My Struggle V – AKA My Experience Watching The X-Files S11E10 (“My Struggle IV”)

Boy it's a good thing that I have mentally checked out of the mythology in Seasons 10 and 11. Otherwise, My Struggle IV would have left me frothing in rage. As it is, I am merely amused by how poorly the My Struggle quartet stacks up to the rest of Season 11. My Struggle to… Continue reading My Struggle V – AKA My Experience Watching The X-Files S11E10 (“My Struggle IV”)

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 is not the game at its best (actually there are some really really poor design… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 3 (“Bill’s Town”)

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 World, and the two Super Mario Land games for the Gameboy. The only reason I… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews: Super Mario Odyssey – “Cap Kingdom”

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 introductions. "Hometown" was a great and gut-wrenching introduction to the story and "Quarantine Zone" was… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 2 (“Outskirts”)

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 am not a fan of this level. It's a bit too slow and uninteresting. The… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 1 (“Quarantine Zone”)

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 I'm more fascinated with dissecting a game at a more granular level. Spoiler alert: there… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews: The Last of Us Prologue – “Hometown”

Scully’s Kid is a (G)houligan – A Review of The X-Files Season 11 Episode 5 (Ghouli)

Disclaimer...I was in the middle of moving these last couple of weeks so I apologize to my three fans about my reviews being late. I'll get back to them at some point but for now, you guys will get my review on Ghouli...aka an episode that, despite being deeply flawed, moved me in a way… Continue reading Scully’s Kid is a (G)houligan – A Review of The X-Files Season 11 Episode 5 (Ghouli)