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Casey Curran Staff Writer Go to Blog   See All Comments  

About Me:

Favorite Games:

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Super Mario World, Mass Effect, Pokemon, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Jade Empire, The Legend of Zelda series, Sonic 2, Counter Strike Source, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid 3, Ace Attorney series, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Metroid: Zero Mission, Fallout 3, Ratchet and Clank series, Uncharted 2, Halo series, Skies of Arcadia, Sly Cooper series

Favorite Music:

Steve Miller Band, The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones

Latest Posts

Five Reasons I Quit Red Dead Redemption 2

An exercise in frustration.

So after eight years, Rockstar has finally released a follow up to their beloved sandbox Western Red Dead Redemption. The game is a critical darling, has outsold the entire Metroid franchise in two weeks, and all seems right in the world. Yet, I found quite a few issues that many reviews were mitigating or did not bring up which kept me from personally having fun. To the point where seven hours into Red Dead Redemption, I called it quits. This will not be a review, just offering my two cents for those on the fence.

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Old School Musical Review

If Seltzer and Friedberg made a game.

For all the retro-inspired indie titles out there, the genre seems mostly earnest, even deferent. There may be a small jab, such as Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon regulating the whip to a sub weapon, yet these are smaller details as opposed to poking fun at the original retro titles. Granted, the goofy nature of many retro games renders parody harder to accomplish, as even Shovel Knight feels like it could have once been an earnestly made game from the '80s or '90s. Enter Old School Musical, a rhythm game which pokes fun at an entire smorgasbord of games.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Review

Greetings True Believers!

Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, but his video game history has been a deep well of untapped potential. He’s had good games still worth playing today, yet he’s never had an entry on par with Batman’s excellent Arkham titles. Marvel’s Spider-Man is Insomniac’s attempt at elevating Spider-Man to the same level as Batman. While they do not quite reach that same quality standard, there is a solid foundation for Insomniac to build upon.

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