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,…

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…

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…

Short Report: Disgaea 1 Complete

As a long time fan of the tactical RPG series Disgaea, of course I had to get the “Complete” version of the first game when it came out 😉 After all these years, the base game definitely shows its age, especially when you compare it to the later entries into the series, though even without…

Roadtrip!: Final Fantasy XV! (5ish hours in)

 Let me preface this entire piece with an acknowledgment that many people who have come to hate this game do so because of Squares implementation of DLC, and the numerous patches with bits and pieces of content thrown in. Yes, A game should release in a 100% percent finished state. Yes, DLC should not stand…

Short Report: Edna & Harvey – The Breakout

So after several years of having this game “incomplete” (got to somewhere around one third of the game), last weekend I FINALLY completed it. And boy is this game a trip especially towards the end. On the cover, the game looks innocent enough, with its cartoony artstyle, the funnily written characters and the main character…

Things players should know for Final Fantasy VII

A Final Fantasy themed piece? Let alone one on the most popular one among fans? VII, you say? Oh yes! With the game having an an official on Nintendo and Microsoft consoles for the first time since the games launch, I felt this would be a fantastic time give what Id consider my most important…

Kickstarter Experiences – Crayon Chronicles

Let’s have a look at one of the smallest campaigns I supported in my Kickstarter list. Crayon Chronicles is number 41 and ran from the 6th of March, 2013 to the 1st of April, 2013. So that’s just a bit longer than a year after the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter. As a short description of…

Observations on GOG Diablo

So, now that Diablo is available on GOG, I played it a while and have noticed a few things. The game does seem to run well, though I think the windowed mode is a bit inconvenient, as you can’t move it around. I prefer to play some games like this in a smaller window and…