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Burgundian Lullaby – Some Thoughts on The New Order: Last Days of Europe

(I wish to preface this post by saying that the following should not be considered a proper review of The New Order: Last Days of Europe. I have never played the mod or vanilla Hearts of Iron IV, and I … Continue reading

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Blurring the Design: Black Mesa Versus Half-Life

I adore Half-Life. Ever since I stepped into the shoes of Gordon Freeman for the first time during my undergraduate days in the mid-2000s, I’ve long considered Valve Software’s inaugural 1998 title to fully deserve its reputation as a classic … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part III: The DLC Stories, With a Particular Focus on Lonesome Road

This is the final part of my long ramble about Fallout: New Vegas, in which I take a moment to look briefly at the DLC stories. There are four DLC stories for Fallout: New Vegas, all of which were built … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part II: The Major Players and the Changing Face of the Wasteland

This is the second part of my long-winded ramble about Fallout: New Vegas. Here I will be blathering on at ridiculous length about the major factions in the game, how they appear and operate, and how the wasteland as a … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part I: A Long-Winded Introduction

This post really got away from me. I ended up writing it on and off over the course of a week, and it turned into a gargantuan ramble far bigger than anything I’ve ever put up on this blog. To … Continue reading

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Be Seeing You, Friendo: Paratopic

Paratopic is the first game produced by Arbitrary Metric, a three-person collab of Tangiers dev Jessica Harvey, freelance developer and critic GB “Doc” Buford, and Lazzie “BeauChaotica” Brown handling the audio and composing the soundtrack. I first played the game … Continue reading

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Measuring the World in Science Packs Per Minute: Factorio

Aside from the occasional outlier like Frostpunk, I’m not a fan of city construction and management games. I suppose my main issue is that I don’t much care for abstracted gameplay; there’s been many times in my life when I … Continue reading

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My Initial Thoughts on Frostpunk

By the skin of its teeth, New London had weathered the storm. In no small part this was not due to my leadership, but in spite of it. While I had build infrastructure and homes, I had neglected to fully … Continue reading

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All Kawaii on the Western Front: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

(As a prelude, I would like to sincerely apologize for that pun. It’s dreadful, even by my low standards.) Valkyria Chronicles, Sega’s critically acclaimed 2008 release, was a departure from my usual gaming habits. While I’ve played my fair share … Continue reading

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Some Displeased Rambling on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I have a very bad habit of impulsively buying things. It’s something I’m not very proud of doing, but it’s an irrational impulse that I’ve never been able to master. If I had to guess, I would say it is … Continue reading

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