works consisted of mainly FPS games). While I was already…

Short Report: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Remake)

Since I was a big fan of the original Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap on the Game Gear, the announcement of the remake in 2016 instantly got me interested. After it was released in 2017, I bought it pretty much as soon as it got on Steam (June 8th). Playtime summary I started playing the game…