0 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 4 (“Pittsburgh”)”

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 4 (“Pittsburgh”)

Note: I published a version of this post a week ago but WordPress makes it much too easy to roll back a post to an earlier draft without any chance of recovering the later version. Siggghhhh...which means most of what…

0 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews – “Cascade Kingdom” From Super Mario Odyssey”

Video Game Level Reviews – “Cascade Kingdom” From Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a great experience but the Cap Kingdom was a mediocre opening to the game. It was short, bland and there was very little in the form of platforming or exploration. Cascade Kingdom feels more in line…

5 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 3 (“Bill’s Town”)”

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 3 (“Bill’s Town”)

"Bill's Town" puts the brakes on the overarching storyline to give Joel and Ellie's burgeoning camaraderie some room to breathe.  Its subtle, sweet, and nuanced and its coupled with some phenomenal small town atmosphere.  Unfortunately, the gameplay in this level…

0 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews: Super Mario Odyssey – “Cap Kingdom””

Video Game Level Reviews: Super Mario Odyssey – “Cap Kingdom”

I consider myself a Mario fan despite not really playing many of the games between Super Mario World and....well Mario Odyssey. Despite this huge gap in my resume, I have such fond memories of the original NES trilogy, Super Mario…

3 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 2 (“Outskirts”)”

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 2 (“Outskirts”)

"Outskirts" is the first level where The Last of Us takes off the training wheels and let's you loose. Not that the first two levels were childish or anything (I mean the prologue was about a child) but they were…

1 comment on “Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 1 (“Quarantine Zone”)”

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 1 (“Quarantine Zone”)

And here we have the first, actual playable level of The Last of Us (the prologue is more like a short film). Characters are re-established, gameplay mechanics are introduced, and the player is set loose into the world. Honestly, I…

3 comments on “Video Game Level Reviews: The Last of Us Prologue – “Hometown””

Video Game Level Reviews: The Last of Us Prologue – “Hometown”

While I love reviewing video games, I am a big fan of wasting my own time so I've decided I want to review video game levels. There's only so much I can touch on in an overall game review and…