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Sometimes I write about the video games I play. I participate in a game club with friends and share notes here. Find more of my thoughts in real-time on Twitter.

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Five Things I Learned from EARTHBOUND

o say Nintendo and HAL Laboratory’s EarthBound is an odd game would probably be an understatement. Seldom do you find games that choose to so boldly march to their own rhythm. EarthBound doesn’t so much throw RPG trends out the window as much as it lampoons them. I’m twenty years late to the party, but here are lessons I […]

The Point of Plot in POKEMON X & Y

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the arguably the best Pokémon games to date (though I’m sure the upcoming AlphaSapphire and OmegaRuby will happily claim that title soon enough). Why wouldn’t they be, right? They’re the most recent editions in the long-running franchise, so they obviously include the latest and greatest in all aspects. Well, almost all aspects. The mechanics are delicately […]

Confusion and Frustration in ZONE OF THE ENDERS

Let’s roar about Zone of the Enders, a pair of games I’ve heard praised many times. I once saw a fellow dino playing The Second Runner and thought the action looked incredible and fun. I was excited to rent a copy of the HD Collection to finally indulge in the giant, super saiyan robot action myself. Not much […]


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