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 with an introductory level to a Mario game. Granted it may be just because the… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – “Cascade Kingdom” From Super Mario Odyssey

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”

Lazily Rushing Some Gravity – A Review of Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)

I've decided I want to write some quick reviews of all of the games I've played in 2017.  Keep in mind I haven't necessarily beaten these so my ratings may change later.  Such is life. Below is my rating criteria. Lazy Quotient:  Stuff that draws my lazy self in.  (scored out out of 30) Stream… Continue reading Lazily Rushing Some Gravity – A Review of Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)